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.
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.
A swirling tangle of timeline… Earlier this year there was a moment which made my senses tingle as I saw … More
“The elements that stir us to make art are flickering moments: a brief flash of recognition, a hint of scent … More
Exploring After Oud in depth – The collection of little kinetic glass jar sculptures in the latest Intersection exhibition.
Gotong Royong is a twisting, turning, tumbling, kinetic artwork, in which letters and words spill like loose sand. I am extremely proud … More
A glimpse into Intersection: A writeup about Call to Prayer, a work in the exhibition. Written by Shireen Marican.
Hidden Island, Nicola Anthony, 2015, Atlas Series, 21x21cm Hidden Island is designed to feature the viewer in it’s mirrored porthole. … 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
MEDIA RELEASE: Over 10,000 ping pong balls, 5000 people, and 5000 aspirations come together to create the sculpture Ouroboros for the … 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.
The Extraordinary Idea Live Installation at The Arts House | 11th April 2015 | RSVP This collaborative artwork was designed to express the … More
It’s been a little while since there was an update from my studio. But you may have guessed we’ve all … More
From shadows that spill out behind artworks, to internal beams of light that bounce around in my transparent or … More
The Earth, cut into 100s of circular fragments: Artwork by Nicola Anthony Music courtesy of: Gillicuddy, ‘Adventure Darling’ More … More
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway Last month I snipped up the … More
Come in, sit down, have a look around! I get a lot of requests for ‘behind the scenes’ videos of … More
This year has flown by – I’ve been up to my knees in rice plants in the paddy fields of Indonesia, … More
It’s been great fun creating a sculpture for the entrance at AAF this November in Singapore. It will be a … More
I am proud to have been selected to present a series of sculptures at the entrance space of one of … More