Approved: 04.10.2006

Sally Kidall

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Teacher, Researcher

Approved: 04.10.2006

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

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  • Location: Thirroul, Australia
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art
  • Categories: Environment, Installation, Intervention, Public Art, Sculpture
  • Tags: Land Art, Ephemeral, Environmental, Site Specific, Installation, Educator, Lecturer, Contemporary, Conceptual, memorial
 
 

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    Biography

    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.

    CV & Education

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    2007 - PGC Learning & Teaching in the Creative Arts, UCCA Uni. College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

    2006 - MA Art Design & Media (by project), Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, UK

    1991 - Diploma Interior Design, Enmore Design College_TAFE, Enmore, Sydney NSW

    1983 - BA Fine Art (Sculpture), Norwich School of Art, Norwich, UK

     

    SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS & Residencies

    2016 - Nomadic Winds: a journey's rest SCULPTURE BY THE SEA 2016 Sydney AUSTRALIA

    2016 - One Journey Ends: another begins...? SCULPTURE AT BARANGAROO Sydney AUSTRALIA

    2016 - In the Bag: when is enough enough?  Lilyfield Road Bridge Commission LEICHHARDT COUNCIL Sydney AUSTRALIA

    2016 - In the Bag: when is enough enough? HARBOURVIEW SCULPTURE TRAIL  Auckland NZ

    2015 - Feature Artist_STEP IN STONE_Quarry Sculpture Trail UK, sponsored by ARTS COUNCIL UK East Mendips, Somerset UK      

    Lest We Forget: is enough enough? Westdown Quarry

    Terra Firma: there’s no place like home Fairy Cave Quarry                    

    2015 - At the Table: time for action  Commission _Art on the Greenway LEICHHARDT COUNCIL Sydney AUSTRALIA

    2015 - There’s No Place Like Home: is enough enough? KATOOMBA CULTURAL CENTRE Katoomba, NSW AUSTRALIA

    2015 - In the bag: is the grass greener? SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD 2015  Katoomba NSW AUSTRALIA

    2014 - The Grass is Always Greener: lest we forget  AININ Land Art Symposium & Residency Gran Canaria, SPAIN

    2014 - Bowhill Beckons, rural residency, Bowhill, SA, AUSTRALIA

    2014 - Nomadic City lest we forget III, UWS Sculpture Awards 2014, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, NSW. AUSTRALIA

    2014 - Nomadic City: lest we forget, Palmer Sculpture Biennale 2014, Palmer, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    2013 - Nomadic City lest we forget IISculpture by the Sea_Bondi 2013, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    2013 - Nomadic City: lest we forget, North Sydney Site Specific Sculpture Prize, Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    2013 - Nomadic City: lest we forget, On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    2013 - At the Table: are we sitting comfortably? III, On 7 _Sculpture by the Sea, Level 7, David Jones Department Store, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    2012 - At the Table: are we sitting comfortably II, Kiev Sculpture Project & Residency, International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture, Kiev Botanical Garden, Kiev, UKRAINE

    2012 - In the bag: are we sitting comfortably?, UWS Sculpture Awards 2012, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    2012 - In the Bag: time will tell, On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival, NSW 

    2012 - In the Bag: time will tell, Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    2012 - The Grass is Always Greener, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    2011 - In the Bag: are we sitting comfortably?, Yering Station Sculpture Awards, Yarra Glen, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

    2011 - Staying Afloat: is enough enough?, On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival, Thirroul NSW, AUSTRALIA 

    2010 - Affluenza: are you sitting comfortably?, Weereewa Festival, Lake George, Bungendore, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    2010 - At the Table: are we sitting comfortably?, On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    2010 - At the Table: are we sitting comfortably?, Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    2009 - Apple Web, 5 Lands Walk Ephemeral Art Walk & Residency Avoca Beach, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    2008 - Plug-In, Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi, Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA 

    2007 - Cradle to Cradle IIArtvaults 2007 Residency_Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton, UK

    2006 - Cradle to Cradle, Farnham Parish Church, Farnham, Surrey, UK

    2006 - Stepping LightlyLandmarks III, Lowood Gallery, Armathwaite, Cumbria, UK

    2006 - Salt, The Gallery, Eldon Building, Portsmouth University, UK

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2014 - Bowhill Beckons, Bowhill, SA, AUSTRALIA

    2011 - Translations.......antworksBrunswick Arts Space, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

    2010 - Translations.......antworksSheahan Galleries, School of Arts, Clifton, NSW

    2007 - Cradle to CradleBrighton Media Centre, Brighton, UK

    1998 - LifeArthaus Gallery, Newtown, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    1993 - FragmentationsTapas D'Espana, Darlinghurst, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    Selected GROUP SHOWS

    2015 - On-Photocopy: Displacement 44AD ARTSPACE Bath UK

    2015 - “step in stone inside” BLACK SWAN GALLERY  Frome Somerset UK

    2014 - Sculpture InsideSculpture by the Sea Cottesloe, WEST AUSTRALIA

    2012 - Drawn Apart, Paper Plane Gallery, Rozelle, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    2011 - Sculpture on the Move, Sculpture by the Sea, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange NSW   

    2010 - Artside 2010, British Home Stores, Southend, UK

    2010 - Salon Christmas, Artsite Gallery, Camperdown, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    2007 - MA ALL, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

    2006 - Head Turner, Gallery Iota, Ramsgate, Kent, UK

    2006 - ReNew 06, 68 Hope Street Gallery, Liverpool School of Art, UK

    2005 - Grace 05, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, UK

    1996 - Art & the Environment (Green Peace show), Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

    1995 - MADE Accountable (Art & Design for the Environment), Wharf 7, Pyrmont Bay, Sydney 

    1991 - Femme F'tarts, Air Space, Redfern, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

     

    AWARDS

    2013 - Sydney Water Environmental Art Subsidy_Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi 2013

    2013 - First Prize_ On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival 2013

    2012 - First Prize_ On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival 2012

    2011 - First Prize_ On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival 20111

    2010 - Site Specific Prize_ On the Shore Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival 2013

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    2013 - Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2013-2014 Catalogue, KOREA

    2012 - International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture 2012 Catalogue, Kiev Sculpture Project, UKRAINE

    2012 - UWS Sculpture Awards 2012  & 2014 Catalogue, AUSTRALIA 

    2011 - Sculpture by the Sea , The First Fifteen Years 1997-2011, AUSTRALIA