Alumni Residency at Ochre Print Studio

Sarah Cliff spent three years at West Dean College, developing her practice of printmaking and assemblages of made and found objects. This culminated in her being awarded her Master's in Fine Art with distinction, together with the University of Sussex Vice-Chancellor's Award, in 2017. Since then her prints have been exhibited at the Woolwich Print Fair, the Teeside Print Prize Exhibition and Et tu, Art Brute?, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York.

Sarah's work exploits the dark and expressive qualities of intaglio and relief printmaking to explore cultural and historical references, as well as inventing her own myths. Ambiguous characters, narratives and iconic symbols invite the viewer into a mysterious, yet often brash, theatrical setting where conventions are questioned, consensus is challenged and curiosity is deemed a necessity.