Approved: 16.08.2006

Rachel Sargent

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

I am absorbed with the way light changes and defines places, constantly transforming the same piece of land, wood or coastline. The changing quality of light and elements against the permanence and stillness of the landscape are central to my work; clouds across a hill, flashes of light through woods, shadows along a track.

I use a range of mixed media, printing techniques and collage to create

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  • Location: Shaftesbury, South West
  • Activities: Adult education, Residencies, Workshops, Community arts, Private commissions
  • Categories: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: Dorset, Landscape, Light, Workshops, Walking, Nature, Elements, Child Okeford, Mixed Media, Experimental
 
 
 

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    Biography

    I am absorbed with the way light changes and defines places, constantly transforming the same piece of land, wood or coastline. The changing quality of light and elements against the permanence and stillness of the landscape are central to my work; clouds across a hill, flashes of light through woods, shadows along a track. I use a range of mixed media, printing techniques and collage to create multi-layered surfaces and marks from which the images can evolve. I use the accidental effects that occur in the process of creating surfaces; the chance marks and random settling of oil and water based paints used together. The paintings, as a result, are often as unpredictable as any walk through the land I try to interpret. I have recently moved to a new studio in a converted cowshed at Gold Hill Organic Farm in Child Okeford where I also run workshops.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training 1981 - BA Hons Art, Roehampton Institute, University of London

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2015 - SHADOWS Shaftesbury Arts Centre

    2013 - Off the Beaten Track, Lower Lawn Barn, Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire

    2012 - Walking the Chalk, Pythouse Garden Cafe, Hatch, Wiltshire

    2011 - In All Lights, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Dorset 2011 - New Paintings, Pyt House Garden Cafe, Wiltshire

    2011 - Rachel Sargent, Pythouse Kitchen Garden, Tisbury

    2010 - New Works, The Gallery, Chard, Somerset

    2010 - Rachel Sargent, The Gallery, Chard

    2009 - New Works, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury Dorset 

    2008 - New Works, Bell Street Gallery, Shaftesbury, Dorset

    2008 - Riverlight, The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    2007 - Wylye Valley Art Trail, Bath Arms, Crokerton, Wiltshire

    2006 - New works, Black Swan Arts Cafe, Frome

    2005 - New Works, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury, Wiltshire

    2003 - New Works, Chard Art, Chard, Somerset

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2013 Sticks to Stones, Gallery 54, London, Elements, The Quad, Derby, 

    2012 - Dorset Art Weeks, Dorset Centre for Rural Skills, Blandford

    2012 - From Sticks to Stone, The 54 Gallery, Mayfair

    2012 - Illuminated, Quad, Derby

    2011 - Dorset Art weeks, Dorset Centre for rural Skills, Blandford

    2011 - Somerset Art Weeks, Mudford Village Hall, Somerset

    2010 - Dorset Art Weeks, Dorset Centre for Rural Skills, Blandford

    2010 - Lookout, Portland Arts Centre, Portland

    2010 - Rachel Sargent, Ashley Wood Farm, Tisbury

    2010 - Six plus One, Rook Lane Chapel, Frome

    2010 - Stock Gaylard Oak Fair, Stock Gaylard Estate, Sturminster Newton

    2009 - BARK!, Shaftesburt Arts Centre, Shaftesbury

    2009 - New Gallery, Wilton Art Gallery, Wilton, Salisbury

    2009 - Wylye Valley Art Trail, Pyt House, Wiltshire

    2007 - The Art of Commons, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury

    2004 - December Exhibition, World End Gallery, Chelsea, London

    2004 - Time Being, Sherborne House, Dorset

    2003 - Christmas Takeaway, Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset

    2002 - Mixed exhibition, Maltby Contemporary Art, Winchester, Hants Curated projects

    2009 - BARK! A Celebration of Trees, Turnbulls Deli, Shaftesbury, Dorset

    2008 - Pinpointing Portland, Rook Lane Gallery, Frome

    2008 - Something in Disguise, The Slade Gallery, Dorset

    2007 - Breach - The Art of Commons, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Dorset Workshops 2012 - Making images of the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth heritage centre, East Lulworth

    PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

    2009 - Three paintings, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Competitions,

    PRIZES AND AWARDS

     2015 - Evolver Prize 2015 (Top 50) Thelma Hubert Gallery , Honiton

    2006 - Evolver Prize 2006 (Top 50), Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    2014 - Article. Featured artist in Arkadia Magazine

    2007 - Breach - The Art of Commons Other

    2006 - Article. Featured Artist, DORSET Magazine, Dorset