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Sarah Kirby

I have lived in Leicester since becoming a member of Leicester Print Workshop in 1991.

I live in the city centre and my work is about the world around me.. ….my city, my garden, my allotments all provide constant source of inspiration and interest.

A long term and continuing series of linocuts is about the buildings in Leicester (to date over 50 images) – looking at my city through its architecture, about how places are shaped by the people who live, work and pass through them and in turn contribute to a sense of place, pride and home.

In 2012 /13 I was awarded a Leverhulme Artist in Residence award with the University of Leicester. Working with the Centre for Urban History I made a series of works about Leicester’s industrial buildings focussing on the City’s manufacturing past – the rise, fall and re-invention of a city scape.

During 2018/19 I have been one of three Artists in Residence at Launde Abbey in Rutland – creating a body of work about the building and the ancient woodland around it – for exhibition at the Abbey to mark its 900 year anniversary.

Recent commissions include two pieces of work for the collection of Abington Park Museum, Northampton to mark the re-launch of the Museum (2018), tea labels for Fortnum and Mason, and cover images for Candlestick Press.

For more information about Sarah, visit her website.

Visit LPW to purchase Sarah’s work in the LPW Shop.