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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Share with me in Unexpected Happiness

Do you believe in serendipity? It often seems to me that the things which occur seem to be just the right thing - even if I don't know it at the time, I do believe that life's twists and turns have their purpose. That the lows help us value the highs. I experience lots of moments of unexpected happiness, small snatches of joy, which catch me unaware. I try to be open to this - noticing when something is wonderful or good, even if it's simply the pattern of a coffee spill that turned out to be quite beautiful - it's up to me whether to decide it's a mess to be mopped up or a chance for inspiration, (or perhaps a learning about the usefulness of coasters).  

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New digital fine art print: exclusive edition of 15 | Part print, part sculpture, part drawing

A swirling tangle of timeline...

Earlier this year there was a moment which made my senses tingle as I saw the final print of this artwork emerge on its gorgeous paper, thanks to the printing experts at NPE Art Residency. It is my first digital fine art print in a long time, (an exclusive edition of 15, available at Intersections Gallery). I want to share with you the journey of this artwork... I had been working on sketches and maps of connections, creating vast drawings of webbed, intersecting lines. The artwork pairs with a poem called 'Museum of London' by Marc Nair. With my traditional pen on paper technique I drew my ideas from the lines on our palm which some people believe map our destiny; the interconnections on a family tree or a social network which map our now and our beginnings; as well as timelines which span back into history to connect us to multiple versions of the past. 

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Debbie Cheung interviews Nicola Anthony: What is Ouroboros and other questions answered....

Debbie Cheung interviews Nicola Anthony

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.

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Alchemy, seeds, words: New Saga Seed Series

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.

Get in touch if you would like to commission one, or click here to learn more about the commissioning

process.

This new series of seed & text artworks follows on from my previous Saga Seed Series, where I collected and hand numbered 9000 seeds from all over Singapore.  

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The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

"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.

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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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Pass It On: A new artwork by Nicola Anthony

Pass It On began with the idea of creating little points of knowledge and connection, which form a narrative from one place to the next, and beyond. Referencing the evolution, shift and migration of many things, the installation seeks to create a space in which to consider the positive and negative effects of the process of change, the fluid nature of culture, knowledge, memory and history. The resulting sculpture involves 8900 hand-numbered saga seeds – tiny red particles which the audience are invited to take and pass on.

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May I have your words? Join me at an exhibition this weekend

The Substation’s ‘MinimART 4.0′ invites artists to push the boundary of art, and for this challenge I decided to activate my Word Collection in Singapore.

I am very pleased to invite you to the show, but if you are unable to come or you do not live in Singapore, fear not! I welcome you to join in online by contributing your words to become part of the artwork. You can do this before the exhibition opens to make sure your words become part of the sculpture, or do it during and after the event – the Word Collection Project is an ongoing, living, evolving text artwork.

The Substation’s ‘MinimART 4.0′ invites artists to push the boundary of art, and for this challenge I decided to activate my Word Collection in Singapore.

I am very pleased to invite you to the show, but if you are unable to come or you do not live in Singapore, fear not! I welcome you to join in online by contributing your words to become part of the artwork. You can do this before the exhibition opens to make sure your words become part of the sculpture, or do it during and after the event – the Word Collection Project is an ongoing, living, evolving text artwork.

Read on to find out how…

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