Born Ramsgate (née Wicks)
studio at Limbo, Margate (limboarts.co.uk)
2017 Associate, Open School East, Margate
1984-87 BA (Hons) Norwich School of Art
1983-84 Foundation Course, Canterbury School of Art
2022 confirmed projects
Deer Lines, 3 processional walks across Thanet funded with 1927 Bursary, March-June
The Leat, research residency at Looe, Cornwall, April
Terra Nexus 2, Proposition Studios (South Bank), London
Precarious Straits, part of Estuary festival, Southend-on-Sea
The Mitre Owl curated by David Orme and Joanna Whittle, Arcade Gallery, Sheffield
Un-Boxing, touring show of ATE collaborations, various venues, UK, France, Denmark
Lunar, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, for Folkestone Triennial Fringe
Touche du Bois, residency and exhibition at Château de Sacy, France, June/September
Sunken Ecologies, curated by Anna Colin, commission for MargateNow, September
Turner Contemporary Open Exhibition, Turner Contemporary, Margate, October
The Search for Shuart, walk /ongoing research, commissioned by Crate, Margate
Island: edition for SwapArt Editions curated by Robin Tarbet, with online exhibition at Skelf (skelf.org.uk) and physical show at Creekside, Deptford
A Gathering of Flowers, collaborative project with Well Projects, Margate
Duplicators! Daphne Oram Building, Canterbury Christ Church University
Mini-residency at Château de Sacy, France, in preparation for funded residency 2021.
Art Licks Tele: 12 Catarina de Oliveira, Boris Steiner, Sara Trillo, edited by Holly Willats
Through a Different Lens, Margate Bookie/Margate Festival
Terra Nexus 1, Proposition Studios (Bermondsey), London
Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit, digital presentation for Sum Poasyum, CCU, Canterbury
Arts Territory Exchange collaboration with Jessie Pangas, ongoing, digital outcome tbc.
ACE emergency funding awarded May 2020
Fire_Sand_Stone, artists talk/pop up exhibition/publication launch, Well Projects, Margate.
Bolster Playground, Alternative Art School Weekender, Ugly Duck, London.
BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol.
Talkie-Walkie Walkie-Talkie, Frûctose, Dunkerque, France: funded residency and exhibition.
Summer Camp, Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
The Rushbearing Procession commissioned performance with Jane Bravery for Art in Romney Marsh at Newchurch, Romney Marsh.
After Bauhaus, Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury.
Bring Up The Boat, commission for MargateNow, public performance, Margate beach.
Anna Perach and Sara Trillo at Limbo, Margate as part of "Plus One" programme.
Pets, TOMA project space, Southend, Essex.
At the Violet Hour, Nayland Rock Hotel, Margate (collaborative installation with Chloe Ashley), curated by Chiara Williams and Shaun Stamp.
Nothing to Nothing residency, Limbo, Margate, curated by Claire Orme and Sophie Dixon.
Why do you never speak? Horsebridge, Whitstable, curated by Mirka Kotulicova.
The Ash Archive, touring throughout Kent.
Deer Lines with Athelstan Sound, Resort Studios, Margate.
Pass It On, Crate, Margate
Contributor to Crowd Show Artists Book, Sarah Taylor Silverwood, NN Contemporary, Northampton.
The Current is Coming Towards Us, Diana Duta, Sophie Mackfall, SaraTrillo: Arnis Residency 2018, Arnis, Germany, curated by Cristina Ramos and Christian Luebbert.
The Ghost Tide, Thames-Side Studios, curated by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes.
Hell, it's Us, Gavin Toye and Sara Trillo, Limbo, Margate.
Local Anywhere, Sluice HQ, Hackney, London.
Collaborative work with Open School East 2017
The Nightingale with Matthew Darbyshire, OSE, Margate (group performance/installation/workshop).
Guest Projects: OSE residency as part of Alternative Art Schools programme (group installation: made the Excavation Table).
Be Magnificent: OSE at William Morris Gallery for Create, London (group performance).
Incomers Tour curated by Sally O’ Reilly, Lido, Margate (sound piece “The Cave”: also collaborated with Chloe Ashley creating a performative excavation “PS (Psammite)” on the Lido raised beach).
Spelunking with Benedict Drew: at Turner Contemporary, Margate (The Handling Collection, performance with Emma Gibson and Chloe Ashley): at OSE (Stalagmites/Stalactites workshop with Chloe Ashley): and Subterranean Worlds at OSE for Margate Festival (Making Stalagmites workshop with Chloe Ashley).
The Well, exhibition, OSE/Pettmans Building, Margate: exhibition of “Quest” and public readings.
Recent funded research/residencies
2019 Summer Camp, Eastside Projects Bursary funded residency, Birmingham
2019 nominated for The Drawing Room (London) Bursary Award 2019 (runner up)
2019, 2018 PEATS funded residencies at Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus
2018 Artists Newsletter research bursary
2017 PEATS funded residency in Sultanhisar, Turkey studying ebru (paper marbling)
2016 Localism and Legacy, ACE funded archive commission for the Fleur de Lys Museum, Faversham
2016 On Margate Sands, Turner Contemporary/Tate Britain Digital Archives project
2016 Cardboard Canterbury, homelessness commission for The Beaney, Canterbury in conjunction with the Homeless Film Festival, Manchester
2015 The Tea Trolley Laboratory, (joint project with Amanda Thesiger): initial research commission from Ideas Test, working with diverse venues since October 2015.
2015 The Beaney Broadsheet, library and museum collections commission/residency for The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbur
Work in curated exhibitions/projects between 2017 and 1990 includes:
Dry Run, Heather Tait and Sara Trillo, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, Margate 2017
Fill me up, Limbo, Margate 2017
BABE, Arnolfini, Bristol 2017
Artists Book Fair, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh 2016
Ko-ax , Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood 2016, curated by Alice Patullo
Artists Book Fair, Baltic, Gateshead 2016
“Localism and Legacy”, Fleur de Lys Museum/Arts Council England archives commission, Faversham 2016
BABE, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol 2015
Myths, Maps and Monsters, Rose St Cottage of Curiosity, Sheerness 2015
Art Car Boot Fair Margate Edition at Turner Contemporary 2015
“Doesn’t Look like a Book”, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead 2015
Curiovan: Explorium of Natural Wonderment: first prize winner (selected by artist Richard Wilson) for Matchbox Microcosms touring England 2014
F…Off Poster Factory, UCA, Canterbury 2014
“Curiosity Acquired”, Visual Arts Space, Scunthorpe, February 2013
“Fabulous Books Fantastic Places”, The Baltic, Gateshead, June 2013
The Open West, site specific pieces for Newark Park, July 2013: then touring to The Wilson, Cheltenham, October 2013
London Art Book Fair (solo stand), Whitechapel Gallery, September 2013
Sheffield Artists Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, October 2013
Manchester Artists Book Fair, Manchester School of Art, October 2013
Whitechapel Book Fair (UCA stand), Whitechapel Gallery, London 2011, 2010
“Kiss-me-quick”, Air Space Gallery, Stoke on Trent 2011
“Fludde”, Drill Hall, Faversham 2011
commissioned piece for St Mary in the Marsh, curated by Angela Kingston, Art in Romney Marsh, 2010
Generate, Turner Contemporary, Margate 2010/2009/2008/2007: four year research project by UCA lecturers exploring the impact of parenthood on creativity
Ko-ax, Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood 2007
“Arch”, Hoo Peninsula, Kent 2007, curated by Tim Meacham and Päivi Seppälä
LAB Fair 07, ICA, London 2007
Pines Calyx, Pines Garden, St. Margaret’s Bay: Elephant Trust funded installation 2006
Joint exhibition with Susan Cutts at County Hall, Maidstone 2004
“Mossycoat” commissioned for the Fleur de Lys Gallery, Faversham 2003
“Pathways of Discovery” river installations commissioned for Canterbury Festival 2002 with David Parfitt
Galerie Claude Andre, Brussels 2000
“Synergy”, Municipal Gallery, Roeselare, Belgium, 2000
“Passing Tales”, Palazzo Pretoria, Certaldo, Italy/Royal Museum, Canterbury 2000
Galerij de Witte Beer, Bruges 1998
“Coasting” solo touring show to venues around rural Kent 1997
Contemporary Art Society Art Market at the Royal Festival Hall 1994, 95, 96, 97; at the Smiths Galleries 1990,91,92,93
Galerie Arth a See, Switzerland 1994
Royal Overseas League Open Exhibition 1990, 91, 94
“Books of Life” Galerie Arcana, Montpellier/ Canterbury 1993/94
The London Group, Barbican Centre 1992/93
RSA, London 1993
Gainsborough House, Sudbury 1993
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham touring exhibition to rural venues around Birmingham 1991/92
Previous awards include Arts Council Research Grant/Elephant Trust/Prince's Trust/Hellenic Foundation
Past residencies include Artist in Residence at Richborough Castle (ACE/English Heritage funded), Artist in Residence in the village of Bobbing (Swale Pride of Place/ACE funded), residencies in Barham, Minster-in -Thanet, St. Nicholas School Canterbury, Delce, and Balfour primary schools funded by ACE artist-in-residence schemes.
Work in numerous private collections and public collections in the UK and abroad.