Sarah van Niekerk studied at Central School of Arts & Crafts (Central St. Martins) between 1951/4, before moving on to the Slade School of Fine Art UCL through 1955/6.
Sarah is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, a Royal West of England Academician, a member of the Society of Wood Engravers (Chairman 1995-98) and an Honorary Member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
Sarah has also been Tutor in wood engraving at West Dean College, the Royal Academy Schools (1976-86) and City and Guilds of London Art School (1979-98).
She is a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Bankside Gallery, and contributed to"Art in Action" 1980-84 and 1987-88. Sarah also organised the "12 Wood Engravers" tour of 1994-95.
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