Biography

Leichardt Commission 2016.jpg"In The Bag: when is enough enough?" 2017, Commission for Old Lilyfield Road Bridge, IWC Council, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
EDUCATION
  • 2007  PGC. Cert. HE Teaching & Learning Creative Art, UCCA Farnham, Surrey, UK
  • 2006  MAPORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY, UK
  • 1992  Diploma of Arts (Interior Design), TAFE: DESIGN CENTRE, ENMORE
  • 1983  BA Hons Degree Visual Arts (Sculpture), NORWICH SCHOOL OF ART, NORFOLK, UK
EXIBITIONS
RESIDENCIES
  • 2021 BIGCI, Bilpin, NSW. Awarded Residency_Director’s Choice Environmental Prize
  • 2019    I-Park_Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale, Connecticut, USA
  • 2017   THE STORY OF SPACE Artist’s Residency Panjim,  INDIA
  • 2017  GNAP_FRANCE (Global Nomadic Art Project) Loire Valley, FRANCE
  • 2017   HILL END Artist’s Residency NSW,  AUSTRALIA
  • 2014   “TUFI’ARTS” AiNIN SYMPOSIUM/RESIDENCY Tufia, Gran Canaria, SPAIN
  • 2014 “Bowhill Beckons”  Collaborative Residency in a rural SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  • 2012   INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Kiev Sculpture Project & Yorkshire Sculpture Park  Kiev, UKRAINE
  • 2007  “Cradle to Cradle III”(Chandelier) _ART VAULTS 2007, BARGATE MONUMENT GALLERY, Southampton, UK

SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS_recent
  • 2020 “Urban Containment II”
    SCULPTURE BY THE SEA_Cottesloe Perth, W.AUSTRALIA
  • 2019 “Urban Containment”
    SCULPTURE BY THE SEA_BONDI Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • “Portable Containment: emergence” Commission for
    2019 I-Park_Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale, Connecticut, USA
  • 2019 “Lest we forget: precious vestige” Commission for
    L’ANDART’19 International Biennial of Andorra, ANDORRA
  • 2019 “Portable Containment: displacement” Commission for
    GROUNDSPEAK-LANDART, Schokland Island, NETHERLANDS
  • 2019 “Portable Containment: where are we going continues…?” Commission for EDGE/Greenway Festival, Innerwest Council, Sydney, AUS
    Winner of the IWC Environmental Art Award 2019 
  • 2018 “Confluence” display of a performance video in collaboration with Cherie Sampson (USA),  GEUMGANG NATURE ART BIENNALE 2018 _YATOO, City of Gongju, KOREA
  • 2018 “Portable Containment: where are we going?”  BIENNALE OF AUSTRALIAN ART, Ballarat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
  • 2018 “Portable Containment: urban sprawl”  EDEN UNEARTHED 2018_ commissionSydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 2018 “Portable Containment: vestige”  PALMER BIENNALE, S. AUSTRALIA
  • 2017 “Portable Containment: there’s no place like home”  MUSEUM OF GOA, INDIA
  • 2017 “Facing Space” STORY OF SPACE, collaborative project with Karin van der Molen (Netherlands), Luis Gomes Park, Panjim, INDIA
  • 2017  “Aqua: gold of the future” SCULPTURE BY THE SEA_Bondi, AUSTRALIA
  • 2017 “Nomadic City: portable containment” EDEN UNEARTHED 2017_ commissionSydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 2017 “Nomadic Winds: a journey’s rest II” Commission for Old Lilyfield Road Bridge, INNER WEST COUNCIL, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 2017 “A Fortunate Life: when is enough enough?”  HILL END FESTIVAL, commission by National Parks & Bathurst Regional Gallery
  • 2017 “Portable Containment: cradle to cradle” SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD, Katoomba, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2016  “Nomadic Winds: a journey’s rest” SCULPTURE BY THE SEA_Bondi, AUSTRALIA
  • 2016 “One Journey Ends: another begins…?” SCULPTURE AT BARANGAROO _Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 2016 “In The Bag: when is enough enough?” Commission for Old Lilyfield Road Bridge, LEICHHARDT COUNCIL, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 2016 “In The Bag: is enough enough?” HARBOURVIEW SCULPTURE TRAIL Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
  • 2015 A feature artist for STEP IN STONE _multi-strand quarry art trail funded by ARTS COUNCIL UK, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK
        • First Installation: “Lest We Forget: is enough enough?” Westdown Quarry, nr Chantry
        • Second Installation: “Terra Firma: there’s no place like home” Fairy Cave Quarry, nr Oakhill
  • 2015 “There’s No Place Like Home: is enough enough?”  KATOOMBA CULTURAL CENTRE, NSW, AUSTRALIA.
  • 2015 “In the Bag: is the grass greener?”  SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD, Katoomba, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2015 “At the Table: time for action” Commission for  LEICHHARDT COUNICL, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 2014 “The Grass is Always Greener: lest we forget”  AININ TUFIA ARTES SYMPOSIUM/RESIDENCY  Tufia, Gran Canaria, SPAIN
  • 2014  “Nomadic City: lest we forget II”  UWS SCULPTURE AWARDS Campbelltown NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2014 “Nomadic City: lest we forget I”  PALMER SCULPTURE BIENNALE South AUSTRALIA
  • 2013  “Nomadic City: lest we forget II”  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA  Bondi, Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2013 “Nomadic City: lest we forget I”  N.SYDNEY SITE SPECIFIC ART AWARDS,  Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2013 “Nomadic City: lest we forget I”  ON THE SHORE’ Sculpture Prize_Thirroul Festival  NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2013 “At the Table: are we sitting comfortably III”  LEVEL 7 DAVID JONES Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2012  “The Grass is Always Greener”  WOLLONGONG CITY GALLERY NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2012  “In the Bag: time will tell”  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA_Bondi  Sydney NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2012  “At the Table: are we sitting comfortably II”  INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL in collaboration with UK’s YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK,  Kiev, UKRAINE
  • 2012  “In the Bag: are we sitting comfortably? II”  UWS SCULPTURE AWARDS Campbelltown, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2012  “In the Bag: time will tell” (first prize)  ‘ON THE SHORE’_Thirroul Festival, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2011  “In the Bag: are we sitting comfortably?”  YERING STATION SCULPTURE AWARDS Victoria, AUSTRALIA
  • 2011  “Staying Afloat: is enough enough? (first prize & peoples choice)  ‘ON THE SHORE’_Thirroul Festival,  NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2010  “At the Table: are we sitting comfortably”  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA  Bondi, Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2010  “Affluenza: are you sitting comfortably”  WEEREEWA Sculpture Prize  Lake George, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2009  “Apple Web”  5 LANDS EPHEMERAL ART WALK  Avoca Beach, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2008  “Plug-In”  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA  Bondi, Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • 2007  “Cradle to Cradle III”(Chandelier) _Art Vaults 2007 _BARGATE MONUMENT GALLERY  Southampton, UK
  • 2007  “The Experiment II”   STROUD HOUSE GALLERY  Stroud, Gloucestershire UK
  • 2006  “Stepping Lightly” _’Landmarks III ‘  LOWOOD GALLERY  Armathwaite, Cumbria UK
  • 2006  “The Experiment” & “Salt Shirt & Chair”  THE SPACE Gallery  Portsmouth University UK

AWARDS_recent
  • 2020  TRANSFIELD INVITED AUSTRALIAN ARTIST AWARD_Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • 2020  DIRECTOR’S ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD_BIG CI, Bilpin, AUSTRALIA
  • 2019  ANDREA STRETTON MEMORIAL INVITATION AWARD_to exhibit at SXS Cottesloe 2020
  • 2019 IWC ENVIRONMENTAL ART AWARD Innerwest Council/Edge Festival, Lilyfield.
  • 2017 & 2019 AUSTRALIA COUNCIL_ARTIST SUBSIDY Sculpture by the Sea
  • 2016 CATALYST FUNDING SUBSIDY Sculpture by the Sea
  • 2016 NSW Gallery_TASKFORCE SUBSIDY, Sculpture by the Sea
  • 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE AWARD, Sydney Water, Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi
  • FIRST PRIZE 2011, 2012, 2013 ‘ON THE SHORE’ Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival
  • 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE AWARD  ‘ON THE SHORE’ Sculpture Prize, Thirroul Festival
GALLERY SOLO_past
  • 2011  Translations…….ant works II   BRUNSWICK ART SPACE  Melbourne
  • 2010  Translations…….ant works  SHEAHAM GALLERY Clifton, NSW
  • 2007  Cradle to Cradle   BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL_Media Centre Brighton, Sussex
SHORTLISTING:
  • 2017 & 2018_First selection finalist_ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE_Land Art section, VENICE, ITALY
  • 2017_finalist _CHENG LONG WETLAND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT, TAIWAN
  • 2016_finalist_INTRA REGIONALE 2016, HANNOVER,  GERMANY
  • 2014 _semi-finalist_Artist In Residency HEADLANDS CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, CALIFORNIA USA

SELECTIVE OTHER SHOWS:
  • 2018  YATOO Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2018 Video S.KOREA
  • 2017  What’s In The Box? BOAA_traveling show, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
  • 2016 STEP IN STONE _Salisbury Art Centre, UK.
  • 2016 “WATER” GEUMGANG NATURE ART BIENNALE _Chungnam, Republic of Korea, 2016
  • 2015 ” On Photocopy/Displacement” 44AD GALLERY, Bath, Somerset, UK
  • 2015 “Step in Stone inside” BLACK SWAN GALLERY Frome, Somerset, UK
  • 2014  “Sculpture Inside”  SCULPTURE BY THE SEA_Cottesloe, West Australia
  • 2012  “Drawn Apart”  PAPER PLANE GALLERY  Rozelle NSW
  • 2011  BLAKE PRIZE_Directors Cut, Sydney
  • 2011  “On the Move”  _Sculpture by the Sea,  ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY NSW Australia
  • 2010  ARTSITE  Camperdown Sydney
  • 2006  “ReNew06: A Collaboration”  68 HOPE STREET GALLERY  Liverpool School of Art/Design UK
  • 2006  “Under the Influence”  & “Head Turner”  GALLERY IOTA  Ramsgate, Kent UK
  • 2006  “Renewal”  WEST END CENTRE  Aldershot, Surrey UK
  • 2005  FARNHAM MALTINGS GALLERY  Surrey UK
  • 1991  AIR SPACE  Redfern, Sydney
  • 1986  BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE  London
  • 1985  WOODLAND GALLERY  Blackheath, London
  • 1983  BRIXTON ART GALLERY  London

TALKS & PRESENTATIONS_recent
  • 2019 GALLERY NSW, Sydney AUSTRALIA _Panel Speaker for: Sydney Sculpture Conference: The Significance of Place
  • 2017 MCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney AUSTRALIA_Presentations for: Art & the Environment: Creative Response to Place                     
  • 2015 ISC Sculpture Conference, Arizona, proposal accepted
  • 2015 Presentation STEP IN STONE Somerset UK
  • 2015  Visual Arts Teachers Conference  Scenic World Katoomba, AUSTRALIA
  • 2014 AININ Symposium & Conference TUFI’ ARTES Grand Canaria, SPAIN
  • 2014 Presentation TREE HOUSE Mentoring Group, Bristol UK
  • 2012  INTERNATION SCULPTURE CONFERENCE Kiev, UKRAINE
  • 2011 WOLLONGONG CITY GALLERY Presentation_Art & the Environment Conference
ARTIST STATEMENT

Through site-responsive interventions I seek to challenge the predictability of expectations & ‘cultural homogeneity’. I aim to create experiential encounters with place through deep listening in response to earth-cry themes, promoting our responsibilities as custodians & not destroyers of our natural environment. My practice is inspired by the complexities, equilibrium & fragility of the natural environment & by the ways in which our human made systems work within, or in opposition to, these natural systems. The focus being the concept of transition, including notions of unpredictability, vulnerability & ephemerality. It is informed by issues relating to ecology, cultural displacement, consumption, materialism & changing climates; recently examining societal behavioural responses to COVID & exploring metaphorical spaces that engage with the anxieties of our contemporary society. 

WEBSITE 2:  www.axisweb.org/artist/sallykidall
ARTISTS BIO

Since gaining her Sculpture Hons Degree at Norwich School of Art, UK, 1983, later completing her Masters at Portsmouth University, UK, 2006, Kidall has worked consistently in developing her international arts practice. She has exhibited throughout the UK and Australia, also, USA, France, Spain, Ukraine, S.Korea, New Zealand, India, Andorra, Netherlands. Kidall has won numerous awards recent awards including:

2020 Transfield Invited Australian Sculpture Award, Sculpture by the Sea_Bondi, postponed to 2021. 2020 Director’s Environmental Award at BIGCi Residency, Bilpin. 2019 IWC Environmental Art Award &  Andrea Stretton Memorial Award 2018 she was selected for the BOAA Biennale of Australian Artists in Victoria, in 2012 she representing Australia in Kiev, Ukraine at the inaugural International Contemporary Sculpture Festival in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, in 2015 Kidall was the feature artist for “Step In Stone” an ambitious sculpture trail funded by the Arts Council England sited in abandoned stone quarries in Somerset, UK. 2017 she was invited to participate in the “Global Nomadic Art Project” Residency (GNAP) in the Loire Valley France and “The Story of Space” in Panjim, India, plus made an installation for the Museum of Goa, India. 2019 she was invited to create a work for Ground Speak LandArt on Schokland Island, Netherlands, the Andorra Biennale 2019 and Site-Responsive Residency at I-Park, Connecticut, 2019.

Kidall’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, in medieval or industrial buildings. The ragged exposed cliff tops at SCULPTURE BY THE SEA, Bondi, Australia, have offered a number of challenging sites to create installations 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019 & 20; receiving various awards including the Andrea Stretton Award in 2019 and the Sydney Water Environmental Subsidy Award, 2013 plus other awards listed above. In 2012 Kidall took the challenge of siting a work in the lake at the University of Western Sydney Sculpture Awards and again a floating work on the same lake in 2014. In 2014 & 2018 she created a work in the spectacular arid landscape in South Australia, for the Palmer Sculpture Biennale and at Scenic World Sculpture Awards in the famous Blue Mountains in 2015 & 2017 at the site of the abandoned Katoomba Coal Mines.

Kidall has lectured at University of NSW (UNSW) and University of Technology (UTS), Sydney in Design & Sustainability, for the Interior Architecture BA, Industrial Design BA and lectured at University College of the Creative Arts (UCCA) Surrey, UK with Industrial Design/Sustainable Futures BA. Previously, while maintain her art practice, she has many years of experience working in community arts and with architectural firms as an Interior Designer in design and project management.

PUBLICATIONS
2017 GNAP_ Europe Catalogue  http://fr.calameo.com/read/0019600635c06980d60cb
2016 YATOO Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2016 Catalogue  S.KOREA
2016 BOOK: Sculpture by the Sea the First Twenty Year 1997-2016, p 72 & 83, 2016.
2016 Don Abbott, ‘Sculpture Out West The 2016 Harbourview Sculpture Trail’ Art New Zealand, pp 79-81, Winter 2016
2016 Terry Gifford, ‘Step in Stone Exhibition, Fairy Cave Quarry, Somerset, October 2015’ Alpine Journal, 2016
2014 Dr. Marilyn Walters, ‘The Sliding Aesthetic’ UWS Sculpture Award and Exhibition Catalogue 2014, pp 3-5, 2014 
http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/site/assets/media/UWS%20Sculpture%20Award/UWS-Sculpture-Award-2014/ARTXXXX-Sculpture-Awards-Catalogue_web3.pdf
2012 Kiev Sculpture Project ‘Sally Kidall’ First International Sculpture Festival Catalogue, pp 60-65, 2012. 
https://issuu.com/kadygrob_taylor/docs/block_part_full/63
2012 Monica McMahon, ‘The Fifth University of Western Sydney Sculpture Award 2012,’ UWS Sculpture Award and Exhibition Catalogue 2012, pp 3-5, 2012 
http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/site/assets/media/UWS%20Sculpture%20Award/UWS-Sculpture-Award-2012/UWS-Sculpture-Award-2012-Catalogue.pdf
2011 BOOK: Sculpture by the Sea the First Fifteen Year 1997-2011, p 125, 2011.
Book: Sculpture by the Sea 1997-2016  http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/products/15th-anniversary-book.aspx
Book: Sculpture by the Sea 1997-2011  http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/products/15th-anniversary-book.aspx
Catalogue: Kyiv Sculpture Project 2012 http://www.ksp.org.ua/eng/press   https://issuu.com/kadygrob_taylor/docs/block_part_full/63 
Catalogue UWS Sculpture Awards 2012: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/site/assets/media/UWS%20Sculpture%20Award/UWS-Sculpture-Award-2012/UWS-Sculpture-Award-2012-Catalogue.pdf
Catalogue UWS Sculpture Awards 2014:  http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/site/assets/media/UWS%20Sculpture%20Award/UWS-Sculpture-Award-2014/ARTXXXX-Sculpture-Awards-Catalogue_web3.pdf
Yorkshire Sculpture Park http://www.ksp.org.ua/eng/press http://www.publicartonline.org.uk/whatsnew/projects/article.php/Kyiv+Sculpture+Project%3A+Yorkshire+Sculpture+Park
www.sculptureproject.org.ua/../ksp_booklet.http://www.ksp.org.ua/eng/ksp2012/
http://www.m.wnu-ukraine.com/multimedia/photos/?id=738
Step in Stone Project, UK 2015: stepinstonesomerset.wordpress.com

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