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    Nicola Thorne

    NT Kaitōrete Spit Scientific Reserve 30 March

  • Image of NT Kaitōrete Scenic Reserve 30 March

    Nicola Thorne

    NT Kaitōrete Scenic Reserve 30 March

Artist Biography

 

Nicola Thorne is a social documentary photographer who lives in Charteris Bay,
Lyttelton Harbour. In 2018, she earned her BFA (Hons) at the Ilam School of Fine
Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Nicola was the recipient of the Grant
Lingard Scholarship in 2017.
During her University studies Nicola developed a strong passion for researching and
documenting contemporary New Zealand. Photographing with intention and
building relationships with people, she documents the historical, cultural and social
dynamics of everyday people and places of interest in her art practice.
Her work has been shown in group exhibitions:
2023 Lyrical, Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch
2022 Place, Art on the Quay, Kaiapoi, The Associates
2021 Related to and Arises From, Colombo Mall Pop-up
2021 A Stone To Strike And A Rock To Stumble Over, Ashburton Art Gallery
2021 Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award
2019 Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award
2018/2019 Associated, CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki, Christchurch
2017 Select 2017 at SOFA Gallery, University of Canterbury
2017 Entering the Anthropcene, Pūmanawa Gallery, Christchurch Arts Centre
2016 Becoming Now, Liffey Gallery, Lincoln
Solo Exhibition:
2022 Peninsula Women, Stoddart Cottage Gallery, Diamond Harbour
Her previous documentary projects include:
2018 International Arrivals, an insight into the lives of five recent immigrants to
post-earthquake Christchurch
2017 Not Just Tea and Scones, a study of New Zealand working rural women
2016 Edgewise, a visual research project of retirement in Diamond Harbour

Edgewise, a visual research project of retirement in Diamond Harbour, 2016

Not Just Tea and Scones, a study of New Zealand working rural women, 2017

International Arrivals, an insight into the lives of five recent immigrants to post-earthquake Christchurch, 2018. 

Nicola had her first solo exhibition, Peninsula Women, at Stoddart Cottage in Diamond Harbour in May 2022. She continues to interview and photograph for her current documentary photography project with the working title Extra Ordinary Women.

 

Artist Exhibitions

  • 08th May 2024 - 25th May 2024: Art Associates Aotearoa

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  • 03rd May 2023 - 20th May 2023: Art Associates Aotearoa – Lyrical

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