|Education||(College of Fine arts (COFA))(National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA))|
Sarah is a multidisciplinary designer and founding member of The Fortynine Studio, a collaborative design studio whose members share a common ethos and foster an open and collaborative working environment for designing, thinking and making. The Fortynine Studio create work for exhibition, research, retail and commission. The Studio also develops self-initiated collaborative projects and exhibitions together.
Sarah has developed and produced work for projects such as 'ReForm', a laneway exhibition and event for Sydney Design 2011; 'Flip, Flop, Slip', a series of ceramic tableware for 'Bill Granger Easy', a new cookbook by the Sydney-based chef; 'The Hoarders', a fictional short film about the joy of friendship and the nature of giving; and 'Genotype', a series of storage and seating cubes that typographically depict Australian native plants.
Alongside her self-directed studio practice, Sarah has been commissioned to create original artwork for a number of film and television productions notably 'My Place' Part 1 and Part 2 and 'Spirited', and worked as a Costume Illustrator on upcoming feature film 'The Great Gatsby'.
Since 2007 Sarah has exhibited individual and group works at a number of galleries in Sydney as well as selected works for shows in both Adelaide and Shanghai. She was part of a collaborative design team for Park|Park, a temporary installation and public intervention exploring notions of occupation and utility of public space in urban areas for the international Park(ing) Day 2010. More significantly Sarah was part of the key team who produced, curated and exhibited work in 'ReForm' for Sydney Design 2011, which was subsequently singled out by the Powerhouse Museum as a highlight of the festival.
Sarah currently works from The Fortynine Studio space at 66 Oxford Street as part of the City of Sydney Council's Cultural and Creative Spaces Project. Sarah also works part time as a production associate and silver jeweller at Dinosaur Designs.
The Fortynine Studio is a collaborative design studio whose members share a common ethos and foster an open and collaborative working environment for designing, thinking and making. The Studio creates work for exhibition, research, retail and commission and also develops self-initiated collaborative projects and exhibitions together.
The Hoarders is a short film whereby fantasy meets reality in an imaginative world. Bringing to life the simple beauty and art of giving.
Das Superpaper is the fresh face of the visual arts media in Australia. The look-book for the emerging & contemporary art world – accessible, free and national.
It’s their art, their world, in their words.
Published since December 2008 by Rococo Productions, the magazine looks to develop broader cultural dialogue within the visual arts and the wider arts community. Visually and editorially Das Superpaper's first concern is the clean, unfettered presentation of the works, world and words of the artists, curators and others involved with contemporary production.
Casual illustration assistant for the Costume Department on Great Gatsby
The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.
Omnium is a group of artists, designers, programmers, writers and academics from different countries who are working together to explore and research online collaborative communities.
Profits from the Design Studio are used to fund research and a variety of outreach projects that aim to aid and assist developing communities through sustainable art and design projects. They encourage students, educators and professionals from all over the world to collaborate using socially aware and ethically responsive approaches.
Magical Tales, a preschool children's television series for Channel 9.
Larry the Lawnmower, a preschool children's television series for Channel 7.
'The Hoarders' awarded Best Achievement in Production Design at St Kilda Film Festival
Production Designer - Jessica Meyer
Art Director and Costume Designer - Sarah Spackman
Set Designer - Taphyl Stewart
Creature Designer - Brylan Stewart
Director and Producer - Keaton Stewart
Director of Photography - Michael Steel
Awarded to high achieving students to assist them in undertaking a design internship
Awarded by the COFA Design School in conjunction with the House of Jewellery