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Sarah Brooker

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Field, Malverns

Bluebell Bank





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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I became entranced by the practice of' painting with wool ', after working for years with metals.... I love trying to translate the everyday paraphernalia of life and nature into this vibrant but elusive medium. I create wallhangings and smaller framed works, along with recent appliquéd vintage fabric still lives, from my studio in Ledbury

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Essential aspect to life which I am very used to now after forty years.... it simply identifies one and enhances most days whether visually or through connections.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Fine artist / feltmaker, trained at Portsmouth Poly ( sculpture BA ) , Goldsmiths College ( textiles MA )

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I taught visual studies and textiles for ten years on foundation courses at Portsmouth and Southampton Universities and Hereford Art College, along with numerous workshops, lectures and one day courses in wet felting and textiles.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Foundation course Braintree, Essex 1978-9
Fine Art BA Hons Portsmouth University 1979-82
Post graduate textiles Goldsmiths College, London 1987-89
Artist in residence Battersea Arts Centre , London 1985-6
Resident feltmaker Brewery Arts , Cirencester, Glos 2000-2015

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Prema Arts , Uley 'Primavera' , solo show .....four seasons (hand rolled
felt wall hangings) 2020
Threestoreys, Nailsworth 'Shrink-wrap ', retrospective solo show 2022
16 gallery, the boulevard, Cheltenham Still Lives show 2023

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