Write Back: Take part in a timecapsule Artwork

Participation 1 May-28 May, EVENT: 28 May 2011, 2pm artist talk & letter writing

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Who can take part? Anyone! This should be as diverse a representation of society as possible.

How to have your letter included:

You can either send your letter in advance, bring it on the day or write it on the day (2pm, 28th May 2011)

You need to include: Contact Address for three years time, your letter, and decide whether it is private or if you will allow the artist to use fragments of your words. More info below:

Where do I post or email it?

Letter’s can be sent or dropped to the gallery (also accepted via email!)

Debut Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London, W2 5RT
tel: 0207 221 1651

Is it private or will others read it?

Your letter can remain private or you can allow extracts of your words to be used in the creation of an installation in the gallery window space and the artist’s future work. NB The artist will not use participant’s name, address, or full letter.

If you would like it to remain private please write private on the envelope.

How & when will I get it back?

Please include an address you can be reached at in 3 years time at the top of your letter (or as a return to sender on reverse), and/or an email if you are not sure, so the artist can get in touch to check your postal address.

In 2014 the letters will be disassembled & posted back to each participant, who will not only receive a message from their past self but also a part of this artwork time capsule.

Shall I seal it or include an envelope?

So long as you include your future address/email, it will get there – you can include the letter in a sealed envelope addressed to yourself, or if you don’t then I will envelope and address it for you! Remember, if you dont want others to see it mark it ‘private’, but if you don’t mind it being seen I would love to use fragments of your sentences on the surface of the sculpture. (more about how it’s shaping up here)

What shall I write?

Up to you!

See some entries and more about how it’s shaping up here.

Come along to Debut Contemporary on 28th May to join in, & start penning your letter now...

Nicola Anthony is fascinated with words and the things often thought but less often articulated. The artistís feature piece in the gallery is a life sized replica of a postbox made entirely of laser-cut paper words and sentences. Through the collecting of words & secrets the artist gathers the source and inspiration for her artworks.

Keep up to date with the letter entries on the Artist's blog.

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Launch 2 March 2011, Ongoing Exhibition
Debut Contemporary Gallery, London

The exciting launch of a unique artistic laboritory in Notting Hill. Debut Contemporary Gallery is newly representing the artwork of Nicola Anthony.

The Word Collection Project
Ongoing art project

Through the collecting of words & secrets the artist gathers the source and inspiration for her artworks: delicately sculpted using text, drawing & pattern. Recent work concerns genetic identity juxtaposed to words gathered from others about the fleeting moments, traits and secrets which form their true, everyday identities.

Recently featured in an interview with the artist on SkyArts TV, the process of collecting these thoughts & words has been a gradual, ongoing project for several years to gather diverse responses from a large number of people: they have been beautiful, moving, funny, intriguing, rude, touching, varied… See some of the responses here. Please add your thoughts to my collection - words@nicolaanthony.co.uk

Untitled Artist's Fair 2011
3rd - 5th June, 2011
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London


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