Nicola Anthony shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2019

Nicola Anthony at Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Nicola Anthony at Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

I am honoured to be shortlisted again for the Sovereign Asian Art PrizeThe judging panel have selected my kinetic light sculpture which links the histories of Britain, Myanmar and Singapore, contrasting fortune and misfortune in the lives of migrant workers. 

There will be a public exhibition in Hong Kong from April 17 to 29, with a special cocktail reception on 16th April for all those who have been following and supporting my artistic career (rsvp below).

This year sees the launch of The Vogue Hong Kong Women’s Art Prize, for which my work is also shortlisted, to be presented in partnership with the newly launched Vogue Hong Kong.

Below I include more details about the artwork, and a video of it's original debut at Singapore Art Museum in 2017.

As ever, thank you so much for supporting my artwork,


About the shortlisted artwork

Kinetic light sculpture from the Clockwork Moons series. Commissioned by Singapore Art Museum

Clockwork Moons is a series of 8 kinetic artworks exhibited as part of a solo exhibition at Singapore Art Museum. Created by drawing on paper using a burning process, each piece is mindfully inscribed using an incense stick to perforate the surface and create images in the voids left behind.

The artworks showcase the stories of people who experience time differently.

This particular piece is entitled Clockwork Moon (reclamation). It showcases the lives of migrant workers from Myanmar who work on land reclamation projects in Singapore. They find themselves mistreated and trapped in their employment, longing for home. Find out more about the story behind it here.

Visit the exhibition in Hong Kong

The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, now recognised as the most prestigious prize in its field and region,  has selected 30 finalists' works from 19 different countries in Asia. The shortlisted mid-career artists have created stunning, distinctive works across a range of media. Don't miss out! Their work will be on display this April: April 17 to 29
HART Hall is located at H Queens Building, 80 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Opening times are 10:00 to 18:00 on 17 - 29 April
RSVP here:
Cocktail Reception: 16 April 6pm, rsvp to