Nicky Sanderson

Art House 12
Address: 4 Bellfield Terrace
Open: 2/3 and 9/10 September

A lively display of screen prints and paintings on a theme of Scottish waters and climate change. Repurposed Admiralty charts form the basis for images exploring marine ecosystems.

Nicky’s recent focus has been on marine ecology as found around the Scottish coasts. She has spent this past year in growing awareness of the effects of climate change on habitat and species in the marine environment. Her work aims to celebrate ongoing efforts to re-wild the oceans, while remaining alert to the considerable effort still to be invested. As a trained printmaker, Nicky’s choice of screen printing gives her the flexibility to arrange images and words within the context of outdated Admiralty marine charts of Scottish waterways. These repurposed charts take on a new significance as seawater seems to rise over the land and is inhabited by endangered species, or plant life. In some instances, the navigation marks and frequent handling by the sailor who once owned them, add an unspoken depth of meaning as we imagine the journeys these charts have been on.

About Nicky trained at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University and went on to undertake a Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking) at Slade School of Art, London. 

Recent exhibitions include: Solo show, Atria One, Edinburgh August 2023; Sea Edges, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, May 2023; Kinship, Edinburgh Printmakers Members Show November 2022 and Porty Artwalk 2022 

She is currently employed by for Wild at Art, Scotland Ltd as a drawing and painting tutor.


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