Sunday, June 29, 2014

Packing


The time arrived this week when I needed to pack my large hand cut paper installation for transport to Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, for my solo show being installed at the end of July. I realised about a week ago that this task would be best achieved with some assistance, and I'm VERY thankful that Rachael was available. It took the two of us all day...

I haven't packed this work before for interstate travel, so we tested a couple of ideas to ensure the work wouldn't slump and slide around inside the flat packs. And at the same time thinking of others who will need to unpack and repack this work for return at the end of the exhibition. I wait now to hear that it arrived safely and wasn't a nightmare to unpack!

'Making Home - softening the edges' will be on show at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery from 1st August to 28th September, 2014.

Thank you Rachael!

'Making home - softening the edges' ©2013, Nicola Moss. Courtesy of SGAR.

Monday, June 9, 2014

A little update...

'Priority species (Moreton Bay)' ©2013, Nicola Moss. Courtesy of SGAR.

It has been an encouraging last week with a couple of lovely emails received to let me know my artwork has been selected for The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize.

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is held annually by the South Australian Museum and invites artists to investigate the world around them and present their own perspective on natural science. I visited the South Australian Museum in 2012 to see my work and the other finalists on show that year, and was impressed with the diverse selection of artwork, from Australian and international artists, in many forms of sculpture, drawing, fibre art, painting and craft. The exhibition is well worth a visit if you are in Adelaide between 26th July and 7th September this year.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is now in its ninth year, attracting entries from contemporary and emerging artists around Australia. Forty finalists are chosen for the exhibition featuring artworks in any two dimensional medium. The exhibition is held at Caloundra Regional Gallery from 27th August to 26th October 2014.

I'm looking forward to seeing the shows.