Sunderland artist’s work showcased at the Baltic

Sarah Latheron with one of her exhibitions
Sarah Latheron with one of her exhibitions
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ARTIST Sarah Latheron is showcasing her talents on the international stage.

The 28-year-old is hosting her own exhibition, Force, at the Baltic, in Gateshead.

Sarah got the opportunity after wowing judges to win the annual Baltic Artist Teacher Award 2013/14 for her enterprising work in her post-graduate studies.

During her MA in Fine Art and Education, which she completed at Northumbria University, she specialised in the creation of sculptures which explore disruptive influences on everyday images, objects and scenarios.

Sarah, who lives in Sunderland, said: “I’m thrilled to have been given an opportunity to create my own exhibition at such a world-class, internationally renowned venue. My art resonates from something that may be deemed inconsequential to others.

“The drawings develop from a mark, an imperfection or perhaps a crack in the floor. The sculptures are small, subtle interventions in response to the architectural space.

“Not many people would get this chance of a lifetime. I’d like to thank all of my MA course tutors who made this possible. Sarah has worked as an art lecturer at Gateshead College since 2008 and is now A-level curriculum leader of art, design and media.

Baltic director Godfrey Worsdale, who nominated Sarah for her award, said: “Sarah’s work is immediately compelling – even though the work continues to reveal itself as more time is invested in it.”

Force is open at the Baltic until March 30.