Art on a Postcard for War Child UK

18 APRIL 2023 - 04 MAY 2023
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47. Sarah Hardy


Acrylic Gouache on paper


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK

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Sarah was born in Grimsby in 1989, moving to Leeds to study BA (Hons) Fine Art International, at the University of Leeds 2007-2011 (with one year at L’Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Grenoble 2009-2010). 

Sarah's work has two main drivers: firstly, the need to process and respond to personal and collective human experience, and secondly, the never-ending quest to figure out how to do that with paint and surface.  

Recent themes in her practice include identity, connection, spirituality, religion, memory, and dreams, often in the context of the natural world. 

She is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and is a studio holder at Assembly House. 


BA (Hons) Fine Art International, University of Leeds 2007-2011 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

2023 Group 

IWD Showcase, Left Bank Leeds 

Imbolc, Purslane Art (group fundraiser show for Refugee Community Kitchen)  

2022 Solo 

Immersed, New Normal Projects  

2022 Group 

New Normal Projects x Art Money 

Tributaries, Cole's Gallery, Leeds 

November Showcase, Cole's Gallery, Leeds 

The Artist & The Other, Aire Place Studios, Leeds 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork  

When I looked into the work that War Child UK are doing, I thought about all of the stories I've heard and read of borders, boats, fear, loss, and loneliness, along with the relentless media frenzy around 'protecting our waters'. Most of us in the UK, self included, can't even begin to imagine the experiences that some children go through. Still, I reflected on the way in which we all carry memories from childhood through life. 

A lot of my work is rooted in personal history and memory alongside mythologies surrounding water, as I grew up on the coast. Whenever I am near water, the past feels much more tangible. For these paintings, I cast my mind back to my own childhood, and some of the feelings from that time that still resurface today. 


You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do. Anyone found doing so will be subject to legal action. 

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