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Artist's Practice:

Sarah L Goy MA, (Dis) 

Sarah initially studied Fine Art and then Natural History Illustration, but ended up working in Finance for 20 years, she continued to paint and draw along side her day job until finally taking the leap to become a full time artist in 2017. 


Her focus has always been on emotions, nature and her environment, with a specialisation in drawing and painting from life. Inspired by her travels she aims to capture every day moments in her sketch books, which are the foundations for all her other works.

Although taking an analogue and tactile approach to her practice Sarah has become interested in  the possibilities and potential of technology, experimental animation and the moving image and how they might be used beyond pure entertainment. This became part of her post graduate research in 2021 and continues to be the core of her research interest.

Sarah is a visiting lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth ( AUB) - BA and MA animation.

Visiting lecturer teaching short courses with a specialism in Sketching, Water colour, and Experimental art.

Sarah runs an Art Club for Adults at Southampton Art Gallery with the emphasis being on 'wellbeing' and ' art for all'. Encouraging students to enjoy the process of creating and getting in touch with their inner child.

Since 2017 Sarah also creates and runs online art therapy styled creative sessions, again, encouraging a sense of play through which new skills are gained, whilst encouraging a sense of community and inclusivity.

Research: Areas of interest:

  • Art/moving image to aid Health and well being

  • Interdisciplinary research - potential between Art, Health and Science 

  • Creative Play for adults -  its importance as a means to learn, grow and heal.

  • The invisible, and how it can be represented by the moving image.

  • Culture, Neurology and inculsivity 

  • Altered states of consciousness, Auras, Entopic Phenomenon and Phospenes.

  • Dada and Surrealist movements - their influence on alternative approaches to research and communication. 

  • Exploring alternative uses of technology, beyond their intended purpose - such as 3D body scanning, EEG machines, VR and MR.

Key words: Moving Image, Art, Health, Well being, Neurology, Participatory art, interdisciplinary, invisible, creative play, Anthropology, Neuro-diversity, 


MA, (Distinction) Animation Production - AUB ( Arts University Bournemouth) 2021/2022

BA, History of Art  (Hons) (Open University) 2019

HND, Natural History Illustration and Design, (Bournemouth & Poole Art College, 1992

ND,  Natural History Illustration and Design,(Bournemouth & Poole Art College) - 1994

Foundation in Art, Reigate, 1989

Exhibitions, Residencies, Projects 

'Vision to Venture' the Innovation Studio show case, 2023

Artist in Residence - AUB Innovation Studio, 2023 (Arts University Bournemouth)

'Zoetrope Art' Exhibition - Innovation Studio, AUB, 2022 

NHS project - Animating Medical Procedure 'TURP' 2022

'Snap Shot' Post Graduate End of Year show 2021 - AUB (Arts University Bournemouth)

Explorers against extinction - National Geographic Society - London - 2019

Art Basel - Miami Beach online exhibition 2019

Solo Exhibition ' Celebration' Mezzanine Gallery  - January 2017

Top to Bottom Exhibition - Main Art Gallery Lighthouse ( selected artist only) 23rd Jan - 20th Feb  2016

2 Woman Show - Top Floor Gallery - Poole Centre for the Arts - October 20th - 7th November 2016

The Factory Studios Artist's Exhibition - July 2015

Journeys' -  The Lighthouse Gallery  - May 2015

Yellow Bus Project - at Bournemouth Library Gallery - May 2015

The first 'Yellow Bus Art Gallery' - 2015 

Artist in Residence - Yellow Buses  2014 - 2015

Conferences and events.


Society for Animation Studies, Presentation and panel member, New Jersey, USA - June 2023 - ' Play and Art for Health: From Zoetrope to small screen, experimental approaches to creating moving art. 

'The art of the Zoetrope' Symposium, Round table participant,  AUB, Bournemouth,  2022 'The Zoetrope beyond eye candy'

Zoetrope 10 week project - Led by Leverhulme funded Professor - Professor Eric Dyer, 2022 

Society for Animation Studies Annual Conference - Teeside, UK, 2022 

Memberships and Research Groups

Society of Animations Studies (SAS)

Animation and Moving Image Research Group (AMIRG)

Women in Animation (WIA)

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