Nicola Hockley

Silence (June 2020)
hair and wool felt (hand stitched)
17.7 x 13.8 in. (23.1 x 18.9 in. framed)

I am an Interdisciplinary artist. My practice is research-led and conceptual, often focusing on the incidental, the overlooked or the undisclosed. I am interested in the potential of art to generate dialogue and I work between text, image, textiles and occasionally sound. Collaborations have become Increasingly important in the production of my work, including collaborations with academics, professionals and local residents.  

My work is underpinned by a preoccupation with surface, particularly the textile work, which seeks to explore the tangible, the material and the spatial. I use the intrinsic qualities of the materials and processes to evoke associations, emotions, convey meaning and to align myself within a history of woman’s labor.

‘Silence’ is a response to the forgotten, erased and rewritten voices of modernist woman writers. ‘Heroines’, by Kate Zambreno was the catalyst for its production. – Section 5.00 -14.44 

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Distinction) at California College of the Arts (CCA) followed by a Masters’ degree in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art (RCA). More recently, I received a Masters’ degree (with Distinction) in Textile Design from Norwich University of the Arts (NUA).

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