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LIFE & ART
Sasha Matteucci is an Australian born Designer, Craftswoman, Musician and Artist specializing in Costume Design and Wearable Art. Majoring in Photography & Performance/Instillation at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney Australia, she graduated with a Bachelor of Art Education.
The following year she was offered a Goldsmithing Scholarship in Umbria Italy, learning techniques of Silversmithing, under the instruction of the Barticcioni family of Goldsmiths. She furthered her studies at Enmore Tafe in Sydney and completed a Certificate IV in Jewellery Manufacture.
She then gravitated towards Costume Design and Wearable Art, self trained in both fields. Sasha won 1st Place at ‘The Australian Wool Fashion Awards’ for 3 consecutive years and her work was placed on Permanent Exhibition in the World Of Wearable Art Museum in Nelson New Zealand.
Whilst living in Berlin, Germany, she was Professionally employed as a Stage Theatre Costume Designer & Manufacturer, Creative Workshop Co-Ordinator, Band/Performance Concept Stylist & Performer. Sasha was also self employed, selling her own Creations through a Designer & Maker Retail Outlet Collective in Kreuzberg.
Sasha formed the band Call Me An Ambulance after moving to Berlin 10 years ago. In this ‘Krankwave’ music project she was lead vocalist and played keys. The band toured Germany and the UK. She then began an ‘Acoustic Terror’ band, So Low Suicide, in which she played piano, guitar and piano accordion, composed songs and sang. So Low Suicide has released 2 independent recordings, Red Bird & Dark Bird and has toured Germany, Australia and Denmark. She joined Toydeath, an Australian circuit bending project which modifies toy instruments, for their European Tour through Germany, Austria and Italy. Her first band was a female punk project , The Bellybutton Pussies.