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HIGH LIGHTS FROM NADFLY

Artworks

Comprehensive survey of Nicola Atkinson Does Fly Artworks

Initiative

NADFLY as Curator and Initiators

Selected Writings

Duncan McLaren, Chris Hladowski, Bob Collins, Dr Manfred J Holler, Peter Allam, Ben Spencer, David Harding, Pauline Gallacher, Michael Wilson, Adam Simon and Yuneikys Villalonga

People's Profiles

Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Set Designers, Animators, Professors, Illustrators, Assistants, Architects, Cabinet Markers, Critics, Writers and Freelance Consultants.

Public Talks

NADFLY Public talks: London, Los Angeles and Havana.

Awards & Press & Publications

Comprehensive list of awards, press coverage & publications

Credits and Thank Yous

People who have given time and support

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Links & Interest Site

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Nicola Atkinson.Does Fly

Artist, Curator and NADFLY

Westend Glasgow by way of SoCal with a little house in Sweden

 

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Profile

After graduating in Fine Art from Brighton University, my first exhibition of video work, was in 'Second Link', an international show at MoMA in New York. Exhibitions of paintings followed in Los Angeles. By the late 1980's I was increasingly undertaking unique projects in which the engagement in process altered people’s perceptions, of both art and life.

 

My practice and experience extends over many years, and includes working in different countries, diverse cities and towns and with a wide variety of individuals. Having worked with Local Authorities, as well as with the private sector and non-governmental organizations, I have developed a style that is adaptable and flexible to allow me to fit within existing structures or to work largely unaided. I have often proposed an original idea and developed the concept through to a completed project. These experiences have enabled me to develop skills in engaging with the public and gathering and sifting large and diverse amounts of information. This has been done both, on my own, or within a small team. I enjoy collaborating with curators, artists, musicians, architects, writers and film-makers. I believe that I am able to present complex ideas to a wide range of groups, in terms of age and interests. I can design web sites, catalogues, posters, edit and master DVDs and work with architectural fabricators. I work in the media of painting, DVDs, photography, text, metal, wood, printed fabric and found objects.

 

I have undertaken artworks in Glasgow itself, notably 'Lost and Found' (From Govan to Springburn), and in New York, Lost Angeles, Karachi, Dublin, Havana, Bosnia & Herzegovina and across the UK. Each project aimed to be innovative, ambitious and meaningful for the participants and the public. Between 1997- 2001 I initiated and curated projects in Glasgow, through 'Bulkhead', seeking to genuinely interact with local communities and to support artists with national and international reputations in making new work and promoting art in unusual places.


 

In 2002 I was awarded a Nesta Fellowship to further explore my practice. 'Total Investigation' has enabled me to study public art practice and to engage in dialogue with a wide range of people. Through undertaking complex, project based works with communities around the world, I have sought to contribute to the evolving practice and understanding of public art - and its importance in redefining the role of art in society. During this period, I am especially proud of 'Terrible Beauty': working with immigrant families from Bosnia living in West Bromwich, I sought, through a series of colour saturated watercolours of root like structures, to create a new space which both recognised their trauma while reflecting the strength of family ties - and the hope that gives.

 

Here are the seven public art works creative in 2006.

 

Flight/Vuelo was an event at the Hunterian Art Gallery as part of the GI Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art; I am Dish creating an intelligent public art strategy for Keswick; CaaC a collaboration with Stevie Jackson on DVD vignettes for the Belle & Sebastian's Triptych event Tramway; Thank you for Shopping with us!!! International Conference on Power, Freedom, and Coalitions in Hamburg, Germany; Hanging by a Thread, Paisley Museum & Art Galleries ; Bring the Glam to East Kilbride, ( Residency in East Kilbride ); and Green Dot, a solo show in Schloss (Castle) Almoshof Nürnberg. Each public art work has aimed to be innovative, ambitious and meaningful for the participants and the public.

 

In 2007 - 2008 Abbeyview artist.... plus see picture link

 

 

In 2008 Wild Shades.... plus see picture link

 

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In 2008 - 2009 Victorian Market.... plus see picture link

 

 

 

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Nicola Atkinson/NADFLY, Stevie Jackson and Lee Ivett /Baxendale collaborate

Urban:Sanctuary Gallery 2026 E. 1st, Boyle Heights, CA 90033

NADFLY STEPPING STONES STUDY COCKMUIR STREET/GREENWARDS STREET DESIGN, ELGIN

SUSTRANS & MORAY COUNCIL PUBLIC ART PROJECT

 

NADFLY + BAXENDALE & FRIENDS SHOP

Reusable gifts from the past for the future…

 

NADFLY SINGS SONGS

New Songs - Scotland - Sweden

 

CUP THOUGHTS

Public Art Event - Lidkoping 2009- Los Angeles 2010

 

WILD SHADES

Public Art Work. Lidkoping Sweden

 

ARTIST IN ABBEYVIEW 06 - 08

Abbeyview, Dunfermline Fife Scotland UK.

 

Lost & Found

Images from the installation, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Bring the Glam to East Kilbride - 2006

Nicola Atkinson.Does Fly starting point of her 3 month residency at East Kilbride Art Centre is the legacy of Marc Bolan.

 

I AM A DISH 2006

A public art work devised by Nicola Atkinson Does Fly as the starting point for creating a Public Art Strategy for Keswick.

 

HANGING BY A THREAD 2006 - 7

Paisley and Fürth - Paisley Museum & Art Galleries and Furth’s Saumweber, Schwabacher Str

 

FLIGHT/VUELO 2006

New Images and Sounds from Havana and Glasgow – a collaborative performance and celebration of the twinning of two cultures. April 22nd 2006

 

 

Black Suitcase from Karachi ( on tour ) 2005 - 6

Starting with the Glasgow Art Fair, Los Angeles in the summer 2005 and Germany in the fall 2006.

 

Buttons UP 2005 - 6

UK, LA, NY, BRAZEN & HABANA

Initiative by Nicola Atkinson.Davidson

 

Terrible Beauty 2005

Images, sounds and artworks from Mostar to Sarajevo to West Bromwich

 

 

Sea Painting / Pintura de Mar 2004

Images, sounds and artworks from Havana Cuba

 

Bulkhead

Bulkhead project Glasgow, Scotland

 

 

 

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