Sarah Mayhew Craddock is a practicing Artist and Arts Consultant with substantial experience curating, producing, and implementing public engagement programmes and communications strategies in the creative and cultural sector with clients working in theatre, art galleries, museums, arts centers, festivals, universities, local government, and event management.

Freelance Arts Consultant
October 2012 – Present
Arts at the Old Fire Station (Mentor, & Marketing Consultant – www)
Ashmolean Museum (LiveFriday Curator – www)
Berliner Benson (Business Development Consultant –
Cairn Agency (Event Manager)
Creation Theatre Company (Friends Coordinator – www)
Gobo Theatre Foundation (PR Consultant – www)
Modus Operandi (Project Coordinator –
Oxford Pictures (Social Media and PR Consultant – www)
Oxford Youth Arts Partnerships (Mentor on the Stepping Up: Young Creative Leaders Training Programme – www)
Short Let Space (Culture Blogger – www)
Total Event Management (Communications Manager)
Zillah Bell Gallery (Public Engagement Consultant – www)

October 2018 to current (www)
Kiplin Hall & Gardens, nr Scorton

Visual Arts Coordinator
August 2016 to April 2017 (www)
The Witham, Barnard Castle

Art Correspondent
October 2008 to April 2017
The Darlington & Stockton Times (Art Correspondent – www)
Oxford Mail and The Oxford Times (Art Correspondent and Travel Writer – www)

Board Member
October 2012 to August 2015 (www)
Oxfordshire Artweeks, Oxford

Events & Marketing Manager
July 2010 to September 2012 (www)
Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford

Freelance cultural event co-ordination & communication
May 2009 – July 2010
University of Oxford (Campaign Events and Communications Officer – www)
Ian Nolan Events (Production Assistant – www)
Oxford Contemporary Music (Event Production and Promotion www)
Cowley Road Carnival (Carnival Assistant – www)
Novel Entertainment (Branding and Communications – www)

Assistant Exhibitions Curator
August 2005 to September 2007 (www)
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

Acting Gallery Curator (Internship)
May to August 2005 (www)
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Communications Assistant
March to May 2005 (www)
Fierce! Festival, Birmingham


COU COU GASCONY, Miradoux, Gascony, France, 26 May – 4 June 2017
Open Studio, presented as part of North Yorkshire Open Studios, 3/4 & 10/11 June 2017
The Earth’s Layers, presented as part of a group exhibition at The Witham, Barnard Castle, 14 September – 7 October 2017

Teesdale Christmas Art Fair, at The Witham, Barnard Castle, County Durham, 8 – 20 December 2017
Journeys, group exhibition at Wilcote Art, Finstock, Oxfordshire, 21 – 30 May 2016

Oxford’s Sea View, group exhibition at The Jam Factory, Oxford, 1 – 29 April 2015

Inspired by the Canal, group exhibition at The Factory, Oxford, 1 – 27 April 2014

The Natural Course of Things, at The Old Boot Factory, Oxford, 12 – 20 May 2012

.passage pop-up group exhibition, Wolverhampton, May – June 2007


Experience includes working in an art classroom environment with primary and secondary school children, sixth form students, BTEC Art and Design Foundation Course students, and retired people in addition to mentoring and running workshops for Young Leaders on the OYAP Stepping Up: The Next Creative Generation scheme.

With a passion for helping people to realise their potential and creative vision in appropriate media Sarah loves to expose people to the work of contemporary artists and art movements from art history in order to help develop artistic knowledge, confidence and studio practice. Drawing from her experience promoting arts events and working for the press as an art critic she has also delivered workshops on press and promotion.

In her own studio, Mayhew Craddock works across a variety of media from oil painting, photography, video and sculpture creating paintings, wall-based art and 3-d installations.


Birmingham Institute of Art and Design – BCU, Birmingham
September 2007 to September 2008
Pg Dip, Spatial Design, Commendation
Course Content: Commercial Contexts, Strategic Design Policy, Research Methods and Analysis, Spatial Precedents and Futures, Design Processes, Post Optimal Design

Winchester School of Art – Park Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire
September 2001 to July 2004
BA (Hons) Fine Art – First Class

Cleveland College of Art and Design – Middlesbrough, Teesside
September 2000 to July 2001
BTEC – Art and Design Foundation Course – Merit

Stokesley School Sixth Form College – Stokesley, North Yorkshire
September 1997 to July 2000
‘A’ Level: Art (A), French (C), English Literature (C)

Stokesley School – Station Road, Stokesley, North Yorkshire
September 1991 to July 1997
GCSE: English Literature (A*), English Language (A*), English Speaking and Listening (A*), Art and Design (A), Drama (A), French(A), Graphic Design (A), Science – Dual Award A, A), History (B), Mathematics (B)