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Barbican Trust Open

Posted in Chasing Shadows, other exhibitions by npicola on May 31, 2014

This print from Chasing Shadows is exhibiting in the 2014 Barbican Trust Open!

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps


Curated by David Kefford and Paul Johnson, the exhibition features  30 artists selected from all over the UK.

For more information go to www.barbicanartsgrouptrust.co.uk


ArtWorks Open 2014:  7th to 16th of June 2014, 12-6pm every day

Private View:  6th of June 2014, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

ArtWorks Project Space
114 Blackhorse Lane
E17 6AA



LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014 – week 1 entries

Posted in LensCulture, Ophelia #1-6 by npicola on May 15, 2014

LensCulture have just posted the Editors’ favourite new entries from week 1 of the competition – and mine is included!!

Here’s a link to my photo in the album: Ophelia #1 by Nicola Jayne Maskrey

There’s a great range of photographs – all styles and genres from all over the world.

You can see all of these photographs here: Lensculture Emerging Talent – Week 1 favourites

They’ll be posting weekly installments of new entries right up until the closing date, to their 169,000 followers on their facebook page


Ophelia #1 - LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014, week 1 Editors' favourite new entries

Ophelia #1 – LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014, week 1 Editors’ favourite new entries

You can see the rest of this series on my website: www.njmaskrey.com

LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2014

Posted in LensCulture, Ophelia #1-6 by npicola on May 9, 2014

Last night I entered my Ophelia #1-6 series into the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2014

…and today I found this in my newsfeed!

Ophelia #1 on Facebook!

Ophelia #1 on Facebook!

I haven’t stopped smiling all day – it’s so encouraging to get good feedback!

THANK YOU! to LensCulture for sharing my work, and to everyone who’s been liking and sharing it.

Here’s a link to their facebook page where they’re showing a selection of entries, including mine: https://www.facebook.com/lensculture


LensCulture is a fantastic organisation that supports and promotes photographers the world over,  so if you’ve got work of your own to share then go for it! You can enter their competition here: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2014


You can see the Ophelia #1-6 series in full at www.lensculture.com/npicola, or at my website www.njmaskrey.com.

And if you fancy a spot of shopping you will soon be able to buy limited edition, original emulsion lifts prints from this series at my Artfinder store – or contact me directly if you can’t wait.


Chasing Shadows (layered) – for projection (film)

Posted in Chasing Shadows by npicola on April 16, 2014

Intended for projection, the original lith prints from Chasing Shadows have here been reworked into multiple exposure layered images that slowly dissolve from one into the next.

To find out more about the Chasing Shadows:

click here to find out about exhibitions or related work
click here for print sales via Artfinder
or take a look at my website to see the full images (print and projection)


New exhibition opens today!

Posted in Ophelia #1-6, other exhibitions by npicola on April 8, 2014

Ophelia #1-6 will be showing from today until 2nd June 2014 at VAI, 200 Pentonville Road, N1 9JP

I’m exhibiting alongside artists Kevin Hope and Cinzia Castellano.

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday by appointment, but if you would like to come to the Private View party on the evening of Tuesday 6th May contact Elinor.Hopson-Hill@vai.org.uk.

April 14

Ophelia #1-6  is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to previous artistic interpretations.

Original Polaroid emulsion lifts of underwater photographs subjected to a series of processes that simultaneously intensify and degrade the image. The destructive yet delicate nature of the water-based emulsion lift continues the themes of the subject matter and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Limited edition run of 30 sets of original prints onto acid free water-colour paper, handmade by the artist from this now discontinued Polaroid film. Each unframed print is numbered and signed recto, and mounted under conservation grade board.

All work is for sale, for more information about my work please contact me.

New exhibition of Ophelia prints – the full set!

Posted in Ophelia #1-6, other exhibitions by npicola on March 31, 2014

I’ve just finished making a new set of Ophelia series Polaroid emulsion lifts – all ready for exhibition at Voluntary Action Islington from 8th April 2014! More info on that coming soon…

Ophelia in progress

Ophelia in progress

Come find me on Artfinder…

Posted in Artfinder by npicola on March 25, 2014

You can now find me, and buy limited or single edition prints, at my Artfinder shop: www.artfinder.com/npicola.

Artfinder is a global marketplace for affordable authentic art, connecting independent artists and galleries with art lovers.

With a wide range of paintings, photographs and prints from artists all over the world, Artfinder artists only sell single or limited edition works. You can search for individual artists, or browse by media,price range, or theme.

My work for sale includes:

  • Single edition hand made lith prints and selected limited edition reproduction Giclee prints from ‘Chasing Shadows
  • Limited edition Giclee prints from ‘Adventures in a Suburban Garden‘, as well as this table is sad…‘, and also ‘…and then I was the wind
  • Limited edition hand made Polaroid Emulsion Lifts from ‘Ophelia #1-6′ as well as selected limited edition reproduction Giclee prints (coming soon)
  • I’ll also be selling selected limited edition Giclee prints of other single works and series – ranging from time to time

Here are some examples of what you can find:

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it one is sitting at it

Night Tent (St Ives)

Night Tent (St Ives)

You can buy work outright directly from artists as well as galleries, and also buy art now and pay later in installments through Artfinder’s interest free credit scheme.  Buyers are protected by Artfinder’s free Refund and Returns policy

I’m on Lens Culture!

Posted in LensCulture by npicola on February 28, 2014

I’ve now got a profile on LensCulture!

LensCulture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.

Their online network of photographers, magazine, and blog showcase work of all genres from the world’s most cutting-edge photographers. There are some great photographers on there, with a very diverse and inspirational range of work.

Profiles are by invitation only so I’m really excited – and very grateful for the compliment!

You can find my profile here:   www.lensculture.com/npicola where you can also see new work from the series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it…’

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it... (winter swans in the Serpentine)

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it… (winter swans in the Serpentine)

Space for art. Space for film.

Posted in Chasing Shadows, Islington Exhibits 2013 by npicola on February 24, 2014

Creative Islington’s Networking Event launches Islington Exhibits 2014, at Resource for London N7 6PA on Tuesday 25 Feb 2014, 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Hosted by Creative Islington in collaboration with Islington Exhibits, Reel Islington & Resource for London, bookable advice surgeries and talks throughout the evening.



At the event I spoke (very briefly) about what it was like to take part in last year’s Islington Exhibits Arts Festival as one of the Artists Awards Winners. 

Here’s a very complimentary review of the whole evening: http://hollowaylife.net/portfolio/space-for-art-space-for-film-networking-event/


Find out more about how to get involved with Islington Exhibits, whether you are a local artist, crafts person, film maker, arts organisation, local venue or business.


And here’s a shot of my installation from last year’s festival:

Chasing Shadows - time based projection installation

Chasing Shadows – time based projection installation

Happy Birthday Rowan Arts!

In celebration of the 10 year birthday of Rowan Arts,  colleagues past and present, friends and supporters were invited to contribute artwork for a fun, vibrant and eclectic group show inspired by the Dr Seuss poem. ‘Oh the places you’ll go!’.

The exhibition was launched at their party on 10th January, with patron Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North speaking in testament to their work over the last decade.

Thanks to Rowan Arts continued support for my work, my two test images from ‘…and then I was the wind’ have been included in this exhibition, which means one last chance to view them before they go to their new owners.

...and then I was the wind - II (early sketch)

…and then I was the wind – II (early sketch)

...and then I was the wind - I

…and then I was the wind – I

The exhibition is the latest in their series at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA, and runs from Friday 10 January – Monday 24 February 2014, open Monday – Friday 9.00 – 5.00pm.

For more information on their exhibition and 10th birthday celebrations click here and here.

To find out more about Rowan Arts go to their website.


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