In her practice Sally explores the relationship between her internal world—a world of images, feelings, thoughts, intuitions, dreams and memories—and the outer world of nature. She has found ways to collaborate with natural processes, in particular rain and dyes from plants, to make artworks. Sally’s work is held in The Canberra Museum and Gallery, The Australian National University (ANU), the Australian National Botanical Gardens (ANBG) as well as a number of private collections.
Sally Blake is a visual artist based in Canberra, Australia, working across a number of textile techniques—dyeing, basketry, weaving, stitching, piecing—as well as paper-based media to produce works that arise in the potential space between self and nature. Sally completed her PhD studies in the Textiles Workshop at the ANU School of Art in 2015. Recent research includes an Australia Council funded project where she tested eucalypt leaves and bark at the ANBG for their dyes. This culminated in the creation of an online Eucalyptus Dye Database and solo exhibition.