HIGHLY COMMENDED | Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries 2019
ON NOW at Australian Tapestry Workshop until 12 September 2019
My work Shadow, 2018 has been Highly Commended at the biennial Kate Derum Award. It is part of an ongoing project that uses the visual language of architecture and tapestry processes to create jarring spatial experiences. Judges commented, “Britt Salt’s ‘Shadow’ is dynamic in its structure and is a powerful use of the tapestry medium. Salt’s precise and clever use of irregularity and agitation of the tapestry’s grid (warp and weft) creates a perceptual disruption and hypnotic sense of movement. Salt’s choice of a minimal and restrictive colour palate in combination with silver flecks provides compelling contrast and sharpness.”
A catalogue of the exhibition is available to download HERE.
BRITT SALT x MIMCO
ON NOW at MIMCO, Melbourne Central store throughout August 2019
Transverse was commissioned by MIMCO for Craft Victoria’s Window Walk 2019 which brings together contemporary artists and local businesses in diverse collaborations. Launching MIMCO’s new collection Falling, this installation envelops the exterior of the store with a dazzle of pattern and suspended portals that allow views to the interior as shoppers pass by. I wanted to create a playful intervention that would draw people to engage with the transparent architecture of the store whilst creating an atmosphere of calm within the store itself.
Transverse is part of an ongoing studio project which uses the visual language of architecture and optical play to create dynamic spatial experiences.
ACQUISITION | Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection
Middle Distance, 2018 has been acquired by the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection thanks to an anonymous donor. This work was recently a finalist in the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 which is held biennially and attracts a high calibre of entrants from across Australia.
Created last year in a short period between residencies in Finland and Iceland, Middle Distance is part of an ongoing project that uses the visual language of architecture and tapestry processes to create spatial experiences of transition.