Thursday, 18 September 2014


I'm delighted to be one of the selected artists for AiRM2014 

You can find my new work, 'Blue Seven' at St.  Peter and St. Paul Newchurch. They have the most fabulous coffee morning on Saturdays with a buffet of cake heaven!

AiRM theme this year  is Blue year in honour of the legacy of Derek Jarman, I have made seven blue cloaks/ robes and defined a robing area with blue hangings. Visitors can wear the cloaks as they explore the church.

Wear a blue cloak and cross a blue threshold...

Tweet your #Blue7 photos to @thesarahsparkes and @artromneymarsh

St Peter St Paul Newchurch

Title:  'Blue Seven'

Medium: Installation with blue fabrics, ribbon and silk thread

Artists’s Statement
Ancient religious texts describe the use of blue fabric hangings to delineated a place for a divine presence. For AIRMC2014, Sarah Sparkes has created a blue robing area, containing seven blue cloaks, representing the seven participating churches. You are invited to wear one of the cloaks, shrouding yourself in blue, during your visit.

          Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator. She runs the visual arts project 'GHost'  She spent three years as Artist in Residence and Research Fellow at the 'Harry Price Library of Magical Literature' and this has informed much of her recent work.   She recently completed commissions for Camberwell Arts and the 'Over Time' project at Enderby Wharf  in Greenwich. Recent exhibitions include Theatrical Dynamics' at Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; 'Haunted Landscapes' at Falmouth University, Cornwall and 'SEeAFAR' at Folkestone Triennial Fringe, Folkestone and Deptford X, London.

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