• Sarah Walmsley

    Sarah Walmsley
    • Artist Statement
      • Walmsley’s work offers a new approach to the sculptural female nude. Her emotive sculptures gracefully bear the weight of their experience as they communicate with each other and their viewers. Through these sculptures, she aims to represent women, by women, in the way they would like to be represented. She creates her figurative sculptures in the mediums of bronze, glass and resin.

        Through the body language and essence of her sculptures combined with the mediums in which they are created, she aims to visually portray absence and presence using the body as an allegory. This is set within a narrative of personal memory. Walmsley’s work also addresses the ways in which the female body has been voyeuristically represented in art and aims to reclaim the female nude, through representations of ‘naked nudes’ and honest portraits by a female artist. These portraits aim to honour and celebrate the power, strength and beauty of women and represent their intersectional identities.
    • Biography

      • Masters Fine Art Sculpture (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

        Sarah Walmsley was born in Port Elizabeth and completed her BTech in Fine Art Sculpture (cum laude) in 2015 and graduated with her Masters in Fine Art Sculpture from Nelson Mandela University in April 2019. Walmsley has taken part in about 50 group exhibitions across South Africa including the Absa L’Atelier and Sasol New Signatures Regional Finalist Exhibitions. She had her first solo exhibition with StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town in April 2018.



        Exhibitions:

        2019:
        Murmurs of Earth, Art on Avenues, Corner of Drama and Caledon St, Somerset West
        Star Garden, Platform 13, 146b Main Road, Fish Hoek
        Group Show, State of the ART Gallery, Cape Town, Western Cape
        The Blushful Hippocrene, Knysna Fine Art, 6 Long St, Knysna Central, Knysna
        African Art Collective: Autumn Edition, Julie Miller Investment Art Institute, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng
        We Are Present, Bird Street Gallery Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Creative Festival 4th Edition (Colours of You SA), The Gallery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Postgraduate Exhibition of Sculpture and Painting: Presented by Nelson
        Mandela University (National Arts Festival)
        , Carinus Art Centre,
        Makhanda/Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.
        The Winter Exhibition, Platform 13, 146b Main Road, Fish Hoek
        Women’s Month Exhibition, Knysna Fine Art, 6 Long St, Knysna Central, Knysna, Western Cape
        Women’s Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Configuration, GFI Art Gallery, 30 Park Drive Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape



        2018:
        Masters Graduate Exhibition, Bird Street Gallery Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Summer Show, The Boutique Gallery, Franschhoek, Western Cape.
        Absence and Presence: In Search of Memory and the Imago, Solo
        Exhibition at State of the ART Gallery, Cape Town, Western Cape
        Fresh Pulp Exhibition, ArtEC Gallery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Untitled 08/18, State of the ART Gallery, Cape Town, Western Cape
        Postgraduate Sculpture Exhibition: Presented by Nelson Mandela
        University (National Arts Festival)
        , Carinus Art Centre, Makhanda,
        Eastern Cape
        SculptX Fair, The Melrose Gallery, High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Gauteng





        2017:
        The Human Landscape, ArtEC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        National Arts Festival NMMU Sculpture and Painting Exhibition, Carinus Art Centre, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
        Untitled | Spring, State of the ART Gallery, Cape Town, Western Cape
        Summer Show, The Boutique Gallery, Franschhoek, Western Cape.
        Paradisiac, Daniel Kok Galery, Hermanus.
        Art Meander, Bird Street Gallery Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Dialogues, State of the ART Gallery, Cape Town, Western Cape





        2016:
        In the Making, ArtEC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Skate Create Exhibition, at the Colours of You South Africa Creative Festival, Port Elizabeth (invited artist)
        Art Meander, Art on Target, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        NMMU Bird Street Gallery Pop-Up Exhibition, NMMU Bird Street Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Beneath the Skin Exhibition, State of the ART Gallery, Cape Town, Western Cape
        Intersectionality Exhibition, NMMU South Campus, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape





        2015:
        Aphrodisiac Exhibition, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West, Western Cape
        Barclay’s L’Atelier Regional Finalists Exhibition, NMMU North Campus, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Barclay’s L’Atelier Top 100 National Finalists Exhibition, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, Gauteng (catalogue)
        National Arts Festival NMMU Exhibition, Trinity Hall, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
        Parcels of Memory Exhibition, Gallerie Noko, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Sasol New Signatures Regional Finalists Exhibition, NMMU North Campus, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape


        2014:
        Parergons of the Divine Virgule Exhibition, ArtEC Gallery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Sasol New Signatures Top 100 National Finalist Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Gauteng (catalogue)
        Shades of Pink Exhibition, Gallerie Noko, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        NMMU BTech Graduate Exhibition, Athenaeum , Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        NEWNOWNEXT Exhibition, Gallerie Noko, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        Equus Exhibition, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West, Western Cape



        2013:
        Modern Miniatures Exhibition, ART Gallery and at National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
        Small Works Great Concepts Exhibition, ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
        NMMU Graduate Exhibition, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

    • Video
  • Serendipity (Diptych) Ed 1/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley SARAH WALMSLEY
    Serendipity (Diptych) Ed 1/24
    Sculpture / 44 x 38 cm
    $1 540
  • #Nofilter  Ed. 1/6 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley SARAH WALMSLEY
    #Nofilter Ed. 1/6
    Sculpture / 35 x 36 cm
    $1 960
  • Being  Ed. 4/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley SARAH WALMSLEY
    Being Ed. 4/24
    Sculpture / 19 x 43 cm
    $1 190
  • Disconnected  Ed. 8/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley SARAH WALMSLEY
    Disconnected Ed. 8/24
    Sculpture / 17 x 32 cm
    $1 050
  • I Can See You  Ed.6 of 24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley SARAH WALMSLEY
    I Can See You Ed.6 of 24
    Sculpture / 8 x 40 cm
    $320
  • #Nofilter  Ed. 2/6 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    #Nofilter Ed. 2/6
    Sculpture / 31 x 35 cm
  • Morning (bronze) Edition 1/12 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Morning (bronze) Edition 1/12
    Sculpture / 16 x 31 cm
  • Serendipity I (bronze) Edition 1/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Serendipity I (bronze) Edition 1/24
    Sculpture / 17 x 165 cm
  • Searching (Inset) - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Searching (Inset)
    Sculpture / 20 x 69 cm
  • Morning (resin) Edition 1/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Morning (resin) Edition 1/24
    Sculpture / 16 x 31 cm
  • Searching I (clear resin) Edition 1/12 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Searching I (clear resin) Edition 1/12
    Sculpture / 21 x 80 cm
  • Searching II (resin) Edition 1/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Searching II (resin) Edition 1/24
    Sculpture / 16 x 83 cm
  • Morning (bronze) Edition 2/12 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Morning (bronze) Edition 2/12
    Sculpture / 16 x 31 cm
  • Disconnected 5/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Disconnected 5/24
    Sculpture / 40 x 20 cm
  • Disconnected 4/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Disconnected 4/24
    Sculpture / 40 x 20 cm
  • The Trace 3/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    The Trace 3/24
    Sculpture / 16 x 35 cm
  • Everything The Light Touches - Glass Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Everything The Light Touches
    Glass Sculpture / 29 x 51 cm
  • Disconnected - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Disconnected
    Sculpture / 17 x 31 cm
  • The Trace 2/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    The Trace 2/24
    Sculpture / 16 x 35 cm
  • Presently Absent 1/24 - Sculpture by Sarah Walmsley
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    Presently Absent 1/24
    Sculpture / 14 x 36 cm