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Duckie at the Barbican

"Copyright Christmas"

Duckie at the Barbican

I have been working in the team as a set painter for this Duckie Christmas production which has been designed by artist Robin Whitmore, and which premiers at the Barbican. Lots of big buckets of paint and wallpaper paste! We have been working at the Biscuit Factory on huge canvases and using lots of dribbling paint. There will also be an alternative Duckie Christmas market running at the Barbican if you are looking for gifts, or see my list of limited editions posters for sale below

Duckie at the Barbican


Robin Whitmore's sets for Copyright Christmas have received some great reviews. "The set, designed by Robin Whitmore, is brilliantly realised." The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/8959422/Copyright-Christmas-Duckie-Barbican-Theatre-review.html

And this review of the show from the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/dec/14/copyright-christmas-review

Barbican Theatre

10 - 31 December 2011 / 19:30, 16:00, 21:30

Capitalism is collapsing and the criminal economy is taking over... so let's go shopping! Step inside the Duckie superstore and witness the decaying arcades of branded Britain. Conspicuous consumption thrives in this promenade performance featuring saucy shopaholics, supermarket sweepers and sweatshop santas.

Purchase your dreams - love, peace and happiness - all boxed up as consumer durables. In an age when we know the Katie Price of everything and the value of nothing, this rollicking good romp asks: Does Christmas mean more than shopping?

Continuing their tradition of alternative Christmas shows for the Barbican, including the Olivier Award-winning C'est Barbican!, the Duckie collective returns with more original festive fare.

Starring a cast of 20 all star performers including Dickie Beau, Scottee, Jess Love, Ryan Styles, H Plewis, Sheila Ghelani, Roy Kerr, Susannah Hewlett, Harold Offeh and Bird la Bird.

Directed by Mark Whitelaw
Designed by Robin Whitmore
Produced by Duckie
Co-commissioned by the Barbican



A selection my pictures have been reporoduced as signed limited edition posters by Shape. They are available through the Shape webiste at a cost of 10 each plus 3 P + P. Browse through the Pop Up Gallery section or follow the direct links on each title below to find and purchase my work.


1. The Stade, Indian ink (black and white)
Indian ink on paper, 2010
Original size H 30cm x W 73cm

2. Inside Mick's Hut-A Tangle of Nets (colour)
Pen and watercolour on paper, 2010
Original size H 29cm x W 36cm

3. Nets and Rain (colour)
Permanent pen and watercolour on canvas, 2010
Original size H 62cm, W 30cm

4. View from Mick's Hut (colour)
Pen and watercolour on paper, 2010
Original size H 30cm x W 72cm

5. Liverpool Panoramas North Dock (colour)
Indian ink on raw balsa wood, 2009
Original size 4 x H 10cm x W 93cm

6. Net Shops and Fish and Chips (colour)
Indian ink, pen and gouache on balsa wood, 2010
Original sizes H 10cm x W 93cm

See more of my work on my gallery page.

Body of Work: The Big Draw at the Hunterian Museum

Saturday 15 October, 11am-4pm

transparent drawings on acetate made with participants at The Big Draw Hunterian Museum.
transparent drawings on acetate made with participants at The Big Draw Hunterian Museum.
Photograph "Of Body Of Work" transparent drawings on acetate made with participants at The Big Draw Hunterian Museum. Photos by Jane Fradgley

Join us in celebrating the complexity of the human body by participating with visual artist Sally Booth to make a drawing installation inspired by the collection, attending a demonstration by a member of the medical artists association and creating an 'Exquisite Corpse' using a special free drawing kit.

Event in partnership with the House of Illustration www.houseofillustration.org.uk and the Medical Artists Association of Great Britain www.maa.org.uk

Free event (all materials provided), Drop-in, no need to book. All ages

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
t: 020 7869 6566 | f: 020 7869 6564

Cannizaro Open Studio Weekend/Merton Arts Trail

Come and see the work of all Cannizaro artists. This year we are also participating in Merton Arts Trail. Works are for sale

Cannizaro Park - the hidden door
Cannizaro Park - the hidden door

Saturday 8th/Sunday 9th October 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 16th October 10.30pm - 5.30pm
Cannizaro Park,
The Potting Sheds,
Wimbledon Common,
London SW19 4UE


Studio visits can be arranged by appointment, if you are interested please contact me. View map of the studio location (this link will open in a new window).

Creative Landscapes Exhibition, Hastings

Drawing and paintings by Sally Booth
Photography by Lynn Weddle

View from Mick's Hut, pen and watercolour on paper, 2010
"View from Mick's Hut" pen and watercolour on paper, 2010

Work created during their English Heritage-Accentuate residency on the Stade in 2010. The Stade Education Project is very pleased to be able to re-exhibit their work in the newly opened Stade Hall, as part of Heritage Open Days 2011.

The exhibition runs from
Thursday 8th September - Wednesday 14th September, 2011

Private View

Thursday 8th September 2011, 5 - 6.30pm
Stade Hall, Rock-a-Nore Road,
Hastings, TN34 3FJ
5pm Welcome speeches with a BSL Interpreter

RSVP by Thursday 1st September:

For map of Stade Hall location (this link will open in a new window).

For more information about new Jerwood complex on the Stade (this link will open in a new window).

Red Squirrel on Brownsea, photo Tim Norris
Red Squirrel on Brownsea, photo Tim Norris

Unlocked Artists Commission, Brownsea Island

Unlocked is a partnership project between the National Trust, WAVE arts education agency, DepARTure Arts, Activate Performing Arts, Dorset Youth Organisation, Dorset V and RIO.

Above you can hear a recording of poems by pupils at Pokesdown School who worked with poet Evlynn Sharp - part of the Brownsea Island schools commission project.
Log drawings made on Brownsea by pupils of Pokesdown School
Log drawings made on Brownsea by pupils of Pokesdown School
Peacock drawing by Zusanna on rhodedendron log
Peacock drawing by Zusanna on rhodedendron log

With sculptor Tim Norris and Poet, Evlynn Sharp, I was selected to undertake the schools commission, with three participating schools in Dorset. Working with Pokesdown Primary, Ruscombe First School and Court Hill First School we led arts workshops, both in the schools and on field trips to the island, (which is located in Poole Harbour). The pupils made drawings and sculptures inspired by the materials, environment and wildlife of the island, and also wrote poems and made a recording in response to the site. The project culminated in a labyrinth made by Tim Norris, with assistance from pupils of Rushcombe, and which incorporated log drawings and poems by the children from each school and willow sculptures as signposting.

Tim, Sally and Evlynn on the ferry to Brownsea
Tim, Sally and Evlynn on the ferry to Brownsea

To see more of our work with the children follow this link: www.courthill.poole.sch.uk/gallery/default.asp?album=18&pid=3

125 Rackets Community Art project

Over the last few months the Education Department at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club have been working with several local schools and groups on a community art project that celebrates the 125th Championships. Each participant was given one of 125 wooden, unstrung, unfinished racket frames and asked to interpret it in a medium of their choosing to reflect The Championships. Many of the rackets will be exhibited in the windows of businesses in Wimbledon Village for the duration of this year's tournament, while others will be displayed in suitable locations around the grounds.

Live tennis on TV, Pen on green acetate layers and graph paper on a wooden racket, 2011
"Live tennis on TV"
Pen on green acetate layers and graph paper on a wooden racket, 2011

I was invited to make a piece for this exhibition to commemorate 125 years of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. My racket has been on display in the Members Room at the Club.

Upstream Rishi Exhibition Comments

"A stunning sense of place(s) throughout the work - diverse yet inter related imagery combined to to create an intensely rich visual experience. Love it. Thank you Sally" Arts Council Officer 24/5/11

"Exquisite and haunting" - Arts Council Officer

Exhibition at Brighton Festival

Pictures from my exhibition at the Brighton Festival Upstream Showcase.

installation shot sally booth artwork

installation shot sally booth artwork

installation shot sally booth artwork

installation shot sally booth artwork

Photos of Sally's exhibition at the Brighton Festival Upstream Showcase by Rachel Webb at Pillory Barn Creative.

Brighton Pavilion drawing tent

Brighton Pavilion gardens drawing tent

drawing tent detail 1

drawing tent detail 2

drawing tent at Brighton Pavilion gardens

Above are some pictures from my onion dome drawing tent in Brighton Pavilion gardens as part of the Upstream showcase.

Sally sitting inside Brighton Pavilion drawing tent.

Brighton Pavilion drawing tent under construction at the studio, with Sally sitting inside the onion dome roof structure.

Visitors looking at finished drawing tent.

Sally Booth and one of her drawing tents, shaped with an onion dome roof, was at the Brighton Festival.

Up-Stream Accentuate logo type

Dada-South is proud to announce the artists selected for Up-Stream

Sally Booth is one of the artists selected to present their work at a high profile showcase programme as part of the Brighton Festival in May 2011.

Eleven artists have been chosen to represent some of the best quality work being undertaken by disabled and Deaf artists in the South East as part of Up-Stream, a major new showcasing programme being run by the arts organisation, Dada-South in partnership with Arts Council England.

This work will form part of this year's Brighton Festival and will contribute to the Cultural Olympiad and the build up to London 2012.

View from East Hill Railway

The View from East Hill lift.
Two indian ink drawings on balsa wood, 2010

Up-Stream will take place between 24th and 26th May in Brighton.

Sally will be undertaking a live drawing installation at Brighton Pavilion Gardens on 25th/26th May and also exhibiting art works at My Hotel in Brighton.

My Hotel Exhibition

Brighon Pavilion Drawing tent with onion dome roof.

Brighton Pavilion Drawing tent with onion dome roof. Design drawing by Tim Norris.

Free entry. Opposite Carluccios. Lift access, and very near Brighton Pavilion gardens. My Hotel: (Rishi Room), Jubilee St Brighton BN1 1EE. Tel: 01273 900 300 - www.myhotel.com

Further information available from www.up-stream.org.uk, www.up-stream.org.uk/blue-coat-windows-sally-booth, www.dada-south.org.uk www.brightonfestival.org or tel Dada-South 01622 685694 or info@dada-south.org.uk

Up-Stream is part of Accentuate, a transformational programme of 15 projects which seeks to change perceptions and offer opportunities to showcase the talents of deaf and disabled people.

Sally Booth on BBC Radio 4

In Touch 8.40pm 10th May 2011

A feature on the arts including interviews with Sally Booth, Stevie Rice and Rachel Gadstone.


Royal College of Art, 24 hour Inclusive Design Challenge, Include 2011 Peoples Choice Award

In April 2011 I was invited by the Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, to act as a design partner on the 24hr Inclusive Design Challenge. I was teamed up with a group of young designers called 10 Collective. Their brief was to come up with a product or service that would improve the quality of life for disabled people. The design for accessible ticket machines won the Peoples Choice Award at the conference.

For more information: www.hhc.rca.ac.uk, 10collective.wordpress.com/

Exhibition by my pupil Ali age 9

My pupil Ali, age nine, has been invited by his Head-teacher to put up an exhibition of his work. He has been working with me outside school since he was seven and this is his first solo exhibition. Ali was recently awarded a certificate of excellence for his entry into the Merton in Bloom Art Competition.

Ali has a natural sense of design and the exhibition includes a selection of his drawings and paintings of bicycles, scooters, still life, snow scenes, toolkits, and even his pet hamster, all done from life.

Exhibition Opening Event: Friday 11th February from 3pm -4pm

Merton Abbey Primary School, High Path,
South Wimbledon SW19 2JY

In the school hall. Refreshments provided.

The show will run until Friday 18th February 2011

Visitors welcome by appointment contact
O208 542 2179

Tube: South Wimbledon (Northern Line)
Buses: 93, 57,131,219

Some ink drawings by Ali

Still Life with Fruit and a sponge
Still Life with Fruit and a sponge
Daffodils and a toy puffin by Ali
Daffodils and a toy puffin
Daffodills in pastel on red paper by Ali
Daffodils pastel on red paper

See a slide show of my drawings for Graeae Theatre Company

Graeae Outside building

See selection of work from my Creative Landscapes residency with English Heritage-Accentuate

drawing by Sally Booth of The Stade, Hastings, two triangle pictures, ink on wood
The Stade, Hastings, two triangle pictures, ink on wood
drawing by Sally Booth of The Stade, Hastings, Indian ink
The Stade, Hastings, Indian ink
drawing by Sally Booth of Shed and lobster pots
Sheds and Lobster Pots, Hastings



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