Photo: Sally Kidall in Lymm, Cheshire

Sally Kidall

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Teacher, Researcher

Through site-specific environmental installations and photography I seek to challenge the predictability of expectations & ‘cultural homogeneity’. My art practice is inspired by the complexities, equilibrium and fragility of the natural environment and by the ways in which our man-made systems work within, or in opposition to, these natural systems. The focus of my practice is the concept of transition, including notions of unpredictability, vulnerability and ephemerality. Its informed by issues relating to human ecology, community displacement, consumption and materialism. I am interested in the boundaries between art and science and the coming together of different disciplines/influences creating infinite possibilities. In my practice I experiment with unstable and vulnerable materials such as salt solutions and crystallisation, casting salt compounds, ice, clear soap and sugar mixes, incorporating the germination and growing of seeds and grasses/turf within works; and more recently ants. I aim to create works that change, grow and transform during their display and that are vulnerable/reactive to their surrounding environment. read full statement

Location Lymm, Cheshire
Activities Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art
Artforms / type of project Environment, Installation, Intervention, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags Land Art, Ephemeral, Environmental, Site Specific, Installation, Educator, Lecturer, Contemporary, Conceptual, memorial

News & Events

  • 'step in stone'

    03/08/2015 – 17/10/2015
    4 quarries in East Mendips, Somerset

    Sally will be building 2 new large environmental installations for this exciting quarry based art trail. It started in July and runs until late October 2015. Generously funded by Arts Council England

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  • There's No Place Like Home: is enough enough?

    15/04/2015 – 10/05/2015
    Katoomba Cultural Centre, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

    "Sculpture Otherwise" Katoomba Cultural Centre, NSW, Australia New site-specific environmental installation in a gallery setting.

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  • Art on the GreenWay

    New Installation by Sally commissioned by Leichhardt Council for the GreenWay Green corridor. Canal Road, Leichhardt, Sydney. 14-15 March

  • 'step In stone'

    Sally is making 2 new works for this quarry based art trail in the East Mendips, Somerset from July-October 2015. Check out our blog:

  • Sculpture at Scenic World

    15/04/2015 – 10/05/2015
    Scenic World’s natural Jurassic rainforest, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

    Sally will be showing a new site specific environmental installation in this wonderful ancient rainforest setting.

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  • Sydney Water Environmental Art Subsidy Award 2013

    Sally's new site specific work at Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi, 2013: "Nomadic City: lest we forget II " received the Sydney Water Environmental Art Subsidy Award of $5000.