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 art practice engages with scientific processes explored in installations that include digital technologies, analogue equipment and physical computing. 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 Researcher profile.



Forthcoming events and exhibitions

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

Curated by Paul Malone.
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday 3rd - 13th February 2022 12 - 5 pm.


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.


2020 events and exhibitions

APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8.
Open: 3rd - 6th December, 2020: Thursday - Sunday, 1 - 6 pm.
Co-curated by Paul Malone and Nicola Rae.
See website for details: https://www.cipango.co.uk/chlorophilia/index.html
Showing: "Chlorophilia Frequencies", 2020

The Earth Sanctuary for Desert Festival, Arrernte Country, Central Australia.
Open: 24th Sept - 4th Oct 2020 and online through a dedicated exhibition website: Click here
Curated by The Artist Expedition Society (Anna Dakin) X Lumen (Melanie King, Louise Beer, Rebecca Huxley).
Sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and Alice Springs Town Council.
Showing: "Interplanetary Radio Frequencies: received from different planetary magnetospheres 1979-2017", 2017.

Celebrating 25 years of APT (Art in Perpetuity Trust) Studios & Gallery.
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8.
Open: Saturday 26th Sept- Sunday 11th Oct, 2020: Thursday - Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm.
Showing: "Buoyed Up Variables", 2020.
A publication will be produced after the exhibition.

A collaborative project between Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust and APT Studios & Gallery.
Online exhibition open from 20th August 2020: available at: https://www.aptstudios.org/hearten
Curated by Anna Matthams, Arts Manager at Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
and Chris Marshall, Project Leader and Artist Member at APT Studios & Gallery.
Showing: "Sounding the Ships' Horns for NHS Workers, (version 1)", 2020.

TRANSMISSION: International Sound Window
APT Gallery Window, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
Open: 17th - 30th August 2020. 12:00 - 18:00 every day. For more information click here.
Chief Curator: Drorit Gur-Arie with the BALCONY Global Network of Independent Curators.
Artistic Director: Doron Polak. Art and Science development: Michael Lazar.
Future Windows: Paris, Berlin, Pilsen, Stockholm, Montreal, New York, Lodz, Tel Aviv.
Showing: "Coronavirus Mediatization Frequencies", 2020.

Phantom Perspectives, Fringe Arts Bath @fringearts bath / #FaB20
Curated by Jenna McDonald @mcd-jenna Click to view Virtual Phantom Perspectives
Virtual exhibition #PhantomPerspectives open: 22nd May - 7th June 2020
Showing: "Remote Sensing Sonification: Jupiter Aurorae", 2019.

Robotics - Festival di Arte e Robotica - Trieste
Curated by Gruppo78 and Maria Campitelli. Invited by Fabiola Faidiga.
Showing work in Altre#CARTOLINEDACASA
Direct link to: "No (artist) is an island entire of itself"

New Moon, Lumen Crypt Gallery, St John on Bethnal Green,
200 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA.
Curated by Lumen: Melanie King, Louise Beer, Rebecca Huxley.
Private View: Thursday 23rd January 6 - 9 pm.
Exhibition open: 24th - 26th January 12 - 6 pm.
Showing: "Partial Lunar View: Vostok-VI", 2020.