A
2010
Cinematography
1996
Conducting
2009
Storytelling
1997
Glass
2010
Textile Art
B
2009
Songwriting
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2011
Short Story Writing
2011
Yoma Sasburg Fellowship for Sculpture
2012
Poetry
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2010
Cinematography
2011
Live Performance Art
2012
Animation
2013
Screenwriting
2004
Animation
2010
Graphic Novels
2012
Choreography
2012
Opera Composition
2010
Graphic Novels
2013
Printmaking
2013
Screenwriting
1996
Lighting Design
C
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2012
Product Design
2004
Ceramics
2013
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2013
Design for Performance:Set & Costume
2007
Creators of Theatre for Children
2001
Jewellery Design
1998
Opera Composition
2014
Arts Journalism
2012
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2013
Composition for Musicals
2008
Literary Translation
2012
Product Design
2013
Printmaking
2013
Still Life Photography
2008
Conducting
2010
Textile Art
1994
Painting
2005
New Media Art
2014
Painting
1995
Theatre Design
D
2003
Circus
2011
Live Performance Art
2014
Arts Journalism
2013
Screenwriting
E
1998
Ceramics
1993
Ceramics
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2012
F
2001
Short Story Writing
1997
Printmaking
2010
Puppetry
1993
Poetry
2002
Animation
2010
Graphic Novels
2006
Furniture Design
2013
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2009
Interior Architecture
G
2000
Arts Producer
2003
Textiles
1993
Photography
1996
Photography
1998
Opera Composition
1994
Singing
H
2012
Poetry
2007
Photojournalism
2011
Yoma Sasburg Fellowship for Sculpture
2008
Illustration
2014
Arts Journalism
1994
Textiles
1995
Painting
2004
Playwriting
2010
Textile Art
2000
Painting
2013
Still Life Photography
1995
Theatre Design
2013
Composition for Musicals
2001
Landscape Design
2014
Materials Innovation supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation
2011
Ceramics
2011
Live Performance Art
2008
Lighting Design
I
2013
Composition for Musicals
2012
Animation
2013
Still Life Photography
J
1997
Choreography
2011
Ceramics
1997
Drawing
2013
Printmaking
2014
Painting
2011
Live Performance Art
K
1998
Playwriting
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2001
Film Directing
1998
Sculpture
2003
Graphic Design
2002
Fashion Design
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
1995
Scriptwriting
L
2010
Jewellery Design
2013
Design for Performance:Set & Costume
2014
Experimental Music
2006
Jazz Composition
2006
Comedy Writing
2011
Folk Music
2012
Opera Composition
2012
Product Design
2010
Jewellery Design
2001
Theatre Design
2005
Costume Design
2013
Composition for Musicals
2009
Theatre Directing
1995
Metalwork
2014
Arts Journalism
1995
Painting
2014
Materials Innovation supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation
2007
Glass
2005
Choreography
M
2014
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
2012
Opera Composition
2011
Short Story Writing
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
2011
Folk Music
2012
Animation
2011
Ceramics
2014
Playwriting supported by the Lionel Bart Foundation
1994
Choreography
2010
Graphic Novels
2007
New Fiction
2001
Theatre Design
2005
Curation
2010
Puppetry
1994
Painting
2011
Yoma Sasburg Fellowship for Sculpture
2004
Composition for Musicals
2012
Animation
2013
Screenwriting
2003
Documentary Making
2010
Textile Art
N
2014
Experimental Music
2011
Folk Music
2003
Graphic Design
2002
Theatre Directing
O
1996
Poetry
P
2014
Painting
2014
Materials Innovation supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation
2013
Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
1996
Thriller Writing
2010
Cinematography
2014
Painting
2003
Poetry
2011
Folk Music
Q
2000
Chamber Music
2004
Animation
2011
Short Story Writing
R
1993
Ceramics
2012
Choreography
2013
Still Life Photography
2012
Poetry
2013
Printmaking
2009
Portraiture
S
2010
Jewellery Design
1995
General Composition
2002
Live Performance Art
2013
Still Life Photography
2000
Painting
2014
Experimental Music
2010
Puppetry
1995
Jazz Composition
2001
Short Story Writing
2013
Design for Performance:Set & Costume
2000
Photography
2008
Sculpture in Wood
2008
Sculpture in Wood
T
1998
Digital Art
1993
Playwriting
1995
Installation
2005
Instrumentalist
2006
Performance Poetry
v
2014
Materials Innovation supported by the Clothworkers' Foundation
V
2002
Live Performance Art
W
1996
Furniture Design
2014
Experimental Music
2012
Poetry
1994
Singing
1995
Painting
1994
Mixed Media
2012
Choreography
2011
Short Story Writing
2012
Poetry
2007
Electro Acoustic Composition
1995
Installation
1997
Glass
1994
Electro Acoustic Composition
2013
Screenwriting
Y
2006
Painting
2011
Ceramics

Sara Barker

Sculpture supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate - Shortlisted 2012

Barker’s focus has been on working with a combination of industrial and sculptural materials such as metals, cement and wood – together with collage, painting and craft techniques – to create her own unique forms. Her vision is to approach her sculptures with a lightness of touch that allows something more shifting and corporeal to evolve. More recently, her work has become pared down to the point of frailty – narrow silhouettes that are either free standing, anchored to the wall or with supportive steel structures.

As an artist she is particularly drawn to literary influences. Frieze magazine notes that, “While [her] work is theoretically complex, its formal construction and appearance is deceptively simple. Her sculptures are ciphers, of sorts, for an elaborate and personal narrative comprising mostly late-Victorian and Modernist fiction, poetry and biography.”

Conceptions of what a room is and means are also a powerful theme. Reviewing her 2010 exhibition Images in Scotland on Sunday, Moira Jeffrey observes that her show “explicitly refers to the idea of a room: that space, both literal and metaphoric, that Virginia Woolf insisted every woman must have if she were to pursue a creative life”.

A current influence in her work is Katharine Mansfield’s 1918 short story, Prelude, in which a mysterious and sublime aloe plant exerts a mysterious, enthralling power over its viewers. “I want to further investigate gardens and plants as a metaphor in my work,” says Barker.