Nick Miller Studio Newsletter : Summer 2024 View in browser 


Studio Newsletter: 

Summer 2024

Greetings to all  & welcome to this very very occasional newsletter.  Please excuse any typos and gremlins in this DIY fest, the cat has taken up residence on the keyboard, and is typing at will.

I've been happily buried in the studio working, immersed in more ways than one  – in life and work. Since 2017 I've been attempting to paint the sea – a long on-going project rooted in my daily Atlantic swims. I am showing new work from this series for the first time, in the context of a large group show "The Sligo Wave" at The Model - (31st May-7th Sept 2024) which looks at the strong  association in Irish painting with Sligo – from Jack Yeats to the present day. It includes three new SEA pieces and two other historic works of mine. There is a strong line up of the young, the old and the dead!  Very much worth a summer visit to Sligo. Check  More info after 31st May.

To help fund large less commercial aspects of this work, and extend the long gestation period it seems to require me  to take on a new subject - nearly eight years so far. I am launching through my website a small, direct and evolving  STUDIO SALE of selected original smaller works on paper of a size it is easy to ship worldwide by post. Initially focusing on the SEA (Part 1) , and a few pieces from SANCTUARY (2019-24)– other small works will also be made available over time.

Meanwhile in Cork a last chance to see  the show  "A Matter of Time" wonderfully curated by Dawn Williams at the Crawford Gallery as it is coming to a close on June 3rd. It includes an important piece for me;  "Branching and fragmenting: Tikkun Olam" (2019-20) acquired for the National Collection by the Crawford Gallery from the series Still Nature shown at Art Space Gallery, London

The portrait "PH-Head"(2022) was  one of four piece acquired by the The National Gallery of Ireland from the joint exhibition with Patrick Hall Sanctuary (July 2022) at Hillsboro Fine Art, and is currently on display in the Portrait Galleries. At The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.  A few related small works are included in the  STUDIO SALE ONLINE

In June three un-exhibited works go to Beijing with Sligo's Hamilton Gallery  continuing celebrating WB Yeats day with the work of 22 artist addressing the poem Lapiz Lazuli .

And Last but not least, for those in the North West over the summer a newly re-worked painting, originally from STILL NATURE is on show in Boyle Arts Festival 17th-27th July 2024. Festival news will follow: N 

See images and details below. Feel free to share and respond if you have questions.

Best regards to all in very challenging times across our world.

Nick ( & Pussy)

The Editor

apologies for the resend of this email.. complaints from folks of dead links to the SALE and that the cat was unnamed/credited and without image : He is called Pussy...and is responsible for the mess.

The Sligo Wave

The Model | The Mall, Sligo

Fri. 31 May 2024 – Sat. 7 Sep. 2024

Tinka Bechert / Daniel Chester / Patrick Collins / Barrie Cooke / Patricia Doherty / Patrick Hall / Ronnie Hughes / Hazel McCrann / Seán McSweeney / Nick Miller / Cormac O'Leary / Andy Parsons / Emma Stroude / Cléa van der Grijn / Lorna Watkins / Jack B Yeats

Opening reception : 

Fri. 31 May 2024 @ 7pm 

see below


(Part 1)


Watercolours and small works on paper and canvas for purchase online direct from the studio and postage worldwide.

Above Image:

Sea: 12-2-18. Watercolour on Arches paper40 x 40 cm (unframed)

A Matter of Time

Last chance:  until 3 June 2024

Crawford Gallery

Emmet Place, Cork

Artists: Darren Almond, Kevin Atherton, Sara Baume, Cecily Brennan, Ursula Burke, Elaine Byrne, Gary Coyle, Dorothy Cross, Jamie Cross, Mollie Douthit, Amanda Dunsmore, Joy Gerrard, Rula Halawani, Rebecca Horn, Austin Ivers, Nick Miller, Brian O’Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, Gail Ritchie, Patrick Scott, Naomi Sex, Yinka Shonibare, Nedko Solakov, Phillip Toledano and Daphne Wright.

A Matter of Time considers temporality within a broad spectrum focusing on the human experience. 

It includes:  Branching and fragmenting: Tikkun Olam | 2019-20 | Nick Miller | Oil on Linen | 168 x 186 cm. Acquired last year for the National Collection by the Crawford Gallery. See Also STILL NATURE

At the National Gallery of Ireland

Portrait galleries, currently  on show
PH: Head
, 2022.
Oil pastel & oil paint on linen. 51 x 41 cm.
Nick Miller (b.1962) 

National Gallery of Ireland Collection

Acquired by the The National Gallery of Ireland from the 2022 exhibition Sanctuary at Hillsboro Gallery this piece is currently on display in the Portrait Galleries. 

Also on show:

Dónal Lunny, Playing (2015), Nick Miller Oil on Linen. 102 x 91 cm,  acquired in 2015

Related small works on view in ONLINE STUDIO SALE

Lapis Lazuli : Beijing, China 

June 13th _ July 4th 2024

Lapis Lazuli opens on June 13th for #YeatsDay and continues until the July 4th. At the Choi Centre - Cloud House - Jiangtai, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

There are 22 artists taking part - More information from the gallery below:

Boyle Arts Festival 

JULY 18th – 27th 2024

Exhibiting this new work: 

More: Sitting and Sleeping. 2020-23 Nick Miller, oil on linen, 102 × 92 cm is a piece for, the recent Still Nature series shown in London. This one was in the store and I reworked it in 2023. It will be featured as part of the 2024 festival – more information soon. 

Nick Miller
Rosses Point, Co Sligo

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