About the Artwork

The Sari is a traditional form of clothing: a single length of material, six metres of cloth, worn wrapped and draped around a woman’s body. This work consists of sari-like lengths, sewn together, hanging from a beam stretching the length of Heneage Lane and supported by its lamp posts. The line of bright fabric is free to move in the air. A softness echoes aspects of women’s lives, of domesticity, of laundry put out to dry, and of subjugation or flirtation. From a distance the splashes of colour give the feeling of a long narrow painting.

Sari Garden is commissioned by Sculpture in the City 2018.


Artist Interview

Year: 2018

Copyright the artist Photo: © NIck Turpin


Fabric, timber, vinyl


3330 x 150 cm

Artist Biography

Clare Jarrett

Clare Jarrett has worked as a painter, printmaker, illustrator and lecturer at Chelsea School of Art and RCA. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Spain and Poland. She has published five children’s books as author/illustrator. Awards include: Malvern Open Drawing, Mother Goose Award, Arts Council Escalator Literature award, Hawthornden writing fellowship. In 2016 Clare was artist in residence at The Barber Shop, Norwich. Her work was included in The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Cley16, Plenty of Time to Lose your Balance, and BAGT Open 2016. In 2017 she took part in Move Your Home Land/S-A-R Projektburo Project, 30 artists from 7 countries, exhibiting in UK and Germany.