Borders Book Festival, Melrose, Scottish Borders. Further to my Artist in Residence for Borders Book Festival 2012, I will be exhibiting a series of framed works in a solo exhibition "Reading between The Lines" at Old Gala House, Galashiels, 4th May - 9th June. To see the artworks please click here My work has also been featured on the covered of this years BBF brochure and will feature as large scale banners during this years Book Festival, 13-16 June 2013. See the feature on the BBF website here
'New Wave - What's On your Mind?' A Collaborative Installation at The Old Hairdressers, Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow G2 6PH. 4th-11th July 2013. Performance with Harry Wilson, 11th July 2013.
'New Wave' installation at the Old Hairdressers, Stereo Glasgow.
For this installation Nicoll used Hokusai's "Wave" as a starting point, combining collage and assemblage, inviting artists and the public to contribute text, image or objects on the theme of 'Angst', to a wall sized installation. Contributions were added into the installation over the course of the week and were used in a closing event in collaboration with sound artist Harry Wilson, on Thursday 11th July. The sound work combined 'found text' from newspapers, magazines and the media, plus contributions from artists and the audience, including text from playwright, Linda McLean. Nicoll uses spontaneity, interaction, and collaboration as a working method while building on recent collaborative residencies - a Rough Mix Residency at Tramway, for Magnetic North Theatre Company and a CCA Creative Lab for Counterflows Music Festival, with experimental Sound Artist Annette Krebs. There is time lapse footage of the installation on Vimeo here. There is a recording of the New Wave Dysfunctional Choir performance here. There is a recording of the sound performance with Harry Wilson, which features text from Linda McLean and the audience here.