Sarah Smizz

Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time

Artist / Live-Drawer / [PHD] Researcher / Radiation-Oncology Grad / Collaborator / works in Public Health / Adventurer / Optimist / Creative-methods-campaigner / Photographer / Occasional Designer / Excessive Tweeter / An All Hoper / Practicing Kindness / Re-evaluating Life / Trying to make the world a better, more equal & fun place / Ramen Lover / Trying to remind people that there’s a huge difference between being alive and FEELIN’ alive / Northern Lights Chaser / NYC + Tokyo lover / Loves a colour gradient / Yorkshire Kid / wanna be surfer  / rides fixie / a DMBC Labour Party councillor!

I LOVE meeting new people
so get in touch :

Chapter New*
/// 2021-

  1. Camp Get Together!

  2. Arty Party in the Park!

  3. Surf dreams

  4. A Local Councillor

  5. Supporting Our Communities

Chapter  2021-2018

  1. Care & Exhaustion (Donx Creates)


  3. Active Withernsea

  4. Giving Voice

  5. Double Agency

  6. Hospital Adventures

  7. Critical Arts in Health


  9. Camp Do It Together

  10. Get Doncaster Moving

  11. *Live Drawing Gigs*

  12. Creative Radiotherapy Communication

  13. Positive Deviance

  14. Other cool healthcare projects I’ve worked on

  15. Drawings On The Go

Chapter 2018-2010 

(A Chosen Selection of older works/projects, no date order)

  1. F/O/R/C/E

  2. ReAdvertise

    (Site Gallery Emerging Artist Residency)
  3. POWERnoid

  4. #Class

    (Winkleman Gallery, NYC)

    (Previously CAKE Artspace, Sheffield)
  6. CAaD

    (contemporary art as dialogue collective)
  7. Art School inside the Art School

  8. AREA Chicago
  9. Project Biennale

Chapter 2010 & before

  1. Utopian Protagonists
  2. Shadow Cities

Fun Stuff!

  1. I love making Spotify Playlists
  2. I love making Travel Videos
  3. I like to Blog from time to time

Coming soon
Old websites


6. Hospital Adventures 

Living with chronic health conditions for years, that often affect my quality of life,I’ve been denying for years that this is just my life now. 

For years I've been doing it alone.

I've been trying to capture some of these pathways, meaningfully. My long-endless writings on Facebook and my blog have helped somewhat. But also what I'm finding is my drawing alone isn't quite cutting it.

Then talking with my friend, Allie Carr, she made me realize that care is collaborative - and I am at my strongest when in dialogue/cohoots/collaborative context. Someone to get into mischief with, or feel the weight, or a fresh perspective.

So i put my hospital appointments and location & type on a private facebook group - and got trusted friends to be a collaborator with me on these journeys. They elected themselves - if they wanted to - to join me on this adventure.

The rules/process:
We will arrive 30 mins (at least) early for the appointment time. And together we will either talk about what's happening/the environment/slyly capturing it/draw/whatever takes the mood.

Or even just sit quietly. Together. In this weird-ass space and time. Whatever the space and moment dictate.

Please don't feel like you have to take part or come along. But if you fancy joining an appointment and are free. Please come along.

This is proper new to me too. So. I hope by sharing these experiences that I have really tried to cut everyone off from seeing, that it can help me/us think more critically, reflectively and with more vulnerability to this process and its systems.

Some Work/images/conversations made/captured/generated from this: (was turned into a book called Hospital Adventures --- will upload soon to download - parts below)