Sarah Rose works in sculpture, sound, installation and expanded forms of publishing. Her interests lie in what is considered ephemeral but has lasting impacts and residues. In her practice, materials move in and out of abstractions, intimately tracing material states and temporalities, including those existing at the edges of perception. The work draws from ecological and environmental experiences, narratives and histories that foreground interconnections and entangled conditions.

Sarah Rose lives in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Scottish Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh; CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) Glasgow; Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Scotland; Darling Foundry, Montreal; SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow; Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne; and Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, New York. Rose participated in the Kamias Triennial in Manila, Philippines in 2020 and the Brent Biennial, London 2022.. Rose was artist in residence at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop; Little Sparta; Hospitalfield, The Banff Centre; Geumcheon Art Space; and Gasworks. She is an RSA recipient of a residency at Northlands Glass.
Talbot Rice Residents is a 2-year funded programme for emerging artists based anywhere in Scotland. The programme offers artists a studio base and workshop access at Edinburgh College of Art, access to the research and collections of the University of Edinburgh, and a series of Masterclasses, writing commissions and studio visits with invited guests. The original plan to end the first iteration of the programme with a collective trip to Cove Park was halted due to the pandemic, we are very pleased however to be able to adapt the plans and offer the 5 artists an individual residential retreat this year.

Image: Sarah Rose, Open Source (crocodile), reclaimed HDPE plastic 250cm x 800cm, The Normal, Talbot Rice Gallery, Courtesy of the Artist (photo: Sally Jubb).