Portrait of Sarah Firth

Sarah Firth

Sarah Firth is an award-winning comic artist and illustratoranimator, speakerauthor and internationally renowned graphic recorder.

Since 2010, she has run Sarah The Firth Creative Services – offering tailored and impactful client experiences across sectors and contexts, with the mission to make important work, stories and ideas more accessible and engaging through visually clarifying, amplifying and bringing them to life.

Sarah has self-published numerous comics and zines, and has work in publications by Affirm PressAllen & Unwin, Picador Australia, ABRAMS Books and Black Inc. Books. Firth is currently working on her debut graphic novel, thanks to the Creators Fund programme

In 2006, Sarah was named one of Australia’s top 25 artists aged 25 and under in the 25/25 show by Art & Australia magazine. In 2007, she received a commission and residency with Carriageworks, followed by a commission from Experimenta Media Arts in 2010.

In 2012, she was awarded the Talking Difference Fellowship at the Immigration Museum, and her animated documentary won a People’s Choice Award in the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. In 2017 she was part of the Lakes International Comic Festival in the UK, the Yogyakarta Biennale, and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.

In 2018, Sarah received a Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Award, was a finalist in the Incinerator Art Award for Social Change, and her graphic essay on complexity was listed in The Conversation's ten of the best literary comics in Australia.

She is currently Deputy Chair on the Board of the Cultural Development Network and Founding Committee Member of Graphic Recorders Australia.

Photo: Hashem McAdam (for Teresa Tan/ABC Arts)