Sarah Brown

Principal Keeper

Leeds Art Gallery

Sarah Brown has led Leeds Art Gallery as Principal Keeper overseeing all aspects of the artistic programme and was responsible for the capital refurbishment leading the reopening of Leeds Art Gallery in 2017. As one of the founding members of Yorkshire Sculpture International she has contributed to establishing the major festival celebrating the history, presentation and commissioning of sculpture launching in 2019. 

In 2019 she was a judge for the Paul Hamlyn Award and the Hepworth Sculpture Prize and has chaired the Northern Art Prize celebrating artists living and working in the North. She has curated numerous exhibitions, working with UK and international artists, commissioning new work and is responsible for major acquisitions for one of the strongest collections of sculpture in the UK in partnership with The Henry Moore Institute. 

Sarah studied a BA History of Art at School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, (University of London) and completed an MA Museology at the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, (University of East Anglia).