Shanrah Austin is a Melbourne based artist. Her practice draws stimulus from early sideshow culture, medical archives and cinema. Her work explores the human anomaly, highlighting the abject, and the obscurity of escaping the normalised body.
Austin’s recent involvement with Metanoia Theatre through installation and set construction demonstrates her interest in creating objects to immerse and engage the audience. Her practice incorporates installation, sculpture, video and drawing.
Since graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Sculpture at RMIT, Austin was the winner of The People’s Choice Award in The Substation Contemporary Art Prize and received the Artstart Award from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2013. She has also been involved in a variety of group shows, collaborations, theatre productions and facilitated community art projects.