A little feeling… exhibition by Sarah Walpole

Dates:29 December 2017 to 2 January 2018
Times:11am to 5pm

Description of work on show:

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 and book forms that I produce – quite diary like in their execution.  It is hoped that the paintings 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.

Background on artist:

Brighton based artist & maker 2001–current
Painting, window display design/implementation, prop making, styling & textile design in my studio, North Laine, Brighton. Experienced in engaging with all cross sections of the community, from young children in the May Festival children’s procession, through to adults in arts clubs/ community events, film and performance, including learning disabled. Freelance artist for Secret Garden Party & Village Undergrounds ‘The Imaginarium’ Dec 2013, Wicked Faerie Productions & Same Sky supporting Lewisham Peoples Day/ Burning of the Clocks. Most recently worked on props for Tangram Theatre productions for Edinburgh Fringe & Adelaide Fringe.

Favourite things:

Ballet – drawing diaries – apples – making little books – spending time with friends & family – swimming  – secondhand boot sales & vintage stores – magazines – my studio – cycling my BMX – Shimokitazawa,Tokyo – gigs in quirky venues – raw food – the sea!