Sally Waterman

'Family Reunion', Pi Artworks, London (19th-21st September 2017)


My 'Fortune-telling/Re-telling' video from the 'Waste Land' project is featured in this three day group exhibition, curated by Jessica Ziskind. Other artists include Francis Almendárez, Fay Ballard, Jonny Briggs, Shinwook Kim, Yu Ping Kuo, Gur Piepskovitz, Angel Rose, Jo Scorah and Trystan Williams.

The exhibition examines "...the ritual of coming together, one that transcends culture and geography, assuming different dynamics—some humorous, some somber, some celebratory, some born of necessity. Equally the idea of 'family' itself is multi-faceted, encompassing not only those we share blood with but also those with whom we choose to surround ourselves."

'Waves-Journey-Voyage', Special Collections and Archives, Goldsmiths, University of London (11th September-13th 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.

'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 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'