Sarah Devereux

May 13, 2024.

Posted by Kris Madejski.

Sarah Devereux aka The Dirt Bird is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, designer and extremely serious messer from Ireland. She has a love for colour, humour, silliness & the surreal. Her work centers around health, mental health, the body & with a good dollop of existential dread.

IMG_1427On residency, she focused on reconnecting with the freedom of creativity, with no goals, definite projects or pressure. With this in mind she did a lot of playing with materials such as pastels, ink, photography, pencil, ceramics and writing. Creating messy notebooks, playful clay objects, obsessing over rocks and writing romantic letters to the fog. Her favourite thing to do while here was to put giant googly eyes on the natural landscape and take photos on film, creating strange characters, perhaps friends of the Huldufólk. These photos will eventually be printed and maybe put together as a zine for what she calls EYES-LAND …do ya get it?