Sarah Van Hooren (nee China) is of the Meriam Mir people of the eastern Torres Strait, and was born and raised on Erub (Darnley Island), later going to work as a nurse on Thursday Island. She married and went to live in New Guinea with her husband. They returned to Cairns and she now creates clay Kebika Legiz, or ‘little people’.
In 2011, Sarah Van Hooren participated in the Land, Sea and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait exhibition at QAG|GoMA, Brisbane, as a weaver.
Sarah Van Hooren is represented by Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Arts Centre).
Pisupi 2011; wood-fired stoneware with natural and found object decoration; 40(h) x 27cm; Courtesy Erub Art Centre