Unconscious Art

By Sarah Newton
Melbourne, Victoria

About this Curation

Surrealist painters dig deep into the unconscious mind to unlock the power of imagination. The Surrealism movement began in the early 1920s and emphasised on the ideas of chaos and unconscious desires. Surrealist ideas came from its predecessor Dadaism and flourished in Europe between the World Wars.
Notable artists of the modern movement include Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.

About the Curator

Sarah Newton is an artist and curator based in Melbourne. Born in Perth, she completed a Bachelor of Arts from Edith Cowan University. In her undergraduate studies, Sarah focused on and developed her practice as a painter and printmaker.
In 2017 she moved to Victoria to complete her Masters' studies in Arts Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, she graduated with distinction in 2019. Sarah is an active member of the arts community in Melbourne, frequently visiting exhibitions and was a guest judge for Mission to Seafarers annual Art Prize in 2018.

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