Selecting an artist whose work will permanently stand outside a prominent feature of Wokingham town centre was not a job for the faint hearted. Luckily it was the responsibility of local arts charity Arts4Wokingham.
After months of searching which culminated in a series of presentations from the final five artists, Arts4Wokingham have announced today that artist Nicola Anthony has won the commission to produce a sculpture to be placed outside the town’s brand-new Carnival Hub. The decision was made not just because of Nicola’s obvious artistic talent, nor was it just about the work she has proposed, it was also about her philosophies and strong record of inclusivity and community engagement.
“Remembering our Father’s words” and “See Things Differently”
About Nicola Anthony
Nicola is a British artist who is best known for her intertwined metal text sculptures and burned paper assemblages. She describes herself as an “Eco conscious and antiracist storyteller – creating works using the narrative of displacement, migration, inter-generational trauma, and emergent behaviour”.
Two commissions of note are (a) “Remembering our Father’s words” a sculpture commissioned for Steven Spielberg’s USC Shoah Foundation and features the story of a Holocaust survivor and (b) “See Things Differently” (a sculpture) which was on display in the UK Pavilion of the Dubai Expo.
For further information and Nicola’s reaction to the news CLICK HERE