Artist Nicole Mollett is looking for eco-stories to draw as part of a series of short graphic stories set in Rainham. Her drawings will celebrate acts of kindness and care for the environment. The aim is to encourage a conversation about climate change in Rainham.
Anyone can send in a story. Stories need to have a connection to Rainham, but can also include other places (e.g. Rainham resident going to a climate protest). Each story will be made in collaboration with the contributor. The final artworks will be on display throughout summer 2022 in a temporary exhibition display on Rainham High street.
funded by Medway council & The Heritage Action Zone fund.
My work is on show in the Open at the Turner Contemporary.
The group portrait Northfleet Lunch Club Volunteers is part of ‘Tales and Tastings’ a socially-engaged art project exploring food histories in Northfleet and Swanscombe. As part of my research I spent time talking to people at the lunch club which is runs every week in the Big local Centre. The volunteers cook and serve meals to around 40 attendees, creating a safe space for individuals to connect with one another. These women provide a vital service of care for vulnerable people, who are at risk of loneliness and isolation.
Afters | Online Exhibition | July 2021 – March 2022
Curated by Nicole Mollett & Duncan Ward. This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Terry Ward (1945 – 2021). www.aftersshow.co.uk
Featuring work by…
KASPER PINCIS, SAMANTHA SWEETING, OTTAVIA CASTELLINA, PAUL WESTCOMBE, IRIS TERDJIMAN, LUCY MCGEOWN, TERRY WARD, MATIAS VILARDAGA, MAGGIE ROSE, FROG MORRIS, FEDERICA DALLA VECCHIA, JEANINE WOOLLARD, FRANCES STANFIELD, LLOYD DURLING, JOANA CIFRE CERDA, BEN RISK, NICOLE MOLLETT, NICOLA WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN WHITAKER, CHRISTINA MITRENTSE, DUNCAN WARD, R.W.M. HUNT, MATT BRAY
As part of the Gillingham POW! arts trail Medway Council have commissioned me to create a new drawing book and short graphic story. The arts trail opens on the 28th August 2021.
The Gillingham Drawing book is a new creative resource inspired by local architecture and heritage landmarks. This activity book invites participants to explore the town, look up, and use their imagination to add their own drawings to the blank spaces on the page. All you need is a pencil or a pen. Colouring-in pencils are optional. Collect your free copy in charity shops, cafes or in the library.
Graphic Gillingham is a short graphic story
featuring words by Rosemary Tonks a writer and poet who was born in Gillingham.
outside: Rose Cottage Museum, Rose st, Sheerness-on-Sea, ME12 1AH
For Estuary Festival 2021 artist Nicole Mollett will lead a walking drawing workshop around the town of Sheerness. Participants will be given a series of short drawing exercises inspired by the local high street architecture and maritime industrial heritage. The tour will explore some of the town’s hidden footpaths, back alleyways and the iconic seawall. There will be time to share and discuss the drawings created at the end of the workshop.
Everyone is welcome, no prior drawing experience is necessary. Materials including paper and pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchpad. The walk begin at 2pm and last approximately 2 hours and starts outside the Rose Cottage Museum. There will be access to a toilet and hand-wash facilities within the museum at the start and end of the workshop. This workshop will operate following covid safety rules including wearing masks, social distancing, and limiting the number of participants depending on the current government guidance.
is an independent non-profit curatorial practice based on the Isle of Sheppey
which focuses on commissioning contemporary art in unusual public spaces.
When I finished my BA at Middlesex uni my friend Fiona Desouza made this short film of my work. We experimented with projecting slides onto skin.
These Monsters are Real.
Essay by Nicole Mollett published inside The Magic Lantern, March 2021
” Phantasmagoria shows included devils, skeletons, ghosts and strange mythical beasts which were skilfully rendered using fine brush strokes onto glass. Projected from behind screens, sometimes animated using trickery such as moving projectors, smoke and mirrors. The aim being to convince the audience of their authenticity. These hand-painted visions were both frightening, comical and gloriously grotesque.
Conjuring up supernatural beings from beyond the grave has long been a form of public entertainment. Whether through the Magic lantern, or in fairy tales, paintings or on the stage. A menagerie of beasts and monsters have always had a place in society’s collective cultural imagination. But do these diabolical creatures still have cultural significance today, and why are we still so fascinated by them? ‘‘
I have been commissioned by Made with Many to produce a series of artworks which are a creative evaluation of the projects achievements thus far. This collection of artworks will include a large symbolic map of all the past projects achieved up to March 2020. This will also include works about Grow festival under headings; Grow Water, food, light. A collection of drawings and/or gifs individual responding to main past projects.