Sara Brennan

Sara Brennanís work is an unspoken response to landscape.  It has its roots in a sense of place, using a refined and reduced approach to colour and form.
Her work takes two routes, weaving either from her enlarged drawings or reacting and responding in smaller works to yarns as they are placed directly next to each other. 
She obsessively explores the meetings that occur around a horizon, manipulating and exploiting the line.

Born  1963 Edinburgh

 Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) Tapestry

2008  Jerwood Contemporary Makers Award
2005  Scottish Arts Council, Artistic Development Award
2001  Polish Artists Union Prize, 10th International Tapestry Triennial, Lodz
UK representative, EU initiative, Tapestry exhibition, Tunisia
2010  Stroud International Textile Festival
2010  Shifting Ground- Gordon Brennan and Sara Brennan,
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2010  Follow a Thread, Ruthin Crafts Centre, North Wales, touring Dovecote, Edinburgh, Harley Gallery, Notts
2009  Contemporary Applied Arts, COLLECT
2009  Vive la tapisserie! Institut Francais díEcosse, Edinburgh.
Collect with Contemporary Applied Arts
This is Now, from drawing to Contexture, WASPS, Edinburgh Arts Festival
Follow a Thread, Crafts Centre
2008  Jerwood Contemporary Makers, Jerwood Space, London, and Dovecot Galleries, Edinburgh.
2007  Edinburgh College of Art, Centenary Celebration Exhibition, 2007, Scottish Gallery
2007  Beyond Weaving Ė International Textiles, Finn Gallery, Connecticut, USA
2006  Solo Exhibition, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005  Artapestry, 2005, European Tapestry Forum, touring Denmark, Germany, & France
2005  Interface, Contemporary Textiles, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, & Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wales
2004, 2007  Scottish Gallery at Collect, V & A, London
2002-2006  Brown Grotta at SOFA, NY, USA 
2002-2004  Scottish Gallery at SOFA, Chicago, USA
2002  Anniversary Exhibition, Brown Grotta, USA
2002  Darkness into the Light, C.A.A. London, touring UK
2001  European Tapestry, Maison díArts, Tunis, Tunisia
2001  Thirteen Hands Exhibition Caol community, Fort-William touring Scotland
2001  Less is More, Glynn Vivien Art Centre, Swansea
2001  Across the Pond, Brown Grotta Gallery, Connecticut, USA
2001  Invited Artist, International Tapestry Triennial, Lodz, Poland
2001  Sara Brennan, Scottish Gallery at the Hub, Edinburgh
2001  A Celebration of Contemporary Applied Art, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales,  and Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

First Ministerís Suite, Scottish Executive, New St. Andrews House, Edinburgh
Private Commissions UK & USA

Selected Collections 
Scottish Parliament Building
Aberdeen City Art Gallery and Museums
HBOS Headquarters, Edinburgh
Private Collections UK, USA & Australia




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