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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

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Art Safari

28 Apr, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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ARTBAR April 2017

28 Apr, 7.00pm, MCA

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03 May, 6.30pm, Level 3: Digital Studio in NCCL

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Young Art Lovers' Book List

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From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience more

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The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Michelle Nikou

Born 1967 Adelaide, South Australia. Lives and works Adelaide.


Michelle Nikou is a sculptor who uses a wide range of materials including lead, bronze, resin and ceramics. Her work conveys universal themes with a candid, wry sense of humour and an unconventional aesthetic. Preferring manual techniques to a more industrial approach, Nikou uses traditional processes of metal casting in materials such as lead, bronze, tin and aluminium. Yet unlike the traditional pour/cut/polish method of much sculptural work, Nikou’s casting process is left evident along with much of the plaster.

Nikou’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition, Vacancy, at Contemporary Food Lab Exhibition Space, Berlin (2014). Her group shows include Return Threshold, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide (2014); Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2013); Volume One: MCA Collection, MCA, Sydney (2012); Before and After Science: Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2010); Uneasy – Recent South Australian Art, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide (2008); Imagine … the creativity shaping our culture, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2006); 2004: Australian Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2004); MCA Unpacked, University of South Australia Art Museum, Adelaide, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney (2004); and Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2003).

Nikou’s work is held in numerous collections including the University of South Australia Art Museum, Adelaide; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Clo Fleiss Collection, Paris; Gigi Josef Fainas Collection, Geneva; Artbank, Sydney; and private collections in Australia.

A monograph of her work by Ken Bolton was published by Wakefield Press, Adelaide in 2006.

Works by Michelle Nikou

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