This is the second episode of my summer series where I’m bringing you longer conversations with past podcast guests, from recordings when taking video of the artists for the Talking with Painters YouTube channel.
The video of this episode's fabulous artist, Nicole Kelly, is the second most watched on the channel, which currently has over 150 videos*.
Nicole Kelly is an acclaimed Sydney artist, having won multiple art prizes, and you can find out more about her career and how she became an artist in my original 2019 podcast interview (episode 75). In this episode she talks about working en plein air, how she sources colour for her work, the importance of making mistakes and lots more.
Her next solo show ‘Opacity of Time’ with her Melbourne gallery, This Is No Fantasy, opens on 25 February 2022 and I’ve included a selection of the exciting works going into that show below.
Nicole also has a solo show coming up in August with Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and her work will be included in a curated show ‘Quintet: 5 southern Sydney Artists’ at Hazelhurst Arts Centre in September.
Its hard to explain what I love about Nicole's work but there’s a kind of mystery and romance to her paintings through her use of colour and mark which draws me in every time.
To hear this episode press 'play' beneath the above feature photo.
* The most watched video is the first 'loading dock' video where I interviewed entrants to the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2019. Link to the YouTube channel in links below.
* Solo show, 'Opacity of Time', This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne, opening 25 February, 2022* Solo show, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, opening 18 August 2022* Group show 'Quintet: 5 Southern Sydney artists', Hazelhurst Arts Centre, opening 10 September 2022
* Nicole Kelly (website)* Nicole Kelly (Instagram)* Nicole Kelly at This is No Fantasy* Nicole Kelly at Arthouse Gallery* Video of Nicole Kelly made from the recording in this episode* Talking with Painters YouTube channel* Talking with Painters podcast interview of Nicole Kelly - episode 75*
'Night walker', 2022oil on polyester, 167 x 198cm
Double self (Valley between doubt and dream), 2021. Oil on polyester, 138 x 152cmFinalist Portia Geach Memorial Award 2021
'Last song', 2022135 x 227.5 cm, oil on polyester
'Poppy and Matisse', 2022oil on polyester, 89 x 73.5 cm
'To the sky something lost' 2019 oil on polyester 123.5 x 169.5 cm (framed)
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