The Urban Diary Of A City Miss - Nicole Tattersall
Opening: Friday 17 August 6pm - 8:30pm
Exhibition: Friday 17 - Sunday 19 August
‘The Urban Diary of a City Miss‘ is the first solo by Melbourne artist Nicole Tattersall in over a year. Loosely inspired by the book ‘The Edwardian Lady‘ by Edith Holden, Nicole Tattersall has created a selection of works representing 12 months of her life.
"The year long challenge was to translate and convey my personal thoughts, experiences, surroundings and wildlife observations into a visual diary."
Included in the body of work are stencils cut and sprayed from her own photographs, illustrations, paintings and photography.
Accompanying each piece of work in the show will be a brief ‘diary entry‘ so to speak explaining the significance of the piece.
"I want to create a deeper connection with each piece so that viewers can discover a understanding to see what it is that inspires me."
Living in a city world famous for its street art, this young artist‘s creativeness comes from venturing outside of Melbourne and escaping to the coast to surf or camping amongst wildlife. Using her own snapshots of animals for her stencils is a refreshing change from the sociopolitically motivated paste-ups or stencils we see around town.
Though the outcome of the work is produced via fairly solitary indulges, Nicole is no stranger to collaborations and is an advocate for working with other creatives. Megan Dell, Guz, Matt Irwin, Floh, Searious Jones and Factor are just a few artists she has teamed up with to produce collaborative pieces especially for this show.
Nicole Tattersall has been creating and exhibiting since 2006 and is continually seeking to perfect her style; whether it be her illustrative works or her recognizable urban stencils.
Some of Nicole‘s more recent achievements include being a finalist for Face and Fringe Tapestry Edition with Leanna Edwards at the BSG Art Prize in 2011, work featured in both CURVY 6 and 7 and Editor for the recently released CURVY 8.
Nicoles website & Art Boy Gallery