Sarah Jane Parton


Sarah Jane Parton

Sarah Jane Parton (born 1980, Lower Hutt, New Zealand) is a new media artist based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Biography

Parton studied Design and Fine Arts at Massey University's College of Creative Arts, graduating with an honours degree in Time-based Art in 2003. She taught at the college between 2004 and 2006.

Her single channel video work, she's so usual (2003), was included in Telecom Prospect 2004: New Art, New Zealand - an inaugural survey of contemporary art at Wellington's City Gallery. Since then she has featured in a number of group shows and has held six solo exhibitions, including Guidance at The Physics Room, Christchurch and The Way at The City Gallery Wellington, both in 2007.

Parton currently lives in Wellington with her partner, musician Luke Buda (The Phoenix Foundation), and their two sons.

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

  • March - April 2009: Bright Light, Twinset, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch.
  • Sept – Oct 2008: Guidance, Seventh Gallery (Project Space), Melbourne, Australia.
  • June – August 2008: Bright Light, The New Zealand Film Archive Media Gallery, Wellington.
  • August – Nov 2007: The Way, City Gallery, Wellington.
  • April – May 2007: Guidance, The Physics Room, Christchurch.
  • May 2004: My sister’s lashes, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington.

Collaborations and Performances

  • July 2008: The End (live performance), The New Zealand Film Archive Cinema, Wellington.
  • February 2008: Belonging (live performance), The New Zealand Film Archive Cinema, Wellington.
  • April 2006: Macrofun, Show Gallery, Wellington.
  • Dec 2004 – Jan 2005: Tired of dancing, Show Gallery, Wellington.
  • Jan – Feb 2005: Postmark, Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington.

Group Shows/Screenings

  • April - May 2009: New Work from New Zealand, Gallery Impaire, Paris, France.
  • March 2009: Fountain Art Fair, temporary site in Hudson River Park, New York, USA.
  • February 2009: The Japan Media Arts Festival, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • October 2008: Electro-projections 1, in Electrofringe – a Festival of Electronic Arts and Culture, Newcastle, Australia.
  • August – Sept 2007: Territorial Pissings, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington.
  • August – Nov 2007: Lost and Found Video Programme, Square2, City Gallery, Wellington.
  • August 2007: Fronting Up, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington.
  • March – April 2007: Artists’ Film Festival, The New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington.
  • May – June 2006: Painted Faces, Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington.
  • March 2006: Fresh Faced, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington.
  • July – Sept 2005: Canned Heat, Blue Oyster Galley, Dunedin.
  • April – July 2005: First Dance; Dancehall Stories from the Turnbull Library Collection and Beyond, The National Library Gallery, Wellington.
  • February 2005: Frugal Pleasures – a Survey of New Zealand Video Art, City Gallery, Wellington and The New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington.
  • August – Sept 2004: Vanity Case, Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington.
  • June – August 2004: Prospect 2004: New Art, New Zealand, City Gallery, Wellington.

Selected Reviews/Interviews/Articles

  • Hill, Julie. ‘The Secret Life of Album Cover Artists’ (Interview), Radio New Zealand – Music 101, June 7, 2008.
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  • Gardiner, Sue. ‘The Art Crowd Goes Wild’, Art News New Zealand, Winter 2008.
  • Gnanalingam, Brannavan. ‘Sarah Jane Parton on Belonging’ (Interview), The Lumiere Reader, February 26, 2008.[2]
  • The Big Idea, ‘Multimedia and motherhood – Sarah Jane Parton’ (Interview),, February 12, 2008.[3]
  • Nightline, TV3 late night news programme (Interview), October 23, 2007.
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  • Amery, Mark. ‘A Modern look at Trash Palace’, The Dominion Post, Wellington, September 19, 2007.
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  • Reid, Jessica. ‘When the grass is green and the girls are pretty’, The Lumiere Reader, May 31, 2007.
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  • Wood, Andrew Paul. ‘Smell the Pathos’, New Zealand Listener, Vol 208 No 3497, May 19 – 25 2007.[7]
  • Upton, Creon. ‘We all need Guidance’, Artbash, April 30, 2007, [8]
  • Amery, Mark. ‘Reclaiming the right to strike a pose’, The Dominion Post, Wellington, June 1, 2006.
  • Tonight, TVNZ late night news programme, April 4, 2005.
  • One News, TVNZ six o’clock news programme (Interview), May 29, 2004.
  • Nightline, TV3 late night news programme, May 31, 2004.
  • Frontseat, TVNZ arts programme, Series 1, Episode 3, May 30, 2004.
  • Reid, Jessica. ‘My Sister’s Lashes - Sarah Jane Parton’, Enjoy, Wellington, May 26, 2004, http://www.enjoy.org.nz/archive/mysisterslashes/mysistersreview.php
  • Amery, Mark. ‘Here, there and everywhere’, The Dominion Post, Wellington, May 28, 2004.

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