Sarah Brown



Born in


Lives in

Mparntwa Alice Springs



Sarah Brown AM is renowned CEO of Purple House and a celebrated Mparntwe (Alice Springs) artist.

Sarah Brown’s landscape paintings express the love of country that she has dedicated her life to. The dramatic desert skies, rich shades of red earth and pop of spinifex is meticulously rendered in vivid colour.

Painting is a distraction for Sarah, a balm, done after hours and weekends after a busy working day. She has invested three decades of her life to remote area nursing and community-led healthcare for Indigenous Australians. Her advocacy for Purple House the Indigenous-owned dialysis service is famous and has been awarded an Order of Australia.

Northern Territory advocate and artist Chips Mackinolty acclaims “In between kids and kidneys, she is also a great painter”.

Sarah Brown has been painting for over two decades, she has held 15 solo shows including in Alice Springs, Darwin, Canberra, Sydney and Singapore and participated in many group exhibitions throughout Australia.