I am a multi-disciplinary artist and maker.

In 2017 I co-founded and managed the ACE-funded arts project SICK! Living With Invisible Illness.

My artistic practice explores the act of creativity as a panacea and visualises the hidden aspects of living with a chronic illness. I investigate this across various media; print making, sculptural assemblages, photography and performance.

In 2016 I was featured on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour talking about my day to day life living with invisible illness and how I use my creative practice to cope with pain and stop using traditional pain medication entirely.

In 2014 I co-curated the exhibition ‘Disquiet Beauty’ at the Rochester Art Gallery, showing the work of international artists Kate McGwire and Tessa Farmer alongside myself, local artists Cormac McManigan and recent graduate Kerry Howley.

CONTACT:  zaracarpenter@gmail.com


2018 (In)Visible, Espacio Gallery, London
2018 Spegla Photography Festival, Sweden
2018 Loss & Lucidity, Santa Ana, USA
2018 Experiments, Sun Pier House, Chatham
2018 Art On A Postcard, Photo London, Somerset House
2018 SICK! at Bounce Vintage, Folkestone
2018 Collage Garden, New York USA


2017 SICK! (co-curator), Sun Pier House Chatham
2014 Disquiet Beauty (co-curator), Rochester Art Gallery
2012 Fragments, The Horsebridge Whitstable
2011 86,062 The Painkiller Prints (curator), The Deaf Cat Rochester