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Chau Chak Wing Museum

Sarah Goffman: Applied Arts

University of Sydney
University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006
Chau Chak Wing Museum

Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 5pm Thursdays, 10am to 9pm Weekends, 12am to 4pm Saturday 10 July to Monday 31 January 2022


Sarah Goffman: Applied Arts is an immersive deep dive into the interdisciplinary art practice of Sarah Goffman. Intricate and playful, Goffman transforms recycled material, mostly plastic, into artworks that reference larger histories such as the orientalist fascinations of Western collectors.

Taking inspiration from the Chau Chak Wing Museum’s collections, Goffman has applied her detailed eye and wit, to turn utilitarian vessels into objet d’art, and paintings into three-dimensional sculpture. By transforming and elevating waste, Goffman’s work prods us to think about consumerism in new and interesting ways. 

Sarah Goffman (born 1966) has been exhibiting mixed media installations since 1994. Goffman completed a Diploma of Arts in Photography (1994) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2000) at the National Art School. In 2018, she was awarded a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong.

Covid-safe information

  • The wearing of face masks is encouraged while visiting the Museum

  • It is not necessary to pre-book

  • Check-in upon arrival by scanning the QR code displayed at the Museum entrance 

  • We recommend downloading the Service NSW app in advance. If you do not have the app you will still be able to enter your details on the web form

  • If you do not have a smart phone, contact details can be provided to front desk staff

  • Please practice social distancing and observe the gallery capacity limits displayed outside each gallery, and make use of the available hand sanitiser 

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have cold or flu symptoms, or have been in close contact of an identified Covid-19 case

  • The Museum shop is currently only accepting payment by card



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