Sarah Werkmeister is a freelance writer, editor, researcher, broadcaster and curator based in Melbourne. Most recently, she co-curated The Number You Have Reached at Success in Fremantle, WA—which examined the ways in which surveillance cultures are interrogated within contemporary artistic practice—and is currently researching for an exhibition on the history of eugenics in Australia.
She has written extensively, and regularly contributes to Art Guide Australia and Artlink. She has also recently co-edited a publication called Ecologising Museums with L'Internationale Online, and co-edited a chapter on the 13th Istanbul Biennial in I Can't Work Like This: A reader on recent boycotts and contemporary art (forthcoming, Sternberg Press). She has lectured in Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), tutored within BoVA CAIA at Griffith University, and worked across marketing and communications roles at Next Wave Festival (2016) and the Emerging Writers Festival (2015). From 2008-2012 she co-directed Brisbane-based artist-run-initiative, The Wandering Room, and has worked in community radio for over fifteen years, most recently having produced a critical arts show called No Brow on Brisbane's 4ZZZfm.
She is currently undertaking her Masters of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. Her research interest is in the transference of political, social and environmental urgency into the museum space.