Like a child trying to be an adult, dressing up and using materials to fake it, she makes what she thinks she wants but can’t have—our consumerist dilemma par excellence—trying but failing to be a domestic goddess hosting dinner parties, with the décor, accoutrements and attitude just right.

Exhibition Dates: 1 October – 24 October 2015
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Sarah  Contos Vertical Australian Garden Quilt, 2015; Repurposed quilt, fabric, poly-fil, faux flowers, garden ties and thread; 290.5 x 279 x 28 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Vertical Australian Garden Quilt, 2015
Repurposed quilt, fabric, poly-fil, faux flowers, garden ties and thread
290.5 x 279 x 28 cm
Sarah  Contos Joyride (Quilt for an Escort Panel Van), 2015; Screen print on linen, acrylic spray paint, various fabrics, poly-fil, found dice, gloves and thread; 175 x 174 x 10 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Joyride (Quilt for an Escort Panel Van), 2015
Screen print on linen, acrylic spray paint, various fabrics, poly-fil, found dice, gloves and thread
175 x 174 x 10 cm
Sarah  Contos Cat, 2015; Collaged screen print on linen, chain, Fimo, nickel plated oyster shells, faux pearls and thread; 86.7 x 74.3 x 6 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Cat, 2015
Collaged screen print on linen, chain, Fimo, nickel plated oyster shells, faux pearls and thread
86.7 x 74.3 x 6 cm
Sarah  Contos Indigo A-Go-Go, 2015; screen print on linen, glazed earthenware, acrylic spray paint, oil paint, poly-fil and thread; 105 x 94.5 x 10 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Indigo A-Go-Go, 2015
screen print on linen, glazed earthenware, acrylic spray paint, oil paint, poly-fil and thread
105 x 94.5 x 10 cm
Sarah  Contos Luxury Constraints, 2015; Collaged screen print on linen, chains, copper, PVC and thread; 100 x 100 x 6 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Luxury Constraints, 2015
Collaged screen print on linen, chains, copper, PVC and thread
100 x 100 x 6 cm
Sarah  Contos Strawberry Milk With Vodka, 2015; Screen print on linen, neon, transformer, leather, hardwares, chain, steel, artist's jumper, wool and thread; 172.4 x 100.3 x 8 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Strawberry Milk With Vodka, 2015
Screen print on linen, neon, transformer, leather, hardwares, chain, steel, artist's jumper, wool and thread
172.4 x 100.3 x 8 cm
Sarah  Contos Staring at the Bottom of a Teacup, 2015; Collaged screen print on linen, various fabrics, poly-fil, PVC and thread; 159 x 143 x 4 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Staring at the Bottom of a Teacup, 2015
Collaged screen print on linen, various fabrics, poly-fil, PVC and thread
159 x 143 x 4 cm
Sarah  Contos 1985, 2015; Collaged screen print on linen, Fimo, beads, found ceramic shoes, acrylic spray paint, calico and thread; 198 x 200.3 x 4 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos 1985, 2015
Collaged screen print on linen, Fimo, beads, found ceramic shoes, acrylic spray paint, calico and thread
198 x 200.3 x 4 cm
Sarah  Contos Total Control, 2015; Screen print on linen, various fabrics, poly-fil, PVC, acrylic spray paint and thread; 173 x 275 x 5 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Total Control, 2015
Screen print on linen, various fabrics, poly-fil, PVC, acrylic spray paint and thread
173 x 275 x 5 cm
Sarah  Contos Night Light, 2015; Glazed earthenware, light globe and fixtures, rubber, PVC, wood, hardwares, felt, poly-fil and thread; 137 x 80 x 25 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Night Light, 2015
Glazed earthenware, light globe and fixtures, rubber, PVC, wood, hardwares, felt, poly-fil and thread
137 x 80 x 25 cm
Sarah  Contos A Modern Flower 'Arrangement', 2015; Glazed earthenware, PVC, poly-fil, wood, found wooden cocks, found glove, faux flowers, steel and thread; 159 x 93 x 28 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos A Modern Flower 'Arrangement', 2015
Glazed earthenware, PVC, poly-fil, wood, found wooden cocks, found glove, faux flowers, steel and thread
159 x 93 x 28 cm
Sarah  Contos Lemon Squeeze, 2015; Glazed earthenware, light globe and fixtures, wood, wire, steel, Bronte beach sand, various fabrics, screen print on linen, upholstery tacks, plastic chain, lighter, plastic fan, found sequinned gloves, ceramic beads, tinsel wig and thread; 137 x 46 x 41 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Lemon Squeeze, 2015
Glazed earthenware, light globe and fixtures, wood, wire, steel, Bronte beach sand, various fabrics, screen print on linen, upholstery tacks, plastic chain, lighter, plastic fan, found sequinned gloves, ceramic beads, tinsel wig and thread
137 x 46 x 41 cm
Sarah  Contos You're Home Beautiful, Darling, 2015; Glazed earthenware, light globe and fixtures, nickel plated oyster shells, chain, Fimo, faux pearls, faux flowers, faux fruit, candle, mannequin's hand, nail varnish, tinsel wigs, found wooden cocks, wood, air-dry clay,  glass, poly-fil, fabric and thread; 137 x 46 x 41 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos You're Home Beautiful, Darling, 2015
Glazed earthenware, light globe and fixtures, nickel plated oyster shells, chain, Fimo, faux pearls, faux flowers, faux fruit, candle, mannequin's hand, nail varnish, tinsel wigs, found wooden cocks, wood, air-dry clay, glass, poly-fil, fabric and thread
137 x 46 x 41 cm
Sarah  Contos Enter Sandman, 2015; Plaster, glazed earthenware, repurposed plinth, wire, foam, Bronte beach sand, Ben Cousins book, oil paint, acrylic spray paint, various fabrics, screen print on linen, upholstery tacks, faux beads and thread; 290 x 130 x 100 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Enter Sandman, 2015
Plaster, glazed earthenware, repurposed plinth, wire, foam, Bronte beach sand, Ben Cousins book, oil paint, acrylic spray paint, various fabrics, screen print on linen, upholstery tacks, faux beads and thread
290 x 130 x 100 cm
Sarah  Contos Just You and Me Dancing, 2015; Glazed Earthenware, light globes and fixtures, vinyl, poly-fil, faux pearls, found ceramic boot and thread; 76 x 94 x 27 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Just You and Me Dancing, 2015
Glazed Earthenware, light globes and fixtures, vinyl, poly-fil, faux pearls, found ceramic boot and thread
76 x 94 x 27 cm
Sarah  Contos Falling Through Water, Like Teeth  Through Licorice, 2015; Glazed earthenware, chrome-plated pillow, leather, vinyl,  chain, wood, hardwares and thread; 266 x 62 x 25 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Falling Through Water, Like Teeth Through Licorice, 2015
Glazed earthenware, chrome-plated pillow, leather, vinyl, chain, wood, hardwares and thread
266 x 62 x 25 cm
Sarah  Contos Hanging for Morris, 2015; Rubber, steel, metal and plastic chain and hardwares; 280 x 80 x 7 cm; Enquire
Sarah Contos Hanging for Morris, 2015
Rubber, steel, metal and plastic chain and hardwares
280 x 80 x 7 cm