Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose‘s practice considers processes of observation that function to witness or evidence an event. Contesting the document as a stable form, she focuses on the extra-informational qualities: corrupted translations, cumulative error, abstractions, and transformations produced within situated environments. Rose uses a variety of approaches to withdraw authorship from private and public forms of representation in order to engage with complicated understandings of subjectivity and biography. Investigating the legacies of documentation practices, she is influenced by photographic, literary, and oral histories. Current work involves deliberately confusing concepts of authenticity particularly in relationship to visibility and mortality. Her work consists of sculpture, installation, publishing, writing, still and moving image.


Sarah Rose is a British/New Zealand artist who lives in Glasgow, United Kingdom. She has recently had exhibitions/events at David Dale Gallery and Studios (UK), Market Gallery (UK), The Northern Charter (UK), Platform Gallery (AU) and The Pipe Factory (UK), ST Paul St Gallery (NZ). Her work has been screened at Artissima, Turin and The White Space, Space Gallery, London. Her work has been published in un. Magazine and F.R. David. She has been awarded residencies at Hospitalfield Arts (UK), Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon (Kr) and a thematic residency at The Banff Centre (CA) led by Will Holder. She currently co-hosts a project called tenletters in Glasgow and is part of an on-going collaboration called lightreading. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art in 2012, and a Bachelors degree majoring in Fine Art and Writing Studies from the University of Auckland.