textile designers

Sara Brennan

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.

sarra brennan tapestry


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."

sara brennan tapestry
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

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