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Upcoming Exhibition – James Makin Gallery Melbourne
July 27 – August 11, 2024


James Makin Gallery Melbourne
July 27 – August 11, 2024

Upcoming solo exhibition at James Makin Gallery of new sculptures and wall works.

Artwork Details: Ornamental Fancies IV 2023 – 2024
Acrylic on wood, 126 x 19 x 19 cm
Photo credit: Docqment


ROUND
Wollongong Art Gallery 30 June – 17 September 2023


ROUND
Wollongong Art Gallery 30 June – 17 September 2023

Round is an artist-led exhibition by mid-career artists whose practices include painting, sculpture, construction, installation and video, incorporating diverse media, materials and colour. The artists’ work examines ‘roundness’—exploring interpretations of circularity, curvature, bending— through exploration of shape, space and colour. Round highlights the problems, questions and answers of individual art practice, whilst collectively reflecting broader themes and subjects of popular culture, current affairs and global politics.

Artists: Andrew Christofides, Richard Dunn, Lynne Eastaway, Daniel Hollier, Pollyxenia Joannou, Lisa Jones, Tom Loveday, Hilarie Mais, Dani Marti, Al Munro, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Jacky Redgate and Nuha Saad. Coordinated by Lisa Jones and Tom Loveday.

Artwork details: The Folly of Purple, Orange and Blue 2023 (detail)
Acrylic on wood, 2 posts: 180 (h) x 25 x 25 cm & 160 (h) x 25 x 25
Photo credit: Richard Glover Photography


Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP) 2023
For Cumberland City Council, Create NSW and NSW Department of Planning and Environment


Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP) 2023
For Cumberland City Council, Create NSW and NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Nuha Saad was excited to work on the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP), a $198 million initiative by the NSW Government to improve open space and active transport links along the Parramatta Road corridor.

For this project Saad created a number of sculptures that have been installed along Melton St South Auburn in the Cumberland City Council area in Western Sydney. The artworks are intended to add much needed colour and a sense of fun to the streetscape for the whole community to enjoy.


COLOUR-BIND
Woollahra Gallery 31 May – 25 June 2023


COLOUR-BIND
Woollahra Gallery 31 May – 25 June 2023

For ‘Colour-Bind’, Nuha Saad, Sherna Teperson, and Elefteria Vlavianos come together to present a suite of paintings, sculptures, and installations that reveal the material and sensate potential of colour and abstraction. Throughout, the artists’ distinct and varied chromatic, compositional and textural approaches are juxtaposed to conjure alchemy, energy and tension – breathing life into the words of artist Susan Hiller: “to experience a hit of ‘pure’ colour… is intoxicating.”


OMNIA ART PRIZE 2023
19 – 22 MAY 2023


OMNIA ART PRIZE 2023
19 – 22 MAY 2023 Melbourne


Nuha Saad is excited to be short-listed for the OMNIA art prize for 2023 with her work Zig Zag Chroma III (In Green).



Artwork details: Zig Zag Chroma III (In Green) 2022
Acrylic on wood, 54 x 19 x 10 cm
Photo Credit: Docqment


CANVA Melbourne
James Makin Gallery Offsite Exhibition
17 MAR — 17 SEP 2023


CANVA Melbourne
James Makin Gallery Offsite Exhibition
17 MAR — 17 SEP 2023

Artists: Emma Coulter, Marcel Cousins, Patrick Dagg, Annalisa Ferraris,
Nuha Saad


Artwork Details: Nuha Saad, Walking the Line IV, 2022
Photo Credit: Docqment


2022 EXHIBITIONS + PUBLIC ART

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WOMEN IN ABSTRACTION
ANZ Gallery Melbourne VIC September 2 – October 28 2022


Nuha is excited to be included in the Women in Abstraction exhibition curated by James Makin Advisory, the exhibition presents work by contemporary female artists working across the various fields of abstraction. Featuring work by Australian and New Zealand artists, the exhibition spotlights the remarkable contributions of contemporary female abstractionists to antipodean art history – and, indeed, art history at large.

Artists: Angela Brennan, Eleanor Louise Butt, Leslie Dumbrell, Emma Coulter, Lara Merett, Judy Millar, Nuha Saad, Antonia Sellbach, Noël Skrzypczak, Wilma Tabacco, Kate Tucker and Rebecca Wallis
Curated by Camille Klose for James Makin Advisory

Image Details: Women in Abstraction ANZ Gallery Melbourne
Nuha Saad (Sculpture) Judy Millar (Painting)
Photo Credit: Harry Trumble


BEECHWORTH  CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD FINALIST
16 – 18 September 2022

BEECHWORTH  CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD FINALIST
16 – 18 September 2022

Nuha was thrilled to be selected as one of ten finalists in the inaugural Beechworth Contemporary Art Award. The exhibiting artists were selected by a panel of art experts from over 200 applications received. The award took place in the beautiful historic town of Beechworth in the north-east of regional Victoria 16 – 18 September 2022.


Artwork details: Velvet Nostalgia III 2022 (detail)
Photo credit: Docqment


WOOLLAHRA SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE FINALIST
Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf Sydney NSW 13 October 2022 – 20 November 2022

Sunburst (XOX) II 2022


Nuha was thrilled to be chosen as a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2022. Established in 2001 this year the prize received 678 applications with 50 submissions being successful in selection for the finalist exhibition. The 2022 finalist artists hail from every Australian state and territory as well as international finalists from Auckland, New Zealand and Texas, USA.

The judges for this year’s prize were Joan Ross, Jose Da Silva and Kon Gouriotis OAM.


Artwork details: Sunburst II (XOX), 2022. Acrylic on wood. 15 x 65 x 20 cm
Photo credit: Docqment


RAZZLE DAZZLE CHROMA
James Makin Gallery Melbourne VIC June 18 – July 3, 2022


Nuha Saad is pleased to announce her debut solo exhibition Razzle Dazzle Chroma at James Makin Gallery in Melbourne, from June 18 – July 3 2022.

More about the exhibition here




Image Details: Razzle Dazzle Chroma Exhibition 2022 (Installation view)
Photo Credit: Ivana Smiljanic


DEAKIN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY SMALL SCULPTURE AWARD FINALIST 2022
Melbourne VIC 7 September – 21 October 2022


Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award Finalist 2022
7 September – 21 October 2022

Nuha is excited to be selected as a finalist in the 2022 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. This is the 12th year of the award and from 306 entries only 41 finalist were selected. The award exhibition is on from Wed 7 Sept – Fri 21 October, 2022.


Artwork details: Sunburst (XOX), 2022. Acrylic on wood. 15 x 65 x 20 cm
Photo credit: Docqment



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ARTIST PROFILE ISSUE 59 June 2022
An Archaeology of the Suburbs by Courtney Kidd


Nuha is thrilled to be included in the latest edition of Artist Profile 59 Issue, in a feature story An Archaeology of the Suburbs written by Courtney Kidd.

Photo credit: Anna Kucera


ART GUIDE May/June 2022
Structures of Colour written by Briony Downes



Nuha Saad was pleased to be included in Art Guide May/June 2022 edition, in a feature story Structures of Colour written by Briony Downes.

View the article here

Artwork details: Ornamental Fancies III 2020
Photo credit: Docqment


SUMMER NEW
James Makin Gallery Melbourne VIC January 20 – February 6


Nuha is excited to be exhibiting in Summer New at James Makin Gallery. This annual group exhibition of represented artists kicks off 2022, and is a highlight of the James Makin Gallery exhibition calendar. The exhibition sits as a dynamic glimpse of recent developments and things to come in a new year of contemporary art.



Artwork details (sculpture far left): The Folly of Colour III, 2021
Photo Credit: Ivana Smiljanic


2021 EXHIBITIONS + PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

JAMES MAKIN GALLERY REPRESENTATION


Nuha Saad is thrilled to announce she is now represented by James Makin Gallery in Melbourne.

Nuha will make her gallery debut in Summer New, opening January 2022, with a major solo exhibition to follow in June 2022.

Artist portrait: Felipe Olivares

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SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY AT POMPOM
Galerie Pompom Sydney NSW November 3 – 21 2021


Nuha Saad and Hayley Megan French
Sydney Contemporary at Pompom

Exhibiting side by side for the first time, Sydney-based artists Hayley Megan French and Nuha Saad grace the front exhibition space of Galerie Pompom with a presentation of new paintings and sculptures where the colours, shapes and forms of Australian suburbia are enlivened. Shifting between abstraction and representation the flat compositions and sculptural forms featured in the exhibition highlight the architectural and ornamental elements of our surroundings, beyond the functional, to reflect on notions of locality, community and home.

Read more about the exhibition and the artists here


Artwork details: The Folly of Orange, Green and Purple, 2021
Photo Credit: Docqment


SPRING1883
Galerie Pompom with Artsy August 3 to 29 2021


Nuha Saad is excited to be participating in the seventh edition of Spring1883 with Galerie Pompom, in exclusive partnership with Artsy. Galerie Pompom is pleased to present an exciting selection of new and unseen works by Ron Adams, Chris Dolman, Jess Bradford, Nuha Saad, Evelyn Malgil, Adam Norton, Nana Ohnesorge and Samuel Quinteros.

Visit Galerie Pompom’s online booth via this link. Until 29 August


Artwork details: Zig Zag Romeo VIII 2021
Photo credit: Felipe Olivares


KALEIDOSCOPE 2021
Botany Road Alexandria Sydney NSW For City of Sydney and Atlas Group


Kaleidoscope Nuha Saad’s latest public art project was completed in 2021, the public art works consist of five multi-coloured steel column sculptures, the column forms have been designed to integrate harmoniously into the site and reflect its stepped ‘composition’. In addition, thirty coloured hexagon forms were installed into pre-formed recesses in the concrete benches and retaining walls at the site adding to the colourful nature of the site.

More Public Art Projects here


THE FOLLY OF COLOUR
Galerie Pompom Sydney NSW February 10 to March 14, 2021


Nuha Saad was pleased to present her first exhibition as a represented artist with Galerie Pompom in February this year. In the exhibition The Folly of Colour, eastern forms bump up against the hard geometries of minimalist and formalist tendencies alike, but in a gentle way. One side supports the other, completes it and balances it formally. (Michele Beevors, Principal Lecturer: Sculpture and Ceramics, Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic)

More exhibition details

Image: The Folly of Colour installation view
Photo Credit: Docqment

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EXCITING AUSTRALIAN ART TO BUY FOR YOUR HOME
By Amy Campbell, The Australian, 13 January 2021


Nuha Saad was delighted to be included in the article Exciting Australian art to buy for your home by Amy Campbell.

50 works by 50 artists … Presenting The Australian’s inaugural summer exhibition, a showcase of the most exciting young Australian artists working today.

Life has changed. But the desire to surround ourselves with beauty and creativity endures, and has arguably deepened. And while accessing fine art in traditional ways – chiefly, visiting galleries here and abroad – has been disrupted, for many involved in this industry it has been a period of innovation that has spurred new and inclusive ways of viewing, understanding and buying art.

It’s this moment of evolution that has inspired The Australian’s Summer Exhibition — a showcase of sculptures, paintings, photographs and works on paper. Beautiful to look at, it’s a celebration of some of the best and brightest artists working today. Every work included is also for sale. All 50 pieces have been selected because they signify what’s happening in Australian art and culture right now.

Read article here


STOPPING BY THE COLOUR WHEEL (A Fabulation of Three Artists)
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Sydney NSW May 15 to June 5 2021

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Nuha Saad has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions and a number of these exhibitions are highlighted here.
THE FOLLY OF COLOUR
Galerie Pompom February 10 to March 14, 2021
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Nuha Saad works with optimism and a modernist inheritance turning to colour and abstraction in a time of uncertainty and upheaval. Saad’s work identifies with both western art training and an eastern sensibility. The works exhibited in The Folly of Colour demonstrate the feeling of being in-between different cultural experiences. In the exhibition eastern forms bump up against the hard geometries of minimalist and formalist tendencies alike, but in a gentle way. One side supports the other, completes it and balances it formally.
(Michele Beevors, Principal Lecturer: Sculpture and Ceramics, Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic).
More exhibition details here
EXHIBITION ESSAY
The Folly of Colour (pdf)
By Michele Beevors, Principal Lecturer: Sculpture and Ceramics, Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic
STOPPING BY THE COLOUR WHEEL (A Fabulation of Three Artists)
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery May 15 to June 5 2021
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Artists: Nuha Saad, Sherna Teperson and Elefteria Vlavianos
In Stopping by the Colour Wheel (A Fabulation of Three Artists), Nuha Saad, Sherna Teperson and Elefteria Vlavianos take delight in responding to each other’s work — exploring the vibrational and sensate relationships between their specific art practices.
In this exhibition, the artists play with syntax and colour relationships that have evolved through considered juxtaposition, serendipity and play. While most works are authored individually, the installation is the result of many sessions of prior collaborative investigation. The architectural embellishments of the gallery’s four exhibition spaces have also played into this collaboration, and reveal surprising relationships between colour and form, as they also consider the material /immaterial porous boundaries within this exhibition.
THE HOME
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery August 29 to November 8 2020
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THE HOME is an exhibition of contemporary works that celebrate suburbia and the home.
Artists: Catherine O’ Donnell, Christopher Zanko, Kevin Mckay, Lucy O’Doherty, Nuha Saad,Tracey Clement
Curator: Carrie Kibbler
ORNAMENTAL FANCIES
Galerie pompom 2 – 27 October 2019
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For Nuha Saad the mix of Sydney formalism, colonial architectural details, and the post-pop colours of a commodity driven culture is informed by multicultural discourse. The flavour of antipodean formalism is confronted in a direct way and democratised by the play of colour on object, and the repurposing of found materials. Saad inherited the high design principles of De-stijl and the Bauhaus, the logic of the Fibonacci series, but the decoration of the iconoclast has been turned in the service of community meeting points, parks and school yard playgrounds in a vast array of public works and sculptures … Saad alludes reflexively to a new era for the expression of post-colonial discourses by highlighting marginalised and overlooked spaces and objects which is positive, complete and optimistic. (Michele Beevors 2019).
EXHIBITION ESSAY
Antipodean formalism and post-pop (pdf)
By Michele Beevors, Principal Lecturer, Dunedin School of Art Otago Polytechnic.
KALEIDOSCOPE
Jody Kahlon + Nuha Saad
Launched March 2020 – 1066 Glenhuntley Rd, Glenhuntley Melbourne
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KALEIDOSCOPE is a creative collaboration between Melbourne fashion designer Jody Kahlon and Sydney artist Nuha Saad. Together, they have created a bold theatrical work, where fashion meets sculpture, colour and optimism!
MEDIA RELEASE
Jody Kahlon X Nuha Saad Collaboration Media Release (pdf)
TOM BASS SCULPTURE PRIZE FINALIST 2020 AND DEAKIN UNIVERSITY SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE FINALIST 2018, 2019
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Nuha Saad was a finalist in the Tom Bass Sculpture Prize in 2020 and the Deakin University Small Sculpture Prize in both 2018 and 2019.
THEN AND NOW
Nuha Saad + Michele Beevors
Articulate Projects 6 – 21 October 2018
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The exhibition Then and Now addresses the shifts in working methodologies over many years of encounters between two artists, Michele Beevors and Nuha Saad who met while sharing a studio at art college.
EXHIBITION ESSAY
Then and Now (pdf)
By Michele Beevors, Principal Lecturer, Dunedin School of Art Otago Polytechnic.
MEDIA
Artlink 09 Nov. 2018. Then and Now | Making : Memory
By Craig Judd
(Nuha) Saad employs the inescapable materiality of scale and proportion, the richly potent disjunction of hand-coloured architectural trim and flocked wallpaper in I Walk the Line III (1998–2018) as a riposte to Richard Serra’s Prop series (began 1969) and the masculinist bombast inherent in much of his work. The Colour of Dreams (2018) elegantly encapsulates how in the everyday we negotiate past and present, the handmade and machine-made, the demands of industrial-based standardised modes of living, and the continuing appeal of modernist ideals as represented by the miniature architectonic fantasy of pure colour and form… more
1717 PAINTING/NOT PAINTING
Galerie pompom 22 November – 16 December 2017
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Artists: Kevin Chin; Will Cooke; Fernando do Campo; Stefan Dunlop; Neil Haddon; Irene Hanenbergh; Brent Harris; Matthew Harris; Daniel Hollier; Belem Lett; Ollie Lucas; Tara Marynowsky; Nuha Saad; Kate Tucker; Megan Walch; Tricky Walsh and Ian Williams.
Curator: George Adams
EXHIBITION ESSAY
The persistence of painting (pdf)
By Melissa Loughnan Founding director of Utopian Slumps and author of Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A to Z of Australian Contemporary Art.
MEDIA
Altmedia 28 Nov. 2017. 1717 Painting/not painting
By Rita Bratovich.
FABSTRACTION
Flinders Street Gallery 12 July 12 – 4 August 2018
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Artists: Grace Burzese, Sophie Clague, Michael McIntyre, Ali Noble and Nuha Saad
Curator: Ali Noble
The constructions and assemblages in FABSTRACTION are characterised by an improvisational sensibility and offbeat rhythm, the artists’ knowledge of materials merge with inventive studio experimentation resulting in energetic and idiosyncratic works. Grace Burzese, Sophie Clague, Michael McIntyre, Ali Noble and Nuha Saad share their personal dialogues with painting, steel, paper, fabric and wood, demonstrating that the possibilities of abstraction remain an open ended and dynamic conversation. (Ali Noble 2018)
OUR HOUSE
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery 26 July – 16 August 2017
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Artists: Tania Alexander, Victoria Lobregat and Nuha Saad
Exhibition Co-ordinated by Lisa Jones
A house contains and surrounds us. It provides both a physical space and a cultural space where we develop personal and social rituals and relationships. Tania Alexander, Victoria Lobregat and Nuha Saad explore the psychological complexities of our house through their interactions with colour, pattern and form.
The exhibition was opened by Annalisa Capurro ‘Ms Modernism’ – Annalisa Capurro Interior Designer | Design Educator| Architectural & Design Historian| Architectural Photographer | Writer
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Our House (pdf)
STABLE
Articulate Project Space 19 November – 3 December 2016
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Artists: Kath Fries, Fiona Kemp, Danica Knezevic and Nuha Saad
STABLE connotes many things including mental, physical, environmental, elemental stability and instability; or a bringing together – as in a stable of artists. These ideas are explored in STABLE, a group exhibition by Kath Fries, Fiona Kemp, Danica Knezevic, and Nuha Saad, who all share mutual interests in exploring both the conceptual and material qualities of their practices, working with site-responsive, experimental and embodied processes.
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Stable (pdf)
PARAMOR ART+ INNOVATION PRIZE FINALIST 2017
This artwork The Sun Cast Shadows of a Nostalgic View, was also exhibited as part of the Paramor Art + Innovation Prize. Originally launched in 2015 in memory of Wendy Paramor, one of Australia’s most loved and celebrated contemporary female artists, the prize aims to honour innovative and forward-thinking artistic practices.
MEROOGAL WOMEN’S ART PRIZE FINALIST 2016
24 September 2016 – 28 January 2017
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Nuha Saad was thrilled to be a finalist in the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2016 with her work Flock Fall. Meroogal is one of Sydney Living Museums’ 12 historic houses and museums. Once home to the Thorburn and MacGregor families, the property still overflows with their belongings, from favourite books and ornaments to furniture, photographs, diaries and journals. The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize invites artists to create works that respond to Meroogal house and its history and collection of treasures, throwing new light on the personal stories of the four generations of women who lived there.
GLITTER IS GOING UNDER 2015
Nuha Saad + Ali Noble
Airspace Projects 4 – 19 September 2015
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The original intent of our collaboration began as a mutual tension within our practices between ornament and minimalism, or ‘Ornaminimalism’. We aimed for reductive abundance and discovered decorative reduction. Certainly not Rococco and definitely not Minimalism. (Ali Noble 2015)
EXHIBITION ESSAY
Gliiter is Going Under! (pdf)
By Ali Noble
reSATURATEryb
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery 1 November – 6 December 2014
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Artists: Julia Davis, Lisa Jones, Stephen Little, Tom Loveday, Jonny Niesche, Nuha Saad, Nike Savvas and Mark Titmarsh
Curator: Nicholas Tsoutas
reSATURATEryb, a group exhibition exploring the relationship between coloured objects and coloured spaces…the curator, Nicholas Tsoutas, has selected the three main exhibition spaces in the gallery to each correspond to the Modernist or Bauhaus division of colour into primaries: red, yellow and blue. Rather than a simply being a technical aspect of art, colour is revealed as an active critical device in the production and reception of contemporary art. reSATURATEryb, claims a spatial impact for saturated colour, freeing the colour from the surfaces of the room and allowing it to be in the space and not simply on the surfaces that define the space.
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
reSATURATEryb (pdf)
By Nicholas Tsoutas
THE NECESSITY OF ORNAMENT
James Dorahy Project Space Sydney 6 September – 2 October 2011
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Nuha Saad’s new exhibition continues her playful investigations into colour and form. Saad works in between assemblage, painting and sculpture, combining ready‐made objects and colour in inventive configurations. Saad is drawn to objects with only half‐formed associations, not quite hand‐made, not quite mass manufactured, simultaneously open and resistant to manipulation…Saad singles out these elements that despite their ornamental intent are often overlooked, absorbed into the architecture and rarely distinguished by colour. Through cutting, arrangement and colour, the dormant beauty and sensuality of a turned timber finial or a moulded cornice come to life. And so do their buried narratives. (Dr Jacqueline Millner).
EXHIBITION ESSAY
The Necessity of Ornament (pdf)
By Dr Jacqueline Millner, Associate Prof. La Trobe University, Melbourne.
VELVET NOSTALGIA – WOOLLAHRA SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE (FINALIST) 2010
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MEDIA
The (sydney) magazine – issue no. 101 / September 2011, Pick of the Month (Art)
By Michael Fitzgerald, Editor Art Monthly
There is a shy beauty with the work of Nuha Saad that melts before our eyes. At first we are lured by the pastel patterns her jigsaw puzzle-like sculptures make. Then we notice the individual pieces are old architectural remnants, such as dowels, finials and mouldings, and an emotional trip switch is triggered – evoked in such works as Velvet Nostalgia (2010) – which gradually brings these wonderfully introverted sculptures out of their shells.
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In Velvet Nostalgia (2010), Nuha Saad has created a poignant work through the striking contrast of sinuous, pastel balusters and a bright column of button‐like forms. The contrast creates what could be a dialogue between the almost‐there, diaphanous nature of memory, and the concrete insouciance of childhood. While here the architectural elements take on a figurative quality, the formal questions of the relationship between colour, form and narrative are still centre stage. (Dr Jacqueline Millner, Associate Prof. La Trobe University, Melbourne).
IMAGINED CONSTELLATIONS
James Dorahy Project Space Sydney 29 September – 18 October 2009
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MEDIA
Concrete Playground Nuha Saad: Imagined Constellations
By Genevieve O’Callaghan
James Dorahy Project Space presents Nuha Saad: Imagined Constellations. Saad is interested in form and colour, order and repetition. Continually interrogating domestic space, the Sydney-based artist’s past work has incorporated the finer details of the home, like cornices and skirting boards, commenting on the trimmings we add to the necessities. Imagined Constellations features a series of wooden blocks, some painted, some not. The poetry is in their constellation – patterns and forms emerge from Saad’s placement of the pieces, and also from the wood itself. The cross section of the wood is like a thumbprint, at once individual and universal. As the title suggests, the arrangement of the forms here are guides to something greater in our universe.
ARTSPACE 24/25 : TWENTY FOUR ONE HOUR EXHIBITIONS
Artspace Sydney 1 – 2 November 2008
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Artists: Jim Allen, Brook Andrew, Denis Beaubois, Mark Brown, Katthy Cavaliere, Domenico de Clario, Julian Dashper, Elizabeth Day, Richard Dunn, Mikala Dwyer, Deej Fabyc, Matthys Gerber, Joan Grounds, The Kingpins, Derek Kreckler, Wade Marynowsky, Mike Parr, Eugenia Raskopoulos, r e a, Julie Rrap, Nuha Saad, Jill Scott, George Tillianakis, and Mark Titmarsh
Curator: Blair French
Twenty-four one-hour exhibitions. Twenty-five years of Artspace. Twenty-four artists presented one-hour solo exhibition projects. Accumulatively Artspace 24/25 provided an opportunity to engage with a diversity of contemporary practices – installation, performance, moving image, sculpture, photography, new media and painting. In keeping with twenty-five years of commitment to artistic experimentation, Artspace 24/25 treated the gallery as an active working space, a place in which artists think, intuit, experiment and make.
MEDIA
Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet 38.1 2009 24 Exhibitions for 25 years (pdf)
By Bruce Barber
THE NEW CITY BEAUTIFUL PROJECT
James Dorahy Project Space 11 – 30 September 2007
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Nuha Saad explores the relationship between architecture and space in relation to contemporary theories surrounding abstraction and sculpture. Her highly coloured works painted in complex secondary and tertiary colour schemes investigate the inter-relationships between space and form, colour and ornamentation. She works in a poetic and speculative way while engaging with discourses of abstraction, aesthetics, memory and identity.
HARDWARE
University of Technology Sydney Gallery 11 September – 13 October 2006
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Artists: Paul Donald, John Nicholson, Nuha Saad, Huseyin Sami, Mimi Tong, Mark Titmarsh
Exhibition cordinated by Nuha Saad
Hardware brings together six Sydney artists working in the junction between sculpture and painting. These artists consider the relationship between the physical matter that forms a work, and the ‘matter’ (or idea) that informs it. Hardware investigates the role of materiality in the process of art making and tests the limits of what can be called painting.
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Hardware (pdf)
Essay by Mark Titmarsh, Lecturer, School of Design University of Technology Sydney
Patterned Space
Esa Jaske Galleries Chippendale, 17 May to 1 June 2 2006
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She is a pattern of domestic virtues, whilst wielding drop-saw and nail gun. Of being good and causing damage with a router, railing against the same. These are tendencies executed upon the surface of wood, carpet, wallpaper, cloth etc – you know the drill; the daily, alkaline grind now, here, as coloured shapes with an outrageous hue here and there. Incongruous and formed, this is sculpture as practiced audaciously and painterly. She knows the orbital of making things and the consequences of new forms within fields of view and, so it is, here, her persistent, exacting and occasionally exorbitant blade transposes domestic sense-impressions and restrained architectural practice to form Patterned Space. (Daniel Grafton)
A DIFFERENT GROUP
Gitte Weise Gallery 28 July – 28 August 2004
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Artists: included Paul Donald, Sarah Robson, Nuha Saad, Sherna Teperson
Curators: Gitte Weise and Alexie Glass-Kantor
INTERSECTING GEOMETRIES
Nuha Saad + Mimi Tong
Artspace Sydney 3 to 26 March 2005
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Nuha Saad and Mimi Tong are artists who normally work independently, and are here working together for the first time. They share an interest in architecture or building details, or at least what can happen in or be made to happen to spaces. (Professor Richard Dunn)
EXHIBITION ESSAY
Nuha Saad + Mimi Tong: Intersecting Geometries (pdf)
By Professor Richard Dunn
MEDIA
Art Monthly May 2006. Shapes of inhabitation: Painting in the Expanded Field (pdf)
By Mark Titmarsh, Lecturer, School of Design University of Technology Sydney
SEDAN ACE
Nuha Saad + Kay Wood
Room 35 @ Gitte Weise Gallery, 31 January – 3 March 3 2001
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This work was part of the Sedan Ace project of Nuha Saad and Kay Wood.
MNCBM
Artspace Sydney 2 November – 20 December 2000
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Artists: Mimi Tong, Nuha Saad, Carmen Soraya, Beata Geyer and Monika Tichacek
Curator: Nicholas Tsoutas and Jacqueline Phillips
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
MNCBN Catalogue Fluid Geometries (pdf)
Essay by Tanya Peterson
GRAVITY FAILS
First Draft Gallery, Sydney August 2 – August 12 2000
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Artists: Beata Geyer, Nuha Saad, Yvette Linton Smith, Kay Wood
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Stopping by the Colour Wheel (A Fabulation of Three Artists) 2021, Nuha Saad, Sherna Teperson and Elefteria Vlavianos Installation View. Image credit: Docqment.


The three artists in the exhibition, Nuha Saad, Sherna Teperson and Elefteria Vlavianos, delight in exploring the vibrational and sensate relationships between their works. They play with the syntax and colour relationships arising through both considered juxtaposition and play, revealing surprising relationships between colour and form, as they also consider the material and immaterial porous boundaries within the exhibition.

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RAVENSWOOD AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S ART PRIZE 2021
Sydney NSW May 2021


Nuha Saad was excited to be chosen as a finalist in the The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2021 with her sculpture Ornamental Fancies III. The Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia.

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2020 EXHIBITIONS + PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY PRESENTS 2020
October 1 to 31, 2020


Nuha Saad was delighted to exhibit her sculpture Ornamental Fancies III, 2020 with Galerie Pompom at Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020, an experiential, bespoke digital art initiative that aims to support the arts community.


THE HOME
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Sydney NSW August 29 to November 8 2020


THE HOME is an exhibition of contemporary works that celebrate suburbia and the home.

Artists: Catherine O’ Donnell, Christopher Zanko, Kevin Mckay, Lucy O’Doherty, Nuha Saad,Tracey Clement
Curator: Carrie Kibbler
Exhibition Dates: August 29 – November 8 2020


GALLERIE POMPOM REPRESENTATION


Nuha Saad is thrilled to announce she is now represented by Galerie Pompom in Sydney and will have a solo exhibition with the gallery in 2021.

MEDIA
Art Collector Nuha Saad Joins Gallery Pompom
By Emma Pham


KALEIDOSCOPE JODY KAHLON + NUHA SAAD
1066 Glenhuntley Rd, Glenhuntley Melbourne VIC


KALEIDOSCOPE is a creative collaboration between Melbourne fashion designer Jody Kahlon and Sydney artist Nuha Saad. Together they have created a bold theatrical work, where fashion meets sculpture, colour and optimism!

MEDIA RELEASE
Jody Kahlon X Nuha Saad Collaboration Media Release (pdf)


TOM BASS SCULPTURE PRIZE 2020
Juniper Hall Paddington Sydney NSW 6 – 20 March 2020


Nuha Saad was selected as a finalist in the Tom Bass sculpture prize, the exhibition was held at Juniper Hall Paddington 6 – 20 March 2020.

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