Sarah Beetson

Sarah Beetson

Wongawallan, Queensland, Australia

About Sarah Beetson

Sarah Beetson is a British Fashion Illustrator and Artist who is based in Australia. She graduated in 2002 and spent a year gaining experience in London, working for Mary Portas, POP Magazine and Stella McCartney, before establishing a career as a freelance illustrator, and as a talent scout for Global Agency IllustrationX.
Sarah’s extensive client list has included The Telegraph, The Times, Penguin Books, The British Fashion Council, Comic Relief, MAC Cosmetics, Delta Airlines, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Mag, Ford Germany, Havaianas AU and Perth Fashion Week.
Her accolades include Creative Review’s Best in Book for Illustration 2011, The Metro Award 2012 (shortlisted), and The Coney Island Film Festival 2016 (selected).
Sarah has exhibited her art in London, Paris, New York, Portland, Ottawa, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Brisbane. She creates her art and illustrations by hand, using a wide variety of mixed media.
She spends time annually in London and New York, as well as travelling in Europe and North America - with a suitcase of art materials and A4 scanner in her luggage so that she is able to work as she travels.
She lives on a picturesque farm on Australia's Gold Coast, where she finds inspiration in the flora and fauna, palm trees and pastel coloured sunsets, and the history of tourism in the locale.
Sarah’s art explores contemporary politics and events, celebrity and the perversities of popular culture.

Education

1999 - 2002
Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall UK
BA (HONS) Illustration, First Class Honours

Events

Pick Me Up, Somerset House, London 2012
Illustrated, Truman Brewery, London 2017
The Other Art Fair, Melbourne 2017
The Other Art Fair, Sydney 2015, 2016, 2019

Exhibitions

"Bodies" Solo Exhibition, McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne, 2007

"50 Bucks: Bring on The Sluts" Solo Exhibition, McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne, 2008, Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2008, Valentine's Gallery, Portland, 2008, Flux Factory, New York, 2008

"You Are Not What You Eat" Solo Exhibition, Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2010, Discobeans Gallery, Melbourne, 2010

"I Dream in Celluloid" Solo Exhibition, 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, 2011, For Walls Gallery, Melbourne, 2011, Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2011, Le Petit Mort, Ottawa, 2011

"All of The Places That I Have Lived" Solo Exhibition, 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, 2012

"Rainbowspective" Solo Exhibition, Gallerie Claude-Samuel, Paris, 2013

"Glamour and Glitter, Fashion and Fame" Solo Exhibition, This Must Be The Place Gallery, Brisbane, 2016

"Coney Island" Solo Exhibition, Coney Island USA, Brooklyn, 2019