Sarah joined Handmark in the same year that she won the Abel Tasman Art Prize, a study tour to The Netherlands. She studied Fine Arts at RMIT in Melbourne majoring in painting before returning to Hobart to manage Handmark. Sarah is on the Board of GASP (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park) and this year attended the Venice Biennale as recipient of an Emerging Arts Professionals Grant from the Australia Council.
Allanah has spent her life immersed in the arts, both performing and visual. She has a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium and a post-graduate Diploma in Arts Management from City University in London and has worked across Australia.
Allanah is the founding Director of the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival and on the Board of the Ten Days on the Island Festival. She has previously served on the board of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Contemporary Art Tasmania and Brand Tasmania and is passionate about promoting Tasmania and its artists.