Intersection | YANGON
Mar
23
to Apr 8

Intersection | YANGON

The Intersection body of work journeys back to one of it's three origins, Yangon. 

Intersection is an artistic map, exploring geographies, names, stories and histories in three
cities around the world. The work investigates collisions of place and meaning in spaces that contain overlapping consistencies; whether it is the vestiges of colonial influence, the
relentless march of capitalism, or the stubborn refusal of history to disappear.

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Artist-led school workshops
Oct
10
to Oct 27

Artist-led school workshops

  • Singapore Art Museum 8Q (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During the month of October 2017, the Singapore Art Museum will be presenting artworks inspired by the theme of community, and created by different communities. Educational workshops are designed and conducted by artist Nicola Anthony, who is exhibiting in Gallery 1.11 and the artist-mentor to the female inmates participating in the Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition 2017.

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Artist Workshop | Secret Garden: The Artist’s Terrarium
Oct
9
9:30 AM09:30

Artist Workshop | Secret Garden: The Artist’s Terrarium

Always wanted a terrarium that looks spectacular and doesn’t need any watering? Join artist Nicola Anthony in this workshop to create a 3D mini garden or micro-jungle within a glass jar, using various ink and sculpting techniques.

All materials will be provided. Each participant will take home their own terrarium.

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Yellow Ribbon Artist Mentors' Speech by Nicola Anthony, Singapore Art Museum
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Yellow Ribbon Artist Mentors' Speech by Nicola Anthony, Singapore Art Museum

Nicola was invited to deliver the Yellow Ribbon Artist Mentors' Speech at Singapore Art Museum, addressing honourable guests and SAM board members on the opening night of the Yellow Ribbon Art Community Exhibition of 2017: For Better Endings and New Beginnings.

Speaking on behalf of the three artist mentors, Nicola exlpains how together contemporary artists Barry Yeow, Kim Whye Kee, and she led the Yellow Ribbon Project workshops with Singapore Art Museum and Changi Prison in 2017, and created the Flow of Time– a commissioned sculpture that reflects their experiences.

The full speech is available to watch as a video here.

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The Flow of Time: Commissioned Sculpture
Oct
5
to Oct 29

The Flow of Time: Commissioned Sculpture

The Flow of Time was commissioned by Yellow Ribbon Project for the Singapore Art Museum Glass Box Gallery, to commemorate the Yellow Ribbon Art Community Exhibition 2017: For Better Endings and New Beginnings

A collaborative sculptural installation with Barry Yeow and Kim Whye Kee, The Flow of Time takes the shape of an hourglass, and is the artistic response of these three artists to their time as artist-mentors to the inmates at Changi Prison, Singapore, delivering the Yellow Ribbon Art Programme. 

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Human Archive Project
Oct
5
to Oct 29

Human Archive Project

  • Singapore Art Museum, 8Q Gallery 1.1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Revealing the inner worlds of people from different walks of life through stories gathered from the community, this two-part presentation by artist Nicola Anthony explores the human condition and threads of commonalities despite our differences.

The Human Archive Project focuses on disenfranchised communities and human stories in Singapore. Nicola's work is inspired by the inmates of Changi Women’s Prison, NUH kids, families dealing with addiction, the elderly community, and members of the general public, who are invited to contribute stories about themselves at www.humanarchiveproject.com

The Human Archive Project provides a glimpse into lives of others, especially the disenfranchised voices in our society whose stories we do not hear very often.

“Throughout my practice I have been fascinated by people’s stories, social memory and oral history. Many individuals and communities in Singapore have added their multilayered human fragments and previously unspoken words to the archive. The Human Archive Project maps different types of human experience via an anonymous online portal as well as more in depth interviews.

From this archive of human voices, I have created one body of text-based works which focuses on confessional voices and unheard stories within the local community.

For the Clockwork Moons series of works, I focused on those who confided that they experience time passing differently to the average person, leading me to work with disenfranchised communities and try to portray their experience.”

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Kampong Glam Stories: Artist Talk by Nicola Anthony & Marc Nair
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Kampong Glam Stories: Artist Talk by Nicola Anthony & Marc Nair

Nicola Anthony and Marc Nair will share about the genesis of the artworks showcased in “Scents of Singapore”. They will explain how they collaborated to incorporate the poetry of Marc in Nicola’s artworks and to talk about the history of Kampong Glam neighborhood. With this talk the audience will be embarked on a poetic journey through space and time.  

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Scents of Singapore
Jul
12
to Sep 15

Scents of Singapore

Scents of Singapore brings together artworks  by a selection of nine artists using different mediums and metaphors to talk about Singapore history and identity. 

Potpourri refers to a scented mixture of spices and dried flowers that is usually kept in  a decorative bowl or jar and used to perfume a room. Potpourri also applies to a collection of seemingly unrelated items, to an unusual assortment.

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Temperature Communication
Jun
16
to Sep 10

Temperature Communication

Temperature Communication will showcase artworks from the Field Trip Project organised by Daisuke Takeya. This includes contemporary British artist Nicola Anthony's work "Great Soul", which has been a part of the Field Trip Project/Field Trip Project Asia since 2014. 

Field Trip Project is an interactive socially engaging travelling art exhibition responding to recent natural disasters, aiming to create awareness and provoke dialogues about various aspects of natural disasters and to connect people creating communities through compassion and art. The participating artists transformed Japanese elementary school backpacks into works of art. The backpacks, originally donated as relief supplies of the Great East Japan Earth Quake in 2011 became surplus and never used as intended, thus the will of support was disconnected. We are recycling them to continue connecting the original thoughts. 

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Field Trip Project Asia: “DEPARTURE EDITION”
Apr
1
to Apr 9

Field Trip Project Asia: “DEPARTURE EDITION”

Field Trip Project Asia: Departure Edition, will showcase artworks from the Field Trip Project organised by Daisuke Takeya. This includes British contemporary artist Nicola Anthony's work "Great Soul", which has been a part of the Field Trip Project/Field Trip Project Asia since 2014. 

Field Trip Project is an interactive socially engaging travelling art exhibition responding to recent natural disasters, aiming to create awareness and provoke dialogues about various aspects of natural disasters and to connect people creating communities through compassion and art. The participating artists transformed Japanese elementary school backpacks into works of art. The backpacks, originally donated as relief supplies of the Great East Japan Earth Quake in 2011 became surplus and never used as intended, thus the will of support was disconnected. We are recycling them to continue connecting the original thoughts. 

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Mentor of the Changi Women’s Prison Women Artist Mentor Programme
Mar
1
to May 31

Mentor of the Changi Women’s Prison Women Artist Mentor Programme

The Changi Women's Prison Artist Mentor Programme is an annual collaboration between the local charity Yellow Ribbon Project and Singapore Art Museum, with the aim to facilitate the rehabilitation of inmates through creative art making under the guidance of selected artist mentors– this year's being Nicola Anthony, Barry Yeow, and Kim Whye Kee.

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Field Trip Project Asia: Aceh Tsunami Museum
Feb
25
to Mar 12

Field Trip Project Asia: Aceh Tsunami Museum

Nicola Anthony's sculpture Great Soul will be taking part in Field Trip Project Asia: Aceh Tsunami Museum, the newest exhibition instalment of travelling project Field Trip Project curated by Daisuke Takeya.

COORDINATED BY PRATITOU ARAFAT

The Field Trip Project Asia Exhibition is held for two weeks from February, 25th to March, 3rd 2017 in Banda Aceh. This exhibition is an invitation for Acehnese people to recollect the personal or collective memory on disaster event in the past by exposed with some artistic objects, formed as “randoseru”, made by several artist from across the world. Located in the iconic architectural building of Aceh Tsunami Museum, this contemporary exhibition is also a space to reflect, share, and communicate some raising issues after the disaster event.

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Observatory: Singapore Contemporary Art Fair 2017
Jan
19
to Jan 22

Observatory: Singapore Contemporary Art Fair 2017

  • Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Invited as a selected artwork at the entrance of Singapore Contemporary Art Fair, 2017, Observatory is an immersive, interactive installation which creates a paper architecture made of 7000 paper scrolls, poems and light, by Nicola Anthony & Marc Nair. Inside this chamber of observation voyeurs are invited to peruse fragments of Marc Nair's poems which are ‘windows’ into moments and lives, observed through the yearning of time and distance.

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Intersection
Jan
10
to Mar 11

Intersection

This exhibition encompasses layered ink drawings on calligraphy paper and installations by Nicola Anthony, and poetry by Marc Nair. Intersection is an artistic map exploring geographies, names, stories and memories in three cities, Singapore, London and Yangon.

 

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Krísis
Oct
28
to Dec 9

Krísis

Krísis presents an exhibition and events programme with international visual and performance artists, to engage you with multifaceted perspectives on the meaning of ‘crisis’, and its understanding within the current socio-political climate. Featuring Nicola Anthony's sculptural installation 50 Skies: 50 Scars.

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Artist Residency: NPE Residency Programme 2016
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Artist Residency: NPE Residency Programme 2016

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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Metamorphosis: Commissioned Sculpture for Sentosa HarbourFront Business Association
Mar
1
to Mar 31

Metamorphosis: Commissioned Sculpture for Sentosa HarbourFront Business Association

Nicola Anthony's artwork "Metamorphosis" is selected as one of the finalists for a sculpture commission requested by Sentosa HarbourFront Business Association (SHBA). The sculpture is to take part in the third edition of the event "the Great Egg-Venture” held at Sentosa, Singapore.

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Nest: Commissioned sculpture for Singapore Art Week (National Arts Council, Singapore)
Jan
16
to Jan 24

Nest: Commissioned sculpture for Singapore Art Week (National Arts Council, Singapore)

Nest is a sculpture commissioned by the National Arts Council for Singapore Art Week 2016.
Built using hundreds of thousands of paper scrolls, Nicola creates the Nest with inspiration drawn from her art residencies in South East Asia and research investigating the scroll in art and history: as vehicles for passing along secrets, knowledge, folklore and histories.

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Secret Ingredient
Oct
14
to Nov 30

Secret Ingredient

Carrying the weight of a secret all by yourself can be burdensome, but British artist Nicola Anthony has invited a public catharsis.

Entitled Secret Ingredient, this new site-specific artwork will be a collection of private thoughts shared anonymously by the public and woven into an installation of light and language. These sentences, handwritten by the artist, take shape based on the paths mapped during her walks around the Telok Ayer area.

Secret Ingredient will also debut her new collection of circular drawings, based on geography and unknowable secrets.

The exhibition is curated by independent curator Daniela Beltrani. 

Opening Reception: Weds 14 Oct, 19.00 until 22.00

Exhibition runs 15 Oct to 30 Nov: Mon-Tues 08:00-21:00, Wed-Fri 08:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00

LIVE ART DATES: 
New secrets will be added by hand to the installation, live at SPRMRKT on 17 October, 15 November and 27 November.

FACE TO FACE CATHARSIS: 
Without eyes looking back at you, a confession may stop short of true catharsis. Guests who wish to share their secrets face-to-face with the artist can do so at SPRMRKT on Sunday, 11 October (11am-2pm).

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 MOVE W I T H (OUT) #8
Sep
10
to Sep 25

MOVE W I T H (OUT) #8

MOVE W I T H (OUT) is a travelling project, curated by Something Human, that questions notions of “home”. Addressing an increasingly unstable global economic landscape, the exhibition and site specific live art intervention explores the ambivalent relationships between the interior and the exterior that plays out over issues such as identity, borders and migration, belonging and longing, and the tensions of navigating between the different spheres.

Artists featured: Nicola Anthony, Zsuzsa Bakonyi, Sarah Choo Jing, John Clang, Mauro De Giorgi, Adolfina De Stefani, Nina Feldman, Valerie Grove, Howard Hardiman, Gloria Houng, The Huddle, Lynn Lu, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Bill Psarras, Ana Rodić, Samin Son, Carlo Michele Schirinzi, ShakinArt, Malvina Tan, The Huddle, Ines Von Bonhorst, Jason Wee.

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Field Trip Project Asia: Singapore
Aug
11
to Sep 4

Field Trip Project Asia: Singapore

  • National Institute of Education (NIE) Art Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nicola Anthony's sculpture Great Soul will be taking part in Field Trip Project Asia: Singapore, the newest exhibition instalment of travelling project Field Trip Project curated by Daisuke Takeya.

CO-CURATED BY TWARDZIK CHING CHOR LENG

""Co- curated by Twardzik Ching Chor Leng, this exhibit represented Singapore’s generous, compassionate, culturally diverse and broad-minded capacity commemorating its fiftieth anniversary. The exhibition also included projects produced by students from Yishun Town Secondary School, led by teacher Candy Tong. In addition to the exhibition, there was a forum on activism and community with Jay Koh, Faris Basharahil and Loo Hwee Hwee at the Central Public Library and an artist talk by selected participating artists at LASALLE College of the Arts. These multi-faceted events enriched meaningful engagements with various communities in Singapore and extended to neighbouring nations. The FTP arrived in Singapore in August, 2015. As Singapore is largely protected from natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, typhoon, and devastating floods, the intention of bringing the project to this island nation was to cultivate awareness and connect people through compassion and art. Programmes such as artists’ talk, forum on activism and community, art exhibition and art performance were planned to get the community involved in the project. In the exhibition, there were 42 participating artists from Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Australia, India and Germany."

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Ex Parte
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Ex Parte

  • Brick Lane Gallery, London (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What are experiences of those who have travelled from their homeland to another, and can examine at once, the perspectives of both, and the connections, confluences and conflicts between the two? Where are the points and modes of negotiation, and constructed specificities?
EX – marks the activating co-ordinates.

 

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OUROBOROS: Public Sculpture Commissioned for SouthEast Asian (SEA) Games 2015
May
18
to Jun 21

OUROBOROS: Public Sculpture Commissioned for SouthEast Asian (SEA) Games 2015

10,000 PING PONG BALLS & LIGHT: 

'OUROBOROS', A PUBLIC LIGHT SCULPTURE COMMISSIONED BY SG50 AND SEA GAMES 2015, WILL BE SHOWCASED AT MARINA BAY, SINGAPORE (18 May - 21 June 2015)

By asking 5000 school children in Singapore to tell her their secret wishes & ambitions for the future, Nicola built a sculpture made of 5000 wishes, giving children an opportunity to tell her a meaningful truth: some beautiful, some mundane, some moving, some insightful. The sculpture was launched to fit in with the positive rally cry of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary as a nation.

Each child wrote their truth on a ping pong ball, which was then woven into a sculpture of the white orbs and lights, in the shape of an Ouroboros, the never-ending cycle of progress. Upon close reading, there were a lot of other narratives, personal and national, that were told through the Ouroboros.

Kindly sponsored by SG50, STAEDTLER Singapore, IQkidz, and SEA Games 2015.

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Art Supper: in collaboration with Art Stage Singapore, by Edible Art Movement
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Art Supper: in collaboration with Art Stage Singapore, by Edible Art Movement

Nicola Anthony's artwork "Birdcage Totem" will take part in Art Supper, an Edible Art Movement event in collaboration with Art Stage Singapore 2015.

"‘Throughout history, depictions of food have been used by artists as a portal into place, culture and moment. Charting the intangible experiences of a land. Through the water and across the soil, over exotic contours and into nostalgic nooks; we will take you on an ephemeral adventure between food and art

On Wednesday evening, (Edible Art Movement) had the pleasure of being invited to take part in a wonderful collaboration of food and art in celebration of Singapore Art Week 2015. 500 VIP guests were invited to experience the work of 8 EAM artists in collaboration with top local Chef Matthew Mok from the Rabbit Stash.

The event consisted of 4 themed tables (Nostalgia, Soil, Exotic, Ocean) which combined food and art signifying the theme and ideas that were uniquely Singapore.

Hosted by Singapore Tourism Board, this was the official 'after Vernissage' celebration of Art Stage Singapore during Art Week 2015.

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ENCLAVES: Unboxing Petain Rd
Dec
13
to Dec 14

ENCLAVES: Unboxing Petain Rd

  • 32/34 Petain Road Singapore, 208101 Singapore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Join us for a week end of Art & Architecture, as we open up two shophouse units along Petain Rd to present works by various artists including Simon Marshall, Low Seow Juan, Karen Mitchelll, Weiteck, Danya Yu, Tew Bee Lan, and more. With performance art pieces by Daniela Beltrani, Elizabeth Lim, Chand Chandramohan, and Bruce Quek

13 & 14 Dec 2014 - "ENCLAVES: Unboxing Petain Rd" at 32/34 Petain Rd (near CItySquare Mall).
Opening on 13 Dec (Sat) 3pm-6pm.
RSVP via Joanne@theartfellas.com.

This Group Exhibition is on 2pm to 7pm, over the 2 days (Saturday and Sunday).

UPDATED Performance schedule over this weekend:
Saturday 13 Dec: 5-6pm Daniela Beltrani; 6-7pm Elizabeth Lim and Chand Chandramohan; 6:40pm Bruce Quek.
Sunday 14 Dec: 2-3pm Elizabeth Lim and Chand Chandramohan; 3-5pm Daniela Beltrani" 

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 Urban Paddy Field: Collaborative Artwork at the National Library of Singapore
May
30
to Jun 4

Urban Paddy Field: Collaborative Artwork at the National Library of Singapore

  • National Library, Singapore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nicola Anthony takes part in coordinating the newest exhibition from Edible Art Movement: 'Urban Paddy Field'

"The Edible Art Movement invited the public to literally touch the soil we live on and connect with something so simple yet profound: rice. The site­-specific art installation used the symbolic grid of a traditional farmed rice paddy,­ delving into historical themes in the context of contemporary art, whilst encouraging your creativity to be nurtured alongside the rice.

For the installation, the EAM artists grew a rice paddy field, from seed, and transplanted it from their studios to the National Library’s open air public plaza. 500 rice bowls were collected from individuals all over Singapore for the transplanting, and their story also became part of the artwork.

[...]

The EAM has always been interested in the ability of food to act as a stimulus to creativity, drawing people together in a celebratory atmosphere ­ not just around the dinner table but also throughout the growing, cultivating and harvesting process. We programmed performance art, interactions and community art projects around the rice paddy field, to bring this community-creativity concept back into the faced-paced world of Singapore. The Edible Art Movement aims to thrill the mind and senses with with themes inspired by the edible world. This month EAM will again harness the power of art and food to connect people and cultures, to link us with our pasts and futures.

Artistic line­-up: The installation featured exciting names from the emerging contemporary art scene. As with all EAM exhibitions, a talented team of artists comes together to create the artwork collaboratively, and several artists additionally create their own distinct elements within the art installation: Stellah Lim Chii Cze, (previously exhibited at exhibited at SAM, Chan Hampe and Yavuz among others), presented a series of texts or images to be found inside or emblazoned upon the installation, relating to the farming process of rice & farmers. Ceramic artists Steven Low Thia Kwang and Ng Yang Ce hosted an interactive demonstration, when participating visitors were guided through the making of their own petite rice bowl. Catch Steven with EAM before he leaves for his residency as the selected Singaporean artist at the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale. Meanwhile the founder of SCYA, Jacquelyn Soo, presented a community collaborative artwork created for Singaporeans to evoke memories of their relationship to local cuisine and to explore ideas of food security, sustainability in the global market. In conceptualising & growing a paddy field in Singapore, artist Kanchana Gupta swapped her heavily textured and landscaped oil paint for soil, water and rice. For this, she draws from her childhood nostalgia in rural India where her father is a farmer. Performance artist Daniela Beltrani interacted with the crowds during an artwork involving rice seeds.

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Cirque Du Scent – The Science Perspective (Edible Art Movement)
Jan
13
to Feb 28

Cirque Du Scent – The Science Perspective (Edible Art Movement)

  • School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Art and science come together at this new exhibition, where Edible Art Movement's Cirque du Scent has morphed into a new shape at NTU. 

EAM is collaborating with Nanyang Technological University’s professors in order to add a layer of scientific wonder to the Cirque du Scent…. if you loved it or even missed it the first time, please join us at this exclusive new rendition of Cirque du Scent. Watch this space for the dates of the drinks evening, when it will be open to the public, or email us if you would like to visit the show during other times (by appointment only!)

*** What is Cirque du Scent? ***

Foodstuffs are all around us, connecting us to cultural inspiration and the layers of time. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the scents and aromas of food, leading them to to create great artworks: From Da Vinci’s Last Supper, to Manet’s Le Dejeuner Sur l’Herbe, to Dali’s Lobster Telephone...

Over many years, the Edible Art Movement has captured, bottled and labeled these scents so that future generations of creatives may be similarly inspired.

Become part of our archive by helping EAM gather more research: enter our edible olfactory world and tell us your unique, human, personal scent associations.

We invite you to:

1. Enter the EAM Cirque du Scent
2. Select an olfactory offering from the drawing table
3. Sniff & be inspired
4. Draw or write the first thing that comes into your mind"

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