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.

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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Synergy ....opening soon

'Synergy' ©2015 Nicola Moss. Hand cut and pieced papers, synthetic polymer paint, natural ochre, rust stain, charcoal frottage, rice paper, Evasol, archival P90 tape. 73 x 80cm.  Courtesy of the artist and SGAR.

I'm very excited about my upcoming solo exhibition - Synergy - opening at SGAR: Spiro Grace Art Rooms next Saturday. In this show I take paper work beyond the wall with an aim to immerse the viewer and engage our sensory capacities of comprehension.

Please feel welcome to join in refreshments at the opening event. I look forward to seeing you if you can make it along.

ARTIST TALK CHAIRED BY STEPHANIE LINDQUIST | 4 - 5 pm Saturday October 17
EXHIBITION OPENING | 5-7 pm Saturday October 17
EXHIBITION DATES | October 17 - November 7
LOCATION | 255 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill
(entry via Union St)

A full catalogue of works is available, please email Jenna at info@sgar.com.au


Thank You


City and Nature at Gallerysmith Project Space was packed up yesterday, I have lots of people to thank, including my dad for his wonderful assistance with de-installing the show and painting walls. To both my parents, thanks for having me to stay the two weeks. Thanks to my biggest supporter husband Phil. And thanks to David for your assistance with install.

I would like to Thank everyone who came along to see the show, your overwhelmingly positive response and engagement with the work was great. Including a last minute visit from Deb and Noel on destall morning. And all the messages of encouragement I received from friends back home, thank you so much.

Thanks also to Emma and Marita, and the lovely ladies Linda and Deb from M Collection, so much enthusiasm for art is a wonderful attribute, I'm delighted to have work going to a new home.