Porcelain lighting in landscape at Elwood beach.
Image caption – Kintsugi Light. Photographer: Oscar Colman. Accessibility tags – Porcelain light with kintsugi gold leaf repair on beach
Photo of triangle porcelain light
Triptych Float Photo: Sarah Tracton
Porcelain Light
Porcelain Light Photo: Oscar Colman
Porcelain lighting, Elwood beach.
Porcelain Light Photo: Oscar Colman
Kintsugi porcelain light at Elwood Beach.
Kintsugi Light Photo: Oscar Colman
TriVertex Photo: Sarah Tracton
Triptych Float porcelain triangle light with kintsugi
Triptych Float Photo: Sarah Tracton
Past Event

Sound is Illuminated

Presented by Sarah Tracton


Thu 18 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 19 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sun 21 May 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artist Talk
Sun 21 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 23 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 24 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 25 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 26 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 27 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sun 28 May 11:00am - 4:00pm


Free, booking required


Linden New Art Projects Space
26 Acland St, 26 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia


All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Low sensory / relaxed

What impact does light have on our senses? How do the idiosyncrasies of fine art and functional design coexist?

Floating weightlessly throughout the Linden Project Space, Sound is Illuminated is a new collection of Sarah Tracton’s strikingly imaginative handcrafted porcelain lighting that distil the velvety warmth of dusk. Closer inspection reveals gilded fissures that shatter the porcelain into mosaics of organic shapes formed by kintsugi technique, in which the ceramic shards broken during the firing process are repaired with gold-leaf sheets. The pendants are powered and suspended by groundbreaking minimalistic frame structures of near-invisible slimline wires, thus eliminating visible cables and creating a mysterious buoyancy.  This act of transformative repair exemplifies the philosophy of the circular economy, rescuing otherwise discarded materials with an approach that not only restores the functionality of the object but celebrates the scars of its history.

Join Sarah on Sunday, May 21st, for an afternoon of engaging conversation, as she shares the creative process, story and significance behind this latest body of work.



Sarah Tracton

Drawn to exploring the infinite possibilities of porcelain translucency, fine artist and designer Sarah Tracton handcrafts lighting that is luminous, experimental and ethereal. To achieve her lighting’s remarkable diaphanous effect, Sarah honed her artistry at the National Art School in Sydney, developing a unique technique to handcraft architectural clay sheets by pouring porcelain slip on a plaster slab before firing, then heightening the luminous properties of her lighting by adding iridescent colours to the porcelain which results in exquisitely luminous and ethereal translucency when internally lit.

Tracton is a current and 2022 finalist for Australia’s Next Top Designer, which showcases breakthrough concepts shaping the future of design. She has exhibited at Design Fringe, Australian Design Centre and has held solo exhibitions at Abbotsford Convent (2018), Glowing Structures (2022) and Linden Project Space (2023). She is a Good Design Award winner, Circle Awards finalist, AMP Tomorrow Maker, Churchill Fellow, Macquarie Group Emerging Prize People’s Choice winner, and recipient of Creative Victoria’s Creators Fund and the Rupert Bunny Fellowship Special Projects Grant. Her works are held in private collections across Australia and New York.  

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