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Sally's residency and exhibition at The All England Club, Wimbledon. Has been featured on the Wimbledon AELTC website. www.wimbledon.com


Exhibitions and events with Shape

My drawing installation and film is on display as part of this exhibition.

Shape in the City presents work from the UK's leading arts organisations such as Photovoice, and Action Space with over 30 artists at;
40 Gracechurch Street
City of London, EC3V 0BT.

19 November 2012 to 21 December 2012 Monday to Thursday 10 AM - 2 PM, other times by appointment. Shape present an exciting new Pop Up Gallery space with five floors of artwork showing in the heart of the City of London.

How to book:
For appointments or any other info email popupgallery@shapearts.org.uk, for general info visit www.shapearts.org.uk


One day in September

A film of a drawing installation by Sally Booth at South Bank, Liberty Festival, 1st September 2012.

Filmed and edited by Pablo Rivera with an additional interview, editing and subtitles by Sav Kyriacou.

Click in centre above to see the film, One day in September. This film includes some audio commentary and subtitles. Duration 5.42 min.
The National; pen on voile detail
The National; pen on voile detail.
The National; pen on voile detail
The National; pen on voile detail.

First Four Exhibition

The First Four exhibition features images of the works created by the first four recipients of the Adam Reynolds Memorial bursary (2008-2011) - the original works were exhibited at the host galleries.

To download the catalogue Click Here www.shapearts.org.uk/media/817802

The touring show will be at:
Swiss Cottage Gallery, 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA
16 November 2012 to 6 January 2013

Opening times
Mon - Thurs 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 4pm
Closed Bank/Christmas Holidays

Free admission

The First Four Exhibiting Artists

Noemi Lakmaier, Camden Art Centre, London, 2008
Sally Booth, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2009
Aaron Williamson, Spike Island, Bristol, 2010
Caroline Cardus, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2011

The First Four exhibition is presented alongside the Shortlist 5 exhibition at the main gallery on the first floor.

The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation and by Arts Council England.

The First Four Symposium

Sally was one of the artists invited to speak at this event at Camden Art Centre on 11 November 2012.

www.shapearts.org.uk/events


Latest images from Shetland

Emptying a sack of scallops
Emptying a sack of scallops.
Davie filleting plaice
Davie filleting plaice.
Davie's haddock
Davie's haddock.
Box of haddock - pen and watercolour
Box of haddock - pen and watercolour.
Annie knitting; ink and watercolour
Annie knitting - ink and watercolour.
Annie knitting - indian ink
Annie knitting - indian ink.
Sally and Evlynn at the Booth open studio exhibition, Scalloway.
Sally and Evlynn at the Booth open studio exhibition, Scalloway.

November 13th Show at Wimbledon

For the 2012 Wimbledon Championships I was invited by the Education Department of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum to undertake a residency and produce art works highlighting what goes on behind the scenes. I produced a body of my own work and worked alongside groups of artists from The Wimbledon Guild, Saint Cecilia's Wandsworth and Merton Abbey Primary School. I facilitated sessions on location at Centre Court and elsewhere, where they created images in a panoramic format.

Wimbledon panoramas Balsa Wood
Wimbledon panoramas Balsa Wood.

A selection of the work went on display at the 2012 Championships. There is now a final opportunity to see a greater range of works, as a conclusion to the project, when the Education Department are hosting a private view, FOR ONE AFTERNOON ONLY, on TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER, 4pm to 7pm.

Guests and their families are welcome to the event but RSVP is essential to ensure security at the gates are aware who is coming. Entrance to the grounds will only be granted to those on the guest list. Please e-mail Ben Swann (BSwa@aeltc.com) with your name and a request to attend by Monday 12th November 2012.

Please report to Gate 4. Bus 493 stops right outside. Nearest tube is Southfields (District Line).


News from Shetland

Evlynn Sharp and Sally have been working at the cosy Booth studio in Scalloway. During the first two weeks here they have met with knitters, fishermen, artists, and local organisations such as BBC Radio Shetland, Shetland College and the New Shetlander.

Emptying sack of scallops pen and oil stick on card
Emptying sack of scallops pen and oil stick on card

In between the fast weather, exploring the landscape and experiencing the friendly Shetland hospitality of tea and homemade cakes we have been working hard together. Sally has been drawing the team of scallop processors and fish filleters at Hunters Fish in the early mornings, and Evlynn has been writing poems inspired by the stories of local people.

Processing scallops
Processing scallops.

They have had a short piece featured on the local radio, and have organised an open studio event.

Bucket of scallops
Bucket of scallops

Evlynn will be recording her poems with the BBC and some local musicians and they hope to end our trip with an expedition to Unst in the very far north by bus and ferry.


Booth at The Booth - Edges and Extremes

October 2012

Shetland Map

A collaborative residency with poet Evlynn Sharp at The Booth artist studio in Scalloway, Shetland.

This project explores remote landscapes at the edges of the British Isles. It is being supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by Tate, The Juliet Gomperts Trust and Logan Air.

The project will continue with an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament in 2013 and events in partnership with Tate Modern. More information as the work progresses.

Arts Council England logo
The Juliet Gomperts Trust logo


Behind the Scenes

Come and see a final showcase of work from my 2012 Wimbledon residency.

November 13th 2012
Location: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Rufus Flying, Court 1, pen on washi paper
Rufus Flying, Court 1, pen on washi paper.
Sally and Rufus the hawk on Centre Court
Sally and Rufus the hawk on Centre Court. Photo by Ben Swann

Cannizaro Studios Open Weekends

22nd-23rd and 29th-30th Sept 2012
12pm - 6pm

Come and see the work of painters, potters, printmakers and sculptors, based in the heart of Cannizaro Park.

Resident Artists: Barbara Aldridge, Sally Booth, Susan Berry, Diane Gerrard, Moira Jarvis, Deana Lee, Tim Norris and Julian Rena

Cannizaro Studios 2012 Invitation img

Address: The Potting Sheds, Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4UE.

How to get to us:

Tube: Wimbledon District Line (25 mins walk or jump on the bus) Bus: Take the 93, 200, 493 to Wimbledon Village, 10 min walk.

Trains: Direct from Waterloo & Clapham Junction to Wimbledon

Tramlink: from Croydon to Wimbledon

Car and Taxi: Access via Camp Road.

Disabled access: Drive right into park up to studio entrance from Camp road (left into private lane just passed golf club house). Some, but not all studios have level access. Contact 07921 809 688 with any access queries.

Cannizaro Studios

The studios are located by the pond next to the Italian Walled Garden in the middle of Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon Village. Cannizaro Park is behind Cannizaro House Hotel and is signposted from the main park entrance on the West Side of Wimbledon Common.

Cannizaro Studios 2012 Invitation downloadable invite (saved as 430Kb PDF).


Merton Arts Trail Open studios

22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th September
12-6pm
Cannizaro Park Studios
The Potting Sheds
Cannizaro Park
Wimbledon Common SW19 4UE
mertonartstrail.org.uk


Liberty Festival

1st September
1-6pm
The Stone Circle
Outside National Theatre
Nearest tube/BR: Waterloo

Sally at the studio with drawing installation under construction.
Sally at the studio with drawing installation under construction. Photo by Pablo Rivera.

Sally Booth: Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival is featured on the visit London blog.

Liberty 2012 will take place at several locations on the first weekend of the Paralympic Games and will feature a programme of UK and international artists. Liberty is an annual Greater London Authority (GLA) festival that commissions and showcases deaf and disabled talent. 2012 is its 10th anniversary.Greenwich+Docklands Festivals (GDF), is programming a 'Best of Liberty' programme.

Sally drawing inside her installlation  Liberty
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Sally drawing inside her installation Liberty. Photo by Pablo Rivera.
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Sally drawing a girl in a buggy from inside the installation. Photo by Pablo Rivera.
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Eye contact. Boy with a red balloon. Sally is hidden inside the installation but just visible against the voile material is the imprint of her hand as she makes a line drawing of the young boy. Photo by Pablo Rivera.
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Sally inside the drawing installation with Waterloo Bridge in the background. Photo by Pablo Rivera.
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Details from pen drawings on voile from inside the installation looking out, and using a variety of pens and mark making. The images show Waterloo Bridge and the trees along the river. Photo by Pablo Rivera.
Roof panelss of installation with drawing of National Theatre
Roof panels of installation with drawing of National Theatre. Photo by Pablo Rivera.

As part of this programme, I will be undertaking a live drawing installation on the South Bank, in a temporary structure specially designed with sculptor Tim Norris and commissioned for this space.

Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Sally's drawing installation at the South Bank in front of the National Theatre. The 3D structure was built by Tim Norris, with six panoramic layers of white voile and timber that echoed the architecture of the South Bank. Each side is approximately 2.5m and height 2m plus pitch roof. Photo by Tim Norris.
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival. Photo by Tim Norris.
Live Drawing on the South Bank for Liberty Festival
The work can be viewed from outside as it develops and from inside at intervals though the afternoon. Photo by Tim Norris.

The First Four Symposium

The First Four is a symposium that celebrates the first cycle of the Adam Reynolds Memorial bursary featuring conversations with the first four recipients of the award: artists Noemi Lakmaier, Sally Booth, Aaron Williamson and Caroline Cardus, led by Tony Heaton, Shape CEO, discuss the bursary experience, approaches to the arts and how the award has helped their careers as artists.

Light in my studio, Liverpool
Light in my studio, Liverpool.

Bluecoat,
School Lane
Liverpool L1
22nd Aug 2012,
1:30pm - 4:30pm.
Book here: www.dadafest.co.uk/the-festival/event/the-first-four

www.shapearts.org.uk

My studio windows, Bluecoat
My studio windows, Bluecoat.

To see examples from my residency at the Bluecoat:
www.sallybooth.co.uk/projectArchive/index.html
www.sallybooth.co.uk/BluecoatWindows/index.html

There will be a further symposium at Camden Art Centre in November. More information to follow


Exhibition at Wimbledon

Sally's exhibition at Wimbledon extended through the Olympics until 5th August 2012

Installation Shot
Installation Shot.
Wimbledon panoramas Balsa Wood
Wimbledon panoramas Balsa Wood.

Behind the Scenes

Exhibition at The Conservatory Buffet

All England Lawn Tennis Championships
Church Road
Wimbledon
SW19 5AE

25th June 2012 to 8th July 2012
Open to anyone attending the Championships.

www.wimbledon.com/museum

In case anyone is going to Tennis at Wimbledon, I have an informal exhibition up from my Residency with the Education Department in the Conservatory Buffet (Court 1 building). There is work on display by the school children I worked with using unusual materials, intermingled with some of my own on-the-spot sketches, panoramas and small canvases showing life "Behind the Scenes". This is a busy public space with work hanging at both ends of the room and is open to anyone who is attending the Tournament. Look out for White Line Man and Rufus the Harris Hawk.

More work from Wimbledon will be on show to the wider public in September.

Artist in Residence, Education Department, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum 2012

Sally drawing by the scoreboard Centre Court
Sally drawing by the scoreboard on Centre Court.
Cente Court panorama
Centre Court panorama. A section of Sally's acetate drawing in situ in the temporary 360 viewing structure.

From April 2012 visual artist Sally Booth will be working with the Education Department as their first "Artist-in-Residence". Drawing at locations such as Centre Court, The Broadcast Centre Roof and the Croquet Lawn, Sally will be working with local schools and community groups in the lead-up to the Championships in June. Sally will also be creating her own work to capture some of the many preparations for The Championships; taking a look "behind the scenes".

Wimbledon buildings from below, Indian ink on balsa wood 10cm x 93cm
Wimbledon buildings from below
Indian ink on balsa wood 10cm x 93cm
Court 2 panorama ink on balsa wood, 10cm x 93 cm
Court 2 panorama ink on balsa wood
10 cm x 93 cm
Sally with Merton Abby pupils with their Centre Court drawings, Pen on balsa wood
Sally with Merton Abbey pupils with their Centre Court drawings (pen on balsa wood)

Thanks to Ben Swann for taking all the pictures for my Wimbledon project.

Merton Abbey Primary school

Ngaire and Ben from the Education department organised a tour round the grounds and I ran drawing workshops around the Wimbledon site. The children were able to spread out around Court No 1 and on Centre Court to make their own panoramas on wood and paper.

Here are some examples.

Pupil from Merton Abbey Primary school on court.
Pupil from Merton Abbey Primary school on court.
Merton Abbey pupils drawing on court one
Merton Abbey pupils drawing on court one
Pupil drawing on court one
Pupil drawing on court one
Merton Abbey pupil
Merton Abbey pupil
Merton Abbey pupil close up
Merton Abbey pupil
Merton Abbey pupil showcasing her panorama.
Merton Abbey pupil showcasing her panorama.
drawing on Centre court
Drawing on Centre court

St Cecilia's

The group from St Cecilia's experimented with layered drawings on acetate from a high vantage point indoors looking out, and made a large collaborative concertina drawing with a view of the courts. We got a nice thank you from Ben, the class teacher, following their visit.

"On behalf of the pupils at Saint Cecilias, Wandsworth, I wanted to thank you for giving us such a wonderful experience of Wimbledon Tennis Club. I know that the group I was with really enjoyed the various mediums with their drawings and I have never seen them so immersed and focussed in what they were doing!"

Here are a few of them at work.

St Cecilia's pupils concentrating on collaborative drawing
St Cecilia's pupils concentrating on collaborative drawing

Previous sketches

Wimbledon Court no 1, Roof with tower blocks and rainstorm
Wimbledon Court no 1
Roof with tower blocks and rainstorm.
Centre court panorama Sally setting out her long drawing in Wimbledon Education room
Centre court panorama Sally setting out her long drawing in Wimbledon Education room.
Pen and Acetate drawing, Centre Court detail
Pen and Acetate drawing, Centre Court (detail).
Drawing in progress Centre Court from inside 360
Drawing in progress Centre Court from inside 360.
Centre Court panorama 1m x 10m
Centre Court panorama 1m x 10m.
Part of Centre court panorama
Part of Centre court panorama.
Dennis Scarifier, pen on paper
Dennis Scarifier, pen on paper.
Detail Rows of seats Centre court, Pen on acetate from large panorama
Detail: Rows of seats, Centre court
Pen on acetate from large panorama.
Groundstaff walkie talkies and remote controls pen on paper
Ground staff, Walkie-talkies and remote controls, pen on paper.

Work made by the participants and the artist will be displayed around The All England Lawn Tennis Club grounds during the Wimbledon Championships in June 2012.

Photo of Centre Court by Ben Swann.
Photo of Centre Court by Ben Swann.
For more information
Education Department, AELTC Championships ltd, Church Road Wimbledon SW19 5AE
T + 44 (0)20 8879 5619
email: museum.education@aeltc.com
www.wimbledon.com/museum

Creative Choices/Arts Council

You might be interested in this recent article which has just been published. I have taken part in the Sync Intensives leadership programme and this case study gives an insight into my own story and my practice.
www.syncleadership.co.uk/?location_id=898

Screenshot portfolio careers
I am featured in this article about developing "portfolio careers".

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Colliers Wood Chorus & Merton Music Foundation present CARMINA BURANA by Carl Orff

Sat 3rd March 19.30
St Barnabas Church, Mitcham

I have been working alongside Christopher Killerby, Director of Colliers Wood Chorus with year 5/6 pupils at Merton Abbey Primary, Links and Singlegate schools on combined music/art workshops. The drawings made by the children have been photographed to form a live projection during the above performance of Carmina Burana.

The aims of the workshops were to introduce children to a classical piece of music and to engage with it creatively. The workshops also aimed to combine and develop listening and drawing skills and foster an interest in performance and the visual arts. The children drew musical instruments that form part of the orchestra, worked from illuminated manuscripts and made energetic and expressive live drawings in real time to the music.

Flute by Glen, Singlegate School (Pen and Quink ink)
Flute by Glen, Singlegate School (Pen and Quink ink).
Xylophone, Tambourine, Cymbal and Triangle by Lewis, Singlegate School (Charcoal, Graphite, Pen and Quink ink)
Xylophone, Tambourine, Cymbal and Triangle by Lewis, Singlegate School (Charcoal, Graphite, Pen and Quink ink).

Above drawings by Year 5 pupils that became part of the Carmina Burana performance. For more pictures and information, follow this link: collierswoodchorus.org.uk/events/20120303

The project has been supported by Merton Council as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Carmina Burana performance

Photo of Camina Burana performance with choir and projection
Carmina Burana performance with choir and projection.
Photo of Choir with projected picture
Choir with projected picture.

Carmina Burana workshops

Photo from Camina Burana workshops.
Photo from Camina Burana workshops.
Photo from Camina Burana workshops.
Photos from Carmina Burana workshops at Merton Abbey and Singlegate.


Above is a slideshow showing a selection of the artwork created by young people from three schools; Merton Abbey; Links; and Singlegate for my Camina Burana Workshops. Slideshow runs for 6min 29sec.

Buy My Work!

SHAPE POP UP GALLERY A1 POSTERS FOR SALE

A selection of my pictures have been reproduced as signed limited edition posters by Shape. They are available through the Shape website 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

www.shapearts.org.uk/pop-up-gallery.aspx

See more of my work on my gallery page.

Winter at the Studio

Pollarded Trees Winter. Indian ink on paper 2012
Pollarded Trees Winter. Indian ink on paper 2012
The Lane to the Park Winter. Indian ink and watercolour on paper 2012
The Lane to the Park Winter. Indian ink and watercolour on paper 2012
Winter Trees.    Indian ink on crinkly Japanese Washi paper 2012
Winter Trees. Indian ink on crinkly Japanese Washi paper 2012
Blustery Day Winter. Indian ink and Watercolour on paper 2012
Blustery Day Winter. Indian ink and Watercolour on paper 2012
Autumn No.1

Following a fantastic long and colourful autumn, I have been spending the winter months working on monoprints inspired by the autumn and winter trees at Cannizaro Park.

Autumn No.5
Autumn No.7
Autumn No.9

 


Have a look at previous years news from 2012 2011, 2010, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007.

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