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Sarah's approach to her work, while very personalised and intimate with each commission, is highly professional and delivered always as requested on time. I admire Sarah's ability to maintain such a creative level of design while retaining such a high level of professionalism and planning.

      - Jess and Daniel Dislers, Brisbane





​Sarah Sculley is a Sunshine Coast-based urban artist who creates colourful, feminine, layered work. Inspired by the female form, typography, nature and colour, Sarah mixes these elements to create her work on canvas, skate decks and walls. She is inspired by personal events, emotional pitfalls and the constant need to find the positive in every situation. She studied a Bachelor of Design Studies majoring in Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the Queensland College of Art and received a scholarship from Griffith University to study abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.


Sarah has been working in the Creative Industries for over 20 years and started exhibiting her work in 2005. Her first solo art show was in Shanghai, China. Sarah specialises in extra large canvas works, murals (commercial, retail, school and private) and blending her unique style into branding design. Sarah's passion lies in supporting and coaching students and artists to develop sustainable practises.


I call myself a 'street artist' on my immigration declaration forms. That means I am legit, right? I love the neon watermelon/pink colour so much that if I see it in a shop I run towards it. I am a Mum to a wonderful, creative young man and two Chinese kitties who have cat passports (long story - I will tell you one day). I am a wife that believes in equality and has successfully delegated out all domestic tasks like a boss. I live to travel and become agitated if I don't have a trip booked. My values are freedom, creativity, being kind, joy and community education. 


My day-to-day life jumps between chilled days in the studio painting, sipping green cordial and listening to Mumford & Sons and then crazy days on site painting murals in record time in the hot sun with paint smeared across my face. Thrown in are many hours cutting stencils, visiting schools to run workshops and painting walls with the students, organising, planning, business development, recording online workshops, content creation, chatting to my Mum on the phone, planning artworks and murals, a teeny tiny amount of graphic design, uploading artwork, applying for grants and street art festivals and cleaning. The studio always seems to need cleaning.

My studio is a converted 40ft shipping container plonked on my father-in-laws property at Ninderry, Sunshine Coast (soon to move to our home at Nambour). It is my favourite place on earth - it smells like wood cuts, it sounds like leaves rustling and kookaburras and it looks like a craft store vomited in it. 


I have been working full time for myself, as an artist for over 8 years. I love the freedom working for myself gives me. Time off when I need to rest. Hustle a little harder when I want to book an overseas trip. I love that my clients trust me to do an outstanding job because I have proven my abilities over and over. I love working with art students and other creatives. I feel like I’m amongst ‘my people’. I love new ideas and love teaching and seeing the imaginary light bulb going off in someones head. I love colour. I love art because it symbolises joy. I have never delivered an artwork to a cranky person. It is pure joy - both buying and selling art.


I find the pressure of painting large murals overwhelming sometimes. I struggle with Imposter Syndrome on a daily basis, but I push through. I make at least one mistake on every mural I paint. Often I’m the only person that sees the mistake, but I’m grateful to keep making them because it makes me a better muralist. I am an introvert and love running workshops, but they exhaust me and I often need a day off to rest and recoup. I strongly dislike washing brushes. I also feel uncomfortable with the number of photos of me on this webpage - but my assistant assures me it's a good thing.


My plans for the next 12 months include building some more online workshops for schools, continuing to paint all the paintings, building the coaching side of the business, a little travel and a whole lot of colour. I love random chats, so please get in touch. Have an idea for a project? Great! Yell at me.





2017-2020 Sessional Academic, QUT

2002 Bachelor of Design Studies majoring in Graphic Design & Visual Culture.
Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Australia.
2002 Exchange to Edinburgh College of Art on Academic Scholarship

Blue Card // Working with Children
Public Liability Insurance (Flying Arts)

Yellow Card // Elevated Working Platforms
Working at Heights Ticket
White Card // Construction
First Aid & CPR





2024 Micro Galleries Thailand Artist in Residence

2023 Arts Coast Residency, Nambour

2021 Qld Arts Showcase Grant recipient

2020 RADF Mentorship Grant

2019 Lions Club Art Show Highly Commended

2018 Micro Galleries Nepal Artist in Residence

2018 Qld Arts Showcase Grant recipient

2018 The Brisbane Powerhouse Art Collection

2017 Qld Arts Showcase Grant recipient

2017 Highly Commended, Lions Club Art Show

2014 Lethbridge 10,000 Online Finalist.
2011 Womens Legal Services Artshow People’s Choice Award.
2002 Scholarship from Griffith University to study a semester abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.





Nambour Urban Art Festival, President
Micro Galleries Artistic Associate
Ladies on Wall, Australia


Art Lovers Australia



2022 Nambour RSL, Sunshine Coast

2022 Kawana Police Station, Sunshine Coast

2022 Carseldine Village, Queensland Govenment

2021 Nambour Street Art Festival, Sunshine Coast

2021 Lanescape Street Art Festival, Goondiwindi

2021 Arts on Top Conference, Bunya Mtns
2019 Big Pineapple Music Festival, Sunshine Coast

2021 Matildas 100 years of women in soccer mural 
2021 Bendigo Bank Mural, Tewantin 

2020 Nambour Street Art Festival, Sunshine Coast

2020 Coorparoo Square Shopping Centre Mural

2020 Redland Bay Art Gallery Mural, Brisbane

2019 Queensland Rail Ormiston Overpass

2019 Lanescape Street Art Festival, Goondiwindi

2019 Arts Ablaze Conference & Scenic Rim Council, Kooralbyn

2019 Brisbane Street Art Festival, Brisbane

2019 Big Pineapple Music Festival, Sunshine Coast

2018 Micro Galleries Street Art Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal

2018 Brisbane Street Art Festival, Brisbane

2018 Women on the Wall, Urban Paradise Gallery, Brisbane

2019 Green the Street Ekka Display, Brisbane

2017 Micro Galleries Street Art Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017 Brisbane Street Art Festival, Brisbane

2016 Micro Galleries Street Art Festival, Graz, Austria

2016 Brisbane Street Art Festival, Brisbane

2015 Micro Galleries Street Art Festival, Denpasar, Indonesia




International Women's Day, George St, Brisbane - Solo

Some Space Micro Galleries, Chiang Mai, Thailand - Group


Incognito, Sydney - Group


Beyond the Bars, South Brisbane - Group

Valley Kids, M2 Gallery, Sydney NSW - Group


PlaceMaking, Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba - Group

40 under 40, The Butter Factory - Group


Sunny Life, Sol Bar, Maroochydore - Solo

It'll be fine, Mayne Line, Brisbane - Group

Lions Club Exhibition, Brisbane - Group


MicroGalleries, Kathmandu, Nepal - Group
Lions Club Art Show, Garden City Westfield, Brisbane - Group

I Carry Your Heart, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane - Solo

Annual Rotary Art Spectacular, Central Plaza One, Brisbane - Group

Brisbane Street Art Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane - Group

MicroGalleries, Jakarta, Indonesia - Group
Lions Club Art Show, Garden City Westfield, Brisbane - Group

Fusion, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane - Group

Mala, BCM Crucible Gallery, Brisbane - Solo

Annual Rotary Art Spectacular, Central Plaza One, Brisbane - Group

Pod Espresso, Brisbane - Solo

Yonder (Brisbane Street Art Festival): The Tivoli, Brisbane - Group
Petite Pieces: Aspire Gallery, Brisbane - Group


Brisbane Powerhouse Corporate Events Show, Brisbane
Delicate Emotive, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane - Group

Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers - Group
The Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre - Group
Fresh Batch, Platform72, Sydney - Group
Micro Galleries, Graz, Austria - Group

Pod Espresso, Brisbane - Solo
Brisbane Street Art Festival TBC Street Squad, Crow Bar - Group

Lions Art Extravaganza, Garden City - Group
Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane CBD - Group
The Art of Bean, Maroochydore - Solo
Regeneration: Aspire Gallery, Brisbane - Group
The Brighter Side, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane - Solo
Street Squad Bne Street Art Festival, Crow Bar, Brisbane - Group


Lust for Life Tattoo Gallery, Brisbane - Group
MicroGalleries, Denpasar - Group
Paint it Red, Jugglers, Brisbane - Group
Pod Espresso, Brisbane - Solo
Foot Squared, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane - Group
Lions Club Art Show, Brisbane - Group
RAW: Sensory, Sydney - Group
Annual Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane - Group

Brisbane Alternative Expo Art Exhibition, Brisbane - Group
Style - iShop, Brisbane - Solo
Untitled - Mooch, Brisbane - Solo
RAW: Generation - The Arena, Brisbane - Group
The Boardroom - Just Us Gallery, Maroochydore - Group

Outpost Project - Cockatoo Island, Sydney - Group
Womens Legal Services Artshow - Brisbane - Group
Sidewayz - The National Grid Gallery, Sydney - Group
In.cube8r - Brisbane - Group
Joint Exhibition with Kate McGain - Ugees, Brisbane - Group
Reverse Garbage - Brisbane - Group

Bleeding Heart Cafe & Art Gallery - Brisbane - Group
Roller Girl Art Exhibition - Alibi Room, Brisbane - Curated / Group
Womens Legal Services Artshow - Brisbane - Group
Lucky Duck Espresso - Brisbane - Live / Solo
Stencild - The Hive, Brisbane - Live / Group

Commune - Whistlestop, San Diego (USA) - Group
Milo Shoes & Gallery - San Diego (USA) - Solo
Do Not Duplicate - Syllabus Gallery, San Diego (USA) - Group
I Love Shanghai - Shanghai (China) - Solo
The Den - Shanghai (China) - Solo



Want to see more of my fancy face?
Too easy! Head over to my YouTube Channel where I upload a new video each month (or at least try to!). The content is focused around Creative Business and Murals but you might get the occasional crazy adventure. And as my little boy keeps reminding me to add to the end of my videos: 'Don't forget to like and subscribe!' 

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I converted a 40ft shipping container into my art studio - with my own hands! I have written a blog post about the experience with step-by-step photo documentation. So head on over to the blog to check it out.

If you would like to visit the studio on the Sunshine Coast, please get in contact with me to arrange a time.


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