Bio

Sara Jackson is an artist based in Thanet and recently graduated with a First Class Hons Degree in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury 2019. Her current practice is concerned with her working environment, capturing surfaces, textures and traces of the space, playing with the audiences perception and experimenting with the relationships between architecture, flatness and illusion. Sara was the 2019 recipient of the Platform Graduate Award, to host a 1 month solo show, 5th Nov - 8th Dec 2019 in the Turner Contemporary. She is currently in a residency at Palm Bay School, getting involved with the local children in the school to open their eyes to the artistic world. The piece 'Tile Brick Sponge' will be shown in the 'Alternative Ideal Home', 2020 exhibition in the local POW! Thanet Festival. Sara was previously in residency at Grandad's Workshop, part of CRATE micro residency programme which had a collaborative exhibition called 'Collaborate & Exchange', 2019. Sara also achieved the Crate Graduate Award, a month long residency at Crate’s Project Space in Margate. Other projects and exhibitions include ‘Intimately Familiar’ a group exhibition at the Aviary, Cobham Hall Independent School, 2019, ‘FAB LAB’ a group exhibition at Folkestone Brewery Tap, 2019, ‘Cornered’ group exhibition at Canterbury Cathedral, 2018, ‘Journeys with the Wasteland’ Turner Contemporary (off site program at Crate and The Clore Learning Studio) 2018, ICR (International Cultural Regeneration) projects (ESADHAR Le Havre and the Margate Calais project at Resort and Ecole d’Art du Calais.) and Lumen print workshop at Turner Contemporary, (2019).