The Extraordinary Idea: Live Installation | The Arts House | Singapore

Nicola anthony and Little Artists Art Studio

The Extraordinary Idea

Live Installation at The Arts House | 11th April 2015 | RSVP

This collaborative artwork was designed to express the dreams of many through one collective narrative, and to give its participants a taste of collaborative art making. Nicola Anthony‘s sculptures begin with an extraordinary idea, a large number of small fragments, and the collection of words. She then uses different techniques to weave and join them together.

In this piece, the students at Little Artists Art Studio were invited to make their words and dreams the extraordinary subject of the work, as well as to each play their part in adding their own ‘fragment’, joining the artist in shaping the overall structure.

Completed in one day, this sculpture takes inspiration from, and aims to reveal the working process of Nicola’s larger scale public artworks, such as Ouroboros – a sculpture made of 10,000 ping pong balls and due to be unveiled for SEAgames 2015 at Marina Bay.

Nicola Anthony, Contemporary British Artist

In the past year Nicola has exhibited at London’s Royal College of Art, The Substation Gallery, Ikkan Art International, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and The National Library in Singapore, as well as being invited to create a 6 metre welcome sculpture for the entrance of an international art fair.

Worldwide she has exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery Project Space (London), the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (USA), & featured in shows around Southeast Asia, London & LA. Her artwork has received sponsorship from Tate Britain, & been exhibited in Tate Modern‘s ‘No Soul for Sale’.


Nicola Anthony, (b.1984), is a British artist & writer, she also lectures & writes about art and runs the Edible Art Movement in Asia. Most artwork is created in her London or Singapore art studios. She was educated at Loughborough University (UK), & Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London). 


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nicola anthony and ping pong table tennis balls


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