Naomi Nicholls paints where painting is not meant to go. Her works have escaped the frame and left the canvas, preferring to stretch out across the floor, up the wall, across the ceiling. Her huge collaged installations of brightly coloured vinyl and paint, are applied with sizable brushes engaging her whole body to drag the brush around. This dance or performance is made up of the impulses to move, the extensions of her limbs and leaves behind the artwork as evidence of the movement that took place.
Smaller works on aluminium, paper and wood enlist the same concept of impulsive movements and a very physical interaction with the brush even if it is smaller.
Nicholls’ works has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and artist run initiatives including C3 Contemporary Arts Space, Trocadero Billboard, Seventh Gallery, The Substation and Rubicon ARI. She has been a finalist for The Windsor Prize and received the Encouragement Award from Hobsons Bay City Council for Art in Public Places.
Nicholls was born in Kyabram, Victoria and currently lives and works in Melbourne.