…and then I was the wind

long exposure digital photographs of currents through air and water

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.

A lovely review of ‘…and then I was the wind’!

In her great review of the exhibition ‘Off the Ground’ at Resource for London Lilia Prier Tisdall has this to say about my work:

“The upstairs room is dominated by painters yet it is Nicola Maskrey’s digital prints that stand out for me. Titled ‘…and then I was the wind’ they use long exposure photography to record the ‘movement of air and tidal currents through vegetation’. The effect is painterly in itself, and they really do convey the sense of what it would be like to be the wind rushing through the trees.”

You can read the full review here – http://www.rowanarts.net/off-the-ground-review/

The exhibition is showing at Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, N7;  from 4th November – now extended until 8th January (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)

Here’s one of the images:

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

Me and my photos – ‘…and then I was the wind’ at Off the Ground

For ‘Off the Ground’, artists Grace Aza-Selinger and Catherine Hall have curated a great exhibition full of a diverse range of work based in nature.

Here’s me with my work, taken at the private view by photographer Sheryl Tait.

'...and the I was the wind' at the Off the Ground exhibition - private view

Off the Ground – private view. (photograph by Sheryl Tait)

Off The Ground is the latest show at Resource for London in collaboration with Rowan Arts.  It is running until 4th December, opening hours 10am – 5pm Monday – Friday, at 356 Holloway Rd  London N7 6PA.

Early sketches from ‘…and then I was the wind’ in Off the Ground!

My latest project still in development – ‘…and then I was the wind’ – will be in ‘Off the Ground’ – a group exhibition of artists whose work has a basis in nature.

Hosted by Resource for London in collaboration with Rowan Arts, the exhibition opens on 4th November 2013.  It also includes  the amazingly talented Ruth Parker who’s work has been featured all over the place.

Here’s a flyer with more info about the exhibition:

OFF THE GROUND PROMO

And here are a couple of images from the series:

...and then I was the wind - I

…and then I was the wind – I

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

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

For more information about the project, or the exhibition please get in touch.

‘…and then I was the wind’ (early sketches)

Here are some  of the first images from an experimental piece ‘…and then I was the wind’.

...and then I was the wind - I

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

Comprising 3 series of images, I am studying the movement of air and tidal currents through vegetation and attempting to recreate the experience in the first person.

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

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

At times these long exposure digital photographs lose all suggestion of the subject as they give themselves over to the speed and force of the energy passing through them.

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

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

If you would like to find out more about this work please contact me.