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Sarah Dixon is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Education/Artist Training
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Student of Henry Ward, portrait painter, Wandsworth, London 2008-2010
Cyprus College of Art Summer School – 2008
London College of Printing – EdExcel Corporate Design – 2004
Slade School of Art – Painting module as part of Biology degree – 1998
University College London – Third year course the Biology of Visual Perception – 1998
Slade School of Art Summer School – Life Drawing, Bronze Casting – 1992
British Institute, Florence – Life Drawing – 1992

Artist Residencies
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Hawkwood/Frances W Reckitt Arts Trust – 3-day Residency, Hawkwood, Stroud 18-20 September 2017
Art of Libraries – 2-day Residency, Gloucester Library (’20 Games for Gloucester LIbrary) August 2017
Artist Residency in Motherhood – Lenka Clayton’s Model – March 2016 – March 2017

Public Projects & Performance
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Mother BuntingPerformance with Gloucestershire Female Creatives at Stroud Theatre Festival, September 2017
Mother BuntingOpen participatory artwork – invitation to make bunting for a large collection telling Mother stories, Global 2017
Your Beating Heart – Digital-letterpress collaboration and participatory project, Site festival Stroud 2015
Painting by Numbers, Public Art project SVA site festival Stroud 2013

Exhibitions
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Nasty Women – Group Show Auction, Marshall Rooms, Stroud October 2017
Mother Bunting – Desperate Artwives Collective Show 5th Edition, Lower Marsh, London January 2017
The Letter As Art (Your Beating Heart) Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative Group Show, the Museum in the Park, Stroud 2016
Poetry Paintings  Black Books Cafe, Stroud 2015
Secret Artist  The Museum in the Park, Stroud November 2013
Painting by Numbers  SVA Site Festival, Stroud May 2013
Artefacts of Failure QUAD, Derby October 2012
Kew Studio Group Show  St Luke’s House November 2011
Stroud at Work & Play  Portrait Photographs. Subscription Rooms Stroud, Gloucestershire November 2011
Kew Studio Group Show  Orange Tree Theatre March 2011
Goblin Market” Super8 film. Oblong Gallery 7-21 January 2010
Affordable Art Show Riverside Gallery, Richmond Dec 2009 – Feb 2010
Eight Portraits  Hubbub Cafe, London Oct-Nov 2009
Botanical Expedition with Pudding Mill Products Olympic Site London Sept 2009
Gloucestershire Print Cooperative Group Show  Cheltenham Art Gallery 2008-2009
Earth‘ Group Show, Orleans House, Twickenham 2008
ARTHouse Open Studios Richmond 2007, 2008, 2009

Moving Image
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Toad is on the Road‘ Stroud 2012. Community animation made outdoors.
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire‘ Cast. 2011.Creative documentary Dir. Daniel Edelstyn. London Film Festival (BFI) 2011, and many other screenings inc C4.
forever baby‘ Dir. 2011 animated cutout sequence. Screenings: Walthamstow Short Film Club 2011, CineMe Bristol 2011, Portobello Film Festival 2011
Bicycle Botanist‘ Dir. 2011. short film. Shortlisted for SUSTRANS National Cycle Film Competition. London Short Film Festival Lo-Budget Mayhem – January 2012
‘I Am A Great Man‘ Animator. 2011. animated title sequences for feature film – a spoof documentary about the world of politics
A Moving Portrait of Anna’ 2010. Dir. Stills photography turned into a film portrait. View on Shooting People website.
‘Lembranca’ (Reminder), 2009. Animator. an award-winning Brazilian film for which I supplied animated hand-drawn sequences showing the thoughts and blog of a teenage girl. Dir Mauricio Osaki, 17min, Brazil.  42º Festival de Brasilia. Prize: Best Director (Digital Category) Best Cinematography (Digital Category)
The Moondig‘, 2008. Dir. hand-drawn animated poem, premiered 2008 at the London International Animation Festival at the Curzon Soho;
Goblin Market’ 2004.  Dir. Super-8 film, screened at the Bristol-based Joy of 8 festival, the ICA and on Sky TV. Also at Oblong Gallery, Dalston, January 2010.

Grants and Awards
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Jerwood Bursary – Shortlisted January 2017
Crowdfunding Campaign -‘Get This Mother Bunting Artist to London’ – Fully Funded January 2017
Action Learning Set for Artists – supported by Create Gloucestershire Sept 2016 – June 2017
Project Grant ‘Painting By Numbers’, Stroud Arts Festival 2013
SVA/CreateGlos/Arts Council 2012 Arts Education Bursary – Artist professional development
“Bicycle Botanist” 90 seconds film, London Short Film Festival 2012; Shortlisted for SUSTRANS national competition
London Film and Video Workshop Bursary 2008 – To create an Animation (The Moondig) premiered at the Curzon Soho, London International Animation Festival

Commissions
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“Louise Hirst” Oil on canvas 2011 – Allan Hirst
“Our Savouress” Egg Tempera on Wood 2010 – Anna Portch
“The Tyrrell Sisters” – Three portraits – Oil on canvas 2010 – Therese Tyrrell
“Mia” Oil on canvas 2010 – Boran
“Ronald Aaronson” Oil on canvas 2010 – Marcus Ereira
“Mariana’s Garden”Oil on canvas 2010 – Mariana Heilmann
“Bill” – Oil on canvas 2009 – Bill Clucas-Tomlinson

Private Collections
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‘Your Beating Heart’ – various prints from limited editions, 2015-2017
“First Large Self-Portrait” Oil on canvas 2011 – Giles & Angela Dixon
“George Meyrick as Harry” Portrait Acrylic on Paper 2009 – George Meyrick
“Mr Smith” Acrylic on canvas 2009 – Verity Rofe-Sheridan
“Gizmo” Egg tempera on wood 2009 – Zachary Fitzgerald
“oppweepmwup” Acrylic on canvas 2009 – Hannah Wreglesworth
“Damaged Virgin” Hand Finished Etching with gold leaf 2009 – Anne Tyrrell
“Woman at an Art Gallery” Oil on board 2008 – Diana Markides
“Spring Garden” Acrylic, sequins and glitter on canvas 1999 – Dino Leventis

Teaching
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Egg Tempera Painting – Workshops in school for kids with learning difficulties – Autumn 2015
Crazy Aviary at the Guardian Big Draw 2012
Wild Food Project at the Girls’ Art & Nature Club (Age 7 and Up), Pensford Field, Kew 2009-2011
Fytiotika Weaving – Supporting Cypriot weavers to maintain their practice – 2010 – present
Tutor/Adult Education – Experimental Drawing Workshops, Icon Painting Workshops, Book Making Workshops

Collectives
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Founder Member, The Women’s Art Activation System
Desperate Artwives Collective
Gloucestershire Female Creatives

Professional Memberships
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a-n Artists/AIR, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Create Gloucestershire, Atelier Textile Club, Gloucestershire Printmakers Cooperative

Press/Media
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Mom Egg Review – Sept 2017 – Mother Bunting

a-n online – May 2017 – Models for Mother Artists

Good on Paper – Feb 2017 – WAAS Wikithon