N i c o l a   R a e

Remote Sensing Sonification: Jupiter Aurorae (Lancaster University collaboration), 'Through the Looking Glass' (LUMEN), SE1, 2019.

My interdisciplinary art practice engages with scientific and natural processes explored in installations that include digital technologies, analogue equipment, physical computing and found objects.

Since 2008, a series of installations visualising the sonic have responded interactively to a variety of acoustic sources and microphones picking up co-produced sound as well as site responsive experimentation. Other sound frequency installations have responded to online recordings of electro-acoustic phenomena as well as interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists and their research data.

Collectively initiating and co-curating exhibitions with others has become another important aspect of my working process as an artist. Encouraging longer set up times that allow for on-site experimentation and collaboration is of continuing interest. My art practice has been based at the Art in Perpetuity Trust, APT Studios, Deptford since 1995. More recent studies have included an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths (2009-11), and an MA Art & Design Education at the Institute of Education (2006-8). As a member of the Digital Maker Collective, I co-developed collaborative workshops at TATE EXCHANGE: Tate Modern during 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Since 2006 I have been employed at University of the Arts London, working at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art in a variety of roles. My work can also be accessed through my UAL Staff profile .



Forthcoming events and exhibitions

SPACE Lab [co-creative art astronomy experiments]
Project coordination and curation by Ulrike Kuchner and Nicola Rae.
This year-long project will show an expanded field of experiments as artworks
co-developed by artists with astronomers. View SPACE Lab webpage here.
Showing at APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
16th February - 5th March 2023.
A series of workshops will be developed for young people in Lewisham led by Jazmin Morris,
followed by a gallery takeover with various artist-astronomer workshops 27th Feb - 5th March.
Funded by Science & Technology Facilities Council Spark Award for Public Engagement and
Lewisham 2022 Creative Change Fund (part of We Are Lewisham - the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022 ).


2022 events and exhibitions

Curated by Paul Malone.
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
Private View: Thursday 3rd February 6 - 8pm
Open: Thursday - Sunday 3rd - 13th February 2022 1 - 6 pm.
Showing 'Meteor Sightings Reframed', a collaboration with UKMON.
More details about Periastra: https://www.cipango.co.uk/periastra/

Curated by Matt Fratson, Kevin Parker and Rob Marchant (Professor of Tropical Ecology)
Online launch evening: January 24th 2022.
Digital exhibition: https://www.carbon-borders-voices.com/


2021 events and exhibitions

Curated by Paul Malone and Nicola Rae.
APT Yard, Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
Open: Friday 19th Nov. 6 - 8 pm (coinciding with GIFT PV); and Sat 20th Nov. 5 - 8 pm.

APT Gallery, Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
GIFT PV : Friday 19th Nov. 6 - 8 pm (coinciding with Night Watch PV);
Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday 18th - 28th November 12 - 5 pm.
My guest artist is Victoria Ahrens

Forum for creative digital media and data visualisations of transdisciplinary collaborative
research at Auckland University of Technology in association with Artweek Auckland,
New Zealand. Open: 4th - 15th November, 2021.
Showing film of installation: 'Remote Sensing Sonification: Jupiter Aurorae, 2019'.
My Scientist collaborator was Dr Sarah Badman, Research Fellow at Lancaster University.

For The World of Light artists click here and the Digital Exhibition click here.

The Cast of Things
Curated by Bernice Donszelmann and Richard Rigg.
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
Private View: 23rd September 6 - 8pm.
Open: 24th September - 10th October, 2021: 12 - 5 pm.
Showing 'Dripping Resonances', 2021.

Part of Deptford X Fringe 2021.
APT Yard, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8.
Open: 17th - 18th July, 2021: 12 - 5 pm.
Showing start of adaptive project 'Raft for Self Seeders, Migrants and Locals', 2021.

APT Gallery Online, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8.
Website: https://www.aptstudios.org/virtually-there
My work Submerged will be featured between 13th - 25th April, 2021.