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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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Ordinary to the extraordinary
SALA Exhibitions are many and varied.

They showcase a host of Southern Australian artists in many eclectic venues.

Nicholas Folland is an artist who has a fascination for old crystal glassware, history, travel and the search for identity. These are all merged into a fascinating exhibition currently on show at the Art Gallery of SA.

THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND
THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND


Art is about seeking the new and stealing from the past.

When stuck in the everyday routines of cooking, cleaning, rushing and planning and all this can be before breakfast. Life can become a blur of commitments and routines.

An artist risks upsetting the way we look at out lives. By reimagining and reworking what is often overlooked.

Nicholas Folland is currently exhibiting in the SALA Festival.

His previous installation in the Art Gallery of SA involved a carefully constructed collection of old crystal ware suspended from the ceiling.

Nicholas Folland - image adelaidenow.com.au
Nicholas Folland - image adelaidenow.com.au


If felt curiously at home in the historic surrounds of the Art Gallery.
We are now taken to the extreme climate of Nicholas Folland in the current exhibition.

Here is a merging of the beloved crystal ware with stories of the Antarctic, exploration and mapping travels across vast distances.

THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND
THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND


This exhibition includes pieces from the colonial collection of the Art Gallery of SA. Which is fortunate to have a massive treasure trove of archival and stored historical art works to choose from.

Entering the newly exhibited works the observer steps into this world of crystal objects and sail boats within dimed light. Walled glass pieces give off an eerie light. The illumination seems to draw people to it.

THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND
THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND


Every day old glass objects that may still be gathering dust at home, or still in the box they came in have been harnessed by this artist. Turning them into ethereal and shining beings.

Nicholas Folland has found a way of bringing ordinary items into an extraordinary realm.

THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND
THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND


There is also a recently published book that is devoted to Nicholas Folland. This publication coincides with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. Written by Lisa Slade. Published by Wakefield Press.

Current Nicholas Folland Exhibitions.

The Extreme Climate of Nicholas Folland
Art Gallery of South Australia
Continues until Sunday, November 30. See above review.
Free Admission

The Microscope Project
Flinders University City Gallery
Continues until Sunday, September 21.
This exhibition contains one piece by Nicholas Folland within an odd plethora of collected works of machines and scientific installations.


Touch and Go

Greenaway Gallery
Continues until Sunday, August 31

Nicholas Folland's work inThe Microscope Project
Nicholas Folland's work inThe Microscope Project


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When: The Extreme Climate of Nicholas Folland
Art Gallery of South Australia
Continues until Sunday, November 30. See above review. The Microscope Project
Flinders University City Gallery
Continues until Sunday, September 21
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Must go in and check this out - it looks great, something so different and eye-catching. I think his work is also on the ceiling of Bejamins on Franklin? Looks very similar anyway
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3431) 1929 days ago
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