Nicholas Folland

written by Nicholas Folland, Lisa Slade

Wakefield Press | ISBN 9781743053072

Hardback – 144 pages


Member’s price: $44.96

Nicholas Folland's realm poses speculations for ratbag scientists, fringe dwellers, explorers and dreamers. - Alexie Glass, 2008

Nicholas Folland transforms the everyday, the overlooked and the no longer fashionable. Using domestic crystalware, repurposed taxidermy, ice and other wonders, he makes material metaphors that speak to our history and identity.

This book explores Nicholas Folland's work through a collection of illustrated essays that encompass the artist's captivating family history and abiding interest in extreme climates and narratives of ill-fated exploration. The essays are illuminated by brief accounts of curiosity and adventure - from making boats in bottles to snippets cut from art history. As well as images of the artist's own work, Nicholas Folland also reproduces works of art from the Art Gallery of South Australia's collection that invigorate a visual conversation with his work.

This alluring book is the first major publication devoted to the work and world of Nicholas Folland.

'The book Nicholas Folland is the happy product of an individual and team effort...Slade provides an easy commentary on the works and Folland’s inspirations, rounding this out with quotations from Folland himself, and events from South Australia’s early days...A book such as this gives the art lover a chance to see a style develop and understand the context and impulse that led to a work’s creation.' - Jill, M/C Reviews

Artist: Nicholas Folland