THE EXTREME CLIMATE OF NICHOLAS FOLLAND
Now showing until 1 February 2015
'Nicholas Folland’s realm poses speculations for ratbag scientists, fringe dwellers, explorers and dreamers.' Alexie Glass, 2008
Nicholas Folland transforms the everyday, the overlooked and the no longer fashionable. Using domestic crystalware, repurposed taxidermy, ice and other wonders, he makes material metaphors that speak to our history and identity. The extreme climate of Nicholas Folland presents key examples of Folland’s work, made over a ten year period, alongside works of art from the Gallery’s collection by Antony Hamilton, Frank Hurley, Narelle Jubelin, Nikolaus Lang, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Claude-Francois Fortier, Colonel William Light, Laith McGregor, Ian North, James Shaw, Benjamin Travers Solly and Sera Waters. These works, made predominantly in South Australia, offer a series of parallel tales.
This display coincides with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival and the release of Nicholas Folland, the first major publication devoted to the work and world of Nicholas Folland, written by Lisa Slade and published by Wakefield Press in collaboration with the SALA Festival and Arts SA. Nicholas Folland is the feature artist of this year’s South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, having been selected as the 2014 subject of the annual Wakefield Press monograph on South Australian living artists.