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TRACY SARROFF was recently interviewed by Lee-Ann Joy on Kiss FM’s Forum program.

Sarroff discussed her interactive light-based installation Light Buoys in the Docklands, and her current group exhibition Let There Be Light at the Justin Art House Museum.

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Tracy Sarroff, 'Light Buoys', 2017, Docklands, Melbourne. Photograph: John Gollings

Tracy Sarroff, 'Light Buoys', 2017, Docklands, Melbourne. Photograph: John Gollings

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Tracy Sarroff,  Rhizopoda Radiaria , 2008, perspex with light component, 54 x 44 x 44 cm.

Tracy Sarroff, Rhizopoda Radiaria, 2008, perspex with light component, 54 x 44 x 44 cm.

TRACY SARROFF is included in Let There Be Light currently showing at the Justin Art House Museum. The exhibition features a range of immersive works that reflect upon the powerful force that light plays on the human psyche.


The exhibition continues until 12 June 2019.

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TRACY SARROFF & NIKE SAVVAS

TRACY SARROFF and NIKE SAVVAS are included in the exhibition 'Curiouser & Curiouser' at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

Curated by Julian Woods, the exhibition takes inspiration from the opening passages of Lewis Carroll's book 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', exploring ideas of time, perception, the inexplicable and tactility. 'Curiouser & Curiouser' opens on 14 December.

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Tracy Sarroff,  Cyber Plant – Blue , 2012, acrylic, fluorescent light, 14 x 14 x 127cm.

Tracy Sarroff, Cyber Plant – Blue, 2012, acrylic, fluorescent light, 14 x 14 x 127cm.

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Tracy Sarroff,  Light Buoys,  2017, Install view, Photo: John Gollings

Tracy Sarroff, Light Buoys, 2017, Install view, Photo: John Gollings

TRACY SARROFF's latest public commission was officially opened by Martin Foley, MP, Victorian Minister for the Creative Industries on 1st August 2017.

Located in Melbourne's Docklands, Light Buoys is an ambitious site specific and interactive light-based sculptural artwork.

The work, commissioned by Mirvac for Development Victoria and the City of Melbourne rises six metres at its highest point and approximately 50 metres along the length of the moat. Consisting of 16 buoyant crystalline shards made from cloudy acrylic of varying heights, each shard incorporates LEDs housed within the stainless-steel buoys to illuminate the acrylic with colourful glows activated by passing pedestrians on the lower promenade via ultrasonic sensors; resembling a life form recognising or responding to another life form.

In the press:

Urban Melbourne

Property Observer

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We are excited to announce that TRACY SARROFF's commissioned public art work Light Buoys is only a few weeks away from unveiling. 

Located at Riverside Moat, 100 Lorimer St the installation comprises 16 buoyant crystalline shards that vary in size and resemble the wallaby grasses that grew in the area before the city’s development.

The Minister for Creative Industries and local MP, Martin Foley, will officially launch the work on Tuesday 1 August 1, 6–8pm.

Read an article on the work here

Image: the artist, Tracy Sarroff, with her installation  Light Buoys,  Docklands. 

Image: the artist, Tracy Sarroff, with her installation Light Buoys, Docklands. 

TRACY SARROFF & EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS

TRACY SARROF,  Lollipop & Lime  (Detail),  Orange  (Detail) &  Rosy Amber, Mandarin & Lime  (Detail), 2017, Perspex and LED light components, dimensions variable.

TRACY SARROF, Lollipop & Lime (Detail), Orange (Detail) & Rosy Amber, Mandarin & Lime (Detail), 2017, Perspex and LED light components, dimensions variable.

Guides to help you, the exhibition curated by TRACY SARROFF is coming to an end. This exhibition features works by EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, SARROFF and other artists exploring light sources as creative mediums. Guides to help you will end with a closing event this Saturday 22 April, from 3-5pm at the Campbell Arcade, Melbourne.

You can read a review of the exhibition from The Culture Concept Circle here

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TRACY SARROF,   Lollipop & Lime  (Detail),  Orange  (Detail) &  Rosy Amber, Mandarin & Lime  (Detail), 2017, Perspex and LED light components, dimensions variable.

TRACY SARROF, Lollipop & Lime (Detail), Orange (Detail) & Rosy Amber, Mandarin & Lime (Detail), 2017, Perspex and LED light components, dimensions variable.

TRACY SARROFF is currently curating an exhibition at the Campbell Arcade, Melbourne. Guides to Help You is an exhibition that explores different creative approaches to artworks made from light sources such as neon, fluorescent and LED lights, including works from different artists such as EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS and TRACY SARROFF.

The exhibition continues through to 22 April 2017. 

Read a review from The Culture Concept Circle here

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We are very excited with the advances of TRACY SARROFF's commission in Docklands, to be completed next year. Birrarung Moat, commissioned by Mirvac for the City of Melbourne, will be made of 16 buoys that will hold LED-lit acrylic shards of different sizes, which will respond in intensity and colour to the public and the rise of tides.

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TRACY SARROFF is showing in a light installation group show at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood. Artists and designers from around Australia have been invited to propose works responding to the theme “energy as light” and will be filling two venues with new artworks using a startling array of materials and light.

The exhibition runs from 18 August to 1 September 2016. 

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Tracy Sarroff,  Rhizopoda Radiaria,  2008, perspex and light component, 50 x 44 x 44 cm. 

Tracy Sarroff, Rhizopoda Radiaria, 2008, perspex and light component, 50 x 44 x 44 cm. 

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TRACY SARROFF is among an array of established and emerging artists selected to exhibit at the Barn Gallery, Monstsalvat to be opened on Saturday 28th January and continuing to 14th March.

Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham is an exhibition of works created by artists who have taken part in the Laughing Waters Artist Residency program over the past 15 years. This exhibition displays works produced by artists inspired by their Laughing Waters artist residency. Works on display demonstrate a connection and spirit of ‘place’ as well as a dialogue between past ideas and contemporary art practice. 

Tracy Sarroff,  Window II  (opens and closes), 2013, Perspex wood hinges screws, 95 x 130cm.

Tracy Sarroff, Window II (opens and closes), 2013, Perspex wood hinges screws, 95 x 130cm.

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Tracy Sarroff,  Confluence of Two Rivers  (detail), 2011, mixed media, 155 x 52 x 123 cm.

Tracy Sarroff, Confluence of Two Rivers (detail), 2011, mixed media, 155 x 52 x 123 cm.

TRACY SARROFF will be exhibiting a sculptural light installation at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne from 10 - 25 September. The exhibition, Dragon’s Backbone, is inspired by the ever-evolving relationships with the natural world across territories both real and imagined. It incorporates references to terrace farming, climate change and the genetic engineering of food crops. Allied to ideas sourced from science fiction and science fact, her works look like illuminated and glowing hybrid plant-life and mountainous, glacial forms. The separate sculptures take on titles from Southern China’s vast region of spectacular rice terraces, The Dragon’s Backbone of Longshen that stretches layer upon layer, coiling around from the base of Longji Mountain to its summit.

For gallery information click here.

MURRAY FREDERICKS / JUSTINE KHAMARA / JANET LAURENCE / DANI MARTI / ROBERT OWEN / JULIE RRAP / TRACY SARROFF / IMANTS TILLERS / GUAN WEI / JOHN YOUNG.

ARC ONE Gallery will be exhibiting at this year's Sydney Contemporary, at Carriageworks. You can find us at STAND B03 from 10 - 13 September 2015.

ARC ONE Gallery will be showcasing the works of artists including MURRAY FREDERICKS, JUSTINE KHAMARA, JANET LAURENCE, DANI MARTI, ROBERT OWEN, JULIE RRAP, TRACY SARROFF, IMANTS TILLERS, GUAN WEI and JOHN YOUNG.

For more information please contact ARC ONE Gallery on +613 9650 0589 or email mail@arc1gallery.com.au  

And, for more information regarding Sydney Contemporary, visit their website.

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Tracy Sarroff, Docklands commission, 2015

Tracy Sarroff, Docklands commission, 2015

TRACY SARROFF has been chosen by Mirvac, The City of Melbourne and Places Victoria to complete an ambitious public art commission in Melbourne’s Docklands, Yarra Edge precinct.

The commission includes individual tendrils that will incorporate LED light with colours and tones that are activated by passing pedestrians via sensors. Cobalt blues and icy greens will be dominant, but soft red and pink glows will be activated to warm up and intensify the closer people move towards the work. This colour change resembles a life-form recognising or responding to another life-form. When people aren’t there to activate the work, it will simply pulse in a calm way as if breathing and resting.

The inspiration for this work includes the historic marshland area of the Docklands and what was once the West Melbourne Swamp, reeds, wallaby grass, 2001 Space Odyssey, Tron, Avatar, phosphorescent gene splicing/engineering, Glowing Plant, synthetic biology, genome compiling and sci-fi ‘alien’ plants that possess animalistic traits.

This ambitious project that encourages interaction and interplay at the water's edge is expected to take place in August 2015.

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Tracy Sarroff,  The Crimson Arch , 2013, oil paint on Perspex, 56 x 83 cm 

Tracy Sarroff, The Crimson Arch, 2013, oil paint on Perspex, 56 x 83 cm 

TRACY SARROFF is a finalist in the Redland Art Awards with her painting The Crimson Arch to take place from October 12 – November 23. The Acquisitive first prize of $15,000 will be announced on the opening night by the judges Maud Page, Deputy Director of Collection and Exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Joe Furlonger award winning artist and Stephanie Lindquist, Director of Redland Art Gallery. 

For more information visit Redland Awards.

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Tracy Sarroff,  Mew Chip Gold , 2013, oil paint on Perspex, 56 x 83 cm

Tracy Sarroff, Mew Chip Gold, 2013, oil paint on Perspex, 56 x 83 cm

TRACY SARROFF'S painting Mew Chip Gold has been selected for the 2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize in painting and drawing. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Council, the prize is among the nation's most significant regional art prizes. The exhibition will take place at the Caloundra Regional Gallery between 27 August – 26 October 2014. Queensland Art Gallery Director, Chris Saines will choose one winner at the opening event on 27 August.

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Tracy Sarroff,  Rooted No. 4 , 2011, ballpoint pen on paper, 31.5 x 41.5 cm.

Tracy Sarroff, Rooted No. 4, 2011, ballpoint pen on paper, 31.5 x 41.5 cm.

TRACY SARROFF is artist in residence at Testing Grounds, Melbourne, from January 13 – 19. During this time, Sarroff will be working on a series of drawings and conversing with the public at the open-house event space. The drawings will be exhibited alongside other works in a closing event finissage on Sunday 19th, 2-4pm.

Testing Grounds is located at 1 - 23 City Road, Southbank, just behind the Arts Centre.

Testing Grounds is a free open-air art space. It is a place for experimentation and testing ideas, for public gatherings and educational opportunities in the heart of Melbourne's arts and cultural precinct.

For further information click here.

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TRACY SARROFF has been featured in the latest issue of Art Collector Magazine (Oct – Dec 2013), in the WHAT NOW? section, p. 72-73.  

Interviewed by Liang Luscombe, Sarroff discusses her approach to art making and the inspiration behind her exhibition Congruo, currently at ARC ONE Gallery until 2 November 2013.

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Tracy Sarroff,    The Crimson Arch , oil paint on perspex,   2013,   56 x 83 cm, installed with  Stalagmite , wood expanding foam, paint, epoxy resin, 56x23x26cm, 2012.

Tracy Sarroff, The Crimson Arch, oil paint on perspex, 2013, 56 x 83 cm, installed with Stalagmite, wood expanding foam, paint, epoxy resin, 56x23x26cm, 2012.

We are delighted to announce TRACY SARROFF's exhibition at ARC ONE Gallery, Congruo, from the 1st October - 2 November 2013.

Congruo, Tracy Sarroff’s first solo exhibition at ARC ONE, creates an immersive wonderland of psychedelic forms. Fuelled by Sarroff’s interest in geological formations and the crossover between scientific fact and fiction, a fantastical vision of our natural environment emerges. Sarroff’s vividly synthetic and reality-shifted Perspex paintings distort nature’s elements alongside her suite of sculptures.

Many elements in Congruo are inspired by Sarroff’s time spent as Artist in Residence in Hill End, NSW, rich with the eroded diggings of a bygone era. The over-mined and eroded creek bed The Golden Gully, is depicted in a series of hyper-real paintings on lurid Perspex. They also hark to landscape images from science fiction film classics.

Sculptures glow ghostly in the dark with delicious surfaces and take the shape of manufactured growth-forms derived from ideas based in transgenics. Other works project electric light and radiate a stark ambience of kitsch colour and space-age design. Comprised of paintings, wall assemblages and sculptural installations that correspond, unite and coincide with one another, the various forms of 'Congruo' morph dislocated natural realities with the aesthetic of science fiction.

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TRACY SARROFF has been invited to present a talk at Deakin University as part of the inauguration of the Science Fiction seminar series. This will take place on Thursday 22nd August 4-6pm at the Phoenix Gallery, Deakin University, Burwood. She will be speaking alongside Dr Paul Thomas (Artist and Associate Professor, University of NSW, COFA).

Tracy will be discussing science fiction in relationship to her visual arts practice, the zeitgeist, ecology and the creative boundaries of what is both imaginary and real.

The seminar series are open to the public. RSVP by August 12 to lean@deakin.edu.au