Sara Brennan was born in Edinburgh in 1963 and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1986. She followed this with a year at the National Arts School in Papua New Guinea.
2009 Vive la tapisserie! Institut Francais d’Ecosse, 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 – International Textiles, Finn Gallery, Connecticut, USA
"I like working in series as you can push the depth and push the boundaries. I use the structure of an existing design. The piece at Collect took two months to weave and was from a drawing. Work is taken from a sense of landscape. It’s very abstract, a collective response to do with the sense of space of the area, the weather, and the response to the landscape, as well as a response to the materials."
Yellow broken line, tapestry, linen, wool and cotton
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 d’Arts, 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