Sarah Jane Palmer

My art practice is concerned with the immersive experience of printmaking, developing patterns, animations and visual trickery, drawing on elements of eroticism, humour and suspense.

I am an artist with a passion for pattern, visual trickery and storytelling. From the historical Nottingham lace trade to the romance of the circus, my films, animations, designs for wallpaper and prints draw inspiration from my research and artist-residencies.

What I love is to create stories that a glance one could miss, but that a second take might reveal. I love the way an artwork can keep showing you something new. I also love that old-fashioned ‘veil’ over everything. The Victorians loved the erotic, and they were so artful in disguising it.

I draw inspiration from that historical victorian aesthetic, wallpaper archives at the Whitworth Gallery, and recently from a year long research residency in the place my great-great grandfather worked 100 years ago as a lace designer, The Nottingham Lace Archive. Future work will involve collaborations with other archive collections, such as The National Fairground Archive in Sheffield.

Open days

  • Saturday 29th April
  • Sunday 30th April
  • Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 6th May
  • Sunday 7th May

Studio location

Bloc Studio 21

71 Eyre Lane

S1 4RB

About this studio

In my studio I will be continuing with an intricate detailed lace drawing and screen printing wallpaper and flocking.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my art
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Artists’ workshops and tuition are available

Contact me as follows:

m: 07947 539 280

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