Zara Saganic

Zara Saganic

Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

About Zara Saganic

I am a Dorset based artist, designer and educator. I have developed an interest in insects in order to combat my fears. I have learnt to love what I once feared and through my work seek to promote the fragile creatures and their importance to the survival of our world.
My work starts with hand drawn insects that I then scan and digitally manipulate in order to create vibrant designs for Giclee prints and textiles. I also create designs for paper cutting and I spend hours painstakingly cutting by hand in an attempt to achieve 'The Prefect Cut'. This is a Sisyphean pursuit, but it is this impossibility that inspires and motivates me. I also create surface designs from my insects and am exploring sustainable fabrics and methods of production. This again seems to be an impossible task and has created new problems for me to solve.


Qualified Teaching Status 2010
MA Fine Art (Sculpture) Wimbledon College of Art (UAL) 2008
BA Fine Art, AUB (1st Class) 2004


Summertime Live Residency, Bournemouth July/Aug 2018

Eating Insects Athens, Entomology Conference, Georgia University, USA Aug 2018


Exhibition, Mountbatten School Summer Exhibitions,
Summer Exhibitions, Highcliffe School
Castle Exhibition, Highcliffe Castle
Student Textile Showcase ‘ArtSway’, New Forest
‘Jenny’s Story’, Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, Bournemouth Summer Exhibition, Ringwood School
Group Show, Liverpool
‘Signs of Life’, London
M A Show, Wimbledon College of Art
Group Show, The Arts Club, Mayfair, London
‘Making an Exhibition of Myself’, Group show, Poole. ‘Approaches to What?’ The Nunnery, London
‘The Distance Between’, Poole, Dorset
‘On the Edge’ Poole, Dorset
‘Currents’ Trinity Buoy Wharf, London ArtistinResidence,PurbeckSchool, Dorset
Butterfly Project, St Michaels Church, Bournemouth ‘Sweet Fine Art’, group show, London
Group exhibition, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth Performance of ‘The Taming of The Shrew’,
First ever live-performance at the AUB gallery opening