Nicholas Folland

Burn Down the House 

13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

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Nicholas Folland’s practice explores the relationship between domestic objects and materials, natural forces and historical references. His intricate and complex sculptural installations override the common or banal uses of objects to give them a heightened meaning, often relating to the source of their substance or the cultural practices and identities they hold. His work speaks to uncertainty, ecological fragility and our perception of time. 

Folland will create a site-specific installation that responds directly to the history of our heritage listed building. Across three gallery spaces, Folland’s work will encourage a closer engagement with our unique, domestically scaled spaces and architectural features.

Folland is currently the Department Head for both Contemporary Studies and Sculpture at the Adelaide Central School of Art. He recently exhibited work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of The National 2019: New Australian Art, and he presented a survey exhibition of his work at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2014. Folland’s work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, as well as numerous Australian university and regional gallery collections and private collections across the world.

Nicholas Folland is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. 

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IMAGE > [Top] Nicholas Folland, House Party [installation view], 2021, found furniture, bottle caps, enamel paint, dimensions variable.
Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography.

IMAGE > Portrait of Nicholas Folland. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography



"The tensions and connections between our homes and the natural world are possibly at the heart of what I’m always exploring in my work.”

Nicholas Folland, 2021



IMAGE > Nicholas Folland, Outside-in [installation view], 2021, Adelaide pink gumbranches, bottle caps, dimensions variable. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography.


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