Author Archives: Katy Beinart

The Saltways journey begins…

On 3rd May, I arrived in Gloucester with a sculpture in several pieces, and around 60 sacks of salt from different international locations, which I had collected and bagged into printed sacks. Scorpio, our mode of transport, was already moored … Continue reading

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Droitwich Salt resurrected

In March I travelled to Droitwich again, to host a public meeting about the Saltways project and to pay a visit to the new saltworks at Churchfields Farm. The farm already makes its own (delicious) ice cream, and last year … Continue reading

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Wych barges and salt cargoes

It’s been a busy few months. In July, I visited Margaret Rowley, who holds the Max Sinclair archive of canal related photographs and ephemera. Max’s son Iain and fellow Ring artist Heather Wastie joined me and we looked through an … Continue reading

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Droitwich Salt Works

Over the past 2 years, I’ve been writing up my PhD thesis about the work I’ve done on salt and its stories. I’ve nearly finished the full draft and am planning to submit at the end of the year,¬†and in … Continue reading

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Mapping salt

I’ve started to write up and whilst doing this I’ve been making a series of maps in the studio which range in scale from a market to a city to a region, and describe the journeys I’ve made in search … Continue reading

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Goute Sel

My link to Haiti from Brixton is a shop in Brixton Market selling ‘spiritual products’. I made a proposal for the 3rd Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to research connections to salt in Vodou, the national religion, which also doubles … Continue reading

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Poetics and Politics of Salt

At the opening of my exhibition in Lisbon, a woman I am chatting to tells me she liked the work, and it reminded her that Pessoa was initially pro-Salazar (the long-time dictator of Portugal) as he thought the man was … Continue reading

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