Established in 2003 by artist curators Jaime Jackson and Dr Sally Payen, Salt Road commissions artists and works with partner organisations, across the West Midlands and the UK.
The objective of Salt Road are to carry out art activities which benefit wellbeing:
1. To encourage more people to engage with the arts by producing high quality visual art and relational engaged projects, commissioning UK and international artists.
2. Improve the well being of communities through relational inclusive and engaging projects that tackle social barriers, reducing inequality, discrimination and social disadvantage.
3. Create and deliver mentoring and training opportunities for early career artists.
4. Integrate distinctive and relevant social and climate change focused projects, working with University partners to address the need for growth in sustainability, respect for nature, resilience and adaption.
Moving image mapped projection installation for the Invisible Art Network at Left Bank Hereford
We specialise in participatory practice engaging communities in digital environmental projects that engage people, communities, and organisations to grow and survive by learning about natural models of sustainability, biodiversity, and process based biomimicry. Producing public visual art programs including exhibitions of contemporary art, relational workshops with communities, talks and events to encourage critical and creative engagement through visual art-making. Salt road works with artists, galleries, museums, charities, government bodies and academic partners to respond to archives, buildings and places to make new work and develop digital technologies.
Women’s suffrage and Land Army archive workshop to co-create content for exhibition
We plan and deliver relational practice education and engagement projects with schools colleges, community groups, partner arts organisations and officers. Responding to briefs, to implement projects, working with accreditation such as Arts Awards and Arts Marks and evaluating projects to ensure positive and proven learning outcomes. We have DBS and PLI.
Salt road artists search out meta-narratives found in social movements, history, sustainability and nature; and create linkages between things to create unusual open pathways for partnership working and commissioning.
And what she saw there was a pattern, she was to explain, a pattern forged by the creative ‘look’ that artists posses as they scan the chaotic rubble of ordinary appearances and, through an extraordinary act of selective seeing, manage to extract a series of intervals, of harmonic relationships between darks and lights, an intuition of that organic intermeshing to which could be affixed the term unity. Rosalind E Krauss The Optical Unconscious
Contact: email@ jaimejackson.org