An exhibition by Nicola Anthony, United Kingdom, and Marc Nair, Singapore. 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 artist Nicola Anthony. The work maps an architecture of memory at the junction of three diverse cities: London, Singapore and Yangon.
Thank you to Singapore Art Week for listing Intersection exhibition in your lineup of events! This January, Nicola will present works in a collaborative exhibition with Singaporean poet Marc Nair at the Intersections Gallery that tackles geographies, names, stories and histories in three cities – Singapore, London and Yangon.
To start off, how did the decision to use ping pong balls in this SEA Games project develop?
Rather than be overly literal in making sport the subject of the artwork, I decided to be a bit abstract and challenge myself to use sports equipment as sculptural material, and think about the deeper message of teams and connections within sports as a theme. I knew it would carry a meaningful message because when you get so many voices together, there is a sense of a human team, and something quite magical happens.
Pictured here is another artwork commission from a new series of works - If you would like one then here's how we can create it together:
I make these pieces by asking you for three words, then I use these to create a poetic construction of 'found words' cut from books and correlating saga seeds (symbolising love and connection) in glass alchemic tubes.
I was thrilled to host an art & learning workshop at a Social Change in Action event this month. The whole SOCH event saw 1500 kids in attendance.
As well as a learning message for the children, I also learned a lot from the kids - a reminder that yes, art is for everyone, it can be multigenerational, it can help to change stereotypes, it has no language barrier, it works amazingly to bring you together with people you only just met, and, that art will always be a part of life: it's been around since the very beginning and will continue, to be.
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway
Last month I snipped up the Earth. Using a vintage print of the globe as seen from space, I trimmed 100s of small circles, which were then re-assembled as a hovering layer using sharp, delicate, tailors pins - and finally mounted inside a mirror-lined backpack.
Clarissa Sih and Goh Chiew Tong interview Edible Art Movement for the Nanyang Chronicle, at our ‘Cirque du Scent‘: an exhibition sponsored by NTU, Jan-March 2014. Thank you to the kind journalists and film crew at Singapore’s Nanyang Chronicle for capturing the exhibition and talking with me about the concept.
The Field Trip project is a travelling exhibition in Japan and Asia. The project curator Daisuke Takeya re-claimed used elementary school backpacks (Randoseru) donated through the relief efforts, which were due to be disposed of. These objects, to me, are highly charged and symbolic. I was one of the artists challenged to create a Randoseru artwork for the Field Trip exhibition and project, to be showcased next month at Shinjuku Creators Fiesta, (Tokyo, August 22 - September 7 2014) The project is set to travel throughout the disaster areas in Tohoku, some public galleries, and festival setups in Japan.