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

Exhibitions

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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