NICOLA SEMMENS -  Down The Rabbit Hole

NICOLA SEMMENS - Down The Rabbit Hole

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Title                            Down The Rabbit Hole
Size                            45x70cm
Medium                      Oil on Canvas

Put down your iphones and find your own rabbit hole! Whimsy and serendipity are explored in chance meetings between found objects displayed on a surrealist like stage. I encourage and cajole the viewer to see the world ‘Alice like’ in order to find themselves in an imagined portal into another world.

I graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 1991 where I studied sculpture, painting and drawing.  I completed an Honours degree in 1996 in Screen Studies at Flinders University and after winning a ‘Young Film Makers Award’ in 1997 went on to work in the Film industry as a Production Designer in short and feature films.

After starting a family I went back to painting and currently based at based at Ann Newmarch Studios in Prospect.

I have exhibited my paintings and drawings at Tin Cat Cafe, Art Images Gallery, The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, One Rundle Trading  The Intercontinental Hotel in Adelaide and at the Hahndorf Acadamey. I was also a recent finalist in the 2017 Emma Hack Art prize, and a 2017 prize winner at the Friends of SASA ‘Journeys’ Exhibition at Gallery M

As a realist painter my works offer a contemporary take on traditional painting themes, adding twists and turns in order to create subtle surrealist distortions. 

The ancient Greek traditions of trompe-l’oeil also inspire and puzzle the imagination.  And with these themes I hope to inspire the viewer to take a visual and imagined adventure to see the world ‘through the looking glass’ of wonderment