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 Environment, Installation, Intervention, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags Land Art, Ephemeral, Environmental, Site Specific, Installation, Educator, Lecturer, Contemporary, Conceptual, memorial

News & Events

  • Bowhill Beckons, Artist-in-Residence collaborative by Kidall & Peitsch

    09/03/2014
    Bowhill property, South Australia

    You are invited to join Sally Kidall & Flossie Peitsch on their performative night walk through this enigmatic SA farming property. Explore situational sculpture initiated by their residency.

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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.

  • Palmer Sculpture Biennial 2014

    08/03/2014 – 23/03/2014
    Property at Palmer, South Australia

    Sally is taking her installation to South Australia for the sixth Palmer Sculpture Biennial, site specific show out in the wonderful arid landscape of the Palmer area 8 March to 23 March 2014

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  • University of Western Sydney Sculpture Awards 2014

    02/05/2014 – 01/06/2014
    Lake, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown campus

    2 May - 1 June 2014 Sally sets up a new floating version of her installation: "Nomadic City: lest we forget II" in the lake in the beautiful setting of the University's Campbelltown campus.

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