Sarah Hazlehust Biography
Sarah Hazlehurst is a 27-year-old arts practitioner, curator, creative director and journalist. She independently owns and operates her art gallery and creative agency, The Culprit Club. Since launching her independent art initiative in July 2016, Sarah has supported hundreds of local, national and international artists (emerging and established) through exhibitions, events and place-making projects around the globe.
In 2019 Sarah was awarded as top 4 finalist in the Queensland Telstra Womens Business Awards, was the recipient of the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist Fellowship and was named Top 5 Inspiration Women in Queensland by The Weekend Edition.
In 2018 she travelled in Nepal to participate in the MicroGalleries global arts initiative alongside multiple local Brisbane artists including reknown street art collective, ‘The Brightsiders’ to use art as a vehicle to create positive change.
Sarah’s professional, hard hitting, yet sensitive techniques of community engagement, curation, and collaboration, matched with her youthful age, experience and highly- developed industry connections is a rarity amongst the industry and has allowed her to become a trusted and respected voice in the local Brisbane creative community.
Her proven reputation within the local creative community has lead her to become one of Brisbane’s most sought after arts workers and curators.
Sarah is also a freelance arts journalist, specialising in content creation for the creative industry. After working for No Cure Magazine for the past five years alongside acclaimed Editor and designer, Mark Zeidler, Sarah has interviewed some of the world’s most saught after artists and has been published throughout 16 print issues.
Sarah’s educational qualifications include The University of Cambridge, where she graduated from the Pembroke-Kings program in 2013 after studying Travel Writing, Literature and Linguistics. She is a graduate of Griffith University, Bachelor of Journalism (majoring in Photo-journalism and Public Relations) with Awards in Academic achievement. Sarah has been awarded a Certificate IV in Small Business Management, attained from the NEIS program, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Sarah has recently relocated her gallery / art agency The Culprit Club to Albion, Brisbane where she will be managing a new co-working artist studio called The Mayne Line and in 2020 Sarah will becoming part of the Griffith University Queensland College of Art session teaching team and commence her higher education studies.