Media coverage of the work of Canadian artist Sarah Hatton, best known for her paintings and her conceptual work with dead bees.
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Hatton found the difficult balance between activism and art, with the delicacy of the latter not crushed by the weight of the former.

Peter Simpson
The Ottawa Citizen

…the most arresting images by an Ottawa-area artist this past year


Paul Gessell
The Ottawa Citizen

Hatton’s works make for dizzying optical illusions, reminiscent of Bridget Riley’s work if she’d dabbled in the buzzworthy materials of Matthew Brandt.

Priscilla Frank
Huffington Post Arts & Culture




20/02/05 “For the coral: Sarah Hatton presents tip of climate change spear” Peter Simpson. Artsfile.

17/04/05 “Artist’s Vimy tribute at the Canadian War Museum is written in the stars” Aedan Helmer. The Ottawa Citzen. Arts.

17/02/17 “Visual arts: For Montreal’s 375th anniversary, art takes over public space” John Pohl. Montreal Gazette. Arts.

15/05/ ”People We Love: Saving Bees” Miles Schneiderman. Yes! Magazine. Issue 74, Summer 2015, p.7.

15/04/07 ”The Bee Works Exhibit is a Call To Action” Martin Poole. CULT Montreal. Art & Design.

15/03/18 “Dead bees become art to highlight colony decline” Emiko Jozuka. WIRED UK.

14/06/02 “The Balance Between Hope & Despair” Wendy Rose. The Newfoundland Herald. P28-30.

14/05/30 “Inspiration along the coast” Joan Sullivan. The Telegram. Arts & Entertainment B4.

14/05/28 “Visiting Artist Sarah Hatton at the James Baird Gallery” Martin Poole. The Overcast: Newfoundland’s Arts and Culture Newspaper

14/04/22 “Henry, Hatton, mclennan win CAO arts awards” Peter Simpson. The Ottawa Citizen Arts & Life C7.

14/02/01 “Artist Sarah Hatton’s Dead Bee Art Brings Attention to Serious Environmental Issues“. Kaitlyn Schaeffer. Complex Magazine, New York.

14/01/24 “Dizzying Op Art Made From Dead Bees Has An Unlikely Message” Priscilla Frank. Huffington Post Arts & Culture

13/12/29 “The best art on view in the capital in 2013”. Peter Simpson. The Ottawa Citizen Arts. D2-D3

13/11/22 “Plight of the Honeybee: Sarah Hatton’s striking new works carry a warning about an epidemic killing the planet’s bees“. Peter Simpson. The Ottawa Citizen Arts. F1-2.

13/11/21 “Artist uses dead bees to create mathematical patterns“. Olivia Solon. WIRED UK

13/02/08 “The naked tension of Sarah Hatton“. Peter Simpson. The Ottawa Citizen Arts.

12/09/13  “Picture Perfect: A primer on where to buy art in Ottawa”. Paul Gessell. Ottawa Magazine, Shopping 2012/2012. p. 22-23

09/12/02  “Paintings of nude toddler stir up art-porn debate”, Peter Simpson.  The Vancouver   Sun A1-A2, The Ottawa Citizen A1-A2.

08/03/15 “Talent Watch: Gallery owners compile a short list of artists worth buying”, Jennifer Campbell. The Ottawa Citizen Style Weekly Homes,I8.

07/03/10 « L’agressivité endormie au cœur des enfants », Claude Bouchard. Le Droit : Arts & cultures: À voir, A14 -15.

07/03/08 “Sinister ambiguity: Sarah Hatton ponders our embrace of war”, Paul Gessell. The Ottawa Citizen Arts, H1.

06/11/11 « Les ramifications du devenir », Claude Bouchard. Le Droit : Arts & cultures: À voir, A19.

06/10/19 “Role Models: Rebecca Belmore and Sarah Hatton: Raising questions”, Allison Collins. The Ottawa XPress: Volume 13, Issue 42, p. 19

06/09/23 “Critics’ Picks – Fine Arts”, Paul Gessell. The Ottawa Citizen Style Weekly: Entertainment, K16.

05/11/24 “Exhibition examines the frightening face of child models”, Paul Gessell. The Ottawa Citizen Arts, B1-B4.

05/11/10 “Sarah Hatton: Don’t Call Me Baby”, Laura Moses. The Ottawa XPress: Artswatch, Volume 12, Issue 45, p.19

05/1/10 “An Artistic Reflection”, Editorial. The Ottawa Citizen City, B4.

05/1/06 “Quintessential ethics”, Paul Gessell. The Ottawa Citizen Arts, C1-C2.

04/12/11 “Critics’ Picks – Fine Arts”, Paul Gessell. The Ottawa Citizen Style Weekly: Entertainment, L2-L3.