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Sally Kidall


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Sally’s passion for making site-specific environmental installations and showing art works beyond the confines of the gallery lead her to a variety of opportunities to create works in the natural environment. The ragged exposed cliff tops at Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi have offered a number of challenging sites to create works in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013; receiving the Sydney Water Environmental Subsidy award, 2013. In 2012 she representing Australia in Kiev, Ukraine, at the inaugural International Contemporary Sculpture Festival in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK and 2014 was invited to create a work in Grand Canaria, Spain, for AININ_Artists in Nature Symposium. Last year Sally was a feature artist for the Arts Council England funded “Step In Stone” creating 2 large environmental installations sited in abandoned stone quarries in Somerset, UK. In 2012 & 2014 Sally took the challenge of siting works in the lake at the University of Western Sydney for the UWS Sculpture Awards. Other sites include the spectacular arid landscape in South Australia, for the Palmer Sculpture Biennale and at Scenic World Sculpture Awards in the famous Blue Mountains at the site of the abandoned Katoomba Coal Mines.


"Through site-specific environmental installations 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. It is informed by issues relating to human ecology, cultural displacement, consumption and materialism."