2019 Site-Responsive Art & Biennale Artist Sally Kidall
Sally Kidall
Australia
Portable Containment: emergence
Site-specific environmental installation
With a background in sculpture and MA from Portsmouth Uni, UK, Sally Kidall has over 35 years of making her site-specific environmental installations. She has exhibited extensively through out the UK, Australia, Spain, Korea, France, India, New Zealand, Andorra and the Netherlands. She is a regular exhibitor at Sculpture by the Sea in Australia, winning various awards & subsides. She was invited to participate in the Global Nomadic Art Project in France 2017 and represented Australia in Kiev, Ukraine at the inaugural International Contemporary Sculpture Festival 2012 in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Artist Sally Kidall working on her installation
Artist Sally Kidall's installations
Remnants of a submerged village break the water’s surface to reveal its forgotten site. This contemporary interpretation of a commemorative memorial is informed by the social and environmental impacts of changing climates.
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 human-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 ecology, cultural displacement, consumption, materialism and changing climates.
Aerial view of Artist Sally Kidall's installation on the pond
Close up view of Artist Sally Kidall's installation on the pond
Artist Sally Kidall's installation on the pond