Nabilah Nordin and Nick Modrzewski searched excessive and low for an area that might perform as each a house and artwork studio. They checked out industrial warehouses and shopfronts, till a interval home in Newport (10 kilometres south-west of the Melbourne CBD) got here alongside that match all their wants completely.
The couple have been instantly impressed to make the area their very own. Their imaginative and prescient – a spot for artwork and life to converge; a testing floor to brew concepts and assume by way of prospects for future exhibitions.
‘We use each room on this home to assume by way of our concepts and experiment with sculptures, work, phrases, and sounds,’ says Nick, who works as each an artist represented by COMA, and a barrister.
Their first order of enterprise – portray the studying room partitions. ‘We wished to create a painterly gesture and motion on this room, so one of many partitions is loosely painted inexperienced, with all the comb marks displaying,’ says Nick. ‘We additionally embedded small ceramic items into this wall.’
The encompassing partitions have been additionally painted in contrasting colors, framing artworks and guide shows. ‘We wished to create the sense of a number of work inside work, in order that there is no such thing as a clear division between the artwork and the structure,’ explains Nabilah, whose artwork is represented by Neon Parc.
It’s onerous to consider it’s been solely six months since Nick and Nabilah moved into this residence, with so many artwork items made particularly for the area. Amongst them are sculptural door knobs, ‘spider egg gentle fittings’, and ‘shrunken head coat racks.’
‘Issues are at all times shifting and altering – partitions are painted and repainted and sculptures are constructed into the doorways,’ says Nick. ‘We really feel like this home is an ongoing paintings and we’re at the start of an extended technique of sculpting and portray it.’
Subsequent up, working with David Anthony at Made For and Joseph Moon at Moon Constructing Group to construct a sculpture and portray studio within the backyard!
Nabilah says, ‘We solely really feel like that is the primary chapter to the numerous altering faces of our new residence.’
Nabilah and Nick will each be displaying on the upcoming Melbourne Artwork Honest on 17-20 February 2022. Nabilah will probably be displaying with Neon Parc, and Nick with Discordia.