Sarah PRINGLE is an experienced art professional who has been working extensively on commercial and not-for-profit art projects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for 25 years. She studied Fine Art & Design in the United Kingdom at Falmouth School of Art, Bath Academy of Art and Chelsea School of Art and in the United States at Cooper Union School of Art & Design, New York.
From a private gallery in London, she moved to the Middle East in 1990 as the gallery manager for Aati Gallery in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In 1994 she first worked in Hong Kong, initially for private contemporary art gallery Gallery 7, then for the British Council as their Cultural & Education Exchanges Manager, responsible for promoting British expertise in the arts and creative industries through a series of exhibitions, conferences, talks and events.
After leaving Hong Kong in 2000, Sarah worked for the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow managing outreach events for their newly refurbished heritage space, before joining the National Galleries in Edinburgh as the Scottish Arts Council Scotland Engage Manager, responsible for conferences, events and projects promoting best practice in access to the public art collections in Scotland and establishing networks between government, gallery directors and art educators.
Since 2003, Sarah has been working as an art consultant in Hong Kong, India and China. In Hong Kong she established the Art Angels programme for the non-profit organization Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, creating public art projects with funding from companies and organizations who wish to sponsor the arts as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Corporate consultancy projects include the public art ‘Love Art’ project for the Peninsula Hotel and Royal Academy of Arts London with artists including Tracey Emin, Richard Wilson, Conrad Shawcross and Michael Craig Martin. Sarah was also one of the project Directors for the largest public art project in Hong Kong ‘Event Horizon’ by Antony Gormley. She has also worked as an art consultant for hotels and property developers including Unitech in India, Studio City in Macau, Andaz Hotel group Shanghai, Swire Properties Hong Kong, Raffles Hotel China and One Shenzhen Bay for Parklands China.
Also, she is also the co-founder of Art-Partners together with Levina Li-Cadman and Vita Wong-Kwok in conceptualizing, developing and realizing place-making public art and culture projects from Hong Kong across Asia.
Sarah is an art advisor for the Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize and the Sovereign Art Foundation Hong Kong.