Erosion – Noriko Nakamura
About the artwork
Through the excavation and installation of three large boulders, ‘Erosion’ presents a poetic conversation between artist Noriko Nakamura and the material central to her work - limestone. A video component of ‘Erosion’ will be screening throughout the summer. Dates and times will be announced soon.
Noriko Nakamura is a Japanese born, Melbourne-based artist who uses stone carving and organic elements to make installations, which draw on ideas of animism and ritualistic practice. Using traditional hand carving techniques, Nakamura transforms limestone from an inanimate and heavy material into a playful form, suggestive of movement and lightness. She’s interested in transformative processes and how manipulation of materials can imbue significance, changing its meaning and our relationship to it.
About the artist
Noriko Nakamura completed a Fine Art Foundation Diploma at Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts and BA Fine Arts Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. Nakamura experiments with the transformational potential of materials in order to explore the relationship that exists between humans and the material world. She has presented solo exhibitions at Daine Singer, Melbourne; Sutton Projects, Melbourne; West Space, Melbourne; TCB art inc.,Melbourne. Her work has been exhibited at Aperto, Montpellier France; XYZ Collective, Tokyo; RM gallery, Auckland; Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch; Murray White Room, Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria Studio, Melbourne. She is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary.
'Erosion' was generously supported by the Australian Council, through their Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups grant program.
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