Sarah Tulloch is a visual artist born in Ottingnies, Belgium and based in the UK. She graduated from Bristol School of Art and Design and was then awarded the UWE/Spike Island Graduate Fellowship 2006-7 exhibiting New Slide Works at Spike Island in 2007. At the same time she was selected for a Small Wonders Award with Picture This, and her 16mm films entitled Double Exposure were selected for the shorts programme, Ways to Walk, at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2007. She was then awarded an AHRC grant to study full-time for an MFA at Newcastle University and was artist in residence at Moorbank Botanic Garden during her final year. She graduated with distinction and a Rednile commission with Berwick Film and Media Festival followed.
Working with a variety of found photographic materials from family album collections to 16mm film and daily newspapers, Sarah Tulloch’s approach and process to making are informed by both the material qualities and the content of sources which can be, as Ranciere states, both a cipher and interruption to history. Her working on the collections or series allows her to re-find and re-focus the photographic image allowing them to reform with altered purpose.
Her work has been exhibited widely with recent exhibitions including a solo exhibition at the Bonnafont gallery, San Francisco and the launch of her first photo book published by Daylight books and entitled ObjectImage at the Leica gallery, San Francisco.
She was shortlisted for Jerwood Encounters: Family Politics with her series ‘Newspaper heads’ and was commissioned in 2015 by the National Trusts’ New Trust Arts programme to make a three-channel video installation at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Stoke.
ObjectImage has exhibited at ARB, Cambridge, AIPAD and Arles photo festival and been featured in magazines and online publications such as Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Musee Magazine, L’OEil de Photographie, F-Stop, and Shutterhub. Tulloch was selected as the June 2017 Firecracker for ObjectImage. ObjectImage was launched in the UK at the conference Beyond the Visible sponsored by NEPN.