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 Image courtesy of Grassroot Soccer, 2017

Image courtesy of Grassroot Soccer, 2017

Nicola Green donates work to Grassroot Soccer's World AIDS Day Gala                                                                 2 December 2017

Green donated an exclusive painting featuring David Beckham OBE striking a football to the Grassroots Soccer for their World AIDS Day Gala and Charity Auction. 

Every year in December, more than 300 stars, footballers, philanthropists, and leaders in business and media come together at the Grassroot Soccer World AIDS Day Gala in London to support our work to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people in challenging circumstances to live healthier lives.

Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester, 16 Sept -28 Oct 2017

Nicola Green will be participating alongside 30 other artists in GOOD NATURE , an exhibition presented and curated by Candida Stevens Gallery

Press Release

Catalogue for exhibition

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Green's Bate Bola shown in the Diaspora Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale

The Diaspora Pavilion is open from 13 May to 26 November 2017 at the Palazzo Pisani San Marina. 

 

 

 

 

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Diaspora Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale opens

Nicola Green and International Curators Forum (ICF) in partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL) with the support of Arts Council England, present Diaspora Platform and Beyond the Frame, designed to deliver 22 months of mentoring and professional development by twenty selected mentors. Twenty emerging British artists and curators from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds will be selected for involvement. During this time the artists will produce works that will be showcased in the Diaspora Platform exhibition at the Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina during the time of the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Curated by ICF Director, David A. Bailey it will be the first of its kind. The provisional launch events in Venice span from Tuesday the 9th May to Thursday 13th May 2017.

Partners for Beyond the Frame include Iniva, New Art Exchange and Liverpool Biennial. Diaspora Platform is co - directed by Mark Crawley (UAL), David A. Bailey ( ICF), Nicola Green and Peter Clayton.

The launch of the two initiatives took place on the 9th November 2016 at UAL’s Chelsea College of Arts, during which the selected artists and curators were officially announced. 

The Diaspora Platform exhibition will be running from 13th May – 26th November 2017 at Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Venice, Italy.

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The Human Rights Watch Annual Auction 2017

Nicola Green was delighted to donate Progress Plaza, to the Human Rights Watch's Annual Charity Auction. Progress Plaza (2008) is part of Nicola Greens acclaimed In Seven Days... series. This photo was taken by Nicola at 7am in Progress Plaza, North Philadelphia on Barnstorming day, 11th October 2008, 3 weeks before Obama’s first presidential election. This work is particularly poignant as the world now begins to focus on Obama’s legacy.

 

Nicola Green gives a private talk at Candida Stevens Gallery, 21 January 2017

Green gave a private talk on In Seven Days... at Candida Stevens Gallery on 21 January 2017.

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Nicola Green's work shown at Face Value for the Katie Piper Foundation, 16-20 December 2016

The show will be exhibited at the Strand Gallery from 16 - 20 December 2016. Curated by Gary Mansfield. 

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Nicola Green Exhibits  Sacrifice, Obama  at ICON, 10 September - 22 October 2016

Nicola Green is pleased to exhibit in ICON: Worthy of our 21st century attention? curated by Candida Stevens.

'The exhibition features 23 British figurative artists, who cast their gaze over our social, cultural, religious and political icons, through their 21st century looking glasses. Some are icons themselves and others are arguably creators of future iconic imagery. They cut through the bombardment of visuals, noise and information of our modern world and pick out the symbols, people and ideas that represent our thoughts, dominate our attention or are held up as worthy of our adulation.'

Nicola Green secures funding for the Diaspora Pavilion at House of Commons, July 2016

Nicola Green successfully secured funding for the Diaspora Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Arts Council England has promised £300,000 for the Diaspora Pavilion, co-founded by Nicola Green and David A. Bailey of International Curator Forum (ICF).  

A full article on the event can be found here.

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Nicola Green's The Dance of Colour Flowers Gallery, Cork Street 25 May - June 2016

Nicola Green is pleased to present her new body of work The Dance of Colour, a series of mixed media portraits which focuses on participants of the Rio Carnival in Brazil, expanding Green’s ongoing exploration of identity and race within contemporary culture.

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Nicola Green talks to the BBC's Cultural Frontline, 10 March 2016

Nicola Green discusses the meaning of colour in her work and the difficulty of replicating the colours she mixes herself.

Click Here to listen to the clip. 

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Nicola Green A Selection of Work' at Jealous Gallery, November 2015

Nicola Green presented ‘Nicola Green: A selection of work’ in November of 2015 curated by and exhibited at Jealous Gallery. Including one off and previously unseen works from her most well known projects, and a new silkscreen print titled Feet published by Jealous Gallery for this exhibit.

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The Human Rights Watch Annual Auction, 2015

In November 2015 Nicola Green donated Fear, London Proof 1/1 to The Human Rights Watch Annual Auction. The Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

Fear is a unique work from Nicola Green’s In Seven Days… series:

“The image was inspired by a press conference I attended in January 2009 shortly before Obama’s presidency began. It is seen from Obama’s viewpoint – looking out into a sea of cameras, a sea of people, each of them wanting something. This is not just about the media pack; it is about all of us and what we expect from and of each other. The camera looks at us all and we have to ask ourselves what story we want to tell over the course of the 21st century” Nicola Green .

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Paintings in Hospital Auction 2015

Grace 1/1 is a one-off artwork hand-printed on Perspex using water-based ink, and mounted in a bespoke artist-designed Quasar frame™. These frames light up and glow powered solely by existing natural light wherever they are installed, needing no battery or electricity. Grace 1/1 of 2012 is a unique artwork, which derives from Nicola Greens Quasar™ Olympic Project (2011).

Green donated Grace to Paintings in Hospitals, a charity who uses visual art and creative activities to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, carers and the public.

Nicola Green spearheads initiative with the International Curators Forum to send BAME artists and curators to the 56th Venice Biennale, May 2015

Nicola Green, together with David Lammy MP and the ICF, spearheaded an initiative to send four emerging artists from ethnic minority backgrounds to go to the Venice Biennale for the first time for their own professional and artistic development.

The appointment of Okwui Enwezor as Artistic Director of the Venice Biennale marks the first ever appointment of a Black curator to this position. To mark this historic moment the ICF & Nicola Green embarked on a curatorial journey by taking 25 curators and artists from ethnic minority backgrounds to participate, experience and critically assess the Venice Biennale phenomenon for their own professional development.

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Nicola Green showing ’Good Figures’ at The Jerwood Downland Gridshell, Singleton, West Sussex       25 April - 2 May 2015

One hundred years on from female artist Dame Laura Knights earliest depiction of the female nude, the  Good Figures  exhibition celebrates the freedom and expression of female artists today.  Click Here for the Good Figures Catalogue. 

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Good Figures at The Mall Galleries, 9 - 15 February 2015

Nicola Green is delighted to be included in  Good Figures , an exhibition celebrating the depiction of the female form by thirty contemporary female artists, including Nicola Green, Eileen Cooper, Rachel Deacon & Julia Hamilton. Showing at the Mall Galleries 9th-14th February 2015, the exhibition includes nine silkscreen prints by Nicola Green.  See reviews here. 

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Amandla by Nicola Green features in the exhibition 'Local Reflections: Nelson Mandela and the Haringey Anti-Apartheid Movement'

Amandla by Nicola Green was part of the Black History exhibition 'Local Reflections: Nelson Mandela and the Haringey Anti-Apartheid Movement' showing at Bruce Castle from 1st October – 21st December 2014. The exhibition featured artefacts, documents, photographs and artworks offering personal stories and experiences of Nelson Mandela from the Haringey community, of which Nicola is a part.

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Nicola Green selected as judge for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition November 2014

Nicola Green was among six prominent figures from different areas of the art world selected as judges for the annual  ING Discerning Eye Exhibition . In November 2014 the artist curated a wall that concentrated on the theme of identity, focusing on this narrative by inviting young, underexposed and multi-cultural artists to exhibit on her wall.  Click Here for the ING Discerning Eye catalogue.

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Struggle, Red by Nicola Green from her series In Seven Days... goes for over the asking price at Labour Party Auction 2014

On 9th July 2014, Nicola Green was among several top UK artists including Grayson Perry, Sir Anish Kapoor and Sir Anthony Gormley who generously donated artworks to be auctioned at a corporate fundraiser held by the Labour Party. Struggle, Red was specially created for the event by the artist and went for £12,000.

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Unveiling of the portrait of Elle Macpherson at the Australian High Commission 2013

The first ever painted portrait of Elle Macpherson was unveiled at the Australian Embassy by the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency, The Honourable Mike Rann, on the 19th of November. Four subsequent life sized prints of Elle titled: The Body are on public view in a unique selling exhibition at Flowers Gallery , Kingsland Road 20th-30th November. See interview with Adam Jacques in The Independent .
 

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Unveiling of the portrait of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 30 October 2013

The Portrait of Lord Jonathan Sacks  is a permanent gift donated by Laura and Barry Townsley to the collection of The Jewish Museum, London and is on public display from Wednesday 30th of October 2013. The edition will also be available to view at Flowers Gallery. 

Portrait of Elle Macpherson The Body at Flowers Gallery, London, 20 - 30 November 2013

Press Release 

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Flowers at Multiplied 2013, Christie's

This year Flowers Gallery will be exhibiting a selection of work at Multiplied Art Fair , Christie's. The fair is a contemporary art exhibition including prints, photographs and sculpture, and showcases both established and emerging artists.

Flowers Gallery will be presenting Nicola's Limited Edition Circle of Hands series.

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Release of Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death of Joshua Compston, August 2013

Darren Coffield's book Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death of Joshua Compston was published by Troubador in June 2013 (to order the book click  here ). The book features input from a selection of Compston's friends, family and artwork colleagues, including Nicola Green.

An exhibition of the same name, curated by Coffield, is on show at the Paul Stopler Gallery until 31 August 2013; the book and exhibit catalogue previously unseen artworks, photographs and ephemera of Compston, and are intended to give insight into his deteriorating mental state at the end of his life.
 
Nicola did a portrait of Joshua which was selected for the 2006 BP Portrait Award and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London. It is now in the Courtauld Institute of Art's permanent collection.

In Seven Days: Art, Election and History- a panel discussion at Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 February 2013

On Wednesday 13th February 2013, Nicola was involved in a panel discussion at Sir John Soane's Museum alongside Labour MP and historian Tristram Hunt and architect David Adjaye, exploring the role of the artist in relation to politics, identity and history. Selected prints from Nicola's work In Seven Days... were on show at the museum from 13 - 27 February alongside Hogarth's series of paintings ' An Election ' . 

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In Seven Days... at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool                                         18 January - 14 April 2013

Nicola’s critically acclaimed series of silkscreen prints, In Seven Days...  made its European debut in a solo exhibition at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery in January 2013. Telling the story of her experience inside President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, the seven iconic prints were displayed alongside a selection of her sketches, notes and collected paraphernalia from the campaign trail. Not only providing an insight into the artists creative process, this material also gives a sense of the wider social story that is distilled in these striking images.

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BBC Radio Arts Feature In Seven Days… Inside a Historical Campaign  aired on 29 October 2012  at 4 pm on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4's 30-minute documentary explored Nicola Green’s acclaimed series of silkscreen prints, 'In Seven Days…' soon to be exhibited for the first time in the UK at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool.
 

President Obama’s 2008 campaign was a remarkable moment in history; one that Green witnessed firsthand from nomination to inauguration. Green also describes her personal journey on the campaign trail to create this series of iconic prints, while a prolific cast of curators, artists and critics discuss the intersection of art, politics and history that 'In Seven Days…' represents, both here and in America. For more information about 'In Seven Days...'  click  here .