Sarah Berners is a Melbourne based artist.





2009-2010     Master of Fine Art (by Research), Victorian College of the Arts


2007                BA Fine Art (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts 


2004-2006     BA Fine Art (Painting), RMIT University


2002-2003     Diploma of Visual Art, Swinburne University of Technology




2018                Bad Ideas, Gogo Bar - Chin Chin, Melbourne


2015                Cornucopia, Lindberg Contemporary, Melbourne


2013                Play Pen, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne


2012                Emotional Intelligence, Conduit Arts Space, Melbourne


2011                 Object-Appendage, C3 Gallery, Melbourne


2010                Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA


2010               The Garment-Body, Bus Gallery, Melbourne


2009               Soft Freeze, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne


2008               Skin-Job, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne     


2008               Butchers Wives, Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne


2006               Sex, Lies & Videotape, First Site Gallery, Melbourne





2018                Shifting Space, 222 Roslyn St, West Melbourne


2016                Group Show, Lindberg Contemporary, Melbourne


2014                NOTFAIR, Peel St, Collingwood


2014                Dusk to Dark, Queensland Festival of Photography, Brisbane 


2013                Material Dialogues, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne


2013                Under the Influence of the Divine, Colour Factory Gallery, Melbourne


2013                Vortex Wearable Art Prize, Stone Villa Studios, NSW


2012                A Hand Up for Prahran Mission Charity Auction, Deutscher & Hackett


2012                Melodies in the Air, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne


2012                Put Out The Sun, C3 Gallery, Melbourne


2011                The Seductive and the Subversive, Paradise Hills Gallery, Melbourne


2011                 Paradise...a hell of a place, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne 


2009               The Deafness Foundation Charity Auction, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne


2009               Seppuku, Lindberg Gallery, Melbourne    


2009               Artifice & Desire, Kings A.R.I, Melbourne    


2007               Hungry Like the Wolf, VCA Gallery, Melbourne


2007                VCA Graduate Exhibition (Honours), Melbourne


2007                Athaneaum Visual Arts Club Award, Melbourne


2006               RMIT Graduate Exhibition, Melbourne    


2006               The Nino Sanciolo Art Prize, Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne


2003                Swinburne University Graduate Exhibition, Melbourne



2020               City of Melbourne Quick Response Covid 19 New Work Grant


2014                Australia Council Tokyo Studio Residency


2014                Art Gallery of New South Wales Paris Scholarship, Cite Internationale Des Arts


2014                Ian Potter Cultural Trust Travel Grant


2012                Australia Council New Work Grant (Early Career)        


2011                 Australia Council Visual Arts Board ArtStart Grant


2010                The Vulcan Steel Art Award 


2009-2010     The Henry James Williams Scholarship 


2007                National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award


2006               Tolarno Hotel Art prize




2013                Kelly, M; There is a light that never goes out, Art Monthly, Issue 257,March, pp. 36            


2012                Rule, D; The Age: In the Galleries, May 12th, pp. 2


2010                Boyack, N; Artist Profile & Cover Image, Trouble Magazine, March 2010, pp.1&67


2010                Rule, D; The Age: In the Galleries, Saturday March 13th, pp.43


2008               Colless, E; Undiscovered, Australian Art Collector, Issue 44, April-June, pp.152-153 


2008               Robertson, R; Artist Profile, Poster Magazine, Issue 17, Autumn, pp. 24-27


2013                Tutor, La Trobe College of Art & Design, Melbourne


2011                 Tutor, Drawing Department, Victorian College of the Arts



2011-2012       Mentorship with Kathy Temin