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Sara Dudman, RWA

Sara Dudman RWA 'Unearthing', 2022, mixed media, centring on earth pigments foraged in Cranborne Chase, Martin Club, Hampshire.


Best described as a ‘SEEKER | SHARER’, Sara Dudman’s practice embraces

collaborative field research in the form of ‘nomadic-sporadic’ walks, wild pigment foraging,

paint-making, participatory events and studio-based activity. She works with interdisciplinary

partners to reinterpret the interwoven ecological relationships within the natural environment.

Her affinity for ‘the rural’ has been a lifelong affair and the enduring locus of her artistic

practice which continually interrogates her role and function as a rural artist.

She works as a lecturer, artist in residence, curator, project leader, and advisor to arts

organisations and the cultural sector.

She co-founded Somerset Reacquainted (2020 – 2022) and continues to direct its

evolution, including SR (Re)View (2023-24). She was Artist-in-Residence with the Chase

and Chalke Landscape Partnership Scheme (2022), leading ‘UNEARTHING’. She

worked with Somerset Wildlife Trust, South West Heritage Trust and Steps-in-Stone to

create FLOW, exploring the waterways of the Somerset Levels (2023).

Sara is a Royal West of England Academician, contributes to research forums including

Sara Dudman RWA_'FLOW', 2023, foraged earth pigments, herbarium and paintings, Somerset Rural Life Museum.

Sara Dudman RWA_'Nomadic Sporadic Walk Day 1', 2022, earth pigments and photographs on paper (part of a series of maps).


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