In my artistic exploration, I delve into the unpredictable realm of digital and neurological glitches, seeking connections between them. This journey has led me to develop techniques that defy the speed of technology, embracing slow stitching processes as the heart of my practice. Using diverse textile materials, I employ repetitive stitching and tufting methods, weaving a sense of time and reimagining pixelation.
My fascination with language and typefaces has inspired me to incorporate text into my works, symbolising the transfer of information, akin to neurons conveying messages within the brain and computer networks. In my art, words transcend the confines of language, undergoing distortion reminiscent of the reCAPTCHA puzzle, questioning our identity in the digital realm. Memory holds a significant role in my creative process, as I explore how it functions, what we remember, and what remains forgotten. The concept of glitches in my work reflects the interplay between the present and the absent, mirroring corrupted digital files and disruptions in my own neural pathways. My abstract compositions exude a futuristic essence, pulsating with vibrant hues, fluorescent shades, and iridescent threads intermingled with faux fur.
Sarah Edmondson is a Sydney based artist, she graduated with a Master of Fine Art from the National Art School, Sydney (2018) and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, from the University of Newcastle (2014). Recent solo exhibitions include Out of Order, Woollahra Gallery and Slumber, ORA Window Gallery (2023), What are the Chances?, Firstdraft, Sydney (2019), According to Chance, Galerie Pompom, Sydney (2018) and Reminiscentia, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle (2013), Edmondson’s work has been included in many group shows including: 26.04.23, Home@735 (2023), Electric Dreams, Saint Cloche (2022) and (re)Arrangements, GCS Gallery, Sydney (2022), Reimaging the Canon, University of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle and Closed on Mondays, Cement Fondu, Sydney (both 2019). Edmondson was awarded the Mixed Media Prize in 2020 and a judge’s commendation in 2023 in the Waverley Art Prize and Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works Art Prize in 2018. She has been a finalist in numerous awards including Ravenswood Art Prize (2022 and 2023), Meroogal Art Prize (2022), GCS Art Award (2021), Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (2019, 2021 and 2023) and Stills: National Still Life Award (2017), receiving a judge’s commendation. Her work is held in the collection of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, among private collections in Australia and overseas.