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Britt Salt, Artist Case Study

Britt Salt, Artist Case Study

Britt Salt > Biography

Britt Salt is a Melbourne-based visual artist whose practice is based on an ongoing spatial experiment that traverses drawing, sculpture and installation. Britt has completed a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University of Technology, Perth (2007) and a Masters of Architecture, Studio Bridging Unit at the University of Melbourne (2012). Britt is currently represented by, THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne. She was the recipient of the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists (2010) and was awarded the Art & Australia/ Credit Susie Private Banking Contemporary Art Award (2013). Britt’s recent exhibitions include, Differences of Identity at the Sala del Portale in Venice (2015); Formless at C3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne (2015); Sculpture at Bathers Beach, Fremantle (2015) and Pattern, curated by Dianne Soumilas at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne (2013). Britt’s works are included in prominent Australia collections including Artbank, Curtin University of Technology and the Elizabeth and Lloyd Horn Collection. Her works are also included in British, Japanese and Malaysian private collections.

 

Britt Salt > Case Study

Britt has exhibited multiple times at Linden, including the Postcard Show (2009, 2012 and 2013); Symphonic Encounters (2012) co-curated by Melanie Flynn and Rachel Watts and Innovators 1 (2013). The most important part of creating installations for Linden has been ‘working with unique architectural features to find new potential within the building,’ and to experiment with ways of experiencing the space. Britt has enjoyed working with the spaces at Linden. She has found the galleries large and versatile and has produced work at Linden that may not have been possible in smaller artist run initiatives. Britt believes in the importance of galleries that allow for experimentation and feels she has been able to produce experimental work at Linden that has also responded to the architecture. Exhibiting at Linden has had a positive influence on Britt’s career in several ways. Her 2009 Postcard Show submission was sold to an art collector whom she had the opportunity to meet and install the work in an office space that is frequented by other collectors. Another opportunity arose for Britt through the publication of an image on the back cover of Art & Australia of her installation for Symphonic Encounters. This image was used to publicise her work after she won the Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award. Britt was appreciative of the support of Linden as this publication promoted her work to a wider audience. Find out more about Britt Salt > HERE 

Image credit > Janelle Low > Courtesy of This Is No Fantasy

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