Natasha Hall is a British International artist who had an individual exhibition entitled Logbook: Natasha Hall and her crew, at the prestigious Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca, which was curated by the internationally renowned Nekane Aramburu, and received excellent press coverage. A video included in the exhibition entitled 'Logbook' was shown on Balearia boats in 2016, which is essentially  a celebration of the landscape of Mallorca that had inspired the Arxiduc Lluis Salvador of the Hapsburg family from the 1800's.  The artist is constantly exploring the limits between the arts and the sciences, from documenting the reality of being a patient, the layering of landscape and the interaction of climate change with historical accounts...

 

The British creator is not doing a landscape painting, but the painting in itself is a landscape. Nekane Aramburu, Director of the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The artist had a work of videoart entitled BRCA2 selected for inclusion in the second International Festival of Short Films about Art and Illnesses (2FICAE, 2-5 of March 2016) and was presented in an individual exhibition  in the Gabriel Vanrell Gallery, Palma in 2016, to coincide with the annual Art Palma Brunch, and will continue to Lisbon and London. A collaborative work entitled Veritas Curat recently received a ‘Special mention’ award in the 1st International Festival of VideoArt on Art and Illness (FICAE).

 

She was invited as the only UK representative amongst 7 International Artists, to a residency entitled Young Artists Campus at The Kulm Hotel, St Moritz 2006, where a series of paintings and a documentary style movie were created and exhibited in the hotel and auctioned by Sotheby´s during a 150 year Gala Celebration of Tourism. She has received various awards such as a three year artistic scholarship from Swansea University and a Conference Bursary from The Royal Geographical Society, and commissions from Swansea University and Paddington Green Health Centre.

 

She submitted a doctoral thesis entitled ´Contemporary Landscape Painting´to the department of Art History at the University of the Balearic Islands in May 2017. She has degree and postgraduate qualifications spanning the arts and the sciences from British Universities, such as a Masters, a Postgraduate Diploma and diplomas in Fine Art: Painting from the City and Guilds of London Art School, Birmingham University, The University of the Arts (CSM), and has a BSc degree in Physical Geography from the University of Wales, Swansea.

 

 

Thus, the video Logbook (2014) by Natasha Hall, artist and geographer, refers to that which resurfaces and is ideally transferred to the action and resolution of the problems of the present. It belongs to the project titled Logbook: Natasha Hall and her Crew, a tribute to the figure of the Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria, author of Die Balearen, whose pages he studied and celebrated the culture and landscape of the Balearic Islands in the 19th century and beginning of the twentieth century, not yet transformed by tourism or by the action of climate change and the rising sea level that affects the appearance of its coasts. As the artist suggests, "perhaps by recognizing the Archduke as an ambassador of peace, in order to appreciate cultural differences and to focus on knowledge, science and travel, we can resolve our global differences so that real change can spread throughout the Mediterranean and beyond". Piedad Solans, Art Critic and Curator, 2016