Rogue Artist’s Studios: Nicola Dale

Our second post from Rogue Artists Studios is from Nicola Dale, an international artist who explores themes about knowledge and its repositories in her work.

Nicola has exhibited in exhibitions in Australia, America and Europe. She has undertaken commissions for galleries and alternative spaces, including The First Cut (Manchester Art Gallery); Kindle (John Rylands Library); Down (Liverpool Biennial) and Flashback (Southwell Artspace). Nicola’s work has featured in publications such as Book Destruction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and Book Art: Iconic Sculptures & Installations Made from Books (Gestalten, 2011). She is represented in several collections, including the Tate’s artist book archive. Nicola is based at Rogue Studios and is an Associate Member of the British Society of Sculptors. She is supported by Mark Devereux Projects.

Here she discusses the arrangement of her studio and how it suits her artistic practice.

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If you come to my studio and look up to the ceiling, you’ll see all sorts of things resting on the pipes.

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The walls of my studio don’t reach the ceiling, so their tops provide really useful hanging space.

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My studio is looking pretty packed at the moment, but when I’m working I want to be able to get my hands on things quickly, so they start to pile up around me.

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I lost one of my windows to this shelving unit, but the storage is dead handy (and one less window makes it warmer in winter!)

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I inherited this table from the previous owner. Luckily for me, it was too big to move. I love that it’s on wheels.

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Sequel (2012) Nicola Dale