Share with me your unexpected happinesses

Do you believe in serendipity? It often seems to me that the things which occur seem to be just the right thing – even if I don’t know it at the time, I do believe that life’s twists and turns have their purpose. That the lows help us value the highs. I experience lots of moments of unexpected happiness, small snatches of joy, which catch me unaware. I try to be open to this – noticing when something is wonderful or good, even if it’s simply the pattern of a coffee spill that turned out to be quite beautiful – it’s up to me whether to decide it’s a mess to be mopped up or a chance for inspiration, (or perhaps a learning about the usefulness of coasters).  

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Artwork Focus: Saung | Intersection Yangon (2018)

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.

Press Release: Intersection (Yangon)

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.

Press Release: Nicola Anthony Shortlisted for Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2018

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.

Learn about collecting fine art prints at Art Auction

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 hello@hotlotz.com or at +65 6254 7616. Online Timed Auction available from 27th February onwards.

Artworks featured in Auction, Singapore / Online

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).

The Flow of Time, Nicola Anthony, 2017.

Time Flows with Endless Possibilities: A Review of Commissioned Sculpture ‘The Flow of Time’

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.

Nicola Anthony, Saint Paul's survives, Incense-burned calligraphy paper with ink drawing, 85cm x 115cm, 2016

Saint Paul’s Survives: The burned ink painting of London’s iconic Cathedral

Today I will share with you an interesting historical fact (plus a couple of interesting tangents). It’s not a religious … More

Nicola Anthony portrait. Photography by Anne Valluy

A new role: Digital Fine Art Print Ambassador at NPE Art Residency

I am very happy to announce that from January I was invited to take on the role of Giclee (Digital … More

Art provoking dialogues about natural disasters | Field Trip Project Asia

RURU Gallery x Japan Foundation x Edwin’s Gallery proudly present: FIELD TRIP PROJECT ASIA “DEPARTURE EDITION” Curated by Daisuke Takeya & … More

DETAIL: Bifurcations of History (Limited Edition of 15), Giclee print, 40cm x 60cm, 2017, Nicola Anthony

New digital fine art print: exclusive edition of 15 | Part print, part sculpture, part drawing

A swirling tangle of timeline… Earlier this year there was a moment which made my senses tingle as I saw … More

Part Two: Intersection (press release)

An exhibition by Nicola Anthony, United Kingdom, and Marc Nair, Singapore To mecca, 2016, Nicola Anthony Event info 12 Jan 2017 – 11 Feb 2017 INTERSECTIONS Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198892 Free Admission Intersection is an exhibition about an encounter between poetry and visual art through the work of poet Marc Nair and visual […]

Interview by Intersection.sg | Secret Ingredient: revelations, paths and dottiness

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

Sea of Forgiveness, Nicola Anthony, 2015_blog image

In one drop of water, all the secrets of the ocean | Essay by Daniela Beltrani

Secret Ingredient | Curator’s Note: by Daniela Beltrani “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; … More

Secret Ingredient, Nicola Anthony, Artist, SPR MRKT, SPPRMRKT, Singapore, Art, gallery exhibition, burned paper

Secret ingredient: A solo exhibition by Nicola Anthony

A new collection of drawings & a site-specific artwork confessional will debut in an upcoming solo exhibition, running 15th October – 30th … More

New Travelling Exhibition: MOVE W IT H (OUT)

It was fantastic to find out some of my Constellation artworks had been spotted in the London EXPARTE exhibition, and … More