Sarah is an independent Painter, Curator and Arts Consultant with a unique ability to inspire and engage people in the Arts.
As a Curator and Project Manger she is able to develop creative concepts, plan and deliver successful inspiring events and exhibitions, often involving large numbers of creative people to diverse audiences. Her 20 years experience of working in the arts is particularly valuable as it straddles the worlds of Arts and Business, feeling equally comfortable in the board room as well as the artists studio. Alongside her interest and natural ability to work within the context of Arts and Business Sarah also has a passion and belief in community projects. From being on the board of the Norwich Arts Centre to organising music and arts festivals, courses and events in her local area of East Anglia.
Above all, Sarah strives to develop innovative Arts Projects which inspire their audience and develop participants in their practise. Sarah is a trained Arts Council, Arts Award Adviser.
River Art Trail Curator, South Norfolk – 2014, 2015 & 2017 www.waveneyvalleysculpturetrail.com
Various Norfolk primary schools – artist led workshops and exhibitions 2013 – 2014
Warren School, Oulton Broad – Drawing Workshop Project – 2014
Norwich School – Landscape Art project for children’s festival 2013
Norwich Theatre Royal – Curator – 2007 – present
Targetfollow Estates Ltd – Head of Art 2003 – 2009 – Set up Art Dept, developed exhibition spaces across the UK, sourced artwork for their large private collection, set up artists studios in Norwich and Dover, created a commercial website and developed plans for a new gallery and art in the public realm in Central London, Norwich and Stockport.
Norwich Fringe Festival 2003 to 2006 – Curator (28,000sq ft space featuring 150 artists’ work, 6,000 visitors over 2wks)
Salthouse Exhibition Project – Curator
Creative Arts East – Project Manager
Cinnamon Gallery – Manager and Curator
Eastern Angles Touring Theatre – Audience Development
Frontline Arts & Community Enterprise – Project Manager
Festival in the Garden – Festival Director
Glastonbury Festival – Folklore Society Audience Development
Ealing Jazz Festival – Workshop Leader
Falmouth Art Gallery – Exhibition Assistant
PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
Elle Decoration – Featuring Sarah’s paintings.
Radio Norfolk – interview as curator of Norwich 20 Group’s 70th Anniversary exhibition.
Mustard TV – interviewed as the curator of exhibitions at Norwich Theatre Royal.
Various coverage in East Anglian print media: EDP, Beccles & Bungay, Lowestoft Journal, Norwich Advertiser.
Guardian supplement – Art in Norwich feature on Art Factory Studios.
Luminous Landscapes – self published catalogue of paintings available through this website.
Crafts Magazine July 2006 – feature on Salthouse 2006 exhibition, 52 artists, curated by Sarah.
BBC Look East interview as curator of Norwich Fringe Festival 2004