Sarah Walker (AU)


Born 1991, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Sarah Walker (b. 1991) is a photo based artist living in Naarm on unceded sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation. Her practice centres around the psychology of myth, with a keen interest in the way people regulate their mental state in relation to their belief systems, and how this manifests itself into contemporary society. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Photography in 2016 at Photography Studies College in Melbourne. Walker utilises combination of found and archival imagery, video, and sound, in combination with her photographic practice, and has an avid interest in photobooks. Walker’s work has been featured in various online publications including Paper Journal, PH Museum, Der Greif Guest-Room, Phases magazine, and The Heavy Collective. She has partaken in several exhibitions such as The Well, Hillvale Gallery (2023); On Holy Water, Platform Arts Geelong (2023); Second Sight, c3 art space (2018); A place you know, Junior Space, Melbourne (2017); Always-Already, Besser Gallery, Melbourne (2016). Walker had her first large scale solo show at Nishi Gallery, Canberra in late 2018. She won Australian and New Zealand Photobook of the Year award (2018) for her first photobook Second Sight published by Perimeter Editions. Additionally, Walker published a second photobook with Perimeter Editions in 2019 called Pelči Manor, and has her third book with the publishing house due for release in early 2024. 

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March