My exhibition have opened on the 20th of February,
I have been very busy, so I didn’t have a chance to look after this blog.
Sabina Sallis : The Source of Resilience NewBridge Project Space Saturday 21st February – Saturday 28th March
preview: Friday 20th February 6-9pm
The NewBridge Project presents The Source of Resilience, a solo commission of new work by artist, Sabina Sallis. The Source of Resilience uses myth and permaculture – a branch of ecological design with the ethos of working with, rather than against, nature – to explore the many facets of sustainability and our dynamic relationship with the natural environment.
Using the principles of permaculture as a guide, The Source of Resilience investigates how knowledge and understanding of nature can impact positively upon our attitudes towards it. Sabina examines the concept of mythology and its potential to affect our relationship with the natural environment; can myth be informed and addressed through modern scientific, anthropological and philosophical understandings of the world?
Through a number of ideological approaches Sabina explores these concerns; examining biodiversity and ecosystems through mythological telling, progressive philosophies and principles of permaculture.
The Source of Resilience welcomes you to enter a realm of equilibrium where human and natural worlds intersect; through video, drawing, sound and sculptural work Sallis invites you to engage with a fictional infectious agent which runs through the installation, slowly and gradually taking over the exhibition ecosystem.
The Source of Resilience is part of a yearlong project supported by Arts Council England, which included Sallis undertaking residencies at Scotswood Community Garden and Abundant Earth Farm, County Durham. Sallis will also be hosting a series of workshops on How the Garden Thinks on 21st, 28th February and 7th March at NewBridge Project Space and Scotswood Community Garden.
Sabina Sallis (b. Lancut, Poland, 1979) based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Sabina Sallis works in video, installation, performance, painting, drawing, photography and objects. Sallis’ practice explores the nature-culture dichotomy and experiments with the relationship between mythical imagery and scientific imagery, combining narrative and symbolic elements to create contemplative visual philosophies. Sallis gained her Masters from University of Arts, Poznan in Poland and is currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
NewBridge Project Space, 16 Newbridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW. Opening hours: Tues-Sat 12-6pm.
The NewBridge Project and The Source of Resilience is kindly supported by Arts Council England. The Source of Resilience is curated by Kasia Sobucka, Arts Territory London.