190th RHA Annual Exhibition : Royal Hibernian Academy | Invited artist


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Together and alone, May 2020
Oil on linen | 102 x 92 cm

On show at the 190th RHA Annual Exhibition
20 October - 13 December 2020
currently only viewable online during Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions
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Thanks to the wonderful
Eithne Jordan RHA for the invitation to show a piece in this year’s exhibition.

This piece is the first new painting made during lockdown 1, once the nerves began to settle. The subjects include an intense escapee ‘coronal’ like Poppy from a hedgerow, a white clematis and assorted bits of found sea sponge with a starfish peaking out.
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Artists’ Voices: Life in a Pandemic | National Gallery of Ireland

ESB CSIA Oral Histories
https://www.nationalgallery.ie/what-we-do/library-and-archives/esb-centre-study-irish-art/artists-voices-life-pandemic

EPISODE 1 | Nick Miller in conversation from his studio in County Sligo
Born in London, Miller moved to Ireland in 1984 and now lives and works in Sligo. He is a painter who works in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape. Focusing primarily on local subjects, including the rural landscape of north-west Ireland, he has developed a vigorous painting technique that merges representation and expressionism. He was the winner of the National Gallery of Ireland’s inaugural portrait prize in 2014.
In this episode, Miller discusses his work, including
From Cogan’s Shed, and talks about aspects of his life during the COVID-19 emergency.
This conversation was recorded on 8 May 2020.

Listen on Soundcloud, below:
https://soundcloud.com/ngireland/artists-voices-life-in-a-pandemic-nick-miller

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Harper's Magazine, July 2020


Harper's Magazine: July 2020

A letter from Ireland
Bogland By William Atkins
Climate change, and the peat industry’s dying days: (PDF)
See Online Version

Among the images reproduced for the essay by William Atkins is this painting made on the high bog on Carran Hill, painted from my mobile studio looking towards Sligo in 2001 & 2002. It is one of the early TRUCKSCAPES first shown in the RHA Dublin in Figure To Ground in 2003.

From Carran Hill to Sligo, 2001-2002. , Oil on linen, 214 x 186 cm. (Private collection, Ireland)


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The Time of Our Lives | Oliver Sears Gallery | Online


The Time of Our Lives
Oliver Sears Gallery
Online exhibition 14 April  - 29 May 2020


View on: oliversearsgallery.com


Sea_3-1-20- Nick Miller- Watercolour on paper-2020

The Sea 7-1-20 | Nick Miller | Watercolour on paper| 30 x 40 cm

The Time of Our Lives
 
The future can go and be 
bloody terrifying on its own 
for all I care. Me and my girl 
are stepping out for the past. 
We’re putting our best foot 
backwards, heading for home. 
What we'll do when we get there
we haven’t decided yet. 
For the time being at least 
we’re having the time of our lives 
all over again.
 
Hugo Williams




All Over again
Most mornings for the last few years, the nearby sea calls me from the comfort of my bed to swim alone. In the water I am free of the “bloody terrifying” future and the persistent past. The sea’s indifference to my fate offers a strange freedom, a universal encounter and a salve to the self, particularly in this time of extreme existential anxiety. Putting “my best foot backwards”, I attempt paintings to extend and hold this brief daily meeting with nature in my life. And then, like waves, “all over again’’.

Nick Miller
2/4/20

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Florid - www.rearwindow.london | 4 Mason's Yard, London | 27th Nov - 7th Dec

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FLORID Nick Miller

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www.oliversearsgallery.com

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Parallax - www.rearwindow.london | 4 Mason's Yard, London | 13th-23rd November

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Parallax Nick Miller

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www.oliversearsgallery.com

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FB AIR residency & commission July 2019

Residency at new Facebook Headquarters at Ballsbridge, Dublin
"Standing remnants " Work in progress on a commission , part of an Artist in Residence for the FB AIR Program
July 2019

Week2-window


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The Sunday Times - Shaping Ireland at the National Gallery

The Sunday Times
CULTURE

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/review-shaping-ireland-at-the-national-gallery-of-ireland-pgwngzscq

Review by Cristin Leech

Review: Shaping Ireland at the National Gallery of Ireland
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Big Country - Review - Shaping Ireland- Irish Times | 27th April 2019 | National Gallery of Ireland


Irish Times Online Big Country, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times 27th April 2019
See PDF:
Big Country, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times 27th April 2019 -
See review detail about
Cogan's Shed

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Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art | National Gallery of Ireland

Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art
At The National Gallery of Ireland
NGI Website : More Info

First showing of From Cogan’s Shed (2004). Oil on Linen 183 x 214 cm.
Purchased by the National Gallery of Ireland in 2018

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From Cogan’s Shed . 2004. Oil on Linen 183 x 214 cm | Collection of the National Gallery of Ireland,


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The Truth of the encounter | Interview | VAN

The Truth of the encounter Interview with Joanne Laws, Visual Arts Newsletter, March-April 2019

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FT Weekend Critics choice


Rootless | new paintings
A show of new large scale still life paintings at
Art Space Gallery, London from 22nd February - 29th March 2019
New hard back publication with an essay by Martin Gayford
View Catalogue online

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