Biography

Sarah Quill has worked as a freelance photographer since 1971, and began a photographic documentation of Venice in the same year.

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE:  A photographic archive in colour and black and white,  taken in Venice between 1971 and 2018

FILM WORK as stills photographer:  Wagner (1982); Good and Bad at Games (1983);  Runners (1983); House of the Long Shadows (1983)  Nineteen Eighty-four (1984); The Good Father (1985); Sacred Hearts (1985;  Steaming (1985);  A Room with a View (1986);  Prick up your Ears (1987); Ping Pong (1987); White Mischief  (1988); Melancholia (1989); The Children (1990); The Orchid House (1991)

EXHIBITIONS
1982 L’Opera in Gran Bretagna,  solo photographic exhibition at Gran Teatro la Fenice, Venice (sponsored by the British Council in association with Scottish Opera)
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four, exhibition of stills from the film, at the Photographers’ Gallery, London
1994 Venice in Peril: The First 25 Years, exhibition of photographs at Colnaghi, London
1996 Venice in Peril (photographs) at the Italian Trade Centre,  London
1998 Venice through Canaletto’s Eyes (photographs in exhibition and catalogue) National Gallery, London
2007 Venice, City of Dreams  (group exhibition) Sotheby’s London
2007 Venice (group exhibition) at Piers Feetham Gallery London
2008 Christmas Exhibition at Piers Feetham Gallery London
2010 Sarah Quill Photographs 1972—2010, 28 October – 13 November 2010 at Piers Feetham Gallery
2011 Venice: Water and Stone 15 March – 15 May at Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria
2011 ‘The Photographers 2011’, group exhibition at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs
2012  ‘The Photographers 2012’, group exhibition at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs
2014  ‘The Photographers 2014’, group exhibition at Beetles+Huxley, London
2015  ‘Venice’, group exhibition at Osborne Studio Gallery, 2 Motcomb St, London SW1, 24 March – 15 April 2015
2016 Gilded Shadows: the stones of Ruskin’s Venice, Ruskin Library, Lancaster University

Photographs are included in the following publications:
S. Fay and P. Knightley, The Death of Venice;  J.R. Hale, Venetian Fortifications; D. Howard, The Architectural History of Venice; J.G. Links, Venice for Pleasure;  G. Bull, Venice, the Most Triumphant City;  J. Morris, A Venetian Bestiary;  A. Macadam (ed) The Blue Guide to Venice;  J. Martineau and A. Robison (eds) The Glory of Venice (cat. Royal Academy exhibition);  D. Howard (ed) Lotz: Architecture in Italy 1500-1600;  The Dictionary of Art (Macmillan);  W. Packer, In Castello (British Council);  R. Goy,  Venice, the City and its Architecture;  D. Bomford and G. Finaldi (eds) Venice through Canaletto’s Eyes (exhibition and catalogue, National Gallery, London); P. Hills, Venetian Colour;  S. Quill (ed. and photographer) Ruskin’s Venice: the Stones Revisited, Ashgate Publishing and Lund Humphries, 2000;  D. Howard, Venice and the East;  and revised edn of The Architectural History of Venice; C. Fletcher and J. Da Mosto, Saving Venice: scientists face the challenges for the 21st century;  G. Pertot, Venice, Extraordinary Maintenance;  M. Grundy, Venice, the Anthology Guide (revised edn), 2007; Pedrag Matvejevic, The Other Venice, 2007; J. Morris, Venice (new edn), 2008; Robert McCarter, Carlo Scarpa, Phaidon 2013; Paul Tucker (ed) and Emma Sdegno (trans) John Ruskin: Guida ai principal dipinti nell’Accademia, 2014; Royal Opera House, I Due Foscari programme, 2014

Recent publications: Ruskin’s Venice: The Stones Revisited, Ashgate Publishing, 2000, reprinted in hardback and in paperback (2003) by Lund Humphries; ‘Rawdon Brown and the Mowbray stone’ (book chapter in Rawdon Brown and the Anglo-Venetian Relationship) edited by R. Griffiths and J. Law, 2005

New publication (March 2015) A revised and extended edition of Ruskin’s Venice: The Stones Revisited, published by Lund Humphries

Forthcoming An Italian translation, Ruskin a Venezia: the Stones Revisited, is scheduled for spring 2018, published by Jaca Book, Milan