Approved: 16.08.2006

Salina Somalya

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Lecturer / academic, Community worker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Salina's artwork encompasses a variety of metals from anodised aluminium to steels, together with other complimentary materials to accent the metals. All her artworks are individual and predominantly inspired by nature,the natural form and architecture. In her work she aims to capture the essence of her inspiration and re-interpret it into her own stylised design.

Salina is particularly

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  • Location: Lancaster, North West
  • Activities: Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Gallery education, Project management
  • Categories: Education project, Project, Metalwork, Public Art, Sculpture
  • Tags: Sculpture, Metal, Northwest, National, International, Artist, Community, Schools, Hospitals, Lancashire
 

Biography

Salina's artwork encompasses a variety of metals from anodised aluminium to steels, together with other complimentary materials to accent the metals. All her artworks are individual and predominantly inspired by nature,the natural form and architecture. In her work she aims to capture the essence of her inspiration and re-interpret it into her own stylised design. Salina is particularly well known for her use of anodised aluminium in creating beautiful distinguished artworks for both interiors and exteriors. Anodised aluminium provides the perfect canvas for creating distinctive patterns and visual texture with a palette of subtle and striking colours. Combined with the versatility of the metal, anodised aluminium enables Salina to combine art, design and sculpture in creating a variety intricately designed artworks. At the other end of the spectrum Salina works with steels and non-ferrous metals, designing and creating a variety of artworks that incorporate the principles of design with engineering; from alluring engineered dragonflies to commemorative sculptures for various institutions. Salina's practice includes the production of numerous artworks created for public and private collections, including artworks spanning hospital corridors, entrance features for private and corporate environments, and custom made pieces for private collections. Alongside her practice, Salina has worked on a variety of educational projects with schools, colleges, galleries and community groups as well as exhibiting nationally and internationally.

CV & Education

EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS

2003 PDQ New Technology for Designers, City College Manchester, Manchester

2001 NOCN Creative Metalwork & Blacksmithing, Swindon College, Swindon

2000 HND Design Crafts, City College Manchester, Manchester

1996 MEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering, Leeds University, Leeds                                               

 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & PRIZES

2008 Awards for All Grant for Myercough Community Project

2002 National Prize Winner, ‘The Art of Can’ Red Bull Competition

2001 Setting Up Scheme Award & Placement, North West Arts Board

 

COMMISSIONS

2013

The Sherriff 10K Trophy, Lancaster

2011

The Disc (175), Sculpture for Blue Coat School, Oldham

2010  

Weird Forest, Stairwell Feature, Davigdor Infants School, Brighton

Park Life, Teddington Health Centre, Teddington, London

Thistle Pods, Private Customer, Sheffield

2009

Bella Via, Chapel & Mortuary Viewing Rooms, Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda, Llwynypia, Wales

Waterlilies, Private Customer, Manchester

Jubilee, Nursery Entrance Feature, Kids Unlimited, Bickley, Bromley, London

Four Seasons, Nursery Corridor Feature, Kids Unlimited, Teddington, Richmond, London

Butterflies, Nursery Entrance Feature, Kids Unlimited, Teddington, Richmond, London

2008

Flutterby - Butterfly, Main Entrance Artwork, Windmill Primary School, Windmill, Runcorn

Circling Fish, Nursery Entrance Feature, Kids Unlimited, Chelsea, London

2007

Reflection Tree, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

Planteria, Artwork for North Wing, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton

2006

Memorial Square Decorative Railing Panels, NW Leicestershire District Council, Coalville

2005

Belfish, Dental Waiting Room, The Bradbury Centre, South & East Belfast NHS Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Young Seasiders 2005, Myerscough College, Lancashire

2004

Pluma, Treatment & Diagnostic Waiting Area, Ormskirk & District General Hospital, Ormskirk

Ferrous#8, ‘The Global Village’, Designs for Gardens, Southport Flower Show, Southport

Anodised Aluminium Wall Art, One World Action, Islington, London

2003

Seeweed, Entrance Wall Feature, Anchorage Family Centre, Fleetwood, Lancashire

La Vite, St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School, Whitworth, Rochdale, Manchester

2002

A Fish Tale, Hindsford CE School, Atherton, Manchester

Petit Soleil, Anodised Aluminium Wall Art, Colour Anodising, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

Carnival, Anodised Aluminium Wall Art, Colour Anodising, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

Font of Wisdom, Life Long Learning Award, Bury Metropolitan Council, Bury

Numerous other commissions by various private clients, for both interior and exterior artworks.

 

PROJECTS/ WORKSHOPS

2013                       

Access All Areas Festival Project, Accrington Academy, Accrington

2011                       

Mixed Media Jewellery Workshops, Hope Centre, Preston

2010                       

Mixed Media Project, Artist Residency, St Benedict’s Primary School, Hindley, Wigan

Recycled Project, Artist Residency, St Benedict’s Primary School, Hindley, Wigan

2009                       

Jewellery Workshop, National Museums Liverpool

Metal workshop, St Mary & St Paul’s CE Primary School, Prescot, Knowsley, Liverpool

Artist Residency, Birkenshaw CE Primary School, Bradford, Yorkshire

Artist Residency, Castle Hill St Philips CE Primary School, Hindley, Wigan

WI Banner Workshop, Preston Mela, Prescap, Preston

Metal workshop, Brinscall CE Primary School, Brinscall, Chorley

2008                       

Artist Residency, Hindley All Saints CE Primary School, Hindley, Wigan

Art Quest, Combined project with 4 primary schools & Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

Metal workshop, Newton Bluecoat Primary School, Newton, Preston

Award for Arts: Myerscough Community Workshops with Garstang High School yr 10 students.

Garden Spheres, Artist Residency, Hindley Infants & Junior School & Hindley High School, Hindley, Wigan

Mandala Banner, Preston Mela. Working with Foxton Community & Youth Centre, Preston Travellers Centre & Prescap.

Children’s Metal Workshop, Open Day & Country Fair, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow

Bronze Arts Award Workshops, Preston Muslim Girls School, Preston Lancashire

Community Workshops & Metal Magic Workshop, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

2007                       

Metal Project, Scorton CE Primary School, Scorton, Lancashire

Children’s Metal Workshop, Open Day & Country Fair, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow

Sculpture Project, Westcliffe Primary School, Bispham, Blackpool

Metal Workshop, Pilling St Johns Primary School, Pilling, Lancashire

2006                       

Children’s Metal Workshop, Open Day & Country Fair, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow

Artist Talk, Lymm High School, Lymm Cheshire

2005                       

Metal Workshops, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Mombasa, Kenya

Metal Workshops, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Claughton, Lancashire

Children’s Metal Workshop, Open Day & Country Fair, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow

Metal Project, Thurnam Glasson CE Primary School, Glasson Dock, Lancashire

2004                       

Children’s Metal Workshop, Open Day & Country Fair, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow

2003                       

Metal Workshop, Inskip St Peter’s CE School, Inskip, Lancashire

Metal Workshops, Art Lounge, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham

Metal Project, Buile Hill High School, Salford

Resident Artist, Holme Slack CP School, Manor House Lane, Holme Slack, Preston

2002                       

Metal Workshops, Poulten-Le-Fylde Primary School, Hardhorn Road, Poulten-Le-Fylde                       

Resident Artist, Holme Slack CP School, Manor House Lane, Holme Slack, Preston    

 

LECTURING/ SPECIALIST PROJECTS

2006-2012 Jewellery: Short Courses Lecturer, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Lancashire

2009 Consultation Project: Artists collaborating with Mental Health Professionals

2009 Consultation Workshop: Muslim Women & First Aid

2004-2009 Specialist Workshops, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Lancashire           

2008 Project Manager: Award For All, Myerscough Community Workshops & Exhibition            

2007 Organiser: Inside/ Out Jewellery Competition, Ars Ornata Europeana, Manchester

2005-2007 Lecturer, HND Jewellery & Applied Arts, City College Manchester

2005-2007 Specialist Workshop, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Lancashire

2003-2004 Instructor/ Demonstrator, HND Applied Arts, City College, Manchester

2002-2003 Lecturer, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Lancashire

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012

Art in the Garden, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield

Garden Party, Gallery 23, Lancaster, Lancashire

2011

Artist Open Houses, Brighton, E Sussex

2010

Art in the Garden, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield

Trail: Recycled Art in Landscape, Teignmouth, Devon

Open Gardens, Lower Beesley, Goosnargh, Lancashire

2009

GSM Primodise Aluminium Exhibition, Thirsk, N. Yorkshire

2008

TMW, Kings Road, London

2007

Objects of Desire, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Make Me/ ICL, Manchester & Preston

TMW, Kings Road, London

2006

Gallery 23, Lancaster, Lancashire

Open Gardens, Lower Beesley, Goosnargh, Lancashire

Revelations, The Guy Chester Centre, Muswell Hill, London

2005

Inner-City-Living, The Old Bank, Preston

The Sculpture Show, Croxton Green, Cheshire

Red Bull’s Art of Can, Zed Rooms, London

Santé, Lancaster

2004

Metallic Christmas, The Metal Gallery, London

Solo Show, The Edge Gallery, Lancaster

Manchester Art Show 04, MICC, Manchester

A Positive Environment, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.

International Art & Design Fair, New York, USA

Art in the Garden 04, Sir Harold Hilliers Garden, Romsey, Hampshire

‘Everything You Can Imagine Is Rea’l, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire

2003

Metallic Christmas, The Metal Gallery, London

Manchester Art Show, Urbis, Manchester

Turton Towers, Turton, Bolton, Lancashire

In the Making, FAD, Plaça dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain

RHS Tatton Show, Tatton Park, Cheshire

Arts Council North West, Manchester

Sultan Gallery, Lancaster, Lancashire

Next Big Step, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire

2002

Sultan Gallery, Lancaster, Lancashire

Next Move, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancs.

Red Bull’s Art of Can, Old Market Square, Glasgow