Sarah Jane Moore

Dr Sarah Jane Moore is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Bondi where she creates worlds and sings to others so that they may visualise, listen and connect.

The Bondi Pavilion Housewarming Program will allow her to collaborate with fellow artist Dr Steven Durbach aka Sid Sledge, where Sarah Jane will write, develop, perform and sing and Sid will map parts of these processes with drawing-based animations.

Sid’s drawing practice and background as a scientist is opposite to Sarah Jane’s composting and collaborative approach and has resulted in work where art meets science.  They have previously worked together through their entity, The Lab, and look forward to sharing the new work created at the Bondi Pavilion with others.

Sarah Jane will spend the second week of her residency focussing on the development of her one-woman show, Behold, Belong, Become.

Sarah Jane Moore (Lead artist)

Dr Sarah Jane Moore is an independent creative artist who currently lives in Bondi and is from lutruwita / Trowunna, Tasmania. She is a Resident Artist and Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) at UNSW. She holds a PhD from the University of Sydney where her doctoral research focussed on song writing and image making. In 2019 she was the ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology, a global leader in brokering opportunities for artists to work with science and technology partners) on Country Synapse resident artist.  This residency enabled Sarah Jane to a deep and listening relationship with the Baludarri (Sydney Rock Oyster) and work intensively with Wiradjuri global oyster expert Dr Laura Parker.  Sarah Jane’s research relationships with scientists in BEES (UNSW) assist her to develop deep and interrelated responses to climate change. She engages in nature-based dialogues and stories, sings, performs, paints and listens so that she may respond to river, sea, land and sky.


Steven Durbach

Steven Durbach started professional life in South Africa as a scientist studying the biology and evolution of bacteria that causes tuberculosis. Since coming to Australia in 2008 he has worked full time as an artist. Steven’s work is underpinned by science, particularly affected by ideas derived from evolutionary biology and genetic theory. He works with science institutions and previously worked as a resident artist at CSIRO where he evolved eccentric science machines and has worked with CQC2T (Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technologies) at UNSW - the results of which were communicated at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery in an exhibition entitled Schrödinger’s Bird in 2016. Steven has held art-science workshops at Melbourne’s Science Gallery and he recently held a CSIRO supported online event hosting encounters between artists and scientists. His animated drawings have been exhibited at the Sydney Jewish Museum in a project considering pre-war Jewish life in Poland.