Sally Taylor’s drawings explore the imminence of the hand-drawn mark with urgency and energy. She is concerned with the creation of emotional resonance, using ‘found’ surfaces to construct drawings, collages and paintings as the work explores recurring motifs of ‘mouths’ and ‘heads’.
Her contribution to contemporary drawing practice has been acknowledged with representation at the Venice Biennale 2011 with the WW Gallery, London; inclusion in the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014, 2011, 2009 and 2004; and Drawing Paper # 6 (co-curated by Gavin Delahunty, Head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Liverpool) to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial 2012. Sally was recently awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014.
Recent exhibitions include: Confused Heads, Duckett and Jeffreys (2013); Sketch 2013, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire and touring (2013-14); Drawing 2012, One Church Street Gallery, Buckinghamshire (2012); All Say the Same, Ryedale Folk Museum, North Yorkshire (2011); Marks and Mouths, MIMA, Middlesbrough (2011).
Other recent activities include: Lecturer in Fine Art at York St.John University (2009 – to date), visiting lecturer across the UK, Make a Mark, Big Draw, Scarborough Art Gallery (2012); many workshops / projects with community groups, schools and colleges.
Work can be purchased from Duckett and Jeffreys. Prices for small works start at £40. Framed drawings from £350.
Current methods of working: Private Commission, Collaboration, Project Management, Community work, Education projects, Training, Residencies