BIOGRAPHY

I am interested in how our perception of being in, knowing and belonging to the world affects our ecological awareness and thinking. In my multi-disciplinary practice I approach environmental changes through research, collaboration and deep connections with the land, its people and its materials. I explore my ideas through printmaking, painting and ceramics, as a means of making sense of the world, often fusing sound and/or moving image into the final installation. Situated in the context of the Arte Povera and land art movements, my work seeks to question, or disrupt, habitual perspectives through the liminality of objects, materials and spaces.

 

SARAH STRACHAN

Group exhibitions

 

SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE

May 2020

The library of the future 2020, shortlisted and exhibited online as part of the Sustainability Art Prize supported by Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

QUEENS' ART FESTIVAL

February 2020

Contingent on carbon, 2019, selected and exhibited as part of the festival at Queens' College, University of Cambridge, UK.

TRANSITION

February 2020

The library of the future 2020, site specific installation in the University Library at Anglia Ruskin University. Exhibited as part of the third year interim show of work by Fine Art students at Cambridge School of Art.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS: ART AND SCIENCE

February 2020

The air we breathe 2019, shortlisted and exhibited as part of a group exhibition at the Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK.

THE ART OF WATCHING ART

January 2020

Wind i,ii,iii, 2018 and The Artwatcher, 2020 exhibited as part of the group exhibition at Motion Sickness Project Space curated by Itiswhatitis_duo.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

November 2019

Holding on, 2019 exhibited as part of a group exhibition of work by Fine Art students at Cambridge School of Art hosted by Motion Sickness in their Project Space in Cambridge, UK.

ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OPEN

November 2019

Precious metal, 2018 selected and exhibited as part of the annual open exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK.

THOUGHTFUL PLANET 3

September 2019

The air we breathe, 2019 selected and exhibited as part of the Thoughtful Planet 3 exhibition at the Thought Foundation, Gateshead, UK.

RETURN TO NATURE

September 2019

Group exhibition at Legacy Art Gallery, Todmorden, UK.

AA2A ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMER EXHIBITION

August 2019

Selected for online group exhibition organised by Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A).

ART@ARB SUMMER OPEN

July 2019

Precious metal, 2018 shortlisted and exhibitied in the annual open exhibition at the Alison Richards Building, University of Cambridge, UK

MAKING MARKS - ART ON THE WALL

June 2019

Group exhibition at Unit 6 studio and gallery, Richmond, UK

SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE

April 2019

The air we breathe, 2019. Collaborative art project resulting in a sculpture shortlisted for the Sustainability Art Prize 2019, Anglia Ruskin University.

DEUIXEME

April 2019

Care, 2019. Site specific installation in Ruskin Corridor, Cambridge School of Art, UK.

CONNEXTIONS

February 2019

Fear of failure, 2019. Ceramic sculpture and oil on canvas for Connextions exhibition in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Network conference 2019 hosted by Anglia Ruskin University.

MERGE

February 2019

You never step into the same river twice, 2018. Digital image and sound installation for an exhibition of work by 2nd year Cambridge School of Art students, Merge, in Ruskin Corridor, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

VISION

January 2019

Stack (& measure), 2018. Ceramic sculpture and found objects for an exhibition of work by 2nd year fine art students, Vision at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK.

SENSE OF PLACE

January 2019

All that remains 2017. Photopolymer print for Sense of Place exhibition at the White Room Gallery, Yellow Arch, Sheffield, UK.

MILL ROAD WINTER FAIR ART SALON

December 2018

All that remains, 2017. Photopolymer print for Mill Road Winter Fair Art Salon exhibition, at Gallery 9, Cambridge, UK.

50 UNDER 50

November 2018

All that remains, 2017. Photopolymer print for 50 under 50 exhibition, Unit 6 studio and gallery, Richmond, UK.

THE ARCHIVE AND CONTESTED LANSCAPE

October 2018

Shared water, contested water 2018. Ceramic vessels, found objects and photobook for The Archive & Contested Landscape Exhibition as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018.

SALTAIRE SCUPLTURE TRAIL

September 2018

Nature of things, 2018. Ceramic sculpture at Saltaire Festival, Saltaire, UK.

TREEFEST

July 2018

Nature of things, 2018. Ceramic sculpture for East Anglia Children's Hospices' Art Festival, Ipswich, UK.

POST24

April 2018

Nature in the balance, 2018. Ceramic sculpture for POST24 an exhibition of first year Fine Art students, at Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge, UK.

SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE

April 2018

Nature of things, 2018. Ceramic sculpture and digital image shortlisted for the Sustainability Art Prize 2018, Anglia Ruskin University.

SARAH STRACHAN

Publications

 

WAYS OF THINKING

All that remains, 2017 featured in a multi-layered book that explores the ways in which creatives find and make use of inspiration. Published by Ruskin Arts Publications

March 2020

ROAR

November 2019

The Archive and the Contested Landscape collaborative essay featured in the curated collective publication on art and sustainability. Edited by Rosanna Greaves and Marina Velez. Published by Art.Earth

SARAH STRACHAN

Reviews

 

VARSITY

Exhibition review of Contingent on carbon (2019) at Queens' Arts Festival, Queens' College, Cambridge

March 2020

CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT

Exhibition review of The Art of Watching Art at Motion Sickness Project Space, Cambridge

January 2020

SARAH STRACHAN

Awards and honors

 

SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE

The library of the future, 2020 (shortlisted and exhibited online)

2020

ARTROOMS AWARD - SCULPTURE

Stack (& measure), 2019 (shortlisted)

2019

INSTITUTE OF EAST ANGLIAN ARTISTS OPEN

All that remains, 2017 & Precious metal, 2018 (shortlisted, not hung)

2019

ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OPEN

Precious metal, 2018 (shortlisted & exhibited)

2019

ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY OPEN

Precious metal, 2018 (shortlisted, not hung)

2019

RA SUMMER EXHIBITION

Precious metal, 2018 (shortlisted, not hung)

2019

VISUAL ART OPEN PRIZE

Precious metal, 2018 (shortlisted)

2019

SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE

The air we breathe, 2019 (shortlisted & exhibited)

2019

RA SUMMER EXHIBITION

All that remains, 2017 (shortlisted, not hung)

2018

VISUAL ART OPEN PRIZE

Wind i,ii,iii, 2018 (shortlisted)

2018

SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE

Nature of things, 2018 (shortlisted & exhibited)

2018

SARAH STRACHAN

Education and qualifications

 

BA (HONS) FINE ART

Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

2020

CHARTERED MARKETER

Chartered Institute of Marketing, Cookham, UK.

2005

CIM DIPM IN MARKETING

Cambridge Marketing College, Cambridge, UK.

1999

CIM ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MARKETING

Cambridge Marketing College, Cambridge, UK.

1997

BA (HONS) GEOGRAPHY

University of Sheffield, UK

1995

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