The IFPDA Print Fair, NYC


October 2018

Sarah Ball has produced two sets of limited edition polymer etchings commissioned by London based Paupers Press.

The Paupers Press is a fine art print and publishing studio that works with many leading and emerging contemporary artists. The studio, based in Hoxton, London, was opened in 1986 and works both by commission directly from artists and galleries, as well as publishing under our own name.

250th RA Summer Exhibition

June - August 2018

AC 16 by Sarah Ball has been selected for exhibition at the 250th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London. Coordinator Grayson Perry chose to highlight the work in his tour of the show ahead of the official opening - watch the highlights video below (Sarah’s work can be seen from 00:54).

Perry: ”probably the most beautiful portrait in the room….exquisite portrait as the centrepiece and starting point for his main room”. In an article for Studio International Perry said that it was “possibly my favourite work in the whole show”. This portrait of a young black woman “became the still centre of the maelstrom of agitprop and slightly dubious works.”

The work sold in advance of the official opening of the annual summer exhibition.



May 2018


A feature article on Sarah Ball entitled, ‘Hope for Kindness’ appears in the Autumn edition of the Australian National Portrait Gallery magazine PORTRAIT (Australian & International portraiture). With an introductory article by Dr Sarah Engledow, the historian at the National Portrait Gallery, the article features 11 full-page images from the immigrant series READ MORE