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Sarah Smuts-Kennedy


Sarah Smuts-Kennedy could sing most of Oliver! before she started school. Her first movie role was as the doomed Daphne Moran in The Scarecrow (1982). Later she co-starred in dark fantasy Jack Be Nimble (as the troubled Dora) and 2002 romance This is Not a Love Story (as a wannabe writer). Her television work includes starring roles in award-winner Overnight, The Overstayer and romance Mother Tongue. Smuts-Kennedy began winning awards for her photography in the 2000s. Since getting a Master of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at Elam in 2012, she has exhibited in many galleries, and made films documenting her work in permaculture.

One of the best things I ever did for my career was actually stop. Having a child opens up your range of experience so enormously ... when you stop, you can reflect, and with reflection, I think my work improved. Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, in an interview with New Idea, 25 September 1993, page 85