Category Archives: Posts about the Artwork

chanting time, (c) Nicola Anthony, 2013

Connect: The web of time

I am pleased to announce that over the last year I was invited to participate in a group dialogue and project with The Fabelist. The final showcase exhibition for this will be in London on 21 November 2013, so please

chanting time, (c) Nicola Anthony, 2013

Connect: The web of time

I am pleased to announce that over the last year I was invited to participate in a group dialogue and project with The Fabelist. The final showcase exhibition for this will be in London on 21 November 2013, so please

Seeds_of_Thought_by Nicola Anthony, 45 x 45 cm, Saga seeds, gold leaf and oyster shell mineral pigment

Eating gold leaf, inhaling paint, creating new work…

Nestled away in my studio I have accidentally become covered in gold leaf, and have had to try very hard not to unwittingly inhale the ground minerals that I used in my latest works, but it was all worth it:

Seeds_of_Thought_by Nicola Anthony, 45 x 45 cm, Saga seeds, gold leaf and oyster shell mineral pigment

Eating gold leaf, inhaling paint, creating new work…

Nestled away in my studio I have accidentally become covered in gold leaf, and have had to try very hard not to unwittingly inhale the ground minerals that I used in my latest works, but it was all worth it:

Image (c) Andrew Tee

Pass It On: A new artwork by Nicola Anthony

Pass It On began with the idea of creating little points of knowledge and connection, which form a narrative from one place to the next, and beyond. Referencing the evolution, shift and migration of many things, the installation seeks to

Image (c) Andrew Tee

Pass It On: A new artwork by Nicola Anthony

Pass It On began with the idea of creating little points of knowledge and connection, which form a narrative from one place to the next, and beyond. Referencing the evolution, shift and migration of many things, the installation seeks to

Saga Seeds in the light: Making 'Pass it On', by Nicola Anthony, 2013

This month: A 12ft text river, furniture you can write on, and 8000 saga seeds…

Saga seeds in an artwork, ‘Pass it on’ by Nicola Anthony, (c) 2013 At last, it is nearly time. Enter a crumbling old Chinese house in Singapore, let art and adventure guide you, and prepare for something unique. Join us

Saga Seeds in the light: Making 'Pass it On', by Nicola Anthony, 2013

This month: A 12ft text river, furniture you can write on, and 8000 saga seeds…

Saga seeds in an artwork, ‘Pass it on’ by Nicola Anthony, (c) 2013 At last, it is nearly time. Enter a crumbling old Chinese house in Singapore, let art and adventure guide you, and prepare for something unique. Join us

word collection, photo by Karen Mitchell

The anonymous words of Singapore / Sneak preview / Art

Last week through a performance and a sculpture at The Substation, I asked visitors to write a sentence about the inside of their mind. Here are a few of the anonymous contributions, secrets and words from over 100 participants. (You

word collection, photo by Karen Mitchell

The anonymous words of Singapore / Sneak preview / Art

Last week through a performance and a sculpture at The Substation, I asked visitors to write a sentence about the inside of their mind. Here are a few of the anonymous contributions, secrets and words from over 100 participants. (You

(c) Nicola Anthony

New drawings series: Work in the making

Some studio shots of recent drawings:   See more drawings in Nicola Anthony’s Drawing Portfolio

(c) Nicola Anthony

New drawings series: Work in the making

Some studio shots of recent drawings:   See more drawings in Nicola Anthony’s Drawing Portfolio

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Heart sketches and sculptures

Guess what I am doing with one of these? Sketches and drawings for a sculpture… ‘Private and Confidential’ by Nicola Anthony Leather, wood, paper and mixed media

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Heart sketches and sculptures

Guess what I am doing with one of these? Sketches and drawings for a sculpture… ‘Private and Confidential’ by Nicola Anthony Leather, wood, paper and mixed media

Rubik's Cube, Sculpture, Nicola Anthony

New Artwork: Rubik’s Cube

A strong thread within my practice is my desire to illuminate the little things that comprise the whole: Piecing together small details and snippets to create a finished artwork, playfully highlighting the fragile constructs, moments & complexities that go unnoticed

Rubik's Cube, Sculpture, Nicola Anthony

New Artwork: Rubik’s Cube

A strong thread within my practice is my desire to illuminate the little things that comprise the whole: Piecing together small details and snippets to create a finished artwork, playfully highlighting the fragile constructs, moments & complexities that go unnoticed

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New Artwork: Big Money

You may have seen my Dissected Money Series of artworks, which have shown on Vyner Street twice and in other pop-up locations around East London. Last night’s private view of Games People Play saw the unveiling of a dissected dollar bill in

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New Artwork: Big Money

You may have seen my Dissected Money Series of artworks, which have shown on Vyner Street twice and in other pop-up locations around East London. Last night’s private view of Games People Play saw the unveiling of a dissected dollar bill in

Confidential heart, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Experimenting with the heart

Today in the studio: A new sketch, ‘Confidential Heart’ I’m experimenting with making some drawings of the internal – the heart to be specific – using a new text stamp I’ve got:  ‘Private & Confidential’. I’m not sure I’ve got

Confidential heart, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Experimenting with the heart

Today in the studio: A new sketch, ‘Confidential Heart’ I’m experimenting with making some drawings of the internal – the heart to be specific – using a new text stamp I’ve got:  ‘Private & Confidential’. I’m not sure I’ve got

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony

New work: I need a dollar, dollar, dollar that’s what I need…

I have been working on a new body of collaged drawings using dollar bills and other currency. I love the intricate detail already present on the surface of the notes, and my purpose has been to fragment and re-shuffle this,

Cash Can't Bring Love, 2012, Nicola Anthony

New work: I need a dollar, dollar, dollar that’s what I need…

I have been working on a new body of collaged drawings using dollar bills and other currency. I love the intricate detail already present on the surface of the notes, and my purpose has been to fragment and re-shuffle this,

Grasp, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Sneak preview of new artworks: ‘Grasp’

‘Grasp’, 2012 Mixed media and silver leaf, Nicola Anthony   I’m just developing a new body of work in this style – your thoughts very welcome!

Grasp, Nicola Anthony, 2012

Sneak preview of new artworks: ‘Grasp’

‘Grasp’, 2012 Mixed media and silver leaf, Nicola Anthony   I’m just developing a new body of work in this style – your thoughts very welcome!

Click to play - silvia Krupinska interviews Artist Nicola Anthony

Silvia Krupinska discusses the artwork of Nicola Anthony: Colourful Radio

“Laborious and often obsessive with the way she constructs her work…a very treasure-box-like experience” Click below to listen to Silvia Krupinska discuss Nicola Anthony’s artistic practice on Colourful Radio “she layers and builds up, and uses the audience to interact with the

Click to play - silvia Krupinska interviews Artist Nicola Anthony

Silvia Krupinska discusses the artwork of Nicola Anthony: Colourful Radio

“Laborious and often obsessive with the way she constructs her work…a very treasure-box-like experience” Click below to listen to Silvia Krupinska discuss Nicola Anthony’s artistic practice on Colourful Radio “she layers and builds up, and uses the audience to interact with the

post box close up, Nicola Anthony

Secrets and confessions

Here’s what’s in my sketchbook, on my mind and in my studio at the moment: I am fascinated by the connections between people that we don’t realise exist – the links between us all on a human, universal level.  I like the

post box close up, Nicola Anthony

Secrets and confessions

Here’s what’s in my sketchbook, on my mind and in my studio at the moment: I am fascinated by the connections between people that we don’t realise exist – the links between us all on a human, universal level.  I like the

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IMPRINT at Serpentine Gallery’s Centre for Possible Studies

[THIS ARTICLE HAS ALSO BEEN PUBLISHED IN TREBUCHET MAGAZINE HERE] Friday’s daytime festival and evening private view saw an exciting collective of creatives – the Fabelists – coming together to launch an event that crossed many boundaries. The beautiful space

Edible Art Movement

IMPRINT at Serpentine Gallery’s Centre for Possible Studies

[THIS ARTICLE HAS ALSO BEEN PUBLISHED IN TREBUCHET MAGAZINE HERE] Friday’s daytime festival and evening private view saw an exciting collective of creatives – the Fabelists – coming together to launch an event that crossed many boundaries. The beautiful space

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Here’s something I made earlier…

I’ve not made many posts about what goes on inside my studio yet, but I did promise I would. And something this week has inspired me to share with you the loveliness of gathering your words and making them into

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Here’s something I made earlier…

I’ve not made many posts about what goes on inside my studio yet, but I did promise I would. And something this week has inspired me to share with you the loveliness of gathering your words and making them into

Give me your words! An interactive WORD COLLECTION PROJECT

Yes that’s right,     I’ll be doing a live artwork involving the collection of your words on 3rd August.  Do come along! More info on the word collection here: http://www.nicolaanthony.co.uk/words.html The Gallery who are kindly hosting this have detailed it

Give me your words! An interactive WORD COLLECTION PROJECT

Yes that’s right,     I’ll be doing a live artwork involving the collection of your words on 3rd August.  Do come along! More info on the word collection here: http://www.nicolaanthony.co.uk/words.html The Gallery who are kindly hosting this have detailed it

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An artist’s affaire de coeur with words: A novel re-appropriated

Sometimes it’s amore, sometimes its obsession: My creativity has an affaire de coeur with language, words, letters, stories and narratives. I often go on treasure hunts in search of  old books, scraps of stories, manuscripts and magazines.  I am intrigued with both

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An artist’s affaire de coeur with words: A novel re-appropriated

Sometimes it’s amore, sometimes its obsession: My creativity has an affaire de coeur with language, words, letters, stories and narratives. I often go on treasure hunts in search of  old books, scraps of stories, manuscripts and magazines.  I am intrigued with both

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An artwork time capsule

I’ve been given access to your mind, thoughts, fears, hopes, guilty secrets and blush-worthy dreams… By using art to become a vehicle for messages to your future selves, the barriers of the everyday were lifted: I wanted to give you, the

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An artwork time capsule

I’ve been given access to your mind, thoughts, fears, hopes, guilty secrets and blush-worthy dreams… By using art to become a vehicle for messages to your future selves, the barriers of the everyday were lifted: I wanted to give you, the

post box close up, Nicola Anthony

The post box’s tale

In my texture and surface obsessed mind, I often view  buildings, pavements and cities as imprinted with the marks and traces of the lives and stories that unravel around them:  Bumps and scrapes, fingerprints, graffiti, weathering – all these things are

post box close up, Nicola Anthony

The post box’s tale

In my texture and surface obsessed mind, I often view  buildings, pavements and cities as imprinted with the marks and traces of the lives and stories that unravel around them:  Bumps and scrapes, fingerprints, graffiti, weathering – all these things are

Nicola Anthony’s Saturday DEBUT…

The Debut Contemporary Gallery review my event which they kindly hosted: Nicola Anthony’s Saturday DEBUT….

Nicola Anthony’s Saturday DEBUT…

The Debut Contemporary Gallery review my event which they kindly hosted: Nicola Anthony’s Saturday DEBUT….

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See you at the unveiling of the time capsule artwork – 28th May, 2pm

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s been part of the Write Back project, your input and letters have been thought provoking and invaluable. The artwork & time capsule is being unveiled tomorrow at Debut Contemporary Gallery, 82

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See you at the unveiling of the time capsule artwork – 28th May, 2pm

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s been part of the Write Back project, your input and letters have been thought provoking and invaluable. The artwork & time capsule is being unveiled tomorrow at Debut Contemporary Gallery, 82

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And so it begins… Creating a time capsule artwork

This week I’ve been all sketch books, measuring tapes, ink pens & blow torches… Yes, I started the technical work on the piece, so I thought I would let you in on my plans which have begun to take shape

artcapsule title 3 copy

And so it begins… Creating a time capsule artwork

This week I’ve been all sketch books, measuring tapes, ink pens & blow torches… Yes, I started the technical work on the piece, so I thought I would let you in on my plans which have begun to take shape

artcapsule title 2 copy

Write Back Project – the letters start coming in

This week I have received some amazing letters… long ones, short ones, reflective ones, introspective ones, silly ones, forward looking letters and past recounting notes. The write back project asks you to write your future self a letter, so that I

artcapsule title 2 copy

Write Back Project – the letters start coming in

This week I have received some amazing letters… long ones, short ones, reflective ones, introspective ones, silly ones, forward looking letters and past recounting notes. The write back project asks you to write your future self a letter, so that I

Evening Standard Shoot my work at Debut Contemporary

Following the Jennie & Jessie Gunhammar Lupus Trust Auction, the Evening Standard Shoot at Debut Contemporary. Watch this space for further details Read more about Lupus and the Charity here – it’s for an excellent cause, well worth a read.

Evening Standard Shoot my work at Debut Contemporary

Following the Jennie & Jessie Gunhammar Lupus Trust Auction, the Evening Standard Shoot at Debut Contemporary. Watch this space for further details Read more about Lupus and the Charity here – it’s for an excellent cause, well worth a read.