Current Exhibition

Solo Exhibition: The Loom Runs. The Smoke Rises at Verdant Works, Dundee

29th July - 29th October 2017

Nicola Wiltshire takes a look inside a working factory as part of her residency with Halley Stevensons, who manufacture waxed cotton at Baltic Works in Dundee.

This exhibition presents sixteen of Nicola’s paintings on waxed cotton that explore the people, processes and innovation that make Halley Stevensons one of Dundee’s last surviving textiles factories. Painted from a studio inside the factory, these vibrant paintings offer an artist’s view of the workings of the factory and consider what makes the historic Baltic Works thrive today.

Come and meet Nicola on Sat 29 July, 2pm to find out more about her residency at Halley Stevensons and the inspiration behind the exhibition.

Exhibition and talk, free.

www.verdantworks.com

 

Previous Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition: Bursary Winner at Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife

5th August - 15th August 2017

Pittenweem Arts Festival's Bursary Winner 2017. An exhibition of Liberty Landscapes: Scottish landscapes painted on fabric by Liberty of London. 

www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

 

Solo Exhibition: A Beacon In Darkness at Alien Hole Gallery, Inverness

6th May - 24th June 2017

Painted on gold, silver, bronze and patterned, these paintings playfully explore the decorative beauty, ethereality and meaning of Christian art, through portraits of people living today.

This series combines a unique style of portrait painting with research into Christian art, as well as fashion photography, symbology and the repetitive patterns seen in Islamic art.

The paintings are inspired by the beautiful stained glass windows and mosaics found at churches around Dundee, as well as the interior of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and the many mountainside Orthodox churches on the Greek island of Aegina.

By combining these elements, the works are a collection that is both peaceful and dense with meaning.

Original paintings, prints and greetings cards are available through the gallery.

www.alienholeart.com/

 

Winter Exhibition at Gallery Heinzel Contemporary Art, Aberdeen

12th November 2016 - 4th March 2017

Over 250 new artworks by Scottish painters and makers at Aberdeen's most established contemporary art gallery.

Two paintings on show, both available to buy online here.

 

Solo Exhibition: Dundee Icons, Roseangle Arts Cafe, Dundee

15th December 2016 - January 30th 2017

Painted on gold, patterned and African fabric, Dundee Icons playfully explores the decorative beauty, ethereality and meaning of Christian art, through portraits of people living today.

This series combines a unique style of portrait painting with research into Christian art, as well as fashion photography, symbology and the repetitive patterns seen in Islamic art.

The paintings are inspired by the beautiful stained glass windows and mosaics found at local churches, as well as the interior of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and the many mountainside Orthodox churches on the Greek island of Aegina.

By combining these elements, Dundee Icons becomes a collection of paintings that is both peaceful and dense with meaning.

Dundee Icons was initially exhibited for the public opening of Nicola’s MFA degree at University of Dundee in 2015 and the developed project was realised as a solo exhibition at Hartlepool Art Gallery earlier this year.

Prints available.

 

Yasmin Davidson and Nicola Wiltshire at Folk Cafe, Dundee

2016-2017

A selection of work by Dundee-based artists Nicola Wiltshire and Yasmin Davidson.

Work on display is changed as it is sold.

 

Tig On Tour at Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

24th - 27th November

The best of Argyll's Tig Gallery is on tour to Scotland's capital city. Featuring work by artists and makers.

 

Solo Exhibition: Contemporary Icons at Hartlepool Art Gallery

4th October - 10th November 2016

"Contemporary Icons is a series of paintings by Dundee-based artist Nicola Wiltshire. Inspired by visiting Greek Orthodox churches on the island of Aegina, elements of these religious paintings are combined with research into fashion photography, symbology and the repetitive patterns seen in Islamic art. It is usually the subject and use of a painting that makes it an icon, yet these paintings represent normal people with halos and priestly robes. Painted on metallic and African fabric, Contemporary Icons aims to explore the beauty and meaning of religious art through people that are living today."

 

VAU Member's Show at St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

2nd - 16th October 2016

Now, two years, on VAU presents their third Members Show featuring a piece of work from each of their 40 members, this time in the Main Gallery at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh.

 

Mandela at Image Collective Gallery Space, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

2nd - 30th September 2016

SUPPORT in Mind Scotland is staging an art exhibition throughout September at the Image Collective gallery space in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, featuring a collection of works from established and emerging artists. The interactive exhibition entitled ‘Mandala’ – meaning the universe – has been supported by celebrated Scottish artist John Brown and will showcase the work of artists such as Thomas Cameron, Pat Edgar, Trevor Jones and Gerry Goldwyre, a past winner of BBC’s Masterchef. The confirmed list of artists also includes Abi Baikie, Kate Cunningham, Chris Edgar, Susie Johnston, Jude Mackay, Ellis O’Connor, Daphne Percy, Michael Robson, Bruce Shaw, Julie-Ann Simpson, Katherine Stewart- Brown, Samantha Wilson and Nicola Wiltshire. Read more about the project here.

 

Identity Through Landscape at House For An Art Lover, Glasgow

14th June - 8th August 2016

This exhibition features my painting 'Crow Head' and showcases a range of works in a variety of media by artists who take the landscape as inspiration or a starting point in their practice. House For An Art Lover is a beautiful Art Deco building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the exhibition coincides with Adrian Wisniewski’s residency at the ARTPARK Studio Pavilion.

 

Where Our Minds Are Now at Tin Roof, Dundee

4th March - 9th March 2016

This group exhibition featured my painting 'Oil Slump', as well as work by thirty artists from a range of backgrounds. The exhibition celebrates International Women's Day 2016 and features work created in response to the theme of Women and Gender Parity.

 

Stuffed Gallery at Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

26th March - 19th April 2016

This group exhibition featured my painting 'Yoga Room', as well as over fifty other works by artists living, working and studying throughout the North East of Scotland. The exhibition also led to a full page feature on my work in the Press and Journal newspaper. You can read the online version here

 

Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

21 August - 30 August 2015

An exhibition of my eight-month project 'Dundee Icons', which explored the beauty and ethereality of religious icon painting through portraits of people living in Dundee.  The exhibition featured nearly thirty of my paintings in a church-like installation that included a stained glass window and an altar. I also made a 'hymn book' which was a collection of short essays by philosophers Greg Peter Balsir Chatterton and Alex Durden, and psychic Billy Clery, as well as extracts from my own sketchbooks.

 

This Must Be The Place at Wasps Meadow Mill, Dundee

31st July - 2nd August 2015

I curated and managed this exhibition, which brought together three painters living and working in Dundee for whom colour played a central role in their practice. Inspired by a Talking Heads song, the exhibition invited the artists to explore themes of home/belonging/realisation in a way that celebrates colour and the medium of paint. The exhibiting artists were Natasha Dijkhoff and Yasmin Davidson, as well as myself.

 

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