Current Exhibition

Sarah Cliffe  Artist in Residence

The Ballard of Gibbet Hill 

2 – 19 October

Sarah Cliff’s practice springs from an interest in the seductive influence of culture and power on history, expressed through the assemblage of objects, printed images and text.

The Ballad of Gibbet Hill, is an installation of prints, text and objects examining eighteenth century decadence, power and brutality. During the exhibition, Sarah will be on a three week residency at the gallery and museum, developing work from selected museum objects, and running printmaking activities, sponsored by Ochre Print Studio, Guildford.

Working in collaboration with the recently appointed Curator at Sevenoaks Museum, Liz Botterill, objects from the museum have been selected to form part of the installation. Using a small-scale printmaking facility, Sarah will produce and display new work that responds to these objects. 

Artist talk 10th October 6 – 8 

Sarah will give an artist’s talk on 10th October at 6pm on The Ballad of Gibbet Hill and the influence on her work of 18th century poet and printmaker, William Blake.  All welcome.

At the end of the talk, she will  launch a call-out, exclusive to Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum members, for an exhibition in February, 2020.

Kaleidoscope Screen printing Workshops: Saturday 5th  October,

10:30 –11:30 and 11:30-12:30

Places for 12 children per session. Age 5+

Work with artists to produce screen prints inspired by the Kaleidoscope Museum horse artefacts on display.

Work produced will be part of the exhibition in the Kaleidoscope Gallery, by Artist in Residence Sarah Cliff. Children’s work can be collected from 4pm on Friday 18thOctober

Suitable for children of 5 years and over. Under 8’s accompanied by an adult.

Free but booking essential. Book at the Library information desk.

Drypoint printing in the gallery 

Sarah will be in the gallery almost every Tuesday to Saturday. Visitors are welcome to make a small drypoint print in response to the installation which will form part of an evolving community work in the gallery.

Please check if Sarah will be around beforehand if you want to make a print, by email:

Workshops sponsored by

In 2018, Sarah was Artist in Residence at Ochre Print Studio in Guildford, where she now works on the management team and as a technician and tutor. During the Residency she received awards from the Printmakers Council and John Purcell Paper.

Her prints have been exhibited in New York, Sweden and London. Sarah graduated with a Masters in Fine Art, University of Sussex, 2017.


To see more of Sarah’s work visit or on instagram:  cliff_sarah