Sara (Lisbon, Portugal) lives and works in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Having concluded an MFA from Newcastle University, and with a BA in Fine Art, Painting from the University of Lisbon, Sara has worked as Teaching Assistant in the Collaboration Strand of the 2nd Stage of BA, Fine Art at Newcastle University, and led Arts and Crafts workshops in Newcastle and Lisbon. She was one of the commissioned artists for the Public Art project Creative Stuff in Public Spaces, organized by Culture Lab in collaboration and funded by Newcastle City Council, with an exhibition of the final work at the On Site venue. Her work has been exhibited twice at the gallery of Casino do Estoril, being awarded with a honors diploma in 2010, and in a solo exhibition at Chiado Editora, Lisbon. More recent projects include the MFA show at Newcastle University, and the participation in the Recall collaboration residency in Venice. Working as a Participatory Artist, she has been developing work with Learning Disabled People at Arcadea. As a member of Noisestra, a turntables project created and directed by Mariam Rezaei, Sara has performed at the Sage, Gateshead and at the Edinburgh Napier University, along with contributing with the creation of graphic scores.







2012: Certificate in Using the Arts with Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Arts Awards.


2010-2012: Master in Fine Arts, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne


2005-2010: BA, Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon


Group Exhibitions


September 2012: ReCall DoW, WS Venice Session: Marinaretti Story, 13 Architecture Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (see documentation here)


September 2012: Susan Aldworth: Reassembling the Self (The Compliance Appliance), Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


August - September 2012: Master of Fine Art Degree Show, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


August - September 2011: Master of Fine Art Interim Show, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

February 2011: [transterminal], Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


June 2011: Creative Stuff in Public Places, OnSite Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2010: 16th International Exhibition of Fine Arts, Auditório Municipal, Vendas Novas, Portugal


2010: FBAUL Former Painting Students - Selected Works 09/10, Fundação Marquês de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal


2010: FBAUL Painting Degree Show 09/10, Palácio das Galveias, Lisbon, Portugal


2010: XXIII Spring Salon, Casino Estoril Gallery, Estoril, Portugal


2009: XXII Spring Salon, Casino Estoril Gallery, Estoril, Portugal





Solo Ehibitions


2010: Sara Borges Pintura, Chiado Editora - Les Enfants Terribles Café & Librairie, Lisbon, Portugal.





September 2012: REcall-DoW, WS Venice, Italy – European Conflict Archaeological Landscape Reappropriation program that invited to the collaboration between artists, architects and archaeologists with the purpose of delivering an interdisciplinary approach and (re)presentation of difficult historical heritage of Second World War sites in Venice.


February - June 2011: Creative Stuff in Public Places – Commissioned Proposal, Newcastle City Council, Culture Lab, iLAB: Museum and Northern Architecture

Grants and Prizes


2010: Honors Diploma at the XXII Spring Salon, Casino Estoril Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

2010-2011: Studio grant provided by Dr. Julio Saint-Maurice by recommendation of Professor Lima de Carvalho

Teaching/Workshop Facilitation


March 2013 - October 2014: Mariam Rezaei, North East, UK. Music leader trainee for Learning Disabled Adults and Young People.


July 2013 - October 2014: Balliol Youth Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne. Arts and Crafts tutor throughout the centre's Youth Summer Programmes.


April 2013 - August 2014: Arcadea/Choice Hub, Newcastle upon Tyne. Participatory Arts leader for Learning Disabled Adults and Young People.


August 2013: Sure Start/Nunsmoor Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne. Workshops facilitator for members of West Riverside community.


August 2013: Gem Arts, Gateshead. Workshop facilitator for Play Day at Saltwell Park, Gateshead.


March 2012: Coxlodge Community Center, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. Painting workshop facilitator for the centre's members during Spring Day.


October 2011 - January 2012: Fine Art Department, Newcastle University. Teaching assistant on Collaboration module for second year BA undergraduate students.


April - May 2010: Associação Mais Cidadania, Lisbon, Portugal. Mosaic workshop leader at community center.

Other Projects


April - May 2015: Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne. Scenic Artist for a company's project.

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