Visiting Artist’s Talk – Sarah Casey

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk we welcome Sarah Casey, a visual artist and researcher working at the cusp of drawing and sculpture.

Sarah Casey studied History of Art with History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds before three years living in Japan prompted her to retrain as an artist.

Over the past decade she has worked through collaboration with researchers from different disciplines from astrophysics to archaeology to develop new methods of drawing that reflect on ideas of precarity. Her drawings typically test the limits of visibility and material existence and are contingent on time and environmental conditions.

Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions at Kensington Palace, The Bowes Museum and overseas at Ryerson University, Toronto. She also writes on drawing and is co-author of Drawing Investigations: graphic relationships with science, culture and environment (Bloomsbury 2020), and guest editor of TRACEY: Drawing Anthropocene (forthcoming 2024).

She was visiting research fellow at The Henry Moore Institute 2021-22 and is currently working with the Musées Cantonaux du Valais in Switzerland on a project responding to glacial archaeology in Switzerland.  She is Professor of Fine Art and its Histories at Lancaster University, UK.

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon from 2 to 4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, please email Chris Taylor.

Directions to Chemistry Lecture Theatre B

See the campus map for location of the Chemistry building.

Go through the Chemistry main entrance, turn right, follow the corridor round to the left, go through the double doors and the lift and stairs are both immediately on your right.

Either go up 1.5 flights of stairs to an upper landing and Chemistry Lecture Theatre B is at the end of the landing on your right or take the lift to the 2nd floor, turn left upon exiting and Chemistry Lecture Theatre B is at the end of the landing on your right.


Sarah Casey working on Emergency project, 2023. Image credit: Pierre Yves-Nicod.