About Sarah Kirby

Working from her garden studio in Leicester, Sarah Kirby is a linocut printmaker. She uses oil-based inks to create original prints with a bold graphic quality that are inspired by public spaces, buildings, gardening, plants and trees.

During 2024 Kirby will be visiting YSP through the seasons to document her favourite walking routes and landmarks. She will be drawing and taking photographs, discovering different species of trees, and finding new views, from which she will create a new body of work inspired by the unique features of the Park. All works will be for sale.

Growing up next door to Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Kirby’s father was a plant physiologist who taught her the joys of gardening and inspired her to explore and interact with nature. She has spent her life building up knowledge about the future of nature, contemplating the existence of nature for people, plants, the future, the security of food production, and the preservation of trees and wooded areas. She graduated from West Surrey College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art, followed by an MA in Museum and Gallery Studies from City University, London. She also later achieved an MA from Nottingham Trent in Fine Art.