18 Sally Kidall

Ocean
I am in love with Ocean
lifting her thousands of white hats
in the chop of the storm,
or lying smooth and blue, the
loveliest bed in the world.
In the personal life, there is
always grief more than enough,
a heart-load for each of us
on the dusty road. I suppose
there is a reason for this, so I will be
patient, acquiescent. But I will live
nowhere except here, by Ocean, trusting
equally in all the blast and welcome
of her sorrowless, salt self.
Mary Oliver

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Sally Kidall E-mail skidall@gmail.com

Since gaining her Sculpture 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, France, Spain, Ukraine, S.Korea, New Zealand, India. 2018 she was selected for the 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. In 2016 she travelled to New Zealand to create a new work for Harbourview Sculpture Trail. 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.

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; receiving 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.

In 2019 she will be create new installations in the Netherlands, Andorra, France and USA.

Kidall has lectured at University of NSW (UNSW) and University of Technology (UTS), Sydney in Design & Sustainability, for the Interior Architecture 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.