Artist: Sabina Sallis
Sabina Sallis has completed an Art Council founded research and development project with the working title: “ The Source of Resilience”. The project explores the many faces of sustainability via myth and permaculture and the nature/culture dichotomy. The project led to a publication and exhibition at The NewBridge Project Gallery in Newcastle curated by Arts Territory from London.
In her research project, Sabina is looking at how mythology grows from our connection with the land and nature, and how those mythologies relate to and are informed by a modern scientific, philosophical and cultural understanding of the world. At the core of this research idea is a deep ecological and political conviction that what is at fault now in the current environmental crisis is a lack of a meaningful relationship with the natural environment. Sabina looks at bio-diversity, eco-systems, mythologies and the roots (origins) and principles of permaculture as way of directing her research and as a platform to work from.
As a part of the research project Sabina did an artist residency at Scotswood Natural Community Garden.
Sabina gathered images, videos, thoughts, drawing materials used in her publication and exhibition and has also run a workshop in the garden with the existing youth group there.
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