Sally Waterman

'Waves-Journey-Voyage', Special Collections and Archives, Goldsmiths, University of London (11th September-26th October 2017)


My 'Journey Home' bookwork has been recently acquired by the Special Collections and Archive at Goldsmiths, where I studied for my MA Image and Communication (1995-1996). The Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths have kept a repository of my work since 1996, including my MA project 'The Waves', based on Virginia Woolf's novel. 

The exhibition will also feature artist editions from 'Voyage Boxed' which was produced after the group exhibition 'Voyage: Sea Journeys, Island Hopping and Trans-Oceanic Concepts' held at Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany in 2013 which included my 'February' video.

ASFF: Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York (9th-12th November 2017)


My 'So Cheerio for Now' (2016) video from the 'Letters Home' project will be featured in the 'Artist Film 3: Long Distance Calling' screening in this year's festival. The programme will be screened three times in three different venues over the festival period at Friargate Theatre, National Centre for Early Music and the 1331 cinema. The Artist Film selection also includes work by Andrew Kötting, Sarah Turner, Tessa Garland and Eelyn Lee.

'So Cheerio for Now', Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich (11th November-16th December 2017)


I will be exhibiting my 'Keep Smiling' (2015) and 'So Cheerio for Now' (2016) videos from the 'Letters Home' project alongside 'February' (2011) from the 'Translucence' project in this forthcoming joint exhibition with Jacqueline Butler.

Reflecting upon familial relationships, love, and mourning, the works shown trace the recurring journeys each of us make to our ancestral homes in the Isle of Wight and Glasgow, drawing upon personal archives as a source material.

We are both co-ordinators of the research group, Family Ties Network and an accompanying seminar event is scheduled for Saturday 2nd December.


'Talking Transformations' commission (Autumn 2017)


I am currently working on a video based on a poem about home by Polish poet, RafaƂ Gawin for a new project led by Dr. Manuela Perteghella and Dr. Ricarda Vidal.

"Talking Transformations seeks to offer a platform to examine what ‘home’ means to us at a time when notions of ‘home’ in Europe are becoming more fluid, being challenged and reshaped by unprecedented migration. Motivated by Brexit, this project focuses on the UK and the countries most important to EU migration into and from the UK: respectively Romania and Poland and France and Spain. British poetry is sent through literary translation via France to Spain before returning home; in parallel, an original Polish poem travels through translation from Poland via Romania to the UK before returning to Poland."

Recent Exhibitions & Events
19th-21st September 2017
September 2017
19th August 2017
13th-14th July 2017
Visualising the Home conference, University of Cumbria, Paper presented entitled 'PastPresent: Re-Photographic Representations of the Family Home Through Literary Adaptation'