The Artist as a migrant: From one Island to another

I feel it is time to share the reason why I make the work I do, to tell you a bit about my personal transcultural background. This is not written on my ‘artist bio’, but it is the thing that leads me to delve into the sometimes sensitive topics which I explore through art.

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'The Journey of Our Parallel Lives' at The Lightbox

‘The Journey of Our Parallel Lives’ is one of three new artworks of mine which will be on display at The Lightbox in Woking, UK as part of the Royal Society of Sculptors’ exhibition: Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture. The piece was made in response to Kenneth Armitage’s artwork ‘Walking Group’. It will also be exhibited alongside Armitage’s piece as well as works by other great masters such as Dame Barbara HepworthSir Anthony Caro, John Behan, Michael Ayrton, Lynn Chadwick, Eduardo Paolozzi.

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New Voices of Ireland Series 7 - 2019

I am happy to have been selected as one of ten artists to participate in the New Voices of Ireland Series 2019. Over the coming months myself and the other selected artists will meet, collaborate and collectively shape the final show to be presented from the 14 to 20 September 2019 culminating on Culture Night 2019 in Dublin.

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'Maze Fragment' at The Lightbox

‘Maze Fragment’ is one of three new artworks which will be on display at The Lightbox in Woking, UK as part of the Royal Society of Sculptors’ exhibition: Parallel Lines: Drawing and Sculpture. The piece was made in response to Michael Ayrton’s sculpture ‘Maze Music’. It will also be exhibited alongside Ayrton’s piece as well as works by other great masters such as Dame Barbara HepworthSir Anthony Caro, Lynn Chadwick, John Behan, Eduardo Paolozzi, and kenneth Armitage.

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Interior Design Magazine features ‘Remembering Our Father's Words’

I am delighted to have my sculpture ‘Remembering Our Fathers Words’ included in the May 2019 issue of Interior Design Magazine. The article by Edie Cohen talks about the opening of the USC Shoah Foundation’s new headquarters and exhibition space at the Leavey Library, Los Angeles.

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Lookback: Two artworks about 'home'.

Here, Nicola shares some thoughts on the works she has created for EXPARTE, an exhibition curated by curator collective Something Human in London, 2015. Discussing themes of language, text and journey, she describes her interactive artwork ‘Six Thousand Moments’ and her piece ‘Constellation’.

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Announcing Nicola Anthony as an elected member of Royal Society of Sculptors

This month I received the fabulous news that I have been formally elected as a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors. It is an honour to be part of this wonderful network of sculptors, a society with royal patronage which leads the conversation about sculpture today. The history of the society itself is really fascinating and has been a cornerstone of first the British art world and then the international art world, so I share a little insight below…

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Great Soul - Field Trip Project Asia: Thailand

My artwork ‘Great Soul’ will be on display as part of the Field Trip Project Asia: Thailand exhibitions and activities at bangkok art and culture centre this April and May 2019.

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Nicola Anthony shortlisted for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2019

I am honoured to be shortlisted again for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize . The 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. 

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Finalists of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Revealed

Press release: The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) has announced the top 30 finalists of The 2019 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, the 15th edition of Asia’s most prestigious prize for contemporary artists.

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Rice by Eva - Inspired writing - Clockwork Moons

Carpe Art Journal features fiction, essays, reviews and personal anecdotes about art. The essay ‘Rice’ by Eva Wong Nava was inspired by one of the artworks in Nicola Anthony’s Clockwork Moon’s series. Clockwork Moons (Time Waits for No Migrant Man) triggered a childhood memory of loss and enlightenment prompting Eva to write this beautiful story. The story was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2018 by the Editor of Ariel Chart Magazine.

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Clockwork Moon (reclamation) featured on Blouin Artinfo

I am pleased to have my piece ‘Reclamation’ featured on Blouin Artinfo. “Asia’s most prestigious prize for Contemporary artists — celebrates its 15th edition this year, and 400 mid-career artists from 28 countries were nominated for it by more than 70 independent art professionals from across the Asia Pacific region.”

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Remembering Our Father's Words featured in Architectural Record

I am pleased to report that my piece ‘Remembering Our Father’s Words’ was featured in Architecture Record. The article discusses the unveiling of The USC Shoah Foundation’s permanent exhibit which presents the testimony of holocaust survivors.

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Burning and weaving: Time-lapse of installation artwork

This video is about Area Clearance - an installation artwork made in 2018, paired with a poem of the same name by Marc Nair. The artwork and poem tackle the subject of genocide of the Rohingya tribe in Myanmar, featuring burned paper, prayer leaves, ash and coal to make an archway which visitors can step into. Showcased at Myanm/art Gallery, Yangon, in collaboration with Intersections Gallery Singapore.

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RES·O·NANT: a sound installation by Mischa Kuball, with 50 invited composers & sound artists

Composed of sounds from the sunrise birdsong in Yangon, Myanmar; blessing sparrows released into a Burmese Buddhist temple; the call to prayer at Shwedagon pagoda in Myanmar, the muezzin's dawn prayer in a mosque in Singapore, and the echoes of early morning street sounds collaged together from inside various caves and cavernous spaces.

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