Sarah Engelhard is a Dutch photographer, illustrator and marine ecologist (PhD). She currently lives with her partner and young daughter on the Gold Coast. A fascination for human presence in nature motivates her work in both environmental science and art. She earned a BFA in photography at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (2005) and, after studying biology at the University of Amsterdam, completed a PhD in marine ecology at Griffith University Gold Coast (2017). Alongside her scientific work, she has continued to be active as an artist, publishing her scientific work and exhibiting her photographic work internationally. She has received several art grants in The Netherlands and was an artist in residence at the Gold Coast library in 2018. Sarah now combines her expertise in science and visual art and works as an illustrator specialising in environmental sciences. Sarah is also active in environmental education programs for the NGO Ocean Connect in Australia and a member of Australian Parents for Climate Action (@ap4ca).


Clients
- Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group
- San Francisco State University, Department of Biology
- Griffith University, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
- University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
- Griffith University, Griffith Climate Change Response Program
- Singel Publishers, The Netherlands / Noor Spanjer
- University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science

Exhibitions
2019 research animations, ArtSci at ETH Zürich
2018 Ever-Smaller Palm Beach Library, Gold Coast, AUS
2017 Plastic Drift Head On Festival Sydney, AUS
2016 solo exhibition %Plastic Drift& Peer In gallery, Den Haag, NL
2013 solo exhibition Still Wild limArt, Tokyo
2013 presentation publication Russian Spring, Amsterdam, NL
2013 group exhibition Een Nieuwe Lente, Corrosia, Almere, NL
2013 group exhibition Van de koele meren des doods, BE
2012 SlideLuck Potshow, Amsterdam, NL
2012 solo exhibition Plastic Drift, De Baak, Noordwijk, NL
2011 group exhibition Monumental, Bornem, BE
2011 solo exhibition Plastic Drift gallery CS, Amsterdam, NL
2011 group exhibition Souvenir Festival, Aruba
2010 solo exhibition Still Wild De Baak, Haarlem, NL
2010 single-image exhibition Harbour porpoises, Vishal, Haarlem, NL
2010 group exhibition DOOD Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2009 presentation photo book Still Wild, Amsterdam, NL
2009 group exhibition Calvin Me CBK Dordrecht, NL
2009 solo exhibition Still Wild, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2008 group exhibition students, Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam, NL
2007 video Nocturnal Moth, CASZUIDAS, Amsterdam, NL
2005 graduation exhibition Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Students Photography Gerrit Rietveld Academy, FOAM, NL

Publications Photography
2013 poster Russian Spring
2016 cover of book Stalker by Joost Decorte
2009 photo book Still Wild
2009 pages in book RoodWaterNacht
2005 photo book Slapende Draken (Sleeping Dragons)

Publications Illustrations
2019 book Endless Tracks by John A. Wilson
2017 book Dertig Dates Cadeau by Noor Spanjer

Grants & Awards
2017 best student paper, ARI Griffith University
2011 project grant of Van Bijlenvelt Foundation, Russian Spring
2010 project grant of Sem Presser fund, Russian Spring
2010 awarded Best-designed Dutch books of 2009
2009 project grant of Mondriaan Foundation for Plastic Drift
2008 project grant of Amsterdam Art Fund (AFK) for Still Wild

Media
2013 selection images series Russian Spring, Ei beeld, NL
2011 portfolio Plastic Drift on the website of GUP magazine, NL
2011 daily photo (1 - 24 September), newspaper NRC next, NL
2011 radio show Patapoe, interview by Krul en Hannah Windig, NL
2011 portfolio magazine Villa d’Arte, NL
2009 review Het Oog Vrij Nederland, NL
2009 interview radio program De Avonden, VPRO, NL
2009 interview Still Wild national newspaper Het Parool, NL
2009 cover and pages national art magazine Kunstbeeld, Still Wild

Talks
2016 photography department, Griffith University, AUS
2011 festival Photo 3.0, Eindhoven, NL
2011 The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography
and Multimedia, RUS

Art Residency
2018 Palm Beach Library, Gold Coast, AUS