Sadie Clayton

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Sadie Clayton is a sculptor exploring the dynamic boundaries between art, spirituality and technology. She works specifically with copper; a material that is known for its healing properties.

Having worked with institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts, the Tate, and the London Design Biennale, Sadie has created a series of large public sculptures and installations, both tangible and virtual. These aim to extend the holistic health benefits of copper into the wider community for various projects including The Ivy, Sky Arts ‘Landmark and as part of the Albertopolis Fantasy Project.

Since then she has embarked on projects within TV including the Channel 4 documentary 'Hair Power, Me and My Afro', talking about the symbolism and sensibilities of afro hair within the African/Caribbean community vs the white community. She was also a mentor to one of the finalists on CBBC’s 'Britain’s Best Young Artists'. This was a perfect role for Sadie, who has an instinctive interest in teaching, educating and supporting young people across all of her areas of expertise, whether fashion, art or entrepreneurialism.

Sadie was chosen at the beginning of the year to be one of the young artists in the new Sky Arts format ‘Landmark, aimed at bringing together artists from across the UK to create the next sculptural landmark.  The piece that she created, which represented a Yorkshire rose in tribute to her heritage, in her trademark copper, was then placed on display in the Grizedale forest. ..

Embraced by the art world as a creator and innovator unique to the UK scene, Sadie was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 on their Only Artists programme, with Ron Arad, the renowned industrial designer, artist and architect, about her perspective on what it means to be an artistic fusion with no creative boundaries. She has also created a video for the Art Fund for the V&A museum exhibition of Frida Kahlo, and spoke about her creative journey at the Royal Academy of the Arts exhibition on Anthony Gormley.

 

CV Highlights

  • Britain’s Best Young Artists, CBBC
  • Landmark, Sky Arts
  • Hairpower: Me and my Afro, Channel 4
  • Black Creativity & Technology, Tate Modern

 

 

 

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