Approved: 20.06.2016

Sarah Needham

Artist, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 20.06.2016




Coming soon
Roy’s People Art Fair, Barge House Oxo Tower Wharf, 12-15 April 2018

The London Open 2018 ,  ICI will be on digital display on screen at the Whitechapel Gallery June-September 2018

East Finchley Open Artist's Houses ?July 2018

Solo Exhibition: No Format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt St, Deptford, London, UK SE8 5JB  5-12.11.2018


Current
Ideal Home Show
- London, Why Not Art stand  - digital display and catalogue 17.3-2.4.18

Trace Elements, Deptford Does Art Gallery, Deptford High St, London  8-28 Feb 2018
Private view 8.2.18 7-11
In conversation with Sarah Needham, Paul Anderson Morrow and Matthew Gould, hosted by Rosalind Davis 24.2.18 7pm

Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ . “Fulham Lethe” is currently exhibited in the ground floor lobby with Artful.com until March 2018 

Blooms London. Display of small affordable works within the offices. Feb-March 2018

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        Coming soon
        Roy’s People Art Fair, Barge House Oxo Tower Wharf, 12-15 April 2018

        The London Open 2018 ,  ICI will be on digital display on screen at the Whitechapel Gallery June-September 2018

        East Finchley Open Artist's Houses ?July 2018

        Solo Exhibition: No Format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt St, Deptford, London, UK SE8 5JB  5-12.11.2018


        Current
        Ideal Home Show
        - London, Why Not Art stand  - digital display and catalogue 17.3-2.4.18

        Trace Elements, Deptford Does Art Gallery, Deptford High St, London  8-28 Feb 2018
        Private view 8.2.18 7-11
        In conversation with Sarah Needham, Paul Anderson Morrow and Matthew Gould, hosted by Rosalind Davis 24.2.18 7pm

        Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ . “Fulham Lethe” is currently exhibited in the ground floor lobby with Artful.com until March 2018 

        Blooms London. Display of small affordable works within the offices. Feb-March 2018

        Recent Exhibitions/Fairs 
        Trace Elements
        , Deptford Does Art Gallery, Deptford High St, London  8-28 Feb 2018
        Private view 8.2.18 7-11
        In conversation with Sarah Needham, Paul Anderson Morrow and Matthew Gould, hosted by Rosalind Davis 24.2.18 7pm

        Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ . One large painting in the ground floor lobby and a cabinet of Small and Tiny Experiments in colour and two 3D pieces on the first floor, through artful.com.  October -Dec 2017
        SFSA Painting Open 17, No Format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt St, Deptford, London, UK SE8 5JB Private view 7 December 7-18 December
        Roy's People Art Fair, Islington, London14-17th September 2017  for details click link below  www.royspeopleartfair.com/artists.php?controller=pjLoad&action=pjActionView&id=72
        For gorgeous photographs of the stand taken by Dani Tagen please click on this link
         https://www.dropbox.com/s/ekpjcuw825n9w8e/SarahNeedham_show-001.jpg?dl=0
        Creekside Open 2017 selected by Jordan Baseman, APT Gallery  May 2017
        Art Fair Malaga, Palacio de Ferias y Congresses de Malaga, Malaga  2017: Exhibited digitally.
        Small Experiments in Colour, Queen's Wood Cafe, Highgate June 2017
        The Talented Artist Fair, Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR (Whitechapel tube)
        ?17/18/19 March 2017
        The Thames: The ARTery of London, Curator:  Angus Pryor, St Katharine Docks  Dec2016
        ?Sugar And Spice,   Devon House, St Katherine Docks: Curator: Angus Pryor Aug- Sept2016 
        Both Ends Of Madness, Sassoon Gallery Folkestone. Curator: Angus Prior 22July 2016
        Nautical Perspectives,   St Katherine Docks, curated by Angus Pryor May  2016 
        Whenever I feel Blue I Start Breathing,  Earl's Court Project Rooms,  June -July 2016
        Open Studios: Open Art Spaces, Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea    June-July 2016
        Open studios:Kensington and Fulham Open Art Spaces, Pocket Arts 2015
        Place and Proximity, Austin Forum, Hammersmith, Pocket Arts 2015
        Refuse Reuse, Kensington, Pocket Arts 2015
        Microtopia, Kingsgate Workshops, West Hampstead 2014
        Microtopia, Kingsgate Workshops, West Hampstead 2013

        Competitions and Juried Shows

        2018-Selected for round 2 Aesthetica Art Prize
        2017 Creekside Open- Jordan Baseman selection at the APT Gallery


        Community Art Projects and Interactive Events

        Interactive Events / Community Arts

        In conversation with Rosalind Davis: Rosalind Davis will be interviewing the three artists involved in Trace Elements in a walk around the gallery on Saturday the 24th Feb from 7pm, interrogating the three different approaches Sarah Needham, Paul Anderson Morrow and Matthew Gould take to their practice.  This is a free event, you are welcome to attend.

        Willoughby Gallery Project: Initial research in process: this has involved oral history collections and will include repeated photographic walks  and a school based workshop culminating in an exhibition at the gallery 

        Previous:

        Both Ends of Madness Symposium, Thursday 21st July 6-8pm  Sassoon Gallery Folkestone
        Sunday Lunch Confessions Open Art Spaces 2016
        Place and Proximity Interactive Artists Event  Pocket Arts 2015,
        Art For Fort’s Sake  Coordinated this community fund raising event with Fortismere School Art Department included parents, student and community exhibition,  and interactive events 2015
        Story collecting 
        2015 to2016: collecting food stories from people engaged with markets,
        Splat Messy Play 2006-9 a messy play group for children under 5 and their parents / carers,   Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church
        Art Week: Manorside JMI and N family work shops 2008

        Previously:
        Previous Art Work: 1989-2000   Exhibited in various  galleries and alternative spaces in London and included in a group show in the Barbican with VSO.  Followed by a period of child care.

        Education:
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        Graduated  with a 2.1in 1989 in Fine Art and Education from Hatfield Polytechnic.  Reflecting a long term interest in trade and international economic and cultural realtionships  graduated with MSc in Develoment Studies from South Bank University in 1994 and went on to  study Traditional Chinese Ink painting with Prof Ding of Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China 1995-7.

        Representation:

        Why Not Art from December 2017
        Luminaire Arts ?from March 2018, profile on their site pending
         

        Artist's Statement
        My work is engaged with the interconnected  effects of trade, people, place, story and memory on identity.  Using  a limited range of  pigments selected both for their beauty and their resonanace within the history of trade and mark making I create abstract images which resonate with forgotten stories, creating spaces to remember.

        Each painting is vreated using hand mixed paints from raw pigment, and composed in order to create a feeling of space, using in particular tone and gloss/matt effect to suggest space.  In addition in some of the paintings features of landscape are borrowed to provide structure.  In this way building up very flat surfaces using thin glazez of paint I am able to create the illusion of suggested ambiguos space.

        The work is an act of conscious remembrance of the history of trade and its impact on people, the pieces themselves are an invitation to the viewer to fall in, to get a little lost and to remember.

         

        CV & Education

        Representation as of 2018: Curious Duke Gallery, Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery, Why Not Art, Luminaire Arts, Saatchiart and Artful 

        Coming Up:

        Summer Exhibition, Curious Duke Gallery, Whitecross Street, London EC1Y July-August 2018

        East Finchley Open Art Houses, and 8 House No 17 June 30/July1 and 7

        The Other Art Fair, Bristol , the Passenger Shed, Bristol July 26-29

        Roy's People Art Fair, Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, London 1-4 November 2018

        Current Exhibition

        From the Archive, Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery, 26 Highgate High Street, London

        Previously

        Roy’s People Art Fair, Barge House Oxo Tower Wharf, 12-15 April 2018
         
        Ideal Home Show- London, Why Not Art stand  - digital display and catalogue 17.3-2.4.18

        Trace Elements, Deptford Does Art Gallery, Deptford High St, London  8-28 Feb 2018
        Private view 8.2.18 7-11
        In conversation with Sarah Needham, Paul Anderson Morrow and Matthew Gould, hosted by Rosalind Davis 24.2.18 7pm

        Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ . with Artful.com October 2017-March2018


        SFSA Painting Open 17, No Format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt St, Deptford, London, UK SE8 5JB Private view 7 December 7-18 December


        Roy's People Art Fair, Islington, London14-17th September 2017

        Creekside Open 2017, Jordan Baseman Selection, APT Gallery, Deptford London 2017

        The Thames The ARTery of London, Devon House St Katharine Docks 4-18 December 2016

         Talented Art Fair, The Truman Brewery, 17, 18,19 March 201

        Sugar and Spice, Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, July-August 2016

        Both Ends of Madness, Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone July 2016

        Nautical Perspectives, Plastic Propaganda, St Katherine’s Dock 1-14th May 2016

        Refuse Reuse, Kensington, Pocket Arts 2015

        Microtopia, Kingsgate Workshops, West Hampstead 2014

        Microtopia, Kingsgate Workshops, West Hampstead 2013

         

        Work held in Private Collections  UK, Australia and Japan.

        Education: Graduated in Fine Art and Education from HAtfiel Polytachnic 1989. Masters degree in Development Studies from South Bank University 1994. Post graduate non certificated study in Chinese traditional  ink painting techniques (Southern School) with Prof Ding, formerly of Jiangxi Normal University, in Nanchang in China 1995-7.