Nicola Moss
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2011 - 2016  LIFE ON THE EDGE


Life on the edge has developed as an ongoing project and body of work incorporating plein air watercolour paintings, hand cut paper works and drawings which celebrate the biodiversity of fauna and flora found in and around Moreton Bay and South-east Queensland. These works consider ecological relationships and connections, with many of the species depicted dependant on or influenced by what the waters carry - life and debris.

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.

Opening Saturday 27th June with artist talks from 9.30am.

Curated by Zoe Roos, Disassemble | Reassemble highlights the relationship between humans and nature, and contemplates the attitudes, both caring and careless, that shape human life on the planet. The foundations of the exhibition arose from memories of the early 1990’s environmental superhero, Captain Planet: the star of an animated children’s TV edutainment series that advocated environmentalism.

The artists presented in this exhibition represent a sort of contemporary ‘planeteer’. With their powers combined Jane Burton, Svenja Kratz, Peter Madden, Nicola Moss, Polixeni Papapetrou, Hobie Porter, Tony Rice, Kate Shaw and Katarina Vesterberg explore the natural and human degradation and rejuvenation of the environment in an ongoing dialogue between nature and those who inhabit it.

Special Thanks to Zoe, the install team and all the staff and volunteers at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery.


Life on the edge - Synergy score (Wynnum mangroves) Greenbelt - Connectivity Conservation Habitat Habitat II Life on the edge - Girt by Sea Life on the edge - Phoenix cycle Artist talk for Disassemble - Reassemble Life on the edge - Caught in the flow Life on the edge - Moreton Bay Life on the edge - High tide Detail - Life on the edge - Moreton Bay Marine Park