Intersection, Yangon Exhibition

Intersection was 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.

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Saung featured in Artwork Focus

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.

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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.

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

Contemporary British artist Nicola Anthony is 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.

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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 Flow of Time.

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This goes further than art - this is a life which we could save

As my project with Singapore Art Museum develops and we speed towards the resulting exhibition, I have been honoured to meet, be inspired by, and share stories with members of the Singapore community, including it's migrant workers.

This is a story I wanted to share before the exhibition, because it is one that goes further than art - this is a life of an individual, and he needs your help.

 

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On Trust: Changi Women’s Prison Artist Mentor Programme (Yellow Ribbon Project)

Throughout my practice, I have been fascinated by people’s stories, social memory and oral history. There is a warmth and kinship in connecting with people, hearing their stories and knowing that it took a lot of courage to talk about painful or life-changing experiences close to their heart. To understand another person’s existence, their joys, fears and learnings, forms an inherent and essential part of my artistic approach. Which is why the opportunity to take on the role of a mentor in the Art Programme at Changi Women's Prison is both special and valuable to my creative development.

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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 post but this happens to be about a Saint – St. Paul, whose feast day is today: 29th June.

Earlier this year I exhibited this artwork which features St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The artwork is a symbol of human survival, resilience and courage, as well as making a stand, and having faith in ourselves and others. As a point of intersection between Singapore and London, the former Supreme Court of Singapore which is now National Gallery Singapore is said to take inspiration from Christopher Wren’s dome design for St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Entitled Saint Pauls Survives (Ghosts of the past), this artwork is inspired by the photograph (also captioned ‘St. Pauls Survives’) published in newspapers after the night raid of 29/30 December 1940, the 114th night of the London Blitz of World War II.

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Intersection Exhibition featured in Singapore Art Week

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.

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50 Skies: 50 Scars - Interview with Nicola Anthony featured in Trebuchet Magazine - "I wanted to actually capture some of the sky..."

In this interview for Trebuchet Magazine, contemporary British artist Nicola Anthony talks about her work at the Krisis Exhibition 50 scars : 50 skies.

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Inside the studio at NPE Art Residency

This October, Nicola Anthony has been invited into NPE Print's Art Residency Programme 2016. Located in the heart of the traditional industrial/print sector of Kallang, Singapore, Nicola aims to utilise the residency and unique studio space/facilities for experimentations with new paper-based and incense-burnt drawing techniques, as well as light projections and large-scale creations. And ultimately, to create a body of works for a collaborative project with local poet Marc Nair, called 'Intersection'. 

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Pass It on featured on OKTO TV - Art Reborn

In the video, you will see what the Art Reborn film crew discovered when they made a visit earlier this month to the Displacements exhibition, plunging into the creative depths of 13 Wilkie Terrace to find out how the artists have used, reused, and re-appropriated a house which has spent 77 years as a family home.

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My 8000 piece artwork: Behind the scenes

I have been taking the ‘found object’ to a new level, and I will also be telling all the stories of the process of finding and collecting the individual seeds (all 8000 of them), through the artwork and via this blog. The sculpture Pass It On began with the simple idea of a sentence as a line with a beginning and end. The resulting sculpture comprises more than 8000 saga seeds, which the audience is invited to take and pass on.

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