Project Description

Sarah Needham

Sarah Needham

About Sarah Needham

I am interested in how pigments leave traces of human interconnectedness across geography and time. I work by researching historical events which have resonance with what is happening in the now. I then find out which pigments played out in those events, and that determines the colours in any particular collection. I then make abstract pieces which play with sensations of space and time, that are suggestive and not didactic. There is a moment of poetry when the viewers associations meet with the pigment associations and mine in the painting.


First degree:2.1 Fine Art and Education Hatfield Polytechnic 1989

Masters: Development Studies, 1993 South Bank University

Post Grad study with Prof Ding, Head of Art at Jiangxi Normal University, non certificated, traditional Chinese ink painting, Southern School


Silson Contemporary Art Midwinter Show 2020

Beyond Other Horizons,Iaşi Palace of Culture, Romania 2020

Makers and Craftsmen Project, Curated by Bergman and Mar, London 2019

Beyond Abstraction, Luminaire Arts, London 2019

The Other Art Fair New York 2019

The Affordable Art Fair, London, Battersea with the Kahn Gallery 2019


The Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg with the Kahn Gallery 2019

The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London 2019

Corby Glen Project, Solo, Lincolnshire 2019

Curious Duke, mixed summer show 2019

Open Studios, EFOA, 2019

Curious Duke Winter show 2019

competitions and juried shows

Black Swan Open 2018

2017 Creekside Open