Biography

Born in 1980, Cork, Ireland.
Studied Painting at National College of Art and Design, Dublin (MFA, 2007) and Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork (BA, 2003).
Sarah also holds a PgDip in Third Level Learning and Teaching, Dublin Institute of Technology, (2012).
Sarah lives and works in West Cork, Ireland.

Exhibitions

2016
Whi is Gosh?, Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere, Ireland. Solo show.
UNFOLD, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland. Selected group show following a residency award at Cork Printmakers in conjunction with Cork County Arts Office.

2013
Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork. The Kindly Ones. Gallery intervention curated by Stephen McGlynn to coincide with artist publication, Pilot Plot, book launch.

2012
Galway Arts Centre, SYNC, Curated by Maeve Mulrennan and John Twomey.
EIGSE 2012, Visual, Carlow. Curated by Barbara Dawson and Brian Duggan.

2011
EverythingSoon, The Joinery, Dublin. Curatorial advice by Miranda Driscoll.

2010
HOLDING TOGETHER, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Curated by Barry White, Sheena Malone and Michael Hill.

2009
PAPERWORK, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin.
CLAREMORRIS OPEN 2009, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Curated by Tom Morton, Hayward Galleries, London.

2008
TIMBUKTU, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin.
WINTER SALON, Temple Bar Galleries & Studios, Dublin.
FAX ON/ FAX OFF, Artist Led Archive, Galway Arts Centre and Catalyst, Belfast. Curator Megs Morley

2007
BIG STORE, Temple Bar Galleries & Studios, Dublin.
Broadcasthere, Broadcast Gallery, DIT. Curator Mark Garry and Jesse Jones.
CITY OF STRANGERS, TULCA’07. Galway. Curator Aideen Barry and Louise Manifold.
WEATHER PERMITTING, g126 (off-site) Lough Corrib, Headford, Co.Galway.
ART TRAIL 2007, Backwater Artists Group, Cork. Invitation to produce a site specific drawing installation.
Irske kunststudenter, Galleri Barbara, Sunndal Kulturhus, Oratorget, Norway.
NCAD MFA Degree Show, The Digital Hub, Dublin.

2006
MAPLESS, La Cathedral, Dublin.

2005
VillaK, Cork Caucus. Form Gallery Cork and Ard Bia Gallery, Galway in conjunction with Cork European Capital of Culture and the National Sculpture Factory.

2004
EVERYONES PRETENDING, Tigh Fili, Cork.
24hr TOURIST, Triskel Arts Centre, Art Trail.

Solo Exhibitions

2012
STUTTER and FLUID, Bar 8, Galway, Curated by Alicia Lydon/Galway Arts Centre.

2011
A CIRCLE DANCE Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

2008
VERY COMMON GLORY, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin. Curator Gavin Murphy.

Awards

2013
Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award.

2012
Arts Council of Ireland, Young People Children and Education (YPCE) Bursary.

2011
Temple Bar Galleries and Studios. (TBG&S) Project Studio Award.

2006
Thomas Dammann Student Travel Award, Royal Hibernian Academy.

Press

VAN September 2012. SYNC. Maeve Mulrennan.

CIRCA 121, Autumn 2007 Critics Choice. P.38. Sinead Halkett.

METRO, June 4 2008. WEATHER GIRL. Lucy White.

Publications

July 2012
Artist publication. Plot Plot. This artist book will chronicle the move to west Cork (2010) and back to studio award in TBG&S, (2011). The book is funded by Cork City Arts Office as invited by artist/curator Stephen McGlynn.

2006
CORK CAUCUS on art, possibility & democracy. National Sculpture Factory. Ed. Trevor Joyce & Shep Steiner. Gatherings on the Grounds of Art. pp.258-261.

Residencies

2016
The Guesthouse Project, Cork.

2014
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Newbliss, Co.Monaghan. DCC Arts Office Award (2 weeks).

2011
WORLDS END, The Guesthouse, Cork, in conjunction with National Sculpture Factory and Crawford College of Art and Design.

2010
West Cork Arts Centre, Artist in Residence . March 2010.

2009
Curfew Tower Residency, Cushendall, Co. Antrim. Curated by VOID, Derry.

2006
Mount Graham International Observatory, Safford, AZ. USA. Studio research residency at the University of Arizona, supported by RHA.

2005
Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry.

Projects

2013
Kinsale Arts Festival. Come Home for Your Tea. Artist Powerpoint Presentation

2006-2007
FAX ON/FAX OFF.   An ongoing dialogue between members of VillaK art group. Using the near redundant fax machine to maintain a physical semblance of contact. www.theartistledarchive.com

2005
VillaK. In conjunction with Cork, European Capital of Culture 2005. The Cork Caucus was initiated as an interdiscipliary forum from which dialogue could begin and be maintained.     Art practioners, curators and theorists. A founding member of VillaK, an artist run group who succeeded in setting up a live in/studio/exhibition space in Cork, a ‘grassroots’ facility within Cork Caucus www.corkcaucus.org