The Blog and Archive of artist Nicola Winstanley
A Drifters Guide to Urban Wandering

A Drifters Guide to Urban Wandering

So here it is, my first ‘product’! Brought about by my curiosity about urban spaces and my research, I have produced a pocket sized pack of cards called A Drifters Guide to Urban Wandering. They will be available to buy here from 1st Dec. Firstly, here is a little about…

#Chumbrella- The Power of the Chat

#Chumbrella- The Power of the Chat

When by chance I bumped into Sarah Nadin at the Burslem School of Art in 2008 I could never have known how important it would be. She was hanging photographs for an exhibition that my (then) boyfriend was showing at too. We did know each other loosely through our mutual friend Megan,…

The art of communication- A thought experiment

The art of communication- A thought experiment

How can I create art in the public realm that communicates clearly to it’s audience? The research project I’ve been working on over the past 2 months grew from this question and out of the anxiety that, regardless of my ability to identify what is important to people, if I can’t communicate it…

From Appearing into Being

From Appearing into Being

One of the unmistakable draws of any town or city centre is shopping, and it heavily controls how we use these public spaces (as we discovered in this previous blog post). People sometimes shop out of necessity but more interestingly people shop for pleasure. But what is at the root…