Approved: 10.02.2017

Sarah Tombs

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 10.02.2017
  • Location: Swansea, Wales

Artist Statement

Sarah Tombs is a practising sculptor. Sarah studied her degree in Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art, gaining a first class hons degree, followed by MA studies at Chelsea School of Art and an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1987. Passionately believing that art should be part of our 'everyday' environment, she has completed 11 major public sculpture commissions nationally and internationally. Her work is held in numerous collections including: The Government Art Collection, Christies, Linklaters, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Kidwelly Castle (CADW), British High Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the Hammersmith Hospital.

Sarah also exhibits her sculpture and has particpated in several site-specific projects as part of a Welsh sculpture group Sculpture Cymru. The projects include;  Ironstone and Castle at Kidwelly Castle (CADW), Barcode Sculpture, at theNational Botanic Garden of Wales. She is currently working on an art-science research project; Cross Pollination,  jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Art Council Wales.

Sarah is currently working on a commission for the Burns Unit entrance at Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

In addition to her sculpture practice, Sarah lectures in sculptural practice and contextual studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St David’s, Swansea, and lectures at the National Gallery, London.

CV & Education