Drawings, Paintings, Etc: Margareta Jelic and Sarah Walpole

Dates:1 July 2021 to 7 July 2021
Times:Daily 10am to 6pm. Late opening until 9pm on Friday 2nd July

Exhibition of recent works by Sarah Walpole and Margareta Jelic includes drawings, paintings, animations, installations etc. which are compatible in many ways.  The artists first met at a charity art workshop U Can Spray in Brighton in 2018. They had their first joint art event at AOH for the Brighton Festival in 2019. This is their first exhibition together and alongside are working on their new project This Is All Us, a series of workshops on up-cycling, cooking, eating habits, pet care and self sufficiency.

Margareta Jelic is an interdisciplinary artist and art theoretician from Belgrade, Serbia but she lives and works in Brighton since she has received Global Talent Visa in 2020.

Since 1991 she has been exhibiting at numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally in Hungary, Austria, France, Great Britain, United States and Canada.

She graduated at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, the Department of Painting.

Margareta obtained her MA and second PhD at the Department of Multimedia Art, the University of Arts in Belgrade.

She completed her first PhD thesis at the Department of Art and Media Theory, the University of Arts in Belgrade.

Her works are part of some private collections and museums in Serbia (Museum of City of Belgrade, Gallery Nadezda Petrovic, Cacak, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Vujicic Collection etc).

She works in wide range of media and art techniques such as installation, animation, painting and sound.


Sarah Walpole is an artist & maker originally from Northamptonshire, but has been based happily in Brighton now for almost 20 years.

She studied Ba Hons Fine Art & Ba Hons Psychology at University College Worcester gaining firsts and has since continued combining the two disciplines in her work.

“I am constantly recording down moments & experiences, everything from the glances of strangers, to my own thoughts & feelings, it all infiltrates back into my work. These records take form as little notes, sketches & scrawls and it is these treasures that go on to inspire the paintings, drawings, installations and book forms that I produce – quite diary like in their execution.  It is hoped that the pieces work on multiple levels, in being both visually pleasing, even pretty in some cases, but also thought provoking, allowing the viewer to read something else into them. My writing is almost miniature, therefore quite a challenge to decipher, often disguised as texture or mark making. I like that it is not very obvious to the casual viewer, but if the audience takes the time to really look into the pieces, that they might be rewarded.”


This exhibition was postponed from 28th January 2021, due to national lockdown.