Sarah Hopkins is a printmaker living in Swansea, South Wales. With an emphasis on the urban environment her work focuses on the industrial heritage and topography of the Welsh coastline.

Through her exploration of printmaking techniques and by creating intricate, hand-cut paper stencils, she screenprints layers of vibrant colour to build her images. She is constantly exploring new ways of representing her ideas, transforming negatively perceived industrial wastelands and places of social decay into striking images of everyday beauty, where man-made structures and city living is celebrated.

She has worked with a number of clients to create bespoke artwork for interior spaces, including a commission for John Lewis Stores, Cardiff to create an exclusive set of mono-type screenprints for their Espresso Bar. In 2012 her work was purchased by the Palace of Westminster for the Parliamentary Art Collection and is displayed at Portcullis House. Her work is  also held at the National Library of Wales, Contemporary Arts Society of Wales and in many private collections.

Sarah gained an MA in Fine Art with Distinction at Swansea Institute in 2003. She has exhibited widely as a solo artist and has curated exhibitions including Contemporary Welsh Printmakers, which toured Pakistan in 2007. 

A printmaker and lecturer, Sarah currently works at Coleg Sir Gâr as a Curriculum Area Head.

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Selected Exhibitions

 

2014

Attic Gallery, Swansea, Sarah Hopkins with Helen Sinclair & Prudence Walters

2013

Fountain Fine Art, Cardiff

2011

Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo, Sarah Hopkins with Mike Jones

2006

Here and There, Yma ac Acw, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea

2001

Attic Gallery, Swansea, featured artist

1999

A Toe in the Tawe, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea, Sarah Hopkins with Sally Hands

1999

A Toe in the Tawe, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea, Sarah Hopkins with Sally Hands

1997

Attic Gallery, Swansea

1997

Oranges and Lemons, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea, Sarah Hopkins with Sally Hands

1993

Paintings by Two Printmakers, Attic Gallery, Swansea, Sarah Hopkins with Pete Kosowicz

1992

Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya

1991

Attic Gallery, Swansea, Sarah Hopkins with Valerie Ganz

1988

Attic Gallery, Swansea 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011

Ink Up – six printmakers with Paul Peter Piech, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea

2007

Contemporary Welsh Printmakers touring exhibition - V.M. Gallery Karachi, Pakistan; Alhambra National Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

2007

51.34 North 1.46 West, Nomad Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

2004

Wales Week, Chrysler Building, New York

2003

Wales Week, The Theatre, Brussels

2003

Ida Branson Memorial Bequest Exhibition, Somerset

2002

End of Part One, King Street Gallery, Carmarthen

1999

The Atrium Gallery, London

1998

Attic Gallery, Swansea

1998

The Albany, Cardiff

1996

Attic Gallery, Swansea

1995

Artist’s Under Milk Wood, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea

1994

6 x 6 Touring Exhibition of Prints, Europe

1991

Lorrient Festival, Brittany, France

1990

Oriel, Cardiff

1990

Albany Gallery, Cardiff

1989

Attic Gallery, Swansea

1988

Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea