Britt Salt’s practice is an ongoing spatial experiment where fundamental elements such as line, form and space intertwine. Across drawing, sculpture and installation, Salt employs repetition and materials that have an inherent ability to create movement; such as industrial meshes. These mesmerising transparent structures are suspended in space, offering a multitude of shapes and appearances. When viewed from different angles, manifold patterns and forms emerge, objects can be viewed through other objects and a number of perspectives can be seen.
Salt was awarded the prestigious Art & Australia/ Credit Suisse Private Banking Emerging Artist Award 2013 and the Peoples Choice Award at the Bank West Contemporary Art Prize in 2007. She has been a finalist in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2015, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2014, and the Substation Contemporary Art Prize 2012.
Salt’s practice has been acknowledged through significant achievements such as selection for the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award. In 2010, she received the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, supporting residencies at ACME studios (London), Draw International (France) and Red Gate Gallery (Beijing). In 2015 Salt was curated into international exhibition Sala del Portal, Venice, which coincided with the 56th Venice Biennale; she also undertook a residency at Youkobo Art Space Residency, Tokyo, which culminated in a public installation at Youkobo Art Space.