Sarah Jayne Booth is a Cork based multi-media installation artist whose work centres on domesticity, gender inequality and social histories. She has an MA in Art & Process from MTU 2014 and maintains an actively engaged practice with a number of solo exhibitions, bursaries and notable group exhibitions. She initiated and heads up the collective r. a. g. e (realising•absolute•gender•equality) alongside Dr Eve Olney, Fiona Ní Leíme & Dr Honor Tuohy, their recent zine publications are available on weragetogether.com.
Upcoming group exhibitions: Rua Red Spring Open and The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.
In 2022 she created a new body of work (for) All Our Grievous Doings for a group exhibition Bones in the Attic at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. Also in 2022 The Arts Council of Ireland acquired This will not be Pretty for their collection. Other noteworthy achievements in 2021 include a project award from the Domestic Violence Network Cork for the ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign, it launched with a solo exhibition It’s still not Pretty in Triskel Arts Centre and Cork City Council Atrium. Also in 2021 she received an Arts Council Agility Award and a Bursary from Cork City Council which produced This will not be Pretty, an exhibition, performance and publication in collaboration with r.a.g.e. In 2020 she received Arts Council Professional Development Funding.
She showed in three group exhibitions in 2019: I see crimson I see red, Cork, Cahoots A4 Sounds, Dublin and the Kinsale Arts Festival. In 2017 Diving the Wreck a collaboration with SoftTack was performed in UCC Cork, UCD Dublin and Lass Struggle UCL London. She’s had three other solo exhibitions at Signal Arts Centre, South Tipperary Arts Centre and the Bookcube Gallery and has been awarded residencies with 126 Artist–Run Gallery, Galway and Fire Station Studios, Dublin. She sits on the board of directors at Sample-Studios, Cork where she also holds a studio.