– Highlights

highlight
Exhibition

Tatsuo Miyajima

03 Nov - 05 Mar

highlight
Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

highlight
Exhibition

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection

19 Dec - 19 Mar

– Learning Events

highlight
Pop-Up Bar

Sakura Sundays

05 Mar, 3.00pm, Ground Floor: Outdoor Terrace

highlight
Workshop

Contemporary Art Studio

09 Mar, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

highlight
Conference

Educators conference: 6-7 April

06 Apr, 6.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

Ode to typography: Interview with Will Lynes

Signwriter Will Lynes used traditional signwriting techniques to free-hand paint the text ‘Everything Else’ on this 17-metre long wall painting. Will muses on the emotive quality of typography and how he works. more

5 tips for applying for the MCA Zine Fair

Want to show your zine-work at the 2017 MCA Zine Fair? Here we share our tips for applying more

Louise Zhang's horror infused ARTBAR

Navigating the space between attractive and repulsive, Chinese-Australian artist Louise Zhang kicks off the ARTBAR year in suitable style with a night entitled ‘New Year’s Rot’. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

highlight
MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

highlight
Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

highlight
Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Nicholas Folland

Born 1967, Adelaide. Lives and works Adelaide.


Nicholas Folland is a sculptor and installation artist who reconfigures familiar household objects – such as soft furnishings, interior fixtures and whitegoods, found crystal and glassware – to create new and highly refined constructions. Folland has created numerous sculptures and installations referring to domestic interiors and to natural environmental processes and landscapes. Raft #1 (2005), for example, consisted of a full-scale bathroom that relentlessly overflowed with thundering water from every possible outlet, while Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Op.40: Air, played mournfully in the background. Other works have considered extreme locations within the landscape, often taking inspiration from tragic journals of failed exploration. These works include a series of internally heated granite boulders entitled Mt Hopeless (2001), and a number of ice-encrusted chandeliers beginning with I think I was asleep… (2003).

Folland won a Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship in 1999 and studied in the research program at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, where he pursued an interest in constructed landscapes and developed a fascination for early travel narratives. Solo exhibitions include Hideout, Grant Pirrie, Sydney (2010); Without Reason, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra (2009); and solo shows at Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (2008 and 2006). Group exhibitions include Tour de Force: In Case of Emergency Break Glass, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW (2011); The New New, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide (2010); Colliding Worlds, Samstag Museum, Adelaide (2009); Octopus 8, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (2008); and To Be Confirmed, arc Biennale, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (2007).

Folland was commissioned to create a work for Parallel Collisions, the 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. He has also worked closely with the JamFactory Glass Studio in Adelaide and Canberra Glassworks to create cast objects from recycled crystal items.

Folland’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and various university and regional galleries in Australia.

Works by Nicholas Folland

– In the MCA Collection online

– View also

All
Works

Related Exhibitions