Operating at the intersection of art, science and ecology, SALT marked the start of a new body of interdisciplinary enquiry taking place during 2022 drawing upon Edinburgh’s coastal ecologies and their connection to the global climate crisis.

Drawing upon the former site of Joppa Salt Pans – a production site for salt from the 1630s until 1953, together with areas around Seafield, the various projects developed a dialogue around considerations for coastal futures. Many of the projects were informed by conversations with scientists and participation in scientific research processes.

  • Crude Floral

    Crude Floral

    Dense with wildflowers, insects, pedestrians and people on bikes who use Seafield for foraging, dog walking, commuting, swimming, running and more, the area has been overlooked for development until recently […]

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    Curated by Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, ENDLESS/BELLY brings together varied art forms that interrogate myth, spirituality and memory in response to Black Ecologies. Its title plays with the idea that the sea is […]

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  • Tasting Stories from the Sea

    Tasting Stories from the Sea

    Le May is leading a series of participatory tasting sessions, discussion events and workshops, underpinned by collaboration with local community groups as well as by the artist’s research into modern […]

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  • I looked out and saw plumes of salty air

    I looked out and saw plumes of salty air

    As glaciers melt and heat evaporates water, the seas have changed. Matthews is testing speculative fictional environments in order to transform neoliberal apocalyptic narratives of doom and find hope in the dark. […]

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  • PORT


    5 ARTISTS . 5 COASTS . 5 WATERS . 5 SALTS Artist/curator Rosy Naylor invited five artists to come together and share dialogue around their walking habitats at a time […]

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  • SALT


    The first issue in a new journal series published by Art Walk Press. This publication includes chapters on the four SALT residencies produced in 2022-23 (artists Mahala Le May, Joanne […]

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