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.
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.
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.
Find out how artist Nicola Anthony uses ink in her artwork, the Human Archive Project, and apply it to your own creations.
Create patterns, leaves and flowers with artist inks to make your own wishing tree artwork, and imbue it with your own stories, wishes and dreams.
Nicola was invited to speak at Singapore Art Museum, addressing honourable guests and SAM board members on the opening night of FOR NEW BEGINNINGS AND BETTER ENDNGS. Speaking on behalf of the three artist mentors, Nicola exlpains how together they led the Yellow Ribbon Project workshops with Singapore Art Museum and Changi Prison in 2017, and created a commissioned sculpture to reflect their experiences. The full speech is available to watch as a video here.
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.
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.”
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.
Nicola Anthony (UK/ Singapore) is honoured to be invited as a speaker on the panel discussion at The 20th Anniversary of Little Artists Art Studio, which will be marked by a LAUREATES Exhibition at National Gallery 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.
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.
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.
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.