Sarah Heenan has an ongoing interest in geometry and the crossovers between art and architecture. She regularly combines these elements in her practice, producing works that appear simple but are deceptively complex. Structures that refer to the scale of the human body relate to aspects of autobiography and self-portraiture, which can evoke particular meaning for both viewer and maker. The viewer’s emotional response to each artwork or installation – that possible moment of recognition and resonance – is of enormous importance. Subtle reference is also made to childhood memory as feelings of loss and security are embodied in projective spaces. Most recently Heenan’s interest has extended to considering the play between two- and three- dimensionality.

 

Heenan works with found materials, often recycled and easily available, including wood, cardboard, tape, paint and paper.

 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

 

Education

 

20014-2015: West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex

Post Graduate Diploma in Sculpture

 

20013-2014: West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex

Graduate Diploma in Sculpture

 

2011-2013: City Lit Institute, Covent Garden, London

City Lit Sculpture Course, Years One & Two

 

2005-2008: Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross

MA in Art Psychotherapy

 

2001-2003: Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, Kent

Certificate in Fine Art Media

 

2000-2001: Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, Kent

Access Course in Fine Art

 

1999-2000: Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross

Art Psychotherapy Foundation Course

 

1994-1997: University of Kent at Canterbury, Kent

BA (Hons) 2:1, in History of Art & Film Studies

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions 

 

July 2015: Divergence West Dean College, West Dean, West Sussex

and Brick Lane Gallery, Schlater Street, London

 

July 2014: Thirteen West Dean College, West Dean, West Sussex

and Embassy Tea Gallery, Southwark, London

 

July 2013: Breaking Bounds The Crypt St Pancras, Euston London

 

June 2010: Members Show, Hastings Art Forum, St Leonards on Sea

 

October 2008: Pure Form Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

 

June 2006, 2007 & 2008: Group Exhibitions, Goldsmiths College, London

 

June 2005: South East Open Studios, Roper Road, Canterbury

 

July 2005: Group Show, The Old Pharmacy, Margate

 

October 2005: Artists Open Houses, Canterbury Festival, Canterbury

 

October 2002: Artists Open Houses, Canterbury Festival, Canterbury

 

 

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