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Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

2018

Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Modern Masters, International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany

2017

Chance Encounters 3 - Lionel Wendt, Richard Smith, Sara Flynn, curated by Jonathan Anderson, Miami Design District, Miami, FL, USA

Disobedient Bodies, JW Anderson Curates, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, UK

2016

Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

London Art Fair (Represented by Oliver Sears Gallery), London, UK

2015

Ontogeny, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland

Caliology & Lineage, Joint Exhibition with Sasha Sykes, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Sara Flynn & Andrea Walsh, Mouvements Modernes, Paris, France

In Residence, Group Exhibition with Oliver Sears Gallery, Fitzroy Square, London, UK

Joint exhibition with Matthew Chambers, Puls Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

London Art Fair (Represented by Erskine Hall & Coe), London, UK

Artgenève, Taste Contemporary Craft, Geneva, Switzerland

Group exhibition, Lacoste Gallery, Concorde, USA

2014

Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Vase, Vessel, Void, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Case, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Centred, (juried exhibition), Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

European Ceramic Context 2014, Bornholm Art Museum, Bornholm, Denmark

Taste Contemporary Craft, Geneva, Switzerland

2013

Classic & Contemporary Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

FIVE into FOUR, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

The Importance of West, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland

In Situ, The Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK

Summer Exhibition, Mullan Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2012

Sara Flynn, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

My Place, The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

Collect, (represented by Erskine, Hall & Coe), Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

SOFA, (represented by Erskine, Hall & Coe), New York, NY, USA

SOFA, (represented by Erskine, Hall & Coe), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, USA

Dubh - A Dialogue in Black, Oliver Sear's Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK

In Situ, The Civic, Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK

Future Beauty, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2011

Duet, (joint exhibition with UK ceramicist Jane Hamlyn at The Biscuit Factory), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Dubh - A Dialogue in Black, AIHS, New York, NY, USA

TransFORM, Ceramics Ireland Juried Exhibition, Ireland

Ceramics Ireland Annual Exhibition, Rathfarham Castle, Co. Dublin, Ireland

FineEarth, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Newcomers, OnLine Gallery, Hampshire, UK

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010

Present - Contemporary Craft, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London, UK

Design Miami/Basel, Miami, Florida, USA

Black, Leach Pottery Museum, St Ives, Cornwall, UK

Material Poetry, American Irish Historical Society, New York, NY, USA

Origin, Old Spitalfields Market, London, UK

Summer Exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

Positive Space, (joint exhibition with Cork artist Nuala O'Donovan), Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Womens' Work, Gallerytop, Derbyshire, UK

Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London

Art of Clay, Zozimus Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Thrown - Ceramics Selected by Sara Flynn, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Sculptural Ceramics, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Black and Gold, Platform Gallery, Lancashire, UK

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2009

Bowls, Le Lavoir, Paris

Distinction, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, UK

Origin, Somerset House, London, UK

Virtuoso, SDC Gallery, London, UK

Organic Geometry, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

50, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

2008

Realisations, AIHS, New York, NY, USA

Origin, Somerset House, London, UK

NCG @ SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Clay & Four, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, Ireland

Portfolio, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

You'll Never Walk Alone, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2007

NCG @ SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Side by Side, Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland

The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour, England

Seomra, SEMA, Paris, France

Ballade Irlandaise, Garlerie Embargo, Paris, France

2006

Internationally Local, Keane on Ceramics, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

Collectors Event, Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland

NCG @ Collect, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2005

Collectors Event, Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland

Not Just Pots!, National Museum of Ireland, Ireland

Element, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland

Review 00-04, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

RED, The Old Sorting Office, Barnes, London, UK

Forty Shades of Green, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2004

NCG @ Collect, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2002

Of Colour in Craft, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

Irish Designers @ Habitat, Habitat, Dublin, Ireland

1998

Ceramics, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

Publications

2017

Chance Encounters 3, essay by Andrew Bonacina, Loewe Foundation Publication

2016

Contemporary British Crafts - The Goodison Gift to The Fitzwilliam Museum, Amanda Game

Sara Flynn - New Work, essay by Emma-Crichton-Miller within the solo exhibition catalogue published by Erskine, Hall & Coe

2014

Sara and Martha in Black, essay by Garth Clark within the solo exhibition catalogue published by Erskine, Hall & Coe

2013

Ceramic Review (interview by Angus Stewart), January/February

2012

Irish Arts Review (interview by Frances McDonald), November/December

Essay by Sebastian Blackie within the solo exhibition catalogue published by Erskine, Hall & Coe

2009

Ceramics: Art & Perception, September

2007

La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, July/August

2004

NCG - Review, 2000-2004, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Publication

Public Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth, UK

Columbus State University, Georgia, USA

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Department of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Embassies Collection (Irish Embassies in Canberra, Australia, Madrid, Spain, The Hague, The Netherlands and Beijing, China)

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Office of Public Works, Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland

Shanghai Municipal People's Government, China

Awards

2017

Loewe Craft Prize finalist

2016

Merit Award, The Golden Fleece

2010

Winner of the Peter Brennan Pioneering Potter, Ceramics Ireland Award

2006 & 2007

Travel Bursary Award by the Crafts Council of Ireland

2005

Research and Development Award by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Residencies

2013

A six-week residency at Hope University in Liverpool, UK in partnership with the Bluecoat Display Centre and supported by The Crafts Council of Ireland

2011

A month-long residency in FULE International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China

Other Achievements

Member of the Experts Panel of the Loewe Craft Prize in 2018 and 2019

Member of the Judging Panel of the RDS Craft Awards in 2018

Selected Maker by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland 'Portfolio - Critical Selection' each year since 2006

Invited speaker at 'Making in 2018,' hosted by Joseph Walsh Studio in Cork, Ireland

Invited speaker at Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, Ireland in 2016

Invited speaker at the Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection, Limerick School of Art & Design, in Limerick, Ireland in 2015

Invited to compete in the European Ceramic Competition by representing Ireland alongside Nuala O'Donovan in Bornholm, Denmark, 2014

Invited Demonstrator at the University of Ulster in 2011 and 2012, and at the Ceramics Ireland International Festival in 2010

Invited Speaker in a panel discussion at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of America, 2010