Gail Nichols, Tales of a Scribbly Gum 2017 (detail) new and recycled fabric hooked on hessian backing 110 x 158 cm. Courtesy the artist and Narek Galleries, Bermagui.

In Transit Gail Nichols


Drill Hall Gallery
Kingsley Street
Acton ACT 2601

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Gail Nichols is recognised internationally for the evocative surfaces of her bold ceramic forms, created as a result of her innovative approach to soda vapour glazes. Recently, Nichols became captivated by the immediacy and tactile nature of the rug hooking process, and took to it as naturally as she had taken to clay.

This exhibition curated by Karen O’Clery surveys the artist’s transition from a thirty year engagement with ceramics to textiles. Her new work continues to describe her ever present fascination with the interaction of climate and landscape as experienced daily on a rural property at the foot of Mt. Budawang near Braidwood NSW, where she lives and works.