SARAH SPARKES
Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator. She was born in Reading and lives and works
in London.

Education:  MA Chelsea School of Art, recipient of the “Herbert Read Scholarship”
BA Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames

Art Biography

Solo exhibitions include:
“Pub Wallpaper” The Royal Oak, London, 2003
“Terra Di Matraia” Colle Verde, Italy, 2001
“The Rec” Grey Space, London, 2000
“Barren” Battersea Central Mission, London, 1997.  This installation at a public space was funded by Wandsworth Arts.

Up-coming Exhibitions –
“Driven” Fieldgate Gallery, London June 2007
“Start Your Collection” Contemporary Arts Projects, Rivington Street, London, August 2007

Group exhibitions include:
“It Takes Two” Nottingham City Art Gallery April 2007
“Border line”, Patriot Hall Gallery, Edinburgh March 2007
“Winter Exhibition” Contemporary Art Projects, Rivington Street, Lolndon
“The Marmite Prize” Residence Gallery, Hackney 2006
“Never be seen” Performing Arts Centre, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey 2006
“For Peel”, Nomoregrey, London 2006
“42”, (curator and exhibitor) Three Colts Gallery, London 2006
“Summer Show” Contemporary Art Projects, London 2006
“ David Beckham” A&D Gallery, London2006
“Local”  Wine Gallery, London 2006  
“30 x 30” Vertigo Gallery, London 2005
“Mrs Lavers 5 year Diary” The Hat On Wall, London 2005
“Real Strange” Lounge Gallery, London 2005
“East in 2 West” (curator and exhibitor), Alma Enterprises and The Wine Gallery, London 2005
“Night on Earth” The Oxford House, London, 2005  
“Long Weekend” The Scholars House, London, 2005
“Vyner Street Village Fete” London 2005
“The Prosperous Reapers” Alma Enterprises, London, 2005
“The First Chutney Preserves” (curator and exhibitor), Lambeth Country Show, London, 2005. Funded by Lambeth Arts,
Artist Studio Company and Lambeth Parks.
“Landscape” Vertigo Gallery, London, 2005
“Misplaced” Vertigo Gallery, London 2004
“Open Market” Brixton Village Market, London, 2004
“Mothers” The Oxford House, London/Northern Edinburgh Arts Centre, Edinburgh 2004;  
“Lost Weekends” Vertigo Gallery, London, 2004
“Shed Summit” Welcome Barton, Devon, 2003  
“Paperwork” Vertigo Gallery, London, 2003
“One week wonders” Vertigo, 2002  
“Onederful”  Vertigo, 2002
“Multi- story”, Lounge, London, 2001
“Colle Verde Residency Show”  Beatrice Royal, Hampshire, 2001.  Funded by Southern Arts.
“Urban Heights” Vertigo Gallery, London 2000
‘DIY’ 19 Glengall Rd, London, 2000
“Removal”  Penny School Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, 1999
‘X-hibit’ Battersea Arts Centre, London,1999
“Bankside Browser” Tate Gallery Project, 1999  
“Dinner Party ‘99” Pittshanger Manor, 1999
“Estate” (curator and exhibitor), Osterley Park House, Middlesex, 1999.  Funded by the National Trust.

Residencies
Southern Arts’ “Colle Verde Residency” in Lucca,  Italy,  2000/2001


Selected Articles.
“42” The Independent, Chris Schuler, The Independent, November 2006
“A Natural World Made Modern” Chris Schuler, The Independent, June 2005
“Harry Pyes London Diary” Epifiano (Estonia Art Magazine) September 2005
“Mothers”, Interview on Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, March 2004
“Happy Viewing” Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator, December 2003
“Wallpaper” Italian Vogue, 2001
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