Sarah Dixon is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Grants, Awards & Commissions

  • I AM WITCH  – Silver Spoons Collective Group Show, The Storey Institute, Lancaster 2022 – Reworked Silver Heirlooms and Ancestral Journeying
  • MELTDOWN – CuratorSpace Bursary Award August 2021
  • Social Artists for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (WAAS)research commission – part of AHRC Fellowships with Social Art Network Axisweb and Manchester Metropolitan University 2021
  • The Baby Makers (WAAS)National Lottery Community Fund £10K 2021
  • ‘Miscarriage and Wellbeing: performative rituals for visualizing loss’ – Cultural Institute Interdisciplinary Research and Impact Fund for Culture/University of Leeds School of Performance and Cultural Industries / NHS / Royal College of Art 2021
  • WAAS Project Artist CommissionSocial ARTery Axisweb 2020
  • Social Art Library Ambassador – Archiving UNIDEE Residency – 2020
  • UNIDEE Artist in Residence 2020 ‘Embedded Arts Practice in a Postpandemic Future
  • Emergency Fund – Arts Council 2020
  • ‘What Do You Dream Of?’ – Summer Street Phone Box Community Art Project – Create Gloucestershire with Strike A Light and Cheltenham Festivals May 2020
  • a-n mentoring award – 2019
  • a-n bursary – Shortlisted 2018
  • Jerwood Bursary – Shortlisted January 2017
  • Crowdfunding Campaign -‘Get This Mother Bunting Artist to London’ – Fully Funded January 2017
  • Action Learning Set – Create Gloucestershire Artist professional development 2016-2017
  • Project Grant ‘Painting By Numbers’, Stroud Arts Festival 2013
  • Arts Education Bursary – Artist professional development SVA/CreateGlos/Arts Council 2012

Public Projects & Performance

  • The Bureau for the Validation of ArtSITE Festival, ‘BUT IS IT ART??’ SVA Stroud 2021 – Oxford Offbeat Festival June 2021 – Performance Grace Exhibition Space, New York 2020 – Social Works?: Live, Manchester 2019 – Art Licks London 2018
  • Care As Commons – collective reading of Part II / Section 4 “Fair, Free & Alive” by David Bollier & Silke Helfrich – 2021
  • 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

Artist Residencies

  • UNIDEE 2020 ‘Embedded Arts in a Post-Pandemic Future‘ –  Biella, Italy (Remote/Virtual) October-November 2020
  • Hawkwood/Frances W Reckitt Arts Trust – 3-day Residency, Hawkwood, Stroud 18-20 September 2017
  • \Art of Libraries – Residency at Gloucester Library (‘20 Games for Gloucester Library’) August 2017
  • Artist Residency in Motherhood – Lenka Clayton’s Model – March 2016 – March 2017


I AM WITCH  – Silver Spoons Collective Group Show, The Storey Institute, Lancaster 2022 – Reworked Silver Heirlooms and Ancestral Journeying

Motherhood & Metamorphosis – Group Show, Lansdown Gallery, Stroud November 2017
Nasty Women –Auction, Marshall Rooms, Stroud October 2017 (sold ‘An Unpublishable Rant’)
Mother Bunting in Mom Egg Review – Featured Show, US 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

What’s Emerging For You‘ TEDx Stroud Interval Film 2021

Fearless Emergence‘ TEDx Alief USA 2020
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.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire June 2021 – The Baby Makers/WAAS
BBC Radio Gloucestershire May 2020 – What Do You Dream Of? Phone Box Lockdown Art Show

Writing for Good On Paper – Interview with Valerie Van Leersum and Tara Downs – Site Festival May 2018 + Interview Paul Grellier, Sculptor, June 2018.
Mom Egg Review – Sept 2017 – Mother Bunting
a-n online – May 2017 – Models for Mother Artists
Good on Paper – Feb 2017 – WAAS Wikithon

Painting Commissions
“A Happy Treeman Am I” Egg Tempera on Board 2021
“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
‘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

Egg Tempera Painting – Workshops for adults and children, also in schools including for kids with learning difficulties – ongoing
The Art of Your Life Spiral year-long art and nature exploration for female bodies and the feminine
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

Education/Artist Training
The Neuroscience of Change – 13.5 CCEUS – Coaches Rising 2020
Feminist Art & Exhibitions – Node Curatorial Studies Online 2020
Relational Dynamic Coach – Culture At Work & Relational Dynamics 1st – 2019
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
Biology BSc Hons 2 (i) University College London 1998
Slade School of Art Summer School – Life Drawing, Bronze Casting – 1992

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

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