Sarah Jayne Booth is a Cork based multimedia installation artist who’s work centers on domesticity, gender inequality and bodily autonomy. She initiated and heads up the collective r. a. g. e. (realising absolute gender equality). She holds a work space with Sample-Studios where she is also on the board of directors.

Booth analyses ‘the everyday’ via a kaleidoscope of found objects, sound, video and other subtle devices. Using a subversive feminine aesthetic she melds and conjures discarded bits and bobs into new narratives, distorting their original function. She configures fictional scenarios and uncanny montages that scrutinize a host of social conflicts. The daily stream of injustices presented via mass media substantiates and maintains her emphasis on sexuality, space, women and the home. Ardently focused on feminist ideologies, the Separate Spheres and social histories her work interrogates various characteristics of material culture, the female body and human ecology where environs can be an affirmative space or one of hazard.

Her peculiar feminine making alludes to everyday activities and treasured ideologies that are imprinted and indoctrinated deep within the feminine psyche and she recounts these anecdotes to highlight the frequency with which these injustices and systemic failures occur. She responds to the home as both a site of constraint and a source of rich previously taboo imagery, where changing attitudes to domestic space, labour, materials and iconography are in flux.


Burn the Witch – Still I Rise – GOMA Waterford – Group Exhibition [curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran] – March 2024
Cork City Council Bursary Award 2024
Create Research & Development Award – Nov 2023
Beyond Boundaries – Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon – Group Exhibition [curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran] – Oct 2023
Shortlisted – Create Residency – National Women’s Council of Ireland – March 2023
Displacement and Belonging – Home – Spring Open Group Show – RUA RED – February 2023
This will not be pretty
– purchased for the Arts Council of Ireland’s Collection – Nov 2022
Bones in the Attic [curated by Victoria Evans] – Group Exhibition – Hugh Lane Gallery – August 2022
Arts Council – Individual Bursary Award – May 2022
It’s Still Not Pretty – Solo Exhibition – Triskel Arts Centre & Cork City Council Atrium – Nov 2021
This will not be pretty – Solo Exhibition & Joint Project with r. a. g. e. – site specific – Sept 2021
Arts Council – Agility Award – June 2021
Cork City Council – Bursary Award – Jan 2021
Arts Council – Professional Development Award – Dec 2020
Sample-Studios Winter Exhibition – Group Exhibition – Lord’s Mayors Pavilion, Cork – Dec 2020
Residency – Cill Rialaig Arts Centre & Retreat – Nov 2020
Initiated r. a. g. e. collective with Dr Eve Olney, Fiona Ni Leime & Dr Honor Tuohy – May 2020
Kinsale Arts Festival – Group Exhibition – Kinsale, Co.Cork – Jul 2019
I see crimson I see red – Group Exhibition – Tactic Visual Arts Programme, Elizabeth Fort, Cork – Jan 2019
Cahoots – Group Exhibition – A4 Sounds, Dublin – Jan 2019
Sibéal Conference with SoftTack – UCD, Dublin – Nov 2017
Lass Struggle at FiLiA Conference with SoftTack – Institute of Education, London – Oct 2017
Women’s Voices in Ireland Conference with SoftTack – UCC, Cork – Jun 2017
ARTFarm Residency – 126 Artist Run Gallery, Galway – Jun 2016
Graduate Residency Award – Fire Station Studios, Dublin – Sep.2015
The Land of Zero [curated by Pluck Projects] – Group Exhibition – Crawford Art Gallery, Cork – Nov 2014
17 heads 14 handles – Group Exhibition – FÁS Building, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork – Nov 2014
The Day Came Fat – Group Exhibition – Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork – Sep 2014
Saatchi Gallery – Group Exhibition – London, UK – Jun 2013
Cork City Council – Bursary Award – Apr 2013
Herostratus – Solo Exhibition – Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co.Wicklow – Feb 2013
National Interest – Group Exhibition – Art Trail, Cork – Nov 2011
one man’s treasure and other accoutrements – Solo Exhibition – South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel – Aug 2011
nag – Group Exhibition – Cross Gallery, Dublin – May 2011
Collective Contemporary Art- Group Exhibition [curated by Helen Carey] – RDS, Dublin – Nov 2010
onetwothree – Group Exhibition – Pop Up Gallery, Cork – Dec 2009
SALIGIA – Solo Exhibition – Bookcube Gallery, Dublin – May 2008
Scratch – Group Exhibition – CHQ, Dublin Docklands – Nov 2007
Nothing Without a Woman [curated by Mark St John Ellis] – Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin – Oct 2007

Member of the Board of Directors – Sample-Studios Cork
Professional Member – Visual Artists Irelan