Category Archives: Inspirations

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

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.

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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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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Found Articles: Alternative art schools – a threat to universities?

This is an excerpt from an article I read today by David Batty on The Guardian website, worth a read to find out the changing shape of the art world and the artist platform Alternative art schools: a threat to universities? Angry at soaring

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Found Articles: Alternative art schools – a threat to universities?

This is an excerpt from an article I read today by David Batty on The Guardian website, worth a read to find out the changing shape of the art world and the artist platform Alternative art schools: a threat to universities? Angry at soaring

David Copperfield_full length image_Nicola Anthony_Found objects, book and music stand, artwork by Nicola anthony_COPYRIGHT

Inspirations: The Library of Babel

Whilst my artwork David Copperfield is being exhibited at Ikkan Art Gallery in Singapore, I wanted to share one of the inspirations behind the piece with you. It is a book called The Library of Babel, a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis

David Copperfield_full length image_Nicola Anthony_Found objects, book and music stand, artwork by Nicola anthony_COPYRIGHT

Inspirations: The Library of Babel

Whilst my artwork David Copperfield is being exhibited at Ikkan Art Gallery in Singapore, I wanted to share one of the inspirations behind the piece with you. It is a book called The Library of Babel, a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis

Antony Gormley, source http://www.artsouthafrica.com/?news=744

Found Articles: The body as shelter – A conversation with Antony Gormley

This article has been inhabiting my mind for the past week – having re-read it’s morsels of creative conceptual thought a few times, I believe it’s an important interview for any contemporary artist or creative to be aware of. Coming

Antony Gormley, source http://www.artsouthafrica.com/?news=744

Found Articles: The body as shelter – A conversation with Antony Gormley

This article has been inhabiting my mind for the past week – having re-read it’s morsels of creative conceptual thought a few times, I believe it’s an important interview for any contemporary artist or creative to be aware of. Coming

malaysia field trip

A bagful of cuttlebones, 4000 seeds, and a new exhibition…

It’s been a while since my last post, in the time between now and then I have been scheming a brand new installation for an exhibition entitled ‘Displacements‘, I’ve taken a field trip to Malaysia where I drove through palm

malaysia field trip

A bagful of cuttlebones, 4000 seeds, and a new exhibition…

It’s been a while since my last post, in the time between now and then I have been scheming a brand new installation for an exhibition entitled ‘Displacements‘, I’ve taken a field trip to Malaysia where I drove through palm

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My discussion with John Baldessari & Meg Cranston

In the last few weeks I’ve been honoured to meet and talk with many inspirational people. Two of the most renowned were John Baldessari & Meg Cranston –  artists internationally respected for their work and careers. Below is a transcript

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My discussion with John Baldessari & Meg Cranston

In the last few weeks I’ve been honoured to meet and talk with many inspirational people. Two of the most renowned were John Baldessari & Meg Cranston –  artists internationally respected for their work and careers. Below is a transcript

#onemillioninspirations Nilofer Neubert

Turning Sculpture into Concrete Poetry: #OneMillionInspirations

A marvellous experiment has been conducted this week – an exchange of artwork and poetry inspirations with Nilofer Neubert, as part of #OneMillionInspirations. Below you can see the artwork I presented to Nilofer, and the impressive concrete poem she wrote to respond

#onemillioninspirations Nilofer Neubert

Turning Sculpture into Concrete Poetry: #OneMillionInspirations

A marvellous experiment has been conducted this week – an exchange of artwork and poetry inspirations with Nilofer Neubert, as part of #OneMillionInspirations. Below you can see the artwork I presented to Nilofer, and the impressive concrete poem she wrote to respond

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

For this week’s wordpress photo challenge, the theme is ‘Forward’, something I have been thinking about a lot recently with the beginning of the new lunar year – all the more important over here in Asia, at the beginning of

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

For this week’s wordpress photo challenge, the theme is ‘Forward’, something I have been thinking about a lot recently with the beginning of the new lunar year – all the more important over here in Asia, at the beginning of

Ai Yamaguchi, Mizuma Gallery

Singapore Art Feast #3 (Japanese Art Galleries)

It’s been a few weeks since I went on such a full day of gallery hopping, but today has been so full of new things that I’m quickly jotting these thoughts down on my way home on the bus. I

Ai Yamaguchi, Mizuma Gallery

Singapore Art Feast #3 (Japanese Art Galleries)

It’s been a few weeks since I went on such a full day of gallery hopping, but today has been so full of new things that I’m quickly jotting these thoughts down on my way home on the bus. I

Sundaram Tagore

This week’s Inspiration: The sonic universe of Taylor Kuffner

Last week, renowned gallerist Mr Tagore told me about his hopes to install a sonic sculpture on the Singapore MRT (Train System), and explained how life, death and redemption can be captured on canvas. This week he introduced me to

Sundaram Tagore

This week’s Inspiration: The sonic universe of Taylor Kuffner

Last week, renowned gallerist Mr Tagore told me about his hopes to install a sonic sculpture on the Singapore MRT (Train System), and explained how life, death and redemption can be captured on canvas. This week he introduced me to

garden museum - floral Artist Rebecca Louise Law

This week’s Inspiration: 3,000 hovering roses – Floriculture at Garden Museum

Something rather unusual blossomed this Valentine’s Day at the Garden Museum. Did you give or receive flowers last week? You might be interested to find out more about how the globalised flower trade has attracted increasing controversy over its environmental

garden museum - floral Artist Rebecca Louise Law

This week’s Inspiration: 3,000 hovering roses – Floriculture at Garden Museum

Something rather unusual blossomed this Valentine’s Day at the Garden Museum. Did you give or receive flowers last week? You might be interested to find out more about how the globalised flower trade has attracted increasing controversy over its environmental

Sundaram Tagore

This week’s Inspiration: talking to international gallerist and art historian Sundaram Tagore

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Sundaram Tagore – international gallerist and art historian – on topics including the Singapore art scene, the psychology of space at an art fair, and why he has been given the confidence

Sundaram Tagore

This week’s Inspiration: talking to international gallerist and art historian Sundaram Tagore

This week I had the pleasure of talking to Sundaram Tagore – international gallerist and art historian – on topics including the Singapore art scene, the psychology of space at an art fair, and why he has been given the confidence

We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

This week’s Inspiration: We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // @OtaFineArts, Singapore

 An inspirational Japanese artist I found in Singapore, and just had to write about his latest show. Original article published in Artitute Magazine here, copyright Nicola Anthony. Nobuaki Takekawa’s first show in Singapore imparts an almost mythical feel as you

We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // Ota Fine Arts, Singapore

This week’s Inspiration: We Are Pirates of Uncharted History // @OtaFineArts, Singapore

 An inspirational Japanese artist I found in Singapore, and just had to write about his latest show. Original article published in Artitute Magazine here, copyright Nicola Anthony. Nobuaki Takekawa’s first show in Singapore imparts an almost mythical feel as you

Tactile, meditative and intricate: Caroline Jane Harris at Scream // Art Stage Singapore

This week’s inspirational artist: Caroline Jane Harris at Scream // Art Stage Singapore

I was pleased to spot many UK galleries at Art Stage Singapore – I wrote a little about London’s Scream Gallery and talked with an artist who inspires me – Caroline Jane Harris. Original article published here in Artitute Magazine. (Copyright

Tactile, meditative and intricate: Caroline Jane Harris at Scream // Art Stage Singapore

This week’s inspirational artist: Caroline Jane Harris at Scream // Art Stage Singapore

I was pleased to spot many UK galleries at Art Stage Singapore – I wrote a little about London’s Scream Gallery and talked with an artist who inspires me – Caroline Jane Harris. Original article published here in Artitute Magazine. (Copyright

Looking up inside a giant glass Christmas tree, Singapore - Photograph (c) Nicola Anthony

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

I’m feeling a bit plural this month: basking in the warmth of sunlight and hot rain that falls outside my art studio in Singapore, I am also longing for the cold UK weather that has become so synonymous with the

Looking up inside a giant glass Christmas tree, Singapore - Photograph (c) Nicola Anthony

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

I’m feeling a bit plural this month: basking in the warmth of sunlight and hot rain that falls outside my art studio in Singapore, I am also longing for the cold UK weather that has become so synonymous with the

Elizabeth Price

Found articles: Talking to Elizabeth Price on winning the Turner Prize

This article from the guardian gave me great insight into the artist and her influences, and a video clip of her work which will tide me over until I get back to the UK to see it. By Charlotte Higgins, Tuesday

Elizabeth Price

Found articles: Talking to Elizabeth Price on winning the Turner Prize

This article from the guardian gave me great insight into the artist and her influences, and a video clip of her work which will tide me over until I get back to the UK to see it. By Charlotte Higgins, Tuesday

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Singapore art feast

This week has been jam packed with inspiring artists, galleries and creative people – a true feast of art. I took a trip round some exhibitions with art advisory and all round art-savvy individual, Jane Shishido, of Worlds Apart Contemporary Art

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Singapore art feast

This week has been jam packed with inspiring artists, galleries and creative people – a true feast of art. I took a trip round some exhibitions with art advisory and all round art-savvy individual, Jane Shishido, of Worlds Apart Contemporary Art

Google Space

Inspiration from Space

Just a quick post to say, you MUST check out new Google Space: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/ (Don’t run it on IE, I suspect it will not work!) I have spent an hour just skimming around between the stars and getting some kind

Google Space

Inspiration from Space

Just a quick post to say, you MUST check out new Google Space: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/ (Don’t run it on IE, I suspect it will not work!) I have spent an hour just skimming around between the stars and getting some kind

Little India Deepvali Market, Singapore

A new sense of beginning

Having recently relocated to a new studio in Singapore where I am making a new body of work, I decided to make this post more about my working process than my artwork progress. Singapore is amazing, sensory and inspirational. In my

Little India Deepvali Market, Singapore

A new sense of beginning

Having recently relocated to a new studio in Singapore where I am making a new body of work, I decided to make this post more about my working process than my artwork progress. Singapore is amazing, sensory and inspirational. In my

sculpture square, outdoors sculpture

A shift: London to Singapore

It’s been a while since I put fingertips to keyboard. As some readers, fellow creatives and friends will know, my efforts and braincells have been flurrying around over the last few months working to set up a second art studio

sculpture square, outdoors sculpture

A shift: London to Singapore

It’s been a while since I put fingertips to keyboard. As some readers, fellow creatives and friends will know, my efforts and braincells have been flurrying around over the last few months working to set up a second art studio