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



Resilience is Futile is the first collaborative publication between Corridor8 and Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN), launched at The Art House Wakefield on 1 August 2019. In a series of contributions, Kerry Harker, Thomas Hopkin, Sarah Smizz and writer-in-residence Alice Bradshaw interrogate the commonplace use of the terms ‘resilience’, ‘ecology’ and ‘authenticity’ and what they really mean for artists practising across the Yorkshire region. The residency and publication were supported by Arts Council England and Sheffield Hallam University.

Five-hundred print copies were distributed to art venues across Yorkshire and beyond, available while supplies last(ed).

The full publication can now be downloaded here: Resilience is Futile 2019 C8 YVAN

Building upon this residency, we now have the Caring Reading Group [working title] - building upon these conversations & using them to change practice/values/mission of structures such as YVAN and Arts Council - ensuring that whilst agendas might be about Health & Wellbeing, that their structures and practices also represent this too. 

It’s an exciting time & feeling empowered enough to do this creatively with awesome people. If you’d like to join, email me. 

We usually meet at The Arts House, Wakefield - every 10 weeks.