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Newcastle: Sabina Sallis
February 21, 2015 - March 12, 2015
Sabina Sallis, The Source of Resilience, NewBridge Project Space
Saturday 21st February – Saturday 28th March 2015
Preview: Friday 20th February 2015 6-9pm
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.
The NewBridge Project presents The Source of Resilience, a solo commission of new work by artist, Sabina Sallis.
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 the human and natural world intersect; through video, drawing, sound and sculptural work Sabina 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 year long project, which included Sabina undertaking residencies at Scotswood Community Garden and Abundant Earth Farm, County Durham. Sabina 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 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 (UK). sabinasallis.com
The NewBridge Project supports artists to investigate and challenge the boundaries of contemporary art practice. The NewBridge Project is an artist-led community comprising of over 80 artist studios, an exhibition space and bookshop based in a 29,000sqft former office black in Newcastle city centre. thenewbridgeproject.com
NewBridge Project Space, 16 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8AW, UK.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6pm
The Source of Resilience is curated by Kasia Sobucka, Arts Territory London “http://www.artsterritory.org/
The Source of Resilience was kindly supported by Arts Council England.