Sally Kidall


‘An Intimate Dialogue…’


11 The Parade, Tumbarumba

Artist Statement

This site-responsive installation explores the complex relationships and subterraneous conversations between trees that maintain healthy forests. And celebrates nature’s resilience to the impacts of changing climates and urban developments. This work is inspired by the Canadian forester Dr Suzanne Simard’s research. She describes the forests as vast tree societies in constant conversation with each other.

“Not about saving our tress, its about how our trees save us” Finding the Mother Tree, Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest (Simard 2022)


Sally Kidall completed her Master of Art at Portsmouth University, England in 2006. Her international practice spans over 35 years, having exhibited throughout England, Senegal, Spain, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, South Korea, France, India, New Zealand, Andorra, the Netherlands and USA.

Kidall travels extensively to create her large site-responsive environmental interventions within challenging locations and beyond the restraints of the gallery.

She endeavours to inspire and challenge a wider audience. Kidall has participated in exhibitions including Dak’ART OFF 22, Dakar, Senegal, The Story of Space, India 2017, Andorra International Biennale 2019, I-Park Site Responsive Biennale, USA 2019. She has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 8 times since 2008 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020.   This work is her first Shop Art project for the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail.

Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program

Sally Kidall will be participating in the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail School Education Program.

To arrange a school incursion or excursion please contact: [email protected] or contact Meghan Kennedy on 02 8399 0233.

This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.