Friday, December 6, 2019

Tree water

'Tree water (Germinate)' ©2019 Nicola Moss, Unique state relief print and collage on Awagami paper, 44x25.5cm. Photo: Carl Warner. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

When I grow up...

'When I grow up I would like to live in a forest' ©2019 Nicola Moss, Unique state relief print and collage on Awagami paper, 42x52cm. Photo: Carl Warner. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Tide Spoke - Online Exhibition

    'Hot' ©2019 Nicola Moss, Unique state relief print, with collage, on Awagami paper on Stonehenge paper. Paper size 43 x 51cm.                                            Photo: Carl Warner. Courtesy of Onespace Gallery.

I'm delighted to have The tide spoke presented by Onespace Gallery in their first online exhibition. The tide spoke features a body of colourful prints developed while I was in residence this year at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice.

Working with an archive of paper cut stencils, I layered fresh colours each day creating opportunity for new compositions and a specific language in response to memories of place and experience. Back home in my studio, prints were paired in combinations, and others completed with additions of collage. These prints speak of the many conversations I encountered during my residency and thoughts on the value of healthy environments. 

As Louise Martin-Chew suggests in her accompanying essay:

"For decades, Moss has produced work about her Australian environments, and has made regular forays into other cities to explore the connections between urban communities and their green spaces. These prints are significant in her practice in their new adaptation of media, but also see her listening in to the tidal languages of Venice, mixed with Australian imagery and increasingly heated environmental conversations."

The tide spoke - View Online Here
13 November - 13 December 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

STILL: National Still Life Award 2019

Opening night at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 'Tokyo wild - A world view' (detail) ©2019 Nicola Moss, 140 x 140cm. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.
The opening night was a wonderful celebration of artists and art, a really lovely experience to be selected as a finalist in the STILL: National Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, the exhibition runs until 30th November.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fisher's Ghost Art Award

'Tokyo wild - Tree in hand' ©2019 Nicola Moss, 150 x 200cm. Photographed by Carl Warner. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.

I'm delighted to have my work 'Tokyo wild - Tree in hand' selected as a finalist in this years Fisher's Ghost Art Award, held at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.
Please feel welcome to join in the official Opening Night on Friday 1st November at 6pm. The Fisher's Ghost Art Award runs from 26th October to 5th December 2019.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Field Notes

'Field Note XVI' ©2019 Nicola Moss, 23 x 15cm double-sided artwork - both sides depicted above. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.

Field Notes is a new series of small works I've typically made in situ. These pages incorporate en plein air drawings, frottage, prints, eucalypt stain, acrylic glazes and paint along with collage. As a double-sided page that can be held, these works have a tactile object quality, where both surfaces are used for exploration in response to place.
Made over a ten year period (2009 - 2019), these singular pieces have an intimate feel, capturing memories, relationships and emotional value of many trees I have met.

The full collection of Field Notes can be viewed on my website.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Artist in Residence Venice

   'The tide spoke' ©2019 Nicola Moss, Unique state relief print, with hand cut collagraph and synthetic polymer paint collage, on Awagami paper on Stonehenge paper. Paper size 43 x 51,5cm. Photo: Carl Warner. Courtesy of Onespace Gallery.

For three weeks in June - July I was an artist in residence at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice, a large, well equipped and welcoming printmaking studio in the heart of Cannaregio. Summer is open to applications from professional artists who have a project to work on. This was my first residency focused solely on making new work - what a dream time in this inspiring city.
Back home, I recently completed assembly of the new body of relief print works and had them documented, with thanks Carl Warner.
If you would like to see more of the collection please let me know, works are for sale and I'll be exhibiting selections over the coming months.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TRACE 2019

'Green Commons I' ©2019 Nicola Moss, 91 x 91cm. Photo:Carl Warner. Courtesy of Onespace Gallery.

I'm delighted to be joining a stellar line up of artists in TRACE this year - a biennial exhibition and art auction in unexpected West End venues. It raises needed funds for Community Plus’s vital services, and integrates contemporary art within the community. The artists in TRACE are among Australia’s most important, and many have strong connections to the area.

Visit the art in a locksmith, a Vietnamese grocery store, book shops, a jeweller, a mechanics garage, and lots of other unlikely venues along Boundary and Vulture Streets. Then bid for the work online, with proceeds supporting the indispensable, indomitable Community Plus+ and their work with marginalised and vulnerable community members.

This year TRACE artists have chosen or been paired with an emerging, early or mid career artist. Their works will hang side by side, highlighting the creative support and exchange between generations of artists.

There will be two guided walking tours of the exhibition on each Saturday of the show (10, 17, & 24 August). Choose from a tour with curator Carrie McCarthy, and local historians Tim Quinn and Steve Capelin, or get a Murri artist perspective with local collective BlakLash or local architect Paul Hotston from Phorm Architecture. More details of my artwork and conversation with Bec Mac at PopsArt here.

TRACE runs from August 8–24. Online bidding up until 9pm August 31.

Courtesy of Onespace Gallery.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PIVOT opening at Onespace Gallery

'Choose your forest' (detail) ©2009 -2019 Nicola Moss, Book of loose leaf collages, drawings, frottage and printmaking with hand cut additions, on assorted papers in embossed book case. Photographed by the artist.

For all the lovers of Artist Books - Please feel welcome to join me for the opening of PIVOT at Onespace Gallery, Brisbane on Friday 14th June 6-8pm. Pivot continues until 27th July 2019.

I'm delighted to be showing in PIVOT alongside a stellar line-up of Queensland artist including:
Bianca Beetson; Ross Booker; Ana Paula Estrada; Andrea Higgins; Nicola Hooper; Louis Lim + Beth Jackson; Jo Lankester; Deb Mostert; Matthew Newkirk; Thomas Oliver; Michael Phillips; William Platz; Zoe Porter and Glen Skien.

Pivot is a group exhibition that seeks to highlight the connection between artists’ 2D wall works and their forays into artist books. Artist books often compel an audience or viewer to pay greater attention, they seduce the hands of the viewer into action – by their scale, texture, devices, and sheer manageability as objects.

Works will be exhibited as ‘duets’, a wall-based work accompanied by an artist book that is situated beneath. This format aims to explore the artist’s ‘hinge’, the conceptual intent or narrative purpose which shifts the work from a wall work unencumbered public encounter, to a more intimate insight into the artist’s practice of related books.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A fresh look for my website

                                   Homepage image - Breathing in Trees exhibition at Gallery HOTA. Photo courtesy of Mattz Pixz.

Delighted to have a fresh look for my website with Thanks to icompendium sites. I hope you enjoy the large format images, clean layout and news updates. Let me know what you think, Cheers.