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01 about

Sally Bailey is an artist, writer and researcher living in the West Midlands. She successfully completed her practice-led PhD at the Birmingham School of Art, BCU, in November 2021. Her thesis - Locating a Space of Exchange: re-imagining the liminal in contemporary painting practice - reframes the liminal as a conceptual space between painter and painting, process and outcome; examining how the painter can exploit the potentiality of this transformative space to develop experimental practice and push forward current thinking.

02 gallery
selected works

exhibition / exposition 
a curated exhibition of painting-as-research to support my PhD Viva, December 2021.


03 exhibitions

Sally Bailey's paintings have been shown widely in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her work is embedded within the interstices and interfaces existing between Painter/painting/Painting (as subject/process/object). "Here the outcomes of experimentation are displayed; fragments that exist as epistemic things. In a continuing process of evolving and revealing, they reflect a material moment in time, the beginnings of presencing".

selected exhibitions/residences/performances



    FLUX exhibition, Piccadilly, London. featuring works from the               'penumbral shadows' collection, including 'from a safe place'                (sold).


'royal academy of arts summer exhibition'. Royal Academy of Arts, London. 'cloud 3' selected for exhibition (sold).


'fragments'. group exhibition for Digbeth First Friday, featuring dan  auluk, sally bailey, sarah fortes mayer. Stryx Gallery, Minerva Works, Digbeth.

'west midlands open exhibition 2022'. New Art Gallery, Walsall. (two works selected for exhibition).


'exhibition/exposition'. solo exhibition in conjunction with PhD viva examination. G20 Gallery, Birmingham School of Art.

'impact11', Hong Kong. 'Legends & Legacies Between' - collaborative artists book. 


'in/side'. solo exhibition, Gallery 93B (online event).


'cabin baggage'. collaborative print exhibition, East Gallery, Norwich.

'take/over 3'. PhD two-week studio residency & exhibition, Birmingham School of Art.


04 contact

To get in touch with Sally Bailey, please email

or call on 07807327233.

05 works for sale

A selection of my paintings are offered here for sale. Please email for further details if required.

I also welcome commissions. 

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