Sarah King is a practicing artist, educator and researcher. She employs a range of artistic research methods and material processes in her practice including digital recording and projection; object gathering and making; stitching; drawing; and embodied actions.
Her work and research are focussed around notions of memory; exploring the uncanny, and the abject in relation to objects, materiality, memory, and trace. Recent soft sculptural works and sound drawings are deeply concerned with the passing of time, forgetfulness, the absent subject and mending the impossible in an attempt to confront and reconcile the strangeness of loss. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has work held in private collections in the UK and US.
Sarah is Subject Leader for the Fine Art degree programme at Arts University Plymouth, she teaches across all years and leads level 6 studio, professional practice and contextual modules.
Sarah is passionate about the dialogue of practice and the richness of sharing, debating and questioning to bring dynamic and live making and thinking to the studio. She is currently External Examiner for University of Gloucestershire.
Drawing in an expanded field, scores and movement, memory as monument, abject materiality, and practice led research.
2019 Hidden- Fringe Arts Bath Festival
2019 Tiny Sketchbook Project, London, Paris, New York
2018 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
2018 Royal West Academy, Bristol
2018 Institut Fur Alles Mogliche, Berlin
2017 A drawing show, PS1, Plymouth College of Art
2017 May Day, May Day, Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol
2012 Specular, KARST, Plymouth
2012 ‘my sister life’ Artspace 101, Plymouth University
2012 TRACE, Motorcade/Flashparade, Bristol
2012 Surface II Crypt Gallery, London
2011 Surface Crypt Gallery, London
2011 ‘Satori’ Performance drawing with Impermanence, Dance Theatre, SPACE, Dartington
2011 ‘Satori’ Performance drawing with Impermanence Dance Theatre, Goldener Saalkun Shaus Tacheles, Berlin
2010 The Moment of Privacy has passed, Usher Gallery, Lincoln
2010 Domesticated (touring show) Postmodern Gallery, Swindon
2009 Domesticated (touring show) Walcot Chapel, Bath
2012 Residency at The Hypatia Trust, Jamieson Library, Penzance.
2011 Residency in collaboration with Impermanence Dance Theatre, SPACE, Dartington
2011 Residency with The Hypatia Trust, Jamieson Library, Penzance