Sarah lives and works between rural Monmouthshire, South Wales. and Bristol. She is an interdisciplinary artist working in  media such as  installation, print, drawing, artist books, photography and moving image.

Originally Sarah trained in Architectural Stained Glass in Swansea at what is now University of Wales Trinity St David

She was awarded her Masters of Fine Art at Bath Spa University in 2004, and in 2013 gained a Post graduate Diploma in  Multi- Disciplinary Printmaking at The University of the West of England, Bristol.

Her main areas of exploration are  Memory, Place and the Liminal.

Sarah is also a qualified teacher (BA QTS) who has taught, lectured and facilitated since 1994 in schools, colleges, museums and galleries.


                                                           Exhibitions, Events and Commissions

2017 DRAWN, RWA Bristol April 1st to June 4th

2017 Coal Tree Salt Sea (artists’ book). Centre for Fine Print Research, Artists Books, University of West of England, Bristol ( 5 Dec ’17 to Jan 31st ’18))

2017 Coal Tree Salt Sea, Oriel Q, Narberth, Pembrokeshire (5th August to 3rd September)

2017 ‘Kunstlerbucher fur Alles’ ( Artists’ books for everything). Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany ( 2nd June to 6th August)

2017 Coal Tree Salt Sea. Abergavenny Museum.

2016 Beyond the Page. Allsop gallery, Bridport Dorset.

2016  Oriel A r c h i p e l a g o , Eisteddfod, Abergavenny

2016 Coal Tree Salt Sea Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff

2016  Liminal Presence,  Mission Gallery, Swansea

2016 Sacred Art : Journey to the Numinous group exhibition. Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire

2016 Al Mutanabbi Street Inventory touring exhibition. The Basile Gallery at Herron School of Art, IUPUI University Indiana, and then George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia. USA

2015 Mari Lwyd exhibition and event, The Chapel, Abergavenny

2015 Coal Tree Artist residency exhibition at The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru, The Miners Welfare Hall, Ystradgynlais

2015 Coal Tree. Installation in the landscape, Cwmgiedd

2015 Mini residency at Mission Gallery , Swansea

2015 ‘Something of Place‘ Group exhibition.  Aberystwyth University Art Gallery

2015  ‘Artist Residency’ exhibition at The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru, Ystradgynlais

2015 ‘Sketchlook exhibition’ Touring to Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas and Booklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

2014 ‘Winter Show 2014′ Oriel Barker Gallery, Pontypool Museum

2014 ‘Narrative and Place’ event for CIVIC@ Cardiff Contemporary

2014 ‘First Impressions‘ Group exhibition with The Out of Print Collective, The Create Centre Gallery, Bristol

2014  Space Place Practice.  Site specific event at Corsham Court, Wiltshire (postponed)

2013 ‘Drawn’ group exhibition. ‘All Day Breakfast Gallery’ Broadmead, Bristol

2013 ‘Deep mapping’ exhibition at University of West of England gallery

2013 Sheffield International Artists’ Book Exhibition

2013 ‘Deep mapping’ for the  ‘walking in the city’ (In The City Series 3)  Commissioned by PLaCE  and The Showrooms Project. Parlour Show Rooms, Bristol

2013 Co-curated an exhibition ‘walking/talking’. Commissioned by PLaCE. Parlour Show Rooms, Bristol

2013 ‘BABE‘ (Bristol Artists’ Book Event), Arnolfini, Bristol

2013 ‘Period of Grace’. Group show, College Green, Bristol

2013 ‘ The Library of Lost Books’. Group show exhibited at the opening of the New Birmingham Library in November  onto Wolverhampton University and then onto various venues.

2013  ‘Al Mutanabbi Street Inventory’. Touring group exhibition starting at John Rylands Library, Manchester continuing to The Lit and Phil Society, Newcastle and then on from there. Concurrently  a full set of books is also being shown at Cambridge Arts Council , Cambridge, Massachusetts which then moves onto The Centre for Book Arts, New York City in collaboration with poet’s House NYC. More venues are TBC.

A complete set is being given to The Iraq National Library, Baghdad. for their collection at the end of the tour.

2012 Group show. ‘Postcards from the Edge’, Barnabas Art House, Newport, Wales

2012  ‘Re-emergence: Concerning Memory and Place’   One person exhibition at  Newton House, Dinefwr, Llandeilo, Wales.

2012-13 International Altered Book Project . A  touring exhibition at UWE Bristol , The Sydney Nolan Trust in Wales, Cardiff School of Art, Manly Library in  Sydney, Australia and The Milk Factory Gallery in Bowral, Australia.

2012 ‘What’s in the Box’.  An artist book collaboration and exhibition, UWE, Bristol.

2011 Group show. Bocabar, Paintworks, Bristol.

2010  Group show. ‘Postcards from the Edge’, Barnabas Art House, Newport, Wales

2008 Exhibition. Ronnie’s Restaurant, Thornbury

2007 ‘Mortal : Momento Mori ‘ Group Show – The Old Protestant Cathedral, Bristol

2007 Commission. Glass

2007 Commission. Painting

2006 Group Show, Steps Gallery Bristol

2005 “Presque Vu” Mixed show .Paintworks, Bristol

2005 “Autumn exhibition”The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol

2005 Jamaica Street Studios Exhibition . Jamaica Street studios, Bristol

2005 Commission. Glass sculpture/installation.

2005 “Drawn” – Drawing lab and group show at Plan 9, Bristol

2005 Exhibition at RUH .Royal United Hospital, Bath

2005 “Flatland”.Group show . Centrespace, Bristol

2004 MFA showBath Spa University, Bath


Selected Publications:

Invisible Scotland. Ed Mary Modeen. 2013. Moray School of Art Press, The University of the Highlands and Islands

Bringing Back The Book. J. Glaser and S. Kruse. 2013. London. Library of Lost Books

The Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014-15. Ed Sarah Bodman. 2013. Bristol. Impact Press. The Centre for Fine Print Research. The University of the West of England.

Coal Tree Salt Sea. S.Rhys. 2017. Coal Tree Press. Mamhilad,Wales


Sarah has her work in various collections both in the UK and abroad.