Baltic Bothy Residency 2023 – Sarah Jenkins

We are pleased to announce Sarah Jenkins as the recipient of the 2023 Baltic Bothy Residency.

Bothy Project in partnership with the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, selected Sarah from an open call for emerging artists based in the North East of England (County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside or Tyne and Wear). Sarah will be spending one week at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg.

Sarah Jenkins is a Welsh artist (b.1993) currently living and working in Newcastle. She works through sculpture, writing and film to tell messy stories of imagined worlds, distorted futures, and strange pasts. She is working towards a sustainable and socially engaged practice that works closely with communities to tell lesser known stories.

Her recent research has focused on the symbiotic relationship between nature and community, with particular focus on small coastal communities. She is interested in how natural environments shape imaginations and mythologies, as well as themes of isolation, loss, natural mindfulness, and the effects of climate change on coastal communities.

Sarah is the fifth resident to undertake the Baltic Bothy Residency. Previous residents have included Katie Cuddon (2017), Julia Heslop (2018), Grace Denton (2019) and Holly Argent (2021).


Images 1-2: Sarah Jenkins, stills from Three Walks, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
Image 3: Sarah Jenkins, still from Request Stop, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
Image 4: Portrait of Sarah Jenkins. Courtesy of the artist.