About

UK-based artist, creating visual art with socially excluded groups / Arts Coordinator at LandWorks.

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Contact

sarahjanehodge@googlemail.com

Projects

LandWorks, Arts Coordinator/Artist in Residence

February 2014 – present. LandWorks is a work-based scheme which works with people serving prison sentences to help with future employment and to build trusting relationships within the local community. The ethos of the project, working with one of the most under represented fractions of society, became integral to the concept and construction of Fragments of SocietyThanks to Grants for the Arts funding through the Arts Council England, alongside a grant from the Plymouth Fund through Plymouth University, we created a permanent land art sculpture in early 2016. Arts Council England are also funding the current project which investigates ‘overcoming feeling trapped’, and have confirmed funding for the 2017/2018 LandWorks Ceramics Project.

PeN Project, Arts Coordinator

October 2016 – September 2017. The Photographic electronic Narrative (PeN) shares photographs taken by current and ex-offenders on placement at LandWorks. Working with the lead researcher and participants to curate an exhibition of the photographs, while helping to update the blog. Participants will tell their own narrative through the images, while keeping supporters and the wider community informed on what happens at LandWorks.

Moor View Community Park, Art Workshops

March 2015 – Workshops held with a local community, to create artworks which represent their views of what it means to live in Plymouth. Displayed in Moor View Park as part of the Community Sparks event on 21st March 2015.

Exhibitions

August 2017 – PeN Project at LandWorks open day, Dartington Hall Estate

May 2016 – LandWorks TimeLine – open day at LandWorks, Dartington Hall Estate.

September 2015 – The Bridge at George’s Place, collaboration with Rosie King, Plymouth Creative School of Arts, Plymouth Art Weekender

March 2015 – What does it means to live in Plymouth? Moor View Community Park, Plymouth

December 2014 – Council House Graduates Show 2014The Council House, Plymouth

October 2014 – The Bread and Roses SelectionBread and Roses, Plymouth

June 2014 – HOT, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

March 2014 – Intervention, Bread and Roses, Plymouth

May 2013 – CORE, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

March 2013 – Platform, Trerise Gallery, Plymouth

May 2012 – The Plot, Plymouth

March 2012 – Site, Artspace 101, Plymouth

June 2011 – Summer Show, Exeter College

Curation

August 2017 – PeN Project at LandWorks open day, Dartington Hall Estate

March 2014 – Intervention, Bread and Roses, Plymouth (Co-curator)

May 2013 – CORE, Royal William Yard, Plymouth (Co-curator)

March 2013 – Platform, Trerise Gallery, Plymouth (Co-curator)

Awards/Grants

October 2017 – Arts Council England ‘Grants for the Arts’ – £15,000 towards the LandWorks Ceramics 12-month project.

November 2016 – Arts Council England ‘Grants for the Arts’ – £14,500 towards the LandWorks Cell 12-month project.

July 2015 – Arts Council England ‘Grants for the Arts’ – £14,465 towards the LandWorks Timeline 9-month project

May 2015 – Plymouth Fund via Plymouth University – £1800 towards the LandWorks Timeline 9-month project

July 2013 – British Museum Marsh Trust Awards – Joint regional South West winners for ‘Young Explainers‘ project.

Education

2017 – NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory – Level 3 – In progress

2016 – ‘Inspiring Adult Education’ – facilitation qualification, WEA

2011-2014 – BA(Hons) Fine Art and Art History at Plymouth University – First Class Honours

2010-2011 – Foundation Diploma Art and Design at Exeter College (University of the Arts London accredited) – Distinction.

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