An Interview with Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury

Wednesday June 25, 2014

1. In three words describe your intentions for the graduate show?

Uncanny, Labrynthian, Cavenous

2. Can you describe your work, your process and the vision you have for your exhibition space?

“Metaphor is natural to the human imagination, but this potential can only be realized by allowing the unconscious full play.”(Lautreamonts, The Surrealist Manifesto, 1924). In my recent work I use the cave as a metaphor for the mind. I create psychological landscapes, which hinge on the notion of ‘making the familiar strange’. (Freud, Das Unheimliche, 1919).

3. What’s proving to be the most difficult part about preparations?

Thinking about how to install the show is the trickiest part. How to bring all the works together with each other and the space.

4. What one piece of your is closest to representing everything you want to say?

“The Sea of The Mind”

5. What unique opportunities has attending the AAL Fine Art programme given you?

A commission to build a piece of Public Art

6. What artist intrigues you at the moment?

Peter Doig

7. What do you think you have got from the Academy that you might not have got from another college?

The Art Academy has provided a truly supportive creative environment for me to develop within. Furthermore the Professional Development Program has given me a real insight into life as an artist outside of art school. I have also had opportunities to exhibit, and travel and teach through the college.

8. What do you want to be doing as an artist in 5 years?

In five years I want to be immersed in a world of paint.