Sadie Hennessy is an artist and ‘shenanigator’ . She creates 2D and 3D collages, installations and live events and has exhibited widely in the UK and beyond. Last year she caused headlines with her children’s tattoo parlour (‘My First Tattoo’) in Whitstable High Street and before that, a national hoo-haa with her ‘Gary Glitter Rock’. She likes to scratch at the veneer of civilised society, to find the darkness underneath, but always uses humour to do so, even if it does come from the blacker end of the comic spectrum.
Her sound installation (“Boombox’) for this year’s festival is based on her teenage diary, written in 1982, whilst she was at Weymouth Tech. (or rather whilst she was supposed to be, as her attendance record shows a somewhat dismal 42%). Then, as now, she was busy ‘shenanigating’.
She lives and works in Whitstable, Kent with her 2 children, and a Basset Hound called Dennis. She has an MA in Fine Art from Central St. Martin’s and is licensed to sell wines and spirits.