Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mailing List - Gift Giveaway

Have you considered joining my mailing list? Now may be a good time; with my November Art Update I have a small Gift Giveaway draw for subscribers.
To thank subscribers for their support, each is in the draw for a chance to receive a gift of a hard cover copy of my Brisbane Botanic Gardens Artist in Residence book - Layers of Life.
The book documents seasonal highlights from the Australian Plant communities at Mt.Coot-tha, Brisbane, March to November, along with images of artworks I exhibited at the end of year exhibition 'Family Tree' in 2009.

One winner will be drawn randomly on Monday 14th December 2015 and I'll be in touch to get the book in the mail. Cut off for entry is midnight Sunday 13th December 2015 (Australian ESDT)
If you would like to join my mailing list and be in the draw, you can do so at this link - http://eepurl.com/bqvpKT
Best wishes.

Monday, November 16, 2015

A new home - Priority species-Moreton Bay

'Priority species - Moreton Bay' ©2013 Nicola Moss. Hand cut paper and synthetic polymer paint, 141cm diameter.  Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast celebrates its 30th anniversary this November. I was delighted to have my artworks acquired for their collection, with the mandala paper cut Priority species - Moreton Bay installed as part of refurbishment of two penthouses.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Cult GC article

'Synergy - Radiance' ©2015 Nicola Moss. Hand cut papers, synthetic polymer paint, pigmented ink. 65 x 88cm.  Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

The CULT GC blog has a lovely article this week about my exhibition Synergy. CULT GC is written by Ashleigh Wadman as a platform to showcase talent in the region. Ashleigh is utterly passionate about supporting and nurturing artists, art collectives, art spaces, galleries, museums and cultural events and fostering innovative and academic dialogue around them.

The article begins with.... "Synergy, the latest solo exhibition by Gold Coast based artist Nicola Moss, is a well-conceived installation that embodies the symbiosis between man-made and natural forces. In Moss’ hands the Spiro Grace Art Rooms (SGAR) have been transformed from a Spring Hill art gallery into an immersive and sensory environment that evokes harmony between the natural environment and our human dependence on them."

You can read the full article here. Thank you Ashleigh.

Synergy - Final week at SGAR

'Synergy ' installation ©2015 Nicola Moss. Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

If you would like to head along and see my show Synergy before it finishes, Spiro Grace Art Rooms is open this week Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Synergy - Rejuvenation

'Synergy - Tides II' Nicola Moss 2015, Hand cut and pieced papers, synthetic polymer paint, charcoal frottage, collagraph, pigmented ink, washi paper. Framed size 51 x 53cm. Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

It's a week since my solo show Synergy opened at Spiro Grace Art Rooms in Brisbane. I've spent the last week reading, sleeping, spending time in the garden and catching up on tasks I'd put aside, things like tax and a visit to the dentist. I'm enjoying having Synergy in my routine.

I think of Synergy as a way we connect with environment around us. It's something I feel when I'm present in a place; present enough in a time and space that my senses are engaged with the living world around me. It's noticing the breeze on my face, listening to a bird call, watching clouds pass in the sky. When I paint outdoors on site with friends I go home with a weathered feeling, but at the same time I find the experience rejuvenating. Perhaps you notice it when you're on holidays or in fleeting moments - eating lunch under a tree in a city park. I value this connection or exchange of energy, it enriches my sense of place and well-being, it's what I think of as Synergy.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

In the studio

Studio installation 2015 Nicola Moss. Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thank you

'Synergy ' installation ©2015 Nicola Moss. Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

Thank you to everyone who came along to join in the opening and artist talk of 'Synergy' at SGAR. It was lovely to see you and discuss the works.

I began my talk with thanks to many people who have contributed to the exhibition; Firstly the team at Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Paul and Renai, Thank you for hosting the exhibition and for being such enthusiastic supporters of the arts. Thank you Jenna for all your work leading up to the opening. I had a couple of helpers with installation of the exhibition, Thank you Rachael and Lily for your assistance, extra hands and trips up and down the ladder. Thank you Michelle for writing the essay for the Synergy exhibition catalogue, I enjoyed reading it. Thank you to my family and friends for all your support and encouragement, it means a lot to me. And finally Thank you Stephanie Lindquist for joining me in conversation during the artist talk, much appreciated.

Synergy is on show until Saturday 7th November 2015.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Synergy Catalogue

'Synergy - Tides' ©2015 Nicola Moss. Hand cut papers, synthetic polymer paint, posca pen, rice paper, graphite. 87 x 78cm.  Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

Michelle Eskola has written an intriguing essay about the immersive and experiential nature of my exhibition 'Synergy'. You can check it out at the following link.
Looking forward to seeing some of you at the opening and artist talk this Saturday at Spiro Grace Art Rooms.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Install - Day two - Synergy

Yesterday was a productive day with installation of wall work for Synergy. Helper hands make a huge difference, my thanks to Rachael and Jenna, for all the holding, move up a little, right a little, down a little....
Today we are installing suspended works, it's the first time I've tackled a ceiling space, so I'm excited and looking forward to seeing the overall effect. Many of these paper cuts shown above were cut whilst sitting at my parents dining table, on my recent stay in Melbourne.

'Synergy' opens this Saturday at Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Brisbane.