Sarah Taylor Silverwood, Daphne, installation view, The New Art Gallery Walsall, February 2019,
Photo: David Rowan
Contemporary Exhibitions

Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Sarah Taylor Silverwood uses drawing and language as material to produce publications, animation and installation works. Daphne considers the relationship between women and language, taking the ancient Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo as a focus. This early story, which traces Apollo’s pursuit of Daphne and her transformation into a laurel tree, has been retold over centuries in many different art forms.


Through hand-drawn animation, objects and drawing, Taylor Silverwood interprets key motifs within the story and considers how we consume these narratives. In doing so, she highlights the ways in which early stories permeate contemporary popular culture and wider social narratives around women’s experiences. Through the work, Taylor Silverwood also draws attention to the form of animation itself, as a practice that exists between drawing and moving image and a record of the maker’s hand.




CANCELLED – Young People’s Collaborative Zine Making workshop with Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Friday 26 April 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances the event has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any

inconvenience caused.


In Conversation

Saturday 11 May, 2pm

Join Sarah Taylor Silverwood and curator, Zoë Lippett for a talk about the exhibition.

Free, to book your place please call the Gallery on 01922 654400.



A short clip from artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood’s hand-drawn animation which will form part of her exhibition Daphne.


Sarah Taylor Silverwood talks about her new work Daphne  currently on display until 12 May 2019.