While Sarah grew up in Essex, her family holidayed in Salford each year and she has distinct memories of telling her family, “I’m going to live here someday.” It just felt like home. And Sarah was right. She did her degree at the University of Salford, has built Art with Heart with Rachel over the last decade and Salford is the centre of her work, family and home.

Art with Heart got involved with The Lowry as part of the Studio Members scheme and their work blossomed, going from strength to strength since. They have been supported at all levels of The Lowry’s Artist Development scheme, worked as Artists in Residence at UTC MediaCityUK, and now have their base in Islington Mill’s professional community. Their creative work always starts with the grassroots and a sense of DIY and seeks to fire conversations, challenge perceptions and galvanise action.