Author Archives: Nicola Anthony

About Nicola Anthony

London and Singapore based artist, art writer, sculptor, lecturer. I create sculpture & drawing, write for art journals and magazines, create events & connect people. http://www.NicolaAnthony.co.uk I also co-ordinate the Edible Art Movement. http://www.edibleartmovement.com
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Inspirations: Silhouettes & Shadows

  From shadows that spill out behind artworks, to internal beams of light that bounce around in my transparent or mirrored artworks, – so creating a fullness or absence of light I have always been intrigued by light-play and silhouette.

shadow blog

Inspirations: Silhouettes & Shadows

  From shadows that spill out behind artworks, to internal beams of light that bounce around in my transparent or mirrored artworks, – so creating a fullness or absence of light I have always been intrigued by light-play and silhouette.

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Artwork on Video: Great Soul, Tokyo, 2014

The Earth, cut into 100s of circular fragments: Artwork by Nicola Anthony Music courtesy of: Gillicuddy, ‘Adventure Darling’   More info about the artwork here. More info about the concept behind the field trip project here.  

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Artwork on Video: Great Soul, Tokyo, 2014

The Earth, cut into 100s of circular fragments: Artwork by Nicola Anthony Music courtesy of: Gillicuddy, ‘Adventure Darling’   More info about the artwork here. More info about the concept behind the field trip project here.  

Great Soul, Nicola Anthony, artwork_tokyo_randoseru, field trip project

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway Last month I snipped up the Earth. Using a vintage print of the globe as seen from space, I trimmed 100s of small circles, which were then re-assembled as a hovering

Great Soul, Nicola Anthony, artwork_tokyo_randoseru, field trip project

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway Last month I snipped up the Earth. Using a vintage print of the globe as seen from space, I trimmed 100s of small circles, which were then re-assembled as a hovering

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Inspiration: Calligraphic body art & the history of Tattoos…

Whilst researching writing on the body as performance, and microscopic written texts, I came across this amazingly detailed tattoo: “Body Scripture II”  – calligraphic body art. Israeli artist Ronit Bigal creates these black Indian ink calligraphies  composed of thousands of

landscape, small text tattoo, tatoo, hands, minute, microscopic tattoo

Inspiration: Calligraphic body art & the history of Tattoos…

Whilst researching writing on the body as performance, and microscopic written texts, I came across this amazingly detailed tattoo: “Body Scripture II”  – calligraphic body art. Israeli artist Ronit Bigal creates these black Indian ink calligraphies  composed of thousands of

Japan Map, Nicola Anthony, title, Field Trip in Tohoku

Field Trip: a Tokyo exhibition to help raise awareness and bring hope.

In March 2011 the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake devastated North Eastern Tohoku. The problems surrounding the tsunami devastation and ensuing nuclear disaster are still so overwhelming. The name Fukushima is no longer a little-known Japanese northeastern prefecture known for peaches, kokeshi dolls,

Japan Map, Nicola Anthony, title, Field Trip in Tohoku

Field Trip: a Tokyo exhibition to help raise awareness and bring hope.

In March 2011 the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake devastated North Eastern Tohoku. The problems surrounding the tsunami devastation and ensuing nuclear disaster are still so overwhelming. The name Fukushima is no longer a little-known Japanese northeastern prefecture known for peaches, kokeshi dolls,

John Avelluto, title img, By Nicola Anthony Thomas Micchelli - source Hyperallergic

Found Articles: Nothing as It Seems – John Avelluto’s Unrelenting Emptiness

Don’t be bound by the graphpaper-y frames of life. This week’s inspiration came from the following article I read by Thomas Micchelli about artist John Avelluto, whose artwork really challenges our perceptions of paper and sculpture. His art is definitely not what

John Avelluto, title img, By Nicola Anthony Thomas Micchelli - source Hyperallergic

Found Articles: Nothing as It Seems – John Avelluto’s Unrelenting Emptiness

Don’t be bound by the graphpaper-y frames of life. This week’s inspiration came from the following article I read by Thomas Micchelli about artist John Avelluto, whose artwork really challenges our perceptions of paper and sculpture. His art is definitely not what

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

Today’s inspiration on the subject of language – I came across this “tri-tongued orator,” whose powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavours of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

3 ways to speak English: Jamila Lyiscott

Today’s inspiration on the subject of language – I came across this “tri-tongued orator,” whose powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavours of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her

Artist Nicola Anthony interviewed by the Nanyang Chronicle, for the Edible Art Movement

VIDEO: Bottled nostalgia, jars of inspiration, & vials of artistic history…

Catch up: Video Interview with the Nanyang Chronicle, for Edible Art Movement I’m a little late in updating you with this interview that resulted from a project I was co-ordinating for the Edible Art Movement in Asia this Jan-March. Thank

Artist Nicola Anthony interviewed by the Nanyang Chronicle, for the Edible Art Movement

VIDEO: Bottled nostalgia, jars of inspiration, & vials of artistic history…

Catch up: Video Interview with the Nanyang Chronicle, for Edible Art Movement I’m a little late in updating you with this interview that resulted from a project I was co-ordinating for the Edible Art Movement in Asia this Jan-March. Thank

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Found Articles: ESSENTIAL READING for artists and collectors – ‘Crapstract’ Painting

This is a crucially important article and debate for all artists (established and studying), art buyers, collectors & creatives. This particular article, Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same By Jerry Saltz appeared this month in New York Magazine and

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Found Articles: ESSENTIAL READING for artists and collectors – ‘Crapstract’ Painting

This is a crucially important article and debate for all artists (established and studying), art buyers, collectors & creatives. This particular article, Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same By Jerry Saltz appeared this month in New York Magazine and

Nicola Anthony, blog, artwork image, low res

How To Commission an Artwork: Demystification

Hello, It’s Nicola Here. People keep telling me they have no idea how to commission an artwork – “It’s a mysterious process, so how do you start it?” I decided to give you some insight into the art commission process, here’s

Nicola Anthony, blog, artwork image, low res

How To Commission an Artwork: Demystification

Hello, It’s Nicola Here. People keep telling me they have no idea how to commission an artwork – “It’s a mysterious process, so how do you start it?” I decided to give you some insight into the art commission process, here’s

Nicola Anthony's art studio

VIDEO: Studio tour – Behind the scenes

Come in, sit down, have a look around! I get a lot of requests for ‘behind the scenes’ videos of my studio  and what crazy projects are going on inside it. As you can imagine I’m working on a few

Nicola Anthony's art studio

VIDEO: Studio tour – Behind the scenes

Come in, sit down, have a look around! I get a lot of requests for ‘behind the scenes’ videos of my studio  and what crazy projects are going on inside it. As you can imagine I’m working on a few

Nicola Anthony, Consciousness Catchers, (c) 2013

Inspirations: ‘Between’

Much of my recent work with dreamcatcher-like forms and prayer threads has been about connections, tensions, and those spaces in between.   The large scale consciousness catcher sculpture was installed here in Singapore.  

Nicola Anthony, Consciousness Catchers, (c) 2013

Inspirations: ‘Between’

Much of my recent work with dreamcatcher-like forms and prayer threads has been about connections, tensions, and those spaces in between.   The large scale consciousness catcher sculpture was installed here in Singapore.  

Nicola Anthony in India

Paddy fields & prayer threads: back to the studio

This year has flown by – I’ve been up to my knees in rice plants in the paddy fields of Indonesia, growing an artist’s paddy field sculpture in Singapore city, travelling in South India and unravelling prayer threads to turn into woven artworks.

Nicola Anthony in India

Paddy fields & prayer threads: back to the studio

This year has flown by – I’ve been up to my knees in rice plants in the paddy fields of Indonesia, growing an artist’s paddy field sculpture in Singapore city, travelling in South India and unravelling prayer threads to turn into woven artworks.

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An Interview with Nicola Anthony: Explaining the Edible Art Movement

The lovely team at DegreeArt blog delve down to find out what I’ve been up to recently! Read on below or visit their site here. We speak to artist and curator Nicola Anthony, who is currently based in Singapore and

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An Interview with Nicola Anthony: Explaining the Edible Art Movement

The lovely team at DegreeArt blog delve down to find out what I’ve been up to recently! Read on below or visit their site here. We speak to artist and curator Nicola Anthony, who is currently based in Singapore and

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SKY Culture Vultures feature Nicola Anthony

Last year I was asked to send my glass sculptures and drawing artworks to SKY’s Culture Vultures to be discussed on OH TV’s art show, by art reviewer Silvia Krupinska. This is a short clip of the show.   Culture

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SKY Culture Vultures feature Nicola Anthony

Last year I was asked to send my glass sculptures and drawing artworks to SKY’s Culture Vultures to be discussed on OH TV’s art show, by art reviewer Silvia Krupinska. This is a short clip of the show.   Culture

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Eating using all your senses

Originally posted on Edible Art Movement BLOG:
This is a fantastic article by Anna-Louise Taylor over at BBC Food. Find the original here, or read on… Eating textural foods such as pomegranate is one way to reawaken the senses We…

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Eating using all your senses

Originally posted on Edible Art Movement BLOG:
This is a fantastic article by Anna-Louise Taylor over at BBC Food. Find the original here, or read on… Eating textural foods such as pomegranate is one way to reawaken the senses We…

Wings, by Zhou Wendou.j, image (c) Nicola Anthony, Art Stage 2014

Art Stage Singapore 2014 – Following The Light

If you were not able to attend Art Stage 2014, I have documented some of my top art picks especially for you! Article originally published in Artitute Magazine, January 2014. This year’s Art Stage is packed full of juicy artworks that

Wings, by Zhou Wendou.j, image (c) Nicola Anthony, Art Stage 2014

Art Stage Singapore 2014 – Following The Light

If you were not able to attend Art Stage 2014, I have documented some of my top art picks especially for you! Article originally published in Artitute Magazine, January 2014. This year’s Art Stage is packed full of juicy artworks that

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My chat with Art Fair Giant Lorenzo Rudolph

Mr. Lorenzo Rudolph is the man behind Art Stage Singapore 2014, Asia’s biggest art fair. Before the grand opening, I donned my journalist’s hat and asked him a few questions to find out how the Art Fair has been put

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My chat with Art Fair Giant Lorenzo Rudolph

Mr. Lorenzo Rudolph is the man behind Art Stage Singapore 2014, Asia’s biggest art fair. Before the grand opening, I donned my journalist’s hat and asked him a few questions to find out how the Art Fair has been put

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Found Articles: ‘I Have No Words’: Talking Emoji at Eyebeam

  A fantastic article I read about the rise of emoji icons as an international language – read below or click through to the original article on GALLERIST   ‘I Have No Words’: Talking Emoji at Eyebeam   BY LAURA C. MALLONEE 12/16

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Found Articles: ‘I Have No Words’: Talking Emoji at Eyebeam

  A fantastic article I read about the rise of emoji icons as an international language – read below or click through to the original article on GALLERIST   ‘I Have No Words’: Talking Emoji at Eyebeam   BY LAURA C. MALLONEE 12/16

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Edible Art Movement interview: Steven Low Thia Kwang

Over at the Edible Art Movement HQ I have been working with 4 other artists. I re-blog the EAM interview with Steven Low Thia Kwang below: You may have spotted Steven Low Thia Kwang’s work as part of CIRQUE du SCENT last month. Steven’s SeedForFood is

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Edible Art Movement interview: Steven Low Thia Kwang

Over at the Edible Art Movement HQ I have been working with 4 other artists. I re-blog the EAM interview with Steven Low Thia Kwang below: You may have spotted Steven Low Thia Kwang’s work as part of CIRQUE du SCENT last month. Steven’s SeedForFood is

Review – The Fabelist: mixed arts in London and New York

Originally posted on The Dragonfly:
ASide BSide Gallery London #exhibition So it’s raining and cold, and I’m dodging cars and vans careering around Dalston, the greyness and dark evening winter night is wrapping a bleak wet shroud across my path.…

Review – The Fabelist: mixed arts in London and New York

Originally posted on The Dragonfly:
ASide BSide Gallery London #exhibition So it’s raining and cold, and I’m dodging cars and vans careering around Dalston, the greyness and dark evening winter night is wrapping a bleak wet shroud across my path.…

Two-for-one tickets: Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Please join us at one of Singapore’s biggest art fairs. I will be presenting the main entrance sculpture this year (more info here) and also working with the Edible Art Movement on their pop-up installation. All you have to do is

Two-for-one tickets: Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Please join us at one of Singapore’s biggest art fairs. I will be presenting the main entrance sculpture this year (more info here) and also working with the Edible Art Movement on their pop-up installation. All you have to do is

Nicola Anthony, Consciousness Catcher (detail), (c) 2013

Invited Artist: Main Entrance sculpture at AAF

It’s been great fun creating a sculpture for the entrance at AAF this November in Singapore. It will be a very large artwork for me and I am honoured to have been selected. AAF talk a little more about my

Nicola Anthony, Consciousness Catcher (detail), (c) 2013

Invited Artist: Main Entrance sculpture at AAF

It’s been great fun creating a sculpture for the entrance at AAF this November in Singapore. It will be a very large artwork for me and I am honoured to have been selected. AAF talk a little more about my

(c) Edible Art Movement, Nicola Anthony

Edible Art Movement: London to Asia

Food + Art + interactive, immersive events = Edible Art Movement   I am happy to announce that my work with the Edible Art Movement continues here in my current base of Singapore. After helping create several fantastic EAM events in

(c) Edible Art Movement, Nicola Anthony

Edible Art Movement: London to Asia

Food + Art + interactive, immersive events = Edible Art Movement   I am happy to announce that my work with the Edible Art Movement continues here in my current base of Singapore. After helping create several fantastic EAM events in