Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Smuts-Kennedy’s practice is focused on a research-based investigation into fields of energy as they engage with conceptual thinking, both within art-based languages and other intuition driven modes of enquiry. Non-linear principles of biodynamic and Goethean agricultural theory—which she tests at her biodynamic, permaculture teaching garden 45 minutes north of Auckland—function as a central axis for her research.

Born in Lower Hutt in 1966 Smuts-Kennedy graduated with an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2012.

"I am an artist. My work/life centres around practising ways to flow alongside and within syntropic energy systems–the systems that nurture and support life. This can look like a drawing/painting practice, a gardening practice or a social sculpture. Having fun, feeling peaceful and eating from a radiant garden are great ways to figure out if I am on track."

- Sarah Smuts-Kennedy


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03/08/2021

SARAH SMUTS-KENNEDY AT ARTSPACE AOTEAROA

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy is included in When, the first instalment of When The Dust Settles, an ambitious and unconventional exhibition series and fundraiser at Artspace Aotearoa.

The exhibition will be on display from 18 August until 19 October 2021.

Image: Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Joy Field (July 2021), Sunstudio, 2021


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Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Sound of drawing 2016 pigment pastel on paper 63 x 30 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 12 2019 aluminium, oil paint, agnihorta ash, steel, magnet, gold plate, silver plate, nickel plate
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 11 2016 paper, pigment pastel, museum rag paper 69 x 34.5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 10 2016 paper and pigment pastel on museum rag paper 65.3 x 133.2 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 9 2017 paper, pigment pastel, museum rag paper 71.5 x 160.5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 8 2019 paper, oil paint, agnihotra ash, aluminium, copper, museum rag paper 60 x 79 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 7 2018 paper, pigment pastel, museum rag paper 158.5 x 64.5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 6 2018-19 watercolour, charcoal, lead, copper, silver, aluminium, paper 48 x 126.4 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 5 2019 paper, watercolour, pigment pastel, charcoal, copper, silver, stainless steel, museum rag paper
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 4 2019 paper, watercolour, pigment pastel, charcoal, copper, silver, stainless steel, museum rag paper
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 3 2016 paper, pigment pastel, museum rag paper 69 x 34.5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 2 2019 aluminium, oil paint, agnihorta ash, steel, magnet, gold plate, silver plate, nickel plate
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 1 2016 paper, pigment pastel, museum rag paper 35.2 x 68.6 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Hieronymus 2008 photo on dibond aluminium 80 x 161 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Hommage to Landscape 2008 photo on dibond aluminium 80 x 161 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Beautiful Geometry's - Infinity in the palm of my hand - After 'Gabriel' 2016 digital video, 3600 seconds
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 16 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), obsidian (SiO2 + Fe2, O3 + H2O + Al, C, Ca, K, Na, Fe), fluorite (CaF2 + 9C, Cl, Fe, Ce, Y) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 15 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), silver (Ag), pyrite (FeS2 + Co, Ni, Sb + (Cu, Au, Ag, Zn), amethyst 9SiO2 + Al, Fe, Ca, Mg, Li, Na) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 14 2016 brass triangle
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 13 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), silver (Ag), pyrite (FeS2 + Co, Ni, Sb + (Cu, Au, Ag, Zn)) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 12 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), chrysocolla (CuSiO3. H2O + Al, Fe, P) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 11 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), chrysocolla (CuSiO3. H2O + Al, Fe, P), carnelian (SiO2) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 10 2016 brass square
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 9 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), bronze (Cu + Sn) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 8 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), silver (Ag), jasper (SiO2 + Fe, O), fuchsite (K(Al, Cr)3, Si3, O10(OH)2) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 7 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), amethyst (SiO2 + Al, Fe, Ca, Mg, Li, Na) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 6 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), bronze (Cu + Sn), silver (Ag), jasper (SiO2 + Fe, O), turquoise (CuAl6[(OH)2/PO44]4 . 4H2O + Fe) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 5 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), copper (Cu), gold (Au), bronze (Cu + Sn), nickel (Ni), obsidian (SiO2 + Fe2, O3 + H2O + Al, c, Ca, K, Na, Fe), fuchsite (K(al, Cr)3, Si3, O10(OH)2) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 4 2016 brass circle
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System - Preparation 3 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), obsidian (SiO2 + Fe2O3 + H2O + Al, C, Ca, K, Na, Fe) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System – Preparation 2 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), silica (Si), copper (Cu), gold (Au), bronze (Cu + Sn) 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Syntropy System – Preparation 1 2016 steel (Fe), lime (Ca), silver (Ag), silica (Si), mica/pink tourmaline - rubellite Na (Li, Mn, Al)3 Al 6[(OH, F04(BO3)2Si6O18] 45 x 36.5 x 1 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Harmonies 2016 13 brass rods, glass, Herkimer diamonds
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Structure for the House of I 2016 brass, stainless steel, triangle, square, circle 55 x 55 x 120 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Distance Learning [triptych in 3 panels] 2004 c type print on metallic paper 85 x 280 cm (each panel 85 x 90)
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ten Parts Whole, Three 2014 brass Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ten Parts Whole, Two 2014 brass, yellow, blue, amber, glass
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ten Parts Whole, One 2014 brass, quartz silica
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Subtle Field, May 2014, 4 2014 blue, glass, brass, three light sources
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Subtle Field, May 2014, 3 2014 yellow, blue, glass, 86 degree angle, two light sources Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Subtle Field, May 2014, 2 2014 yellow, blue, glass, 90 degree angle, one light source
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Subtle Field, May 2014, 1 2014 blue, glass, brass, one light source
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Field Work 2014 brass, quartz silica 60 x 60 cm Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ecce Homo #4 2/5 2002 c-type print 92 x 76 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 11 2012 jovi clay and resin, steel stand 235 x 36 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 10 2012 jovi clay and resin, steel stand 280 x 37 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra Nullius 9 2011 jovi clay and resin, steel stand 280 x 15 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 8 2011 jovi clay and resin, steel stand 280 x 5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 7 2011 jovi clay and resin, steel stand 280 x 5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 6 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint and steel stand 280 x 25 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 5 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint and steel stand 230 x 25 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 4 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint and steel stand 247 x 47 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 3 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint and steel stand 258 x 25 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 2 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint and steel stand 212 x 25 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra nullius 1 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint and steel stand 300 x 25 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Trade off - Powerplay 2008 acrylic on pulped Australian forest, imported renewable source timber 35 x 110 x 26 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Various from GBK Dec-11 2011 various
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Manifestation and Revelation1/3 2003 large blk-170x183 cmlong white-184x37
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Salvator Rosa 5/8 2005 c type print on metallic paper 91 x 273 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Dust - Accumulated History 2 2007 charcoal and acrylic on paper 95 x 70 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Dust - nocturnal fire 2007 charcoal and acrylic on paper 95 x 70 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Dust - It’s mainly skin 2007 charcoal and acrylic on paper 95 x 70 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Colossus 3/5 2007 photograph 70 x 136 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ten Days in New South Wales - Storyboard 3 2008 acrylic on pulped Australian forest 30.5 x 46 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ten Days in New South Wales - Storyboard 2 2008 acrylic on pulped Australian forest 30.5 x 46 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ten Days in New South Wales - Storyboard 1 2008 acrylic on pulped Australian forest 30.5 x 44 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Trade off - Feng Shui 2008 acrylic on pulped Australian forest board various
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pyramid Scheme Exhibit F 2009 jovi clay, resin, wood, gold leaf approx. 39 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pyramid Scheme Exhibit B 2009 jovi clay, resin and coal approx. 47 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra Nullis works 2011 jovi clay and resin, steel stand
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Till death do us part [10] 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint, glass beaker and water Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Till death do us part [9] 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint, glass beaker and water
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Till death do us part [11] 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint, glass beaker and water Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Till death do us part [8] 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint, glass beaker and water
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy pieces relating to 'Trade off-Restoration' various
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pieces of 'Token Gestures, Another Token Gesture, More Token Gestures' jovi clay, shellac and gold leaf
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy gold leaf wood and twigs various
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Gold Coast II 2008 acrylic on linen mounted on hardboard 110 x 56 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Under Pressure 2008 acrylic on linen mounted on hardboard Two works, same dimensions Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy The Big Picture (what goes up must come down) 2008 acrylic on linen 150 x 171 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pyramid scheme [4] 2011 jovi clay, resin and coal approx. 30 cm high Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pyramid scheme [3] 2011 jovi clay, resin and coal approx. 15 cm high Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pyramid scheme [2] 2011 jovi clay, resin and coal approx. 15 cm high Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pyramid scheme [1] 2011 jovi clay, resin and coal approx. 30 cm high Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Till death do us part [2] 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint, glass beaker and water approx. 60 cm high Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Principle of hope 2010 digital video, infinite loop duration 25:00 mins Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Garden of earthly delights [suite of 1 work] 2009 jovi clay and resin various dimensions Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Garden of earthly delights [suite of 2 works] 2009 jovi clay and resin various dimensions Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ecce Homo #1 2002 photograph 92 x 76 cm Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy I must be dreaming & Australia: Narrative #1 - Preview Disc 2009 digital video
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Principle of hope 2010 digital video, infinite loop duration 25:00 mins
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy I must be dreaming 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy I must be dreaming 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy I must be dreaming 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Hill End 2008 digital video duration 3 mins, infinite loop
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Cliffhanger 2008 digital video duration 2 min 8 sec, infinite loop
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 - with two viewable versions 2009 digital video duration 1:35 min each version
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Australia: Narrative #1 2009 digital video duration 56:58 min
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy I must be dreaming 2009 digital video duration 1:30 min
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Garden of earthly delights [suite of 6 works] 2009 jovi clay and resin various dimensions
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Principle of hope 2010 digital video, infinite loop duration 25:00 mins
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Hill End 2008 digital video duration 3 mins, infinite loop
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Cliffhanger 2008 digital video duration 2 min 8 sec, infinite loop Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Dust Billow 2007 charcoal and acrlyic on paper 95 x 71 cm (frame size) Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Terra Incognita, 3/8 2005 c type print on metallic paper 100 x 50 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Interior #1, 2/8 2005 c type print on metallic paper 50 x 100 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Ether, 3/8 2005 c type print on metallic paper 100 x 50 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Doppelganger 2004 c type print on metallic paper 75.5 x 75 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Distance Learning [triptych in 3 panels] 2004 c type print on metallic paper 85 x 280 cm (each panel 85 x 90) Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Speculation 2008 acrylic on linen mounted on hardboard 110 x 211 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Room with a view 2007 acrylic on linen 98.5 x 198 cm Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Quarry Vision 2009 acrylic on linen 102 x 50 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #9 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #8 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #7 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #6 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #5 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #4 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #3 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #2 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #12 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #11 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #10 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Nothing but blue sky #1 2009 acrylic on linen 85 x 55 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Till death do us part [1] 2010 jovi clay, resin, oil paint, glass beaker and water approx. 100 cm high Sold
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Sound of drawing 2016 pigment pastel on paper 63 x 30 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Principle of hope 2010 digital video, infinite loop duration 25:00 mins
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Hill End 2008 digital video duration 3 mins, infinite loop
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 2 2019 aluminium, oil paint, agnihorta ash, steel, magnet, gold plate, silver plate, nickel plate
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 12 2019 aluminium, oil paint, agnihorta ash, steel, magnet, gold plate, silver plate, nickel plate
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 10 2016 paper and pigment pastel on museum rag paper 65.3 x 133.2 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 9 2017 paper, pigment pastel, museum rag paper 71.5 x 160.5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 8 2019 paper, oil paint, agnihotra ash, aluminium, copper, museum rag paper 60 x 79 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 7 2018 paper, pigment pastel, museum rag paper 158.5 x 64.5 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 6 2018-19 watercolour, charcoal, lead, copper, silver, aluminium, paper 48 x 126.4 cm
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 5 2019 paper, watercolour, pigment pastel, charcoal, copper, silver, stainless steel, museum rag paper
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Energy in Quiescence 4 2019 paper, watercolour, pigment pastel, charcoal, copper, silver, stainless steel, museum rag paper
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Subtle Field, May 2014, 2 2014 yellow, blue, glass, 90 degree angle, one light source
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Till death do us part [8] 2011 jovi clay, resin, oil paint, glass beaker and water