Dr. Sally Rees (b. 1970, Burnie TAS) is an artist based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia who works across time-based, static, live and hybrid artforms.
Rees is motivated to explore similarities between modes of clinical psychology, occult practice, meditation and protest. She is driven to find ritual in secular life and endorses the idea of the art object as sigil (a magickally charged symbol).
Often blending autobiography and pop culture with a surrealist automatism, her works position recording devices such as cameras and microphones as witnesses to uncanny human experience - augmenting recordings with hand-wrought intervention to produce works that aspire to a kind of therapy, clairvoyance or magick as well as operating as agents for social/cultural/political/personal change.
In 2019 Rees was announced as one of the three Australian artists to be selected for Suspended Moment:The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, which will culminate in a solo exhibition at MONA in 2020.
Rees has held residencies at the Western Front in Vancouver, the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and CESTA in the Czech Republic. Her work is held in private and public collections around Australia.