Sarah is an artist of world–wide acclaim. Her paintings reflect the quality of "magic", so evocative of the African continent. She studied art and illustration at The Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, from 1983 — 1986. Since then she has travelled Southern Africa extensively, collecting material for her work, particularly in the sphere of rock art, African history and legend. Sarah received further guidance and encouragement from a local artist, "Ginger" Townley Johnson, author of "Major Rock Art of Southern Africa".
This led to her commission by WITS University to paint San Rock Art for the display at Museum Africa in Johannesburg, completed in 1996.
Sarah has been instrumental in planning educational programs involving puppetry and art for young children, both at Hout Bay and Iziko (Cape Town) Museums. She completed an exhibition and a video based on the social history and development of "Imizamo Yethu" Township, for the Hout Bay Museum.
From 1999 — 2000, she assisted with the setting up of the Hout Bay Rotary Art & Craft Project to provide township crafters with an accessible and viable selling point.
She has also done extensive research for the South African National Craft Council, collecting information on indigenous art and craft.
Sarah has since devoted herself to her career, exhibiting regularly in Cape Town. She has also worked with the disadvantaged "street children" of the West Coast, assisting with the establishment of soup kitchens and giving life skills, puppetry & art classes.
Gallery of previous works by Sarah Mackie.