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About Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller is Professor of Performance and Head of the School of the Arts, English and Media (TAEM). She was initially appointed to the University of Wollongong as Head: School of Music and Drama in late 2007 - 2011, going on to be Associate Dean Research - Creative and Professional Practice 2011 - 2013. Previously Sarah worked as Creative Producer, Artistic Director and CEO of Stalker/Marrugeku (2007), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Ltd - PICA (1994 - 2006) and Performance Space, Sydney (1989 - 1993), which saw her producing and presenting exhibitions, seasons, festivals and events locally, nationally and internationally, whilst working to ensure that artists, groups and companies were valued and encouraged in the making of their work. Notably she convened and produced Hatched: National Graduate Show (1994 - 2006); Dancers are Space Eaters: a biennial festival of Contemporary Dance (1995 - 2005); was a founding member of the Mobile States consortium: touring contemporary performance Australia; and was co-curator (with Fiona Winning, Julieanne Pearce and Teresa Crea) of the first iteration of Time_Place_Space 1 - 6, an initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts, supporting the development of artists working with hybrid methodologies through an annual residential workshop (2002 - 2009). Beyond which, Sarah has worked in many capacities in the arts - performer, writer, producer/curator, and artistic and executive director working across the visual, performing, hybrid and new media arts - since starting out as a performance artist in 1983. In 2004, she was awarded a prestigious 2003 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Facilitator's Award.

Sarah has provided expert advice for a range of government and statutory bodies including the Australian Research Council for Excellence in Research Australia (ERA), and the Australia Council for the Arts: the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, as well as state funding agencies in NSW and Western Australia, and several university art school advisory committees. She is a former member of the Australia Council's Theatre Board (2005 - 2007), Drama Committee (1991 - 93), Hybrid Arts Committee (1994) and was an external peer on the New Media Arts Board in 1996, in which roles she undertook the evaluation and assessment of funding applications by individuals, companies and organisations nationally. She was a state-based editor for RealTime Arts (1994 - 2004) for whom she continues to write.


Present Professor, Performance & Theatre, University of Wollongong
Present Associate Dean, Research, Creative and Professional Practice, University of Wollongong

Curated Events/Exhibitions (7)

Journal Articles (6)

Reports (4)

Presentations (8)