Nikky Morgan-Smith

The Darker Garden

September 6 - October 1 2019

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Mele Falls, Looking at The Moon, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Mele Falls, Looking at The Moon, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

122h x 144w cm

NMS007

A$ 1,950.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Raru Falls, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Raru Falls, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

90h x 120w cm

NMS012

A$ 1,200.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Blue Lagoon, Thalassophobia, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Blue Lagoon, Thalassophobia, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

115h x 150w cm

NMS003

$1800 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Ocean Garden, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Ocean Garden, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

80h x 120w cm

NMS013

A$ 1,200.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Madame Bastien’s Garden, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Madame Bastien’s Garden, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

90h x 120w cm

NMS001

A$ 1,200.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Blue Lagoon with Fire Flower, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Blue Lagoon with Fire Flower, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

90h x 120w cm

NMS023

A$ 1,200.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  What I Thought A Palm Tree Looked Like, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

What I Thought A Palm Tree Looked Like, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

50h x 40w cm

NMS002

A$ 300.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Near Shore, Tracking Roots, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Near Shore, Tracking Roots, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

70h x 60w cm

NMS004

A$ 400.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Falling Star in Pango, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Falling Star in Pango, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

120h x 90w cm

NMS005

A$ 800.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Root Tracks, Family Tree, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Root Tracks, Family Tree, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

120h x 90w cm

NMS006

A$ 1,200.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Traveller Palm, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Traveller Palm, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

60h x 60w cm

NMS008

A$ 400.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  The Window at Madame Bastien’s House, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

The Window at Madame Bastien’s House, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

30h x 30w cm

NMS009

A$ 180.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Shore Orchid, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Shore Orchid, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

30h x 30w cm

NMS010

A$ 180.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Root Track, Family Tree 2, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Root Track, Family Tree 2, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

120h x 90w cm

Framed: 120h x 90w cm

NMS011

A$ 1,200.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Meteor Shower Over Pango, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Meteor Shower Over Pango, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

90h x 60w cm

NMS014

A$ 450.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Looking at Pango From the Boat, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Looking at Pango From the Boat, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

120h x 120w cm

NMS015

A$ 1,500.00 ON HOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Gemini Sky, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Gemini Sky, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

30h x 30w cm

NMS021

A$ 180.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Hideaway Island, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Hideaway Island, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

120h x 120w cm

NMS016

A$ 1,500.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Ginger Flower, Resident Tide, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Ginger Flower, Resident Tide, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

50h x 40w cm

NMS017

A$ 300.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Ginger Flower, Double Tide, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Ginger Flower, Double Tide, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

60h x 60w cm

NMS018

A$ 400.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Ginger Flower, Ghost Tide, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Ginger Flower, Ghost Tide, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

30h x 30w cm

NMS019

A$ 180.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Ghost Orchid, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Ghost Orchid, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

50h x 40w cm

NMS020

A$ 300.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Far Shore, 2019 Artwork

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Far Shore, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon, charcoal on plywood panel

50h x 40w cm

NMS022

A$ 400.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith Solonge’s Bananas by Day, 2019  Acrylic, oil crayon on plywood panel

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Solonge’s Bananas by Day, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon on plywood panel

30h x 30w cm

NMS025

A$ 180.00

Nikky Morgan-Smith Solonge’s Bananas by Night, 2019  Acrylic, oil crayon on ply wood panel

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Solonge’s Bananas by Night, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon on ply wood panel

30h x 30w cm

NMS026

A$ 180.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith  Gemini Sky 2,

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Gemini Sky 2, 2019

Acrylic, oil crayon on plywood panel

40h x 50w cm

NMS033

A$ 300.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith High Tide, 2019  Glazed ceramic

Nikky Morgan-Smith

High Tide, 2019

Glazed ceramic

19h x 11w x 11d cm

NMS027

A$ 90.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith Red Dirt Road, 2019  Glazed ceramic

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Red Dirt Road, 2019

Glazed ceramic

32h x 8w x 8d cm

NMS028

A$ 150.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith Gemini Sky, 2019  Glazed ceramic

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Gemini Sky, 2019

Glazed ceramic

11h x 24w x 24d cm

NMS029

A$ 140.00 

Nikky Morgan-Smith Ginger Flower in Blue, 2019  Glazed ceramic

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Ginger Flower in Blue, 2019

Glazed ceramic

11h x 25w x 25d cm

NMS030

A$ 140.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith Ginger Flower, 2019  Glazed ceramic

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Ginger Flower, 2019

Glazed ceramic

10h x 28w x 28d cm

NMS031

A$ 150.00 SOLD

Nikky Morgan-Smith Into the Night, 2019  Glazed ceramic

Nikky Morgan-Smith

Into the Night, 2019

Glazed ceramic

32h x 8w x 8d cm

NMS032

A$ 150.00 SOLD

The Darker Garden is the result of an artist’s residency Nikky Morgan-Smith attended in Vanuatu at the Suzanne Bastien Foundation in April / May 2019.

As a search for identity through time, place and mark making; this body of work is a fluid and floating response to an experience of heritage, history, and landscape, both personal and communal or collective. 

The works mark a shift in Nikky’s practice; on the one hand toward landscape as a subject of depiction, and on the other, toward a more raw, open gestural mark making as an object of language or experience itself.

"The ambiguous space between the two worlds of my past and present; two paradigms of visual language colliding in representation and abstract gesture, and experiences of self and place, are all infused by the memories and raw material I gathered in Vanuatu". 

The places, plants and creatures Nikky visited during the residency all continue to occupy and inform this work in their own sometimes subtle ways. The struggle to resolve these levels of experience into an honest account as an act of language represents the context for this body of work.