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About

Artist, writer, educator and occasional curator

 

Obsessed about obsession and the act of looking over and over. Press repeat, nothing stays the same. 

Sarah Chapman is an artist based in Plymouth, UK, and  is an alumni of the Royal Drawing School, London.

 

Her current work explores the fluid boundaries between memory, mythology, magical thinking, landscape and bodily forms. Previous preoccupations include sinking into bodies of water, mis-rememberance and spoken word - attractions that haven’t entirely gone away.

From 2010 to 2021, she curated and directed a public arts and education programme in Plymouth, UK.

Curatorial highlights include: www.marinerbigread.com and www.mobydickbigread.com

In 2022, she made the decision to step away from the field of curation to focus on developing her art practice.

 

She recently founded and launched dRAWing Space to widen access to drawing and to help others develop their own unique creative voice.

2024

June - England is a Forest, group exhibition curated by SMALL WORKS at Sluice, The Minories, Colchester.

May - Selected artwork for the Urban Tree Festival exhibition at Ocean Studios, Plymouth.

 

April - Extract from Slip-Skin, a short story featured in 'Grandma's Story,' a painting installation by Delpha Hudson. Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall.

April - Eye To Paper Vol 2. The Paper Stage Spring Show. Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Road, St Margaret's House, Gallery 1, Edinburgh.

April - Longlisted for Jackson's Arts Prize.

March - Drawing Beyond. A group exhibition of works on paper. Breaker's Gallery, Notting Dale, North Kensington, London.

February - Artist residency at Dumfries House, Scotland, supported by the Royal Drawing School and The King's Trust.

2023

Selected artwork in Royal West of England Academy (RWA) 170th Open, Bristol.

Chapter contribution to Radical Fauna by Angela Cockayne. Sea Locker Press. 

Of Gods and Goddesses - that is all. Solo Exhibition, accompanied by a drawing intensive workshop weekend. Leadworks, Plymouth.

Silent / Listen. Group Exhibition, Ashburton Arts Centre, Devon.

Dartmoor Collective. Group Exhibition, Poltimore House, Exeter.

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Fragments and fractals, and a splintered mirror. A billion possibilities, catching the light, refracted, shimmering, ever-changing, spinning momentarily in the here and now.

Fundamental and base, it’s the boulders and grit that hold it altogether.

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