Title: Lucky's Pony
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Size: 140 x 120 cm
Sally Young received her BA in Fine Craft Design from the University of Ulster at Belfast in Northern Ireland, and is presently studying for her MS in Women's Studies at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. She lives and keeps a studio at Queen Street Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The context of her work is concentrated on ideas surrounding the identity of female expectations. Portrayals are set in the particular location of Northern Ireland. Young works exclusively in collage, combining images from popular culture and the media with iconic symbolist design to heighten a stereotypical awareness. She draws the viewer in through a "naiveté" of surface and then confronts the viewer with a "seriousness" of meaning.
Her recent awards include: Delux Community Art Award with Rathcoole Women's Centre, 1995; Prince's Trust, In Pursuit Of Excellence grant, 1993; Aer Lingus Artflight, Dublin-Frankfurt, 1993; Aer Lingus Artflight, Dublin-Dusseldorf, 1992; Prince's Trust, Go And See grant, 1992; and Guinness It's A Fine Art.
Her selected exhibitions include: Sex, Health and Education Exhibition, Cooltan Arts Centre, London, 1995; North by North-West, Central Library & Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland, 1995; Works on Paper, Templebar Studios, Dublin, Ireland, 1995; Group Show, BBC, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1995; Prints and Icons, Peacock Gallery, Craigavon, Ireland, 1995; Works on Paper, Harmony Hill Arts Centre, Lisburn, Ireland, 1995; Works on Paper, The Gallery, Belfast, 1994; Free For All, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 1994; Drawing Lines, Isis Gallery, Melmerby, England, 1994; New Work, Star Hair Culture, Dublin, 1994; Two Person Show, Vivid Earth, Belfast, 1994; Northern Irish Women's Art Exhibition, Lorient, France, 1994; and Four Women Show, White Walls Gallery, Culturlann, Belfast, 1993.