Feta Morgana – 2004, 16mm film
Over the last 20 years Nick Edwards has been focused on understanding the meaning of Landscape in contemporary art. His first exhibition in 1987 was at the SubmarineGallery in Kings X, consisted entirely of re-cycled material. Over the past 5 years he has been a participating artist with Cape Farewell, an arts organisation focused on climate change. He has been on 3 expeditions to the Arctic aboard the 100-year old Dutch schooner, The Noorderlicht. For the Cape Farewell project Nick produced a triptych of moving images, inspired by sketches of the Arctic and his fascination with the mythology of exploration. The work is displayed on 3 framed flat screen televisions and consist of long invisibly looped animation of sea and landscapes. The work has gone on to be exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Miraikan, Daiba, Tokyo, Fundacion Canal, Madrid. Recently commissioned to produce a moving image piece for the newly re-furbished Manchester Royal Infirmary, the work has been enthusiastically received and is being exhibited in London for the first time at Gallery 36 Bedford Row.