Sarah Roseingrave

Sarah works in a range of media including glass, ceramics and printmaking.  She was born in Dublin in 1978.  She works part-time as a physiotherapist, and returned to full time education to complete a Level 6 FETAC in Professional Art Practice and Design, in St. Johns Central College, Cork in 2012/13.  She went on to Crawford College of Art and Design, completing her degree in Contemporary Applied Art in 2017.  Exhibitions include the St Johns graduating show ‘Interpretations’ in 2013, the 3rd year CCAD show ‘Murmuration’ in 2016, and the final year degree show ‘Beyond Dialogue’ in June 2017.  Her degree show work won several awards, including a Future Makers award, residencies with the National Sculpture Factory and Cork Printmakers, and long-listed for the RDS Visual Arts Awards.  Her work draws on themes of memory, sentiment, and the ephemeral. 

Sarah Roseingrave Degree show work

I draw on memory, such as imprints, traces, and residues as inspiration. My research involves deserted spaces, their interiors and exteriors. Ephemeral atmospheres are created via obscured, layered and cracked surfaces. Themes of growth and transience are linked to memory, such as nature taking back over abandoned places.

Process and craftsmanship is important to me, both aesthetically and as references to memory. Working in and combining different materials allows for a broad consideration of concepts. Growth is also as a function of making, such as the development of ideas, processes and skills. To develop the idea of growth through making, I have recently used living plants, mosses, and flowers, to continue to transform the made work.

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