Review: Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein

Whilst you may usually spot me flitting around the contemporary galleries, absorbing the glow of neon light sculptures or pressing my eyeballs up against a brightly collaged surface, every so often I take a trip back in time to visit the old masters and re-affirm the foundations on which our current artists build their practices.

The Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein is an exhibition selected from the private collection of the Princes of Liechtenstein, packed with opulent pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo eras. Surrounding the exhibition is a series of special programmes, from sketching workshops to chamber concerts, and a variety of dynamic and interactive activities and lectures.

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Synesthesia: landscapes of scent, songs splashed out in ink.

syn·es·the·sia

[sin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] noun: A sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.

I was asked to participate in the ‘Synethesia Project’ with the Fabelist Collective. To me, this theme spoke of landscapes painted with scent, movements being portrayed through melody or discord, songs splashed out in colorful ink, and days of the week flowing by in waves of texture. But things didn’t quite go that way…

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The Fragmented Novel: A love affair with words

I have a bit of an obsession: My creativity has an affaire de coeur with language, words, letters, stories and narratives. Here's a glimpse into that world of word-addiction...

I often go on treasure hunts in search ofold books, scraps of stories, manuscripts and magazines.  I am intrigued with both the visual shapes & patterns of letters and words as they scrawl,  meander and march across the page… and also with their wider significance. They are story tellers and signifiers, they represent & depict the world out there beyond the page. They are cunning, devilish, candid, true.

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Artist relocation: Nicola Anthony interviewed by Chantelle Purcell in DegreeART Magazine

I was delighted to be invited for a chat with DegreeART's charismatic Chantelle Purcell. She has been following my relocation to Singapore and wanted to find out more about the motivation behind it, and any tips I have for other artists and individuals looking to find a dose of a new culture and travel new worlds.

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A shift: London to Singapore

It’s been a while since I put fingertips to keyboard. As some readers, fellow creatives and friends will know, my efforts and braincells have been flurrying around over the last few months working to set up a second art studio in Singapore. Here, I will be creating a new body of artwork, as well as some exciting opportunities for other artists who will get the chance to take part in an exchange programme. Whilst time intensive, the process has involved forging many exciting new relationships and collaborations, meeting new people and discovering new places. I am delighted, amazed and overwhelmed to tell you that I am finally here: ensconced in my new art studio, equipped with a fresh horde of brushes, metallic pigments and ink pens, in the inspiring city of Singapore.

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Invisible in London: Understanding invisible art

Anyone living in London will have noticed that in preparation for the Olympic Games, a myriad of shiny new buildings, facades and artworks are materializing all over our City. This weekend I decided to bypass the luster and ostentation of new sights, and the glister of resurfaced old ones. I took a closer look at the things that have de-materialised, or are simply not there. (Like the Australian team bus that got lost somewhere between Heathrow and the Olympic Park last week, being spotted briefly somewhere around Buckingham Palace.)

I took a look at some invisible visions and the Hayward Gallery's exhibition Invisible Art of the Unseen...

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PANDAMONIUM: MELTING THE HEART OF EVEN THE MOST MISERABLE CYNICS

I REVIEWED THIS SHOW IN TREBUCHET MAGAZINE, SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE OR READ ON BELOW… “Sometimes an aesthetically appealing tiger cub or a quirky ladybird can overshadow the actual substance of the artwork” Byroglyphics, 'great sage 1' 55x76cm. Graphite and pastel on Paper.
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