BA Fine Art graduate, Sarah Smith, is currently in her first year of the Ulster University MFA course. Her work seeks to explore intrinsic interpersonal human issues both psychological and emotional. Current and recent work investigates how past traumas can resurface, manifesting themselves in the guise of compulsive behaviours, such as repetition of rituals and action(s), and become a basis for self-expression artistically or otherwise. She is interested in particular in the art-making process as a means of communication and ‘working through’ trauma, realising now how vital this communication through making has become. Recent exhibitions include RUA 2017 and NI Hospice Art Exhibition.