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Sarah Pooley

Lives & works in St, Ives, Cambridge.


Sarah's work focuses on paintings, which can be seen as a study of artificial simulations through the exploration of social spaces and their use of industrialised technology.

The creation of consumerist social space deliberately aims to manipulate experience and affect visitors through the use of architecture, elaborate interior design and artificial lighting; technology is increasingly present within these social spaces. The subject matter although based on social spaces, consists of depicting themed parks, elaborate restaurants and theatre stage sets. Consumerist brands are completely awe inspiring with their anything goes attitude to the parks or other worlds they create. Huge set designs that push the boundaries of technology to engulf the viewer into the world that they have created for them to enjoy. Sarah's work depicts this as a simulation of an experience and socialisation.


Publications, Press

2017 - Feature in the exhibition catalogue by Photograd, for the Exploration and Investigation exhibition.

2015 - The Student Pocket Guide, National Issue 29, January-April. 

Gallery representation 

McNeill Gallery 

Online Gallery representation 

Amar Gallery

Degree Art

Creative Debuts

Saatchi Art 



2011 - 2015 - Fine art Ba (Hons) at the Cambridge school of art, Anglia Ruskin University. 


Awards and events

2018 - Shortlisted for the Visual Art Open 

2016 - Selected for round 2 of the Aesthetica art prize. 

2015 - Long listed for the signature art prize. 

2015 - Finalist for the sustainability art Prize.  

Upcoming exhibitions:

2020- Twitter Art Exhibit, William H Miller Studios, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. USA. 4th September. 

2020- McNeill Gallery, Summer Charity Exhibition. 27th June  https://mcneillgallery.com/portfolio/charity-fundraiser/ 




2019- Makers Gallery, Cambridge. 10th-22nd October. 

2019- The Cult House, Pop up Store, Gallery 54, London. 26th-31st August.

2019- Twitter Art Exhibit, Edinburgh, Scotland. 11th-13th May. 

2019- Flux Exhibition, The National Army Museum, Chelsea, London. March 14th - 17th. 

2019- Talented Art Fair, Truman brewery, London. March 1-3 

2019- January Exhibition, Mc Neill Gallery, Pewsey, Wiltshire. 1-31st January. 

2018- Summer Exhibition, Mc Neill Gallery, Pewsey, Wiltshire. 19th June- 20th August. 

2018- Twitter Art Exhibit, Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra. Australia. 7-29th April.  

2017- Exploration and Investigation, Subterranean Arts Gallery, Ipswich. 27th Oct- 18th Nov.  

2017- Twitter Art Exhibit, The Arts House, Stratford Upon Avon. 1-19 April. 

2017- Colour Opulences, Caxton, London, February. 

2017- Transition, The Storey, The Gallery, Lancaster. 14th- 17th Feb.

2016- Motion, Whistler Gallery, Jerwood Dance House, Pop my mind, Ipswich. 25th- 28th Nov.   

2016- Pop my mind's Exhibition

'Into The Forest', St Peter's, Ipswich, 19th&20th August.

2016- Twitter Art Exhibit, Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, 31stMarch- 21st April.


2015- Open Exhibition, Firstsite gallery Colchester, 3rd Oct- 22nd Nov. 

2015- Real, Cambridge school of Art Degree show, 12th-20th June.

2015- Sustainability art prize Exhibition, Ruskin Gallery Cambridge,

23rd April- 16th May. 

2015 - Pause, Interim Exhibiton, Anglia Ruskin university, 19th Feb- 1st June.

2015 - Confined, Changing Spaces, Cambridge, 27th-31st January.  


2014 - Via, Ruskin Gallery Cambridge, 13th-20th November.

2014 - Art Works, Micheal House Cambridge, 7th June.

2014 - Flux, Ruskin Gallery Cambridge, 2nd-19th April.

2014 - In Passing, Ruskin Gallery Cambridge, 19th-28th March. 

2014 - Contingency , Changing Spaces Cambridge, 15th-25th January.



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