Sarah Myerscough

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Sarah Myerscough
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Nationality English
Education Lancaster University
Known for Graphic design, sculpture, painting

Sarah Myerscough (pronounced Myers/co) is an English artist and sculptor, based in Blackpool, Lancashire.


Myerscough attended St Mary's Sixth Form College, Blackpool from 1996 to 1998, where she gained an A-level in Art and Design. She then gained a BTEC Foundation National Diploma in Art and Design at Blackpool and The Fylde College in 1999 and spent the next three years at Lancaster University where, in 2002, she gained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine art: Practice and Theory. In June 2002 her work featured in the Student Degree Show at the Peter Scott Gallery.[1]


After graduating from Lancaster University in 2002, she started work in March 2003 as a model maker and artist at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, where she designed and created sculptures for rides as well as decorating shops and restaurants within the park with murals and sculptures.[2][3] In October and November, her work was featured in a joint exhibition with three colleagues from the Pleasure Beach, "Art in the Making Exhibition" at the Globe Gallery.[4]

In June 2005 she started working as an artist for Blackpool Illuminations. The first Illuminations feature that Myerscough worked on was the Ali Baba tableau in 2005.[5] In 2006 she helped remake the Alice in Wonderland tableau[6] as well as painting a sponsorship board for the North West Air Ambulance charity and also work on two more tableau's - Fire and Water and Pirate.[7]

In 2007 she designed and painted a new back scene for the Egyptian Tableau[7] and Local Heads, a new section which features photographs of local people (including one of Myerscough). [8] In 2008 she extended the Doctor Who section with new pictures and 3-D models.[7][9]

She also worked with interior designer and television personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen when he designed two new features, the "Decodance" road feature in 2007, for which she carved and painted half of the figures and then in 2008 the "Venus Reborn" tableau which has water fountains as well as lighting and classical music.[10] It was the first theatre tableau to be created, with a 15-minute show of sound, light and water effects.[11]



  1. ^ "Timeline". Sarah Myerscough. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Imagineers on the move". Blackpool Gazette. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Model Maker / Artist, Blackpool Pleasure Beach". Sarah Myerscough. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Art in the Making Exhibition, The Globe Gallery". Sarah Myerscough. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Blackpool Illuminations Gallery: Ali Baba 2005". Sarah Myerscough. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Blackpool Illuminations Gallery: Alice in Wonderland 2006". Sarah Myerscough. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c "Blackpool Illuminations Gallery". Sarah Myerscough. Retrieved 12 August 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Blackpool Illuminations Gallery: Local Heads 2008". Sarah Myerscough. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "In pictures: Making Illuminations". 31 July 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Sarah's Illuminating artwork!". 31 July 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Blackpool Illuminations Gallery: Venus Reborn 2008". Sarah Myerscough. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 

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