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
1992-96 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
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
2002-06 Brown Grotta at SOFA, NY, USA
2002-04 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
Aberdeen City Art Gallery and Museums
HBOS Headquarters, Edinburgh
Private Collections UK, USA & Australia
Scottish Parliament Building
- CAA Exhibitions