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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Potpourri – a collection of artworks, which encapsulate the scents of Singapore 11 July 2017 at 7 pm // until 10 … More
I am very happy to announce that from January I was invited to take on the role of Giclee (Digital … More
Nicola answers some questions about the residency and her current preoccupation.
Artist Nicola Anthony is interviewed by writer and journalist Anastasia Ong at intersection.sg about her solo exhibition, SECRET INGREDIENT at SPR MRKT. Catch … More
Hidden Island, Nicola Anthony, 2015, Atlas Series, 21x21cm Hidden Island is designed to feature the viewer in it’s mirrored porthole. … More
Secret Ingredient | Curator’s Note: by Daniela Beltrani “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; … More
A new collection of drawings & a site-specific artwork confessional will debut in an upcoming solo exhibition, running 15th October – 30th … More
SINGAPORE, 7 Sep 2015 – Carrying the weight of a secret all by yourself can be burdensome, but artist Nicola Anthony … More
In the upcoming group exhibition EX PARTE, Nicola will be debuting her newest work Constellations. We found some time today amidst the chaos … More
MEDIA RELEASE: Over 10,000 ping pong balls, 5000 people, and 5000 aspirations come together to create the sculpture Ouroboros for the … More
Hello! I’m Diana, another of Nicola’s studio elves. Debbie did a fantastic job updating us on the progress of the artwork in … More
Debbie Cheung interviews Nicola Anthony Hello everyone! Today I bring you a little insight into the development and concept … More
Nicola will be presenting a talk at The Arts House this weekend. The talk will follow a collaborative sculpture and live installation she will be creating on site all day with the young artists exhibiting in SAVANTS, by Little Artists Studio.
It’s been a little while since there was an update from my studio. But you may have guessed we’ve all … More
Pictured here is another artwork commission from a new series of works – If you would like one then here’s … More
In my artwork over the past two years, the saga seed has been a constant metaphor and subject. The Saga Seed … More
From shadows that spill out behind artworks, to internal beams of light that bounce around in my transparent or … More
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway Last month I snipped up the … More
Whilst researching writing on the body as performance, and microscopic written texts, I came across this amazingly detailed tattoo: “Body … More
Don’t be bound by the graphpaper-y frames of life. This week’s inspiration came from the following article I read by Thomas … More