Sara is a visual artist and photographer who has exhibited locally, regionally and internationally. Her photography adopts a Fine Art, Conceptual and Narrative style, which forms the basis of much of her work. Sara has been an associate member of Backlit Gallery in Nottingham since May 2014. A young lover of photography, Sara seriously started using photography as an art form in 2011 after returning to study the medium. ‘It is being emotionally magnetized at a certain moment in time by impulse and instinct, with beauty being found in the unlikely – a form of hypnosis . Capturing this essence is fundamental to Sara’s work. Much of her inspiration comes from nature, space and environments, emotions, instinct, film, Poetry, imagination, dreams, music. Sara uses subject and self portrait, spending much of her time in natural spaces exploring and creating from this with her creative energy revived at her small inspiration space, close to woodland, quarries, water and open spaces in Derbyshire,
Currently working on 3 ongoing series of images ‘Emotional Response to environment and space' experimentation of the creative processes and outcomes that are formed from her emotional relationship and dynamic with different environments and space. Hominis Interitus - forms a more critical discourse of humans impact on nature, using experimentation and documentation, part of the work from her Science and Art Creative Reactions collaboration forms part of this series. 'Inspiration is drawn from my impulse to connect visually with spaces that stir my emotions; wild, natural, solitary places and objects that I have discovered through my own exploration and imagination. At the forefront of much of my work, is a strong desire to sustain and celebrate our natural, wild environments, both for future generations but also, our own solitary well - being. We need nature to survive and yet humanity often carelessly disregards it. The feeling of protection and nature preservation runs through my thoughts and veins on a constant level which I continually document in my work' Last Bastion of Refuge - an observation of solitary spaces in unexpected places that are often go humanly unnoticed. I am constantly searching for those spaces that are passed-by, ignored, yet are beautiful and solitary in their own wild way.; a field, a valley with no trails, nature in the urban.....
Exhibitions / CV
2019 Forthcoming - Photo Essay - Beyond Borders - A World View - Cafe Roya November 24th Past Markmaking Exhibition - Nottingham Refugee Week - City Arts Nottingham Global Village as part of Familiar Machines International Exhibition - Backlit Gallery Nottinghan June 1st 2nd = ABC ART TRAIL at Beeston Dental Practice, NG9 Nottingham Feb - ACT Art Cultures Crossing presentation at Synergy ,NG9 Nottingham.
2018 Nov/Dec - Not the Camden Market , Bartons, Beeston, Nottingham Sept/Oct - Brighton Photo Fringe Festival May - Creative Reactions - NVGA - Nottingham 14 -16 May June 2/3rd Open Studios ABC Art Trail
2017 November 25th - Cromford Xmas Market, Scarthin, Cromford 10 - 4pm September - October - Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough. June 22nd - August - Lock Keepers Cottages Exhibition, Canal Heritage Centre - Canalside Beeston Rylands 3rd and 4th June - Open Studios - ABC Art Trail, Solo exhibition in the Reception area at BDP ( Beeston Dental Practice) 3 Devonshire Ave, Beeston, Nottm. http://www.beestondentalpractice.co.uk/blog 15th -18th May - Nottingham Contemporary Grand Exhibition - Pint of Science & Creative Reactions collaboration with Professor of Chemistry Steve Howdle 21st April - 'Out There' - Group Exhibition, Pete Spowage Gallery, Nottingham 2016 'Traces in the Attic, Trails from the Past' at Bromley House Library, Nottingham. Open Studios Nottingham, The White Lion Bar and Kitchen, Beeston, Nottm. belper Art Trail, Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire. Backlit Member's Exhibition, Mass, Nottingham 2015 2015 Solitude, Beeston Library Exhibition. 2015 Uppsala FotoFestival, Sweden. 2015 Community Exhibition, beeston Library, Nottingham. 2015 Bromley House Members' Exhibition, Nottingham 2015 Attenborough, Beeston, Chilwell art trail. Open Studio Notts, The White Lion, Nottingham. 2015 Nature and Solitude Joint exhibition, Crafty Sparrow, Nottingham. 2015 FOUND, 35 Gamble Street Studio, Nottingham 2015 Bunch of Fives, Backlit studios and Gallery, Nottingham 2014-2015 Web Of Water Touring Exhibition And Project, East Midlands and India Http://Www.Thewebofwater.Com/Projects/Art-Exhibitions/ Deda, Derby Curve Theatre, Leicester Carsington Water, Derbyshire The ICCA, The Atrium, Nottingham 2014 2014 'Close to my Heart' - Group exhibition. P Spowage Gallery, Nottingham. 2014 -A Book About Death Art Project, Exhibition. MOMA Machynthleth, Wales. Http://Abookaboutdeathwales.Wordpress.Com/ 2014 (Ongoing) Nature Based . The White Wall Gallery At The White Lion, Beeston, Nottingham. 2014 'Nature's Way' Community Artists' Exhibition, Beeston Library, Nottingham. 2014 Crafty Sparrow, Nottingham 2014 Tim Andrews Photography Art Project - 'Over the Hill', Brighton. http://timandrewsoverthehill.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-answer-by-sara-gaynor.html 2014 - A FrackFree Future? 'the Collective Spirit and Documenation', Pop Up Exhibition. Chameleon Art Cafe, Nottingham. 2013 2013 - Feminine Guise - Male Dreaming, Uppsala Photo Festival, Uppsala, Sweden. 2013 - Nature Based Classica. at P Spowage Art Gallery, Nottingham. 2013 - Group Exhibition 'Revisit part ii' . P Spowage Gallery, Nottingham 2013 - Nature based and Classica Exhibition at P Spowage, The Artist Shop, Nottingham 2013 Exposure Photography Exhibition - online gallery. 2013 'Photograph'. The City Gallery, Nottingham. 2013 Nature Through The Lens - Crop Up, P Spowage Gallery, Nottinghm 2013 The Green Man Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire. 2012 2012 Little Wolf Parade, HQ Stoney Street. Nottingham. 2012 - 'illuminate' - Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.
April 2016 - View from the Forest, Whatstandwell, Derbyshire as part of Woodland Trust's, charter for Trees campaign, March 2016 - Created, coordinator and Tutor of ' A Journey of Discovery through Photography' aimed at improving people's mental well being through the creative medium of Photography,Middle St Resource Centre, Beeston, Nottingham. March 2016 - Woodland Trust - Charter For Trees, Tree Champion Training event Shefffield, Oct 2014 - Present - Photography teaching August 2014 - present - Art Gallery set up and Artist Coordination at The White Wall Gallery at the White Lion Bar/Kitchen, Beeston, Nottingham. Varied 2014 - Ongoing documentation of Anti Fracking Movement and Narrative Portraiture June 2014 - FrackFree Notts/leftlion/Beestonian Film Club, Promo Image Publication May 2014 - Associate Member Of Backlit Gallery and studios,Nottingham. June 2013 - Extended Diploma in Photography - DistinctionMerit June 2013 - Documentation photography and product shot work - Central College's Creative Twinning Project at Eunique Design Fair, Karlsruhe Germany May 2013 - Music Promo photography published in http://beatsmedia.com/venus-in-motion-returns-with-first-album-in-six-years/ http://www.tilllatemagazine.com/ May 2013 contemporary Art/Craft Fair in Nottingham April 2013 - Assisting with Exposure Photography Exhibition, Nottingham and future 2014 Exhibition. Curating, marketing, communications, selection, online gallery, hosting.
Volunteer Photographer - 2012 - 2014 - Nottingham Link Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Link