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
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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