“Your passions for demystifying mental health and challenging stigma are exemplary”
Thomas Andrews, SANE Mental Health Charity
2021 - Present
Garments Anxiety and Anorexia are currently on display at law firm, Clyde & Co, in an exhibition with The Perspective Project to encourage mental health conversations in the workplace.
Woven Experiences, GreatArt,
Solo exhibition opening up the conversation with expressive art and sculptured fashion. Curated by Katie-Marie Ford, the exhibition showcased popular pieces from the Mental Health collection and launched the brand new collection Life After Trauma. The interviews Sarah conducts with people who have lived experience of mental ill health and trauma were presented throughout. The exhibition also featured art by Sarah's collaborators: Connor Lawson, Beth Cole, Rebecca Bruton Textiles, and Cecília Glória Footwear.
Sarah exhibited garment PTSD at launch event for Traumascapes, a new survivor-led organisation dedicated to changing the ecosystem of trauma and creating new horizons for survivors through art and science.
WIRED - Time to Change Waltham Forest Hub,
Exhibited garments Depression and Schizophrenia with a group of mental health advocates for Time to Talk Day. WIRED, the power of analogy exhibition was funded by Time To Change Waltham Forest Hub, celebrating great minds wired to create and share their unique voices while giving others the insight, the language, the imagery, the voice to be heard, understood, and listened to.
Death Over Time Part 2, online immersive exhibition
Solo exhibition presented as an online immersive experience where viewers could go into the exhibition, walk around themselves, and click on garments to learn about each one. You can still enter the immersive experience by downloading the free programme here The software was created by Curat10n and the exhibition was funded by Time to Change Kingston, a social campaign tackling mental health stigma.
Sustainability Meets Rape and Sexual Violence,
Never Fade Factory, Soho London
London Fashion Week Off-Schedule Presentation Exhibition – Interactive exhibition and live performance both raised the question… where are we, as a society, at with mental health?
Whats Going On In Your Head, H Club,
Covent Garden London
Performance art piece by ballet dancer Steff D'arcy and Immortal Machinery, duet musicians Steph K and Mat G, wearing Anxiety skirt conveying the anxious state of mind. Sarah also shared on stage the meaning behind garments Anxiety, OCD, and Schizophrenia from the Mental Health collection.
Stigma, The Perspective Project, Pop Brixton
A day long exploration of mental health stigma through visual art, poetry, spoken word, music and theatre, held in Pop Brixton. Hosted by The Perspective Project and Creative Voices Mind, with support from the National Lottery Community Fund. Sarah exhibited garments Depression, Schizophrenia, and Dissociative Identity Disorder, raising awareness of the stigmas and misconceptions that surround these conditions.
Traumatised Selves, Willesden Gallery,
Willesden Green London
Curated by Laura E. Fischer, Traumatised Selves, was group exhibition featuring a collective voice of artists sharing past traumatic experiences through their art as a starting point for an open conversation.
Creative Voices Mind, Bell House,
Creative Voices Mind hosted a weekend of art, poetry and writing raising awareness about mental health. Sarah exhibited garments Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Dissociative Indentity Disorder with Connor Lawsons prints alongside a group of artists. Sarah also presented on stage her garments, sharing the meanings behind each one. All proceeds went to MQ Mental Health Research.
Death Over Time, White Space Gallery,
Bridgwater & Taunton College, Somerset
Sarah's first solo exhibition showcasing all 7 outfits from the Mental Health collection. The interviews Sarah conducts with people who have lived experience of mental health conditions were presented throughout. The exhibition also featured art by Sarah's collaborators: Connor Lawson, Beth Cole, and Rebecca Bruton Textiles.
Boundaries and Beyond, Espacio Gallery,
Brick Lane London
A group exhibition of artists exploring an array of possibilities of being creative either within boundaries and/or beyond. Sarah showcased outfit Anxiety, focusing on breaking down the boundaries of society’s perception of mental health. We must go beyond the boundaries of comfort, to educate and develop ourselves until the dialogue is nothing but a positive subject.
Creative Voices Mind, Off The Cuff
UAL Olympus UK Photography Award 2018 – Second Edition, Bermondsey Project Space Gallery
Sarah was shortlisted for the UAL x Olympus UK Photography Award. Sarah exhibited photography based on the theme 'Representation and Reality' alongside artists and photographers at Bermondsey Project Space Gallery.