biography

 

In 2011 Sarah embarked on a long held ambition to train formally, with a view to continuing her education at postgraduate level in order to develop further her practice.

 

Sarah's time-based media art practice has combined the trans-disciplinary practices of Dirty New Media with philosophy by disrupting the materiality of analogue and digital systems in order to find the sensuous, embodied tropes that resonate with early feminist arguments regarding the re-conceptualisation of sensual/sexualised embodiment: from poetics to aesthetics to the political. Sarah's work is centred in new media, film, video, photography and installation, exploring aspects of being, language and engagement.

 

Sarah's previous career afforded her the opportunity to develop and work with social enterprises and funding bodies, managing social care based community projects and facilitating social and organisational change through education and provision and maintenance of communication platforms.

 

She is currently a Research Fellow with the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR) hosted at Birmingham School of Art and led by Prof Johnny Golding. She is also a member of Vivid Projects' Black Hole Club  and Warwickshire College's Fine Art Alumni Association, an art collective dedicated to developing, critically engaging and showing work post-education. She was awarded a prestigious AHRC Doctoral Training Award for PhD study at Birmingham City University, commencing in October 2016.

 

 

education

 

2014  2015                                 Birmingham City University                           MA Fine Art (Distinction)

2013 – 2014                                 Birmingham City University                           BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class)

2011 – 2013                                 Warwickshire College                                    Dip HE Fine Art (Distinction)

Sept 1996 – June 1997                Warwickshire College                                    BTEC National Diploma in Foundation studies in Art & Design (Merit)                                                                                                                               Art History A Level

Jan 1992 – June 1995                  Stratford Grammar School for Girls               A Levels in Art, English & Theatre Studies

                                                                                                                           10 GCSEs 

 

 

exhibitions/performances (group)

 

2015                                              Live + Loud Festival                                     Selfridges, Birmingham

                                            (exhibited work and curated CFAR event Exquisite Methods)

2015                                              A Line Drawn from the Eye to the Summit    Arts-Based Masters Degree Show, Birmingham School of Art

2015                                              I Am A Strange Loop                                    Vivid Projects, Minerva Works, Fazeley St, Digbeth

2015                                              MA Fine Art Fundraiser (AV performance)   ARTicle Gallery & PS1, School of Art, Margaret St, Birmingham

2015                                              Meet the Black Hole Club                            Vivid Projects, Minerva Works, Fazeley St, Digbeth

                                                           (a Digbeth First Friday event)

2014                                              Changing The Sight Line                             FAM Art Collective, Minerva Works, Fazeley St, Digbeth

                                                                (a Digbeth First Friday event)

2014                                              Degree Show                                                School of Art, Birmingham City University

2013                                              Ontologies                                                    School of Art, Birmingham City University

2013                                                 Best Of                                                         Warwickshire School of Art, Warwickshire College

2013                                              Kelly’s Heroes                                              Warwickshire School of Art, Warwickshire College

2012                                              Allusion                                                         Warwickshire School of Art, Warwickshire College

2012                                              End of Year Show                                         Warwickshire School of Art, Warwickshire College

2012                                              1                                                                    Gaia, Leamington Spa

 

 

residencies

 

July 2015                                      P Cafe, Stirchley (with Ollie MacDonald-Brown)

 

awards

 

2015                                             Ikon Gallery Art Prize

2015                                             Gertrude Aston Bowater Bequest Award for Excellence (first prize)

2014                                             Recipient of the Gertrude Aston Bowater Bequest for Arts Based Masters study at Birmingham City University

 

 

employment 

 

employment history available on request

 

skills & experience

 

  • HE & FE Fine Art teaching 

  • arts-based workshop design and facilitation 

  • seminar delivery 

  • one-to-one tutorial support

  • curation

  • project management

  • risk assessment

  • working with vulnerable adults and children

  • stakeholder analysis and needs assessment 

  • fundraising and collaborative relationship management (corporate, charitable and local authority) 

 

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