Sara Burgess (b.1987, Suffolk, UK) is a pattern obsessive and metalwork artist. She studied at Falmouth College of Arts 2005 - 2006 before progressing to study Sculpture at Camberwell 2007 - 2010. Sara is obsessed with the spiral form and uses this motif often in her work, and experiments with the combinations of form and patterns. Her current series of art work 'Bodies' is an exploration into the human condition through metal work.
The use of the spiral motif and interest in patterns is perhaps a subconscious manifestation of the inner ear cochlear relating to her hearing loss since birth. She is influenced especially by wrought ironwork, alternative culture and the Henry Wellcome museum collection. Sara doesn’t really see herself as part of the contemporary art scene but of the alternative, outsider and disabled artist collective.
Sara currently lives and works in London, working on her metal work at the weekends at the Pelham Hall Sculpture Studio. Lambeth Walk, and imagining about art during the week in her 9 to 5 life. She hopes one day to escape the mundane, and simply practice her craftsmanship making metal sculpture in a workshop or forge all day. Sara is also an assistant to the outsider artist, Billy Weston since 2009.
Truro & Penwith College, PGCE PCET (Art /SEN), 2011 - 2012
Camberwell College of Art, BA Hons Sculpture, 2007 - 2010
Falmouth School of Art, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, 2005- 2006
2017 Sacred Bodies, the Anglican Chapel ruins at
Nunhead Cemetery, London
Selected Group Exhibitions / Events
2018 MADE 2018, Morley Gallery, London
2016 Urban Art Fair, London
2016 MADE 2016, Morley Gallery, London
2015 InPractice artist talk, Royal Academy, London
2014-15 Tight Modern Exhibition Tour, Nationwide
2014 MADE 2014, Morley Gallery, London
2010 Shortlisted for the Strata SE1 Prize, London
2010 ‘The Tale of the Cardboard Boat’ film screening,
Gallery Primo Alonso, London
2010 Camberwell College of Arts BA Degree Show, London
2009 Second Year Exhibition, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
2006 Falmouth School of Art Foundation Show,
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall