Sarah Gibson is a Sydney filmmaker, artist and Jungian analyst.
Sarah has been making documentaries for over 30 years. Her award winning films have achieved widespread recognition for their innovation in content and style. They include the 3 part series for television Myths of Childhood (1997) and a personal essay film The Hundredth Room (2004).
In 2011 Sarah wrote and directed the online interactive documentary project Re-enchantment about the hidden world of fairy tales for adults: their history, their interpretation and their re-imagining by contemporary visual artists. Re-enchantment can be viewed at www.abc.net.au/re-enchantment
Sarah works as a Jungian Analyst (ANZSJA) and Sandplay Therapist (ISST) in private practice in Sydney. She has been working clinically as a psychotherapist with adults for over 20 years. Sarah is a Training Analyst with ANZSJA with a particular interest in sandplay, myth, story and creativity.
In 2014 Sarah released an enhanced I-book Ways to Interpret Fairy Tales that presents new ways to interpret fairy tales and unlocks the psychological meanings of fairy tale symbols and motifs. This brings together Sarah’s understanding of depth psychology and her work as a media artist.
Until 2013, Sarah was a Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney where for many years she lectured for in documentary filmmaking and supervised post graduate students specializing in innovation in documentary . Sarah has also lectured widely on the interpretation of fairy tales and why fairy tales continue to stir our imagination.
Sarah’s media work has incorporated many of her paintings and animations based on the journey of her created character Red Girl. She continues to develop her art practice alongside her work as a Jungian analyst.