Suspended in mid-air, three delicate paper sculptures strike an ethereal image with intricate shadows cast on the wall behind. Boat-like in shape, with strings attached from the body to the elegantly curved neck, Humming History, Paper Notes, and Arpeggio by artist Nicola Anthony take as their inspiration the traditional court instrument of Burma (as Myanmar was known in ancient times): the saung, a harp carved from the root of a tree and strung with silk.
Intersection is an exhibition of poetry and visual art by Singaporean poet Marc Nair and visual artist Nicola Anthony. The work maps an architecture of memory at the junction of three diverse cities: Yangon, London, and Singapore.
The exhibition is travelling to Yangon this March, and has been five years in the making. Both artists journeyed to each city to engage in field research, resulting in the initial body of work which debuted in 2017. Intersection, though, is a work in progress, and new work will be created on site at Myanm/art Gallery.
Nicola’s artworks reflect and even embed Marc’s poems and, in turn, the poems evolve in response to Nicola’s artworks. Best experienced as a creative dialogue, the exhibition consists of installation works, sculptures, poems and drawings. A limited edition artist book has also been published. Printed using a risograph technique, it lends the pages the exquisite feel of handmade screen prints.
I am very honoured to have been shortlisted as one of 30 finalists for the the 2018 Sovereign Asian Art Prize – the 14th edition of this prestigious prize for mid-career contemporary artists.
The selected artwork Human Archive Project (borders are a human construction), 2017, was made using stories gathered in Singapore and South East Asia, giving insight into 20 individuals who have left their homeland and loved ones behind to work here as construction workers and domestic workers.
INVITATION: AUCTION OF LIMITED EDITION PRINTS. Nicola Anthony is pleased to open the year of 2018 with an invitation to acquire limited edition prints from her studio. Hot Editions Preview: Tuesday 13 February 2018, 6:30 – 9:30pm. The HotLotz Showroom, #01-15 Cendex Centre, 120 Lower Delta Road, Singapore 169208. Kindly RSVP at email@example.com or at +65 6254 7616. Online Timed Auction available from 27th February onwards.
The Hotlotz Auction is just around the corner! The event will feature limited edition prints of four selected artworks by Nicola Anthony. Read on below for a little insight into the creative process behind Nicola’s prints… featuring prints of “Fallen Domes” (2016), “Burmese Paddy Field” (2017), “The Unravelling of a Domed Roof” (2017), “Vain Memory (Museum of London” (2016).
This October, in addition to the Human Archive Project that is her solo exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum, contemporary artist Nicola Anthony had the opportunity to collaborate with fellow Yellow Ribbon Artist mentors Barry Yeow and Kim Whye Kee on a sculptural installation titled The Flow of Time.
My artwork Great Soul has been selected as part of the Field Trip Project exhibition, at KL Biennale.
There will be an artists and curators guided tour and collaboration workshop with KLSKETCHNATION on November 25th. The Biennale will be open until 30th March 2018… so please visit if you happen to come to Malaysia!!
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