Sarah Begbie grew up in Camberwell where she did all of her schooling, and ever since meeting her husband they have been gradually moving closer and closer to the Mornington Peninsula, from St Kilda to Beaumaris, before finally making Mt Martha their home in 2017.

Originally hoping to be an interior designer, Sarah’s plans went awry but her creative instincts remained. She travelled overseas after high school and freshly inspired she stepped sideways and decided to explore her artistic talent as a gold and silversmith. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art Gold & Silversmithing (Honours) at RMIT in 1997 and has since won numerous design awards.

She was the recipient of the prestigious Australia Council Grant for a mentorship with highly respected Melbourne based designer, Marion Marshall.

Her work has been widely published in a variety of international design, fashion, lifestyle and architecture magazines. This truly signifies her widespread appeal to both the fashion and design world.

Sarah's work has travelled both nationally and abroad at both prestigious exhibitions and well-known galleries where the work has received critical appraisal by the design community and consumer audience alike. The work is deliberately relaxed in its execution. Repetition of form and lightness of design are critical issues of the work.

Sarah Begbie's collections have been ranged in Joyce Boutique in Hong Kong, Belinda Stores and the Museum of Contemporary Art stores in Sydney, Harvey Nichols and Browns in London as well as leading fashion and design stores and galleries in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

I was always a creative. My mum was a milliner, making hats in The Block Arcade in Collins Street in Melbourne. It’s a historic shopping arcade that dates back to the late 1800s and is still one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. So, I think I inherited my love of design and my artistic skills from her. And my two daughters are very talented in music and photography.”

Sarah has collaborated with international Architect and Designer, Tom Kovac, New York Interior & Graphic Designer, Kate Wadia, International Fashion Designers Peter Werth, Jeff Banks, Calvin Klein and Rodd & Gunn through her partner businesses Accessory Source and The Product Design Group (PDG).

On the home front, Sarah has been looking after her elderly parents, and has turned her creativity and artistic mind to renovating her Mt Martha home. “I love the location of our home which sits on a gentle rise in Mt Martha. It was glimpses of the bay and our backyard backs onto the creek and is surrounded by trees so it’s so serene and private. The before and after photos of our home show the incredible transformation, most of which I did myself. There was a lot of timber throughout, so we updated the key areas of the interior with a white palette that really lightens and brightens the beautiful space. And I have spent a massive amount of time and energy creating a very special garden that enhances the property so perfectly.”

Now that her home is on the market with Danckert Real Estate, Sarah is making plans for her next artistic venture. “I am very keen to explore the world of ceramics, so we’ll see where that venture takes me.”

16 – 18 Macgregor Avenue, Mt Martha is now for sale, contact Sam Danckert on 0432 444 040.

Sarah Begbie Exhibitions

Tranoi, Paris, France - 2001

Talente 98 - Germany

Broome South Sea Pearls Exhibition - Asia

Melbourne Fashion Festival - Australia

Sydney Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival - Australia

Museum of Modern Art - Sydney, Australia

Quadrivium Gallery - Sydney, Australia

Melbourne Gold Treasury Museum, Australia

eg. etal - Broome South Seas Pearls Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology - Art Gallery (Resident Artist) - Australia

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