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Sarah K Reece

Sarah K Reece

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As a social practice artist the focus of Sarah’s work is the conversation and connections made with other people. Best known for their gold gilded ink paintings, they work across a wide range of mediums such as oil painting, watercolours, and hand made inks. Some works are paired with writing and poems and become handmade books and zines. Their sculptural work uses polymer clay, timber, metal, glass, fabrics, and unusual materials such as rose petals. Sometimes confronting and always compassionate, Sarah’s art delves into hidden, private, or marginalised experiences, expressed with aching beauty, savage darkness, and quiet joy.

With such sensitive handling, Sarah’s art is an incredibly effective way of engaging hidden diverse communities, complex issues, and taboo topics. Their process supports the voice of marginalised people without exposing them and helps make it ‘bearable to look’ at difficult topics. After blog readers around the world sent tokens representing their miscarriages to be cremated with the baby Sarah miscarried, they realised this was the heart of their arts practice – difficult to describe, deeply personal, intrinsically relational.

They illustrate their talks and community resources to humanise the topics, such as their very person TEDx talk ‘Emotionally Safer Sex’.

“Thank you for sharing… sometimes (your work has) been the only reason I have made it through the night.” – Mental Health Week exhibition visitors comment

How will your Philanthropy help?

Sarah’s creative process is deeply personal, at times painfully brave, and often engaging communities profoundly impacted by poverty. Subscriptions help to support the engagement process which can take many months before exhibitions and opportunities for income arise.

Subscriptions also support the authenticity of the work. Sarah’s exhibitions always fit a range of diverse perspectives together. Sponsors frequently only wish to share the stories and voices that fit their agenda. Subscriptions are free of such constrictions and allow for depth, richness, and complexity.

How will Philanthropists benefit?

Sarah will engage personally with subscribers via email and each philanthropist will be entered into a gift lottery.

All philanthropy benefits are at the discretion of the individual artist.