Nicholas Folland by Lisa Slade, and published by Wakefield Press.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
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.
This book explores Nicholas Folland's work through a collection of illustrated essays that encompass the artist's captivating family history and abiding interest in extreme climates and narratives of ill-fated exploration. The essays are illuminated by brief accounts of curiosity and adventure - from making boats in bottles to snippets cut from art history. As well as images of the artist's own work, Nicholas Folland also reproduces works of art from the Art Gallery of South Australia's collection that invigorate a visual conversation with his work.
Lisa Slade grew up in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. She attended university in Sydney, where she taught until 2002, then moved to Newcastle to become a mother, a university lecturer and a curator. In 2011 she relocated to Adelaide to take up the role of Project Curator at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In addition to curating exhibitions, this role involves lecturing in art history in a program developed collaboratively between the University of Adelaide and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Lisa's first book, an art education text, was published in 1996 by Oxford University Press. Since then she has written and published reviews, academic essays, catalogue entries and monographs, including Ben Quilty (2009).