Sara Sugarman


Sara Sugarman started her career aged fourteen, as Jessica Samuels in Grange Hill. An actress throughout the 80’s (including, Those Glory Glory Days and Sid and Nancy) she went on to direct Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen for Walt Disney Studios. Her first screenplay, Very Annie Mary (soon to be a stage musical) won the Sundance International Film maker’s award, the HBO comedy festival and an Orange Prize for Screenwriting, she was also nominated for BAFTA and BAFTA CYMRU and must try harder to fulfil her potential. She is a bit lazy.

Always interested in the visual arts, she got sidetracked by all that nonsense above and love and pottering around the house and living all over the world..  This show marks the return of exhibiting her scribbles as art.

Message from Artist:

"One must presume Sisyphus is happy for the endeavour of reaching the heights is enough to fill the human heart"

Albert Camus

“This is where my title Sisyphus in Stamford Hill comes from. I'm in awe of the fullness of faith of Hassidim.

I believe in my g-d but am myself a secular Jew.

All monies from this art exhibition will go directly to the survivors of the Holocaust living below the poverty line in Israel. I am flying to give it personally to them through a grassroots organisation there.”

Past Shows:

James Birch Gallery- Mixed surrealist show with Grayson Perry. (1984)

Chelsea Arts Club - Single show. Dolls and Dollpigs. (1985)

Chelsea Arts Club - Single Show. Little Sticks. (1986)

Chart Gallery - Single Show. More, Moore and Mooore. (1987)

Chart Gallery- Single Show. A take on a take away. (1988)

Front Room - A Salute to British Surrealism (1989)


Exhibiting her scribbles...