Nell’s contribution to Magic Object, is an installation titled The Wake (2014-16) which includes hand-built ceramic vessels, some of which were made at Ernabella Arts in Pukatja, and emulate the Haniwa. Imbued with expressions of humour and sadness, these objects mock our mortality. 

Exhibition Dates: 27 February – 15 May 2016

Nell dark night, stars, fire, spirit dance, bison ribs, 2015-16; The Wake No. 40; branches, canvas, rubber, leather, wire, cotton, feather, acrylic paint, bondcrete, metal stool; 123.5 x 33.5 x 39 cm; object : 62.5 x 28 x 28 cm
stool : 61.1 x 33.5 x 39 cm; Enquire
Nell dark night, stars, fire, spirit dance, bison ribs, 2015-16
The Wake No. 40
branches, canvas, rubber, leather, wire, cotton, feather, acrylic paint, bondcrete, metal stool
123.5 x 33.5 x 39 cm; object : 62.5 x 28 x 28 cm stool : 61.1 x 33.5 x 39 cm
Nell go to asleep NOW Nell wake up TODAY, 2015-16; The Wake No. 16 (ERNABELLA); stoneware, underglaze, metal and wooden stool; 93 x 42 x 43 cm; object : 44.1 x 42 x 42.2 cm
stool : 49 x 32.8.31.7 cm; Enquire
Nell go to asleep NOW Nell wake up TODAY, 2015-16
The Wake No. 16 (ERNABELLA)
stoneware, underglaze, metal and wooden stool
93 x 42 x 43 cm; object : 44.1 x 42 x 42.2 cm stool : 49 x 32.8.31.7 cm
Nell NOBODY chooses where the HOLES are and nobody knows WHO I am..., 2015; The Wake No. 37; earthenware, underglaze, cobwebs, wooden stool; 140 x 38 x 45.5 cm; object: 69 x 26.5 x 30. 5 cm
stool : 71 x 38 x 45.3 cm; Enquire
Nell NOBODY chooses where the HOLES are and nobody knows WHO I am..., 2015
The Wake No. 37
earthenware, underglaze, cobwebs, wooden stool
140 x 38 x 45.5 cm; object: 69 x 26.5 x 30. 5 cm stool : 71 x 38 x 45.3 cm
Nell Tuna fella in Ernabella, 2015-16; The Wake No. 13 (ERNABELLA); stoneware, underglaze, wooden stool; 61.5 x 23 x 30 cm; object : 37.7 x 13.5 x 30 cm
stool : 23.7 x 23 x 23.2 cm; Enquire
Nell Tuna fella in Ernabella, 2015-16
The Wake No. 13 (ERNABELLA)
stoneware, underglaze, wooden stool
61.5 x 23 x 30 cm; object : 37.7 x 13.5 x 30 cm stool : 23.7 x 23 x 23.2 cm
Nell I miss you so much…, 2015; The Wake No. 32; earthenware, underglaze, glaze, decals, wooden stool; 118.5 x 35 x 34 cm; object: 58 x 38 x 30.1 cm
stool : 60.5 x 34.9 x 33 .7 cm; Enquire
Nell I miss you so much…, 2015
The Wake No. 32
earthenware, underglaze, glaze, decals, wooden stool
118.5 x 35 x 34 cm; object: 58 x 38 x 30.1 cm stool : 60.5 x 34.9 x 33 .7 cm
Nell lightDEAtH, 2015; The Wake No. 8; earthenware , underglaze, wooden stool; 83.5 x 32.5 x 32 cm; object : 39.6 x 30 x 30.1 cm
stool : 43.6 x 32.6 x 32 cm; Enquire
Nell lightDEAtH, 2015
The Wake No. 8
earthenware , underglaze, wooden stool
83.5 x 32.5 x 32 cm; object : 39.6 x 30 x 30.1 cm stool : 43.6 x 32.6 x 32 cm
Nell new kid in the ocean, 2015; The Wake No. 28; earthenware, underglaze, glaze, copper, wooden stool; 130 x 35 x 33 cm; object : 69.5 x 25 x 25cm
stool : 60.6 x 35 x 33.2 cm; Enquire
Nell new kid in the ocean, 2015
The Wake No. 28
earthenware, underglaze, glaze, copper, wooden stool
130 x 35 x 33 cm; object : 69.5 x 25 x 25cm stool : 60.6 x 35 x 33.2 cm
Nell each song starts in silence or nothing comes from nothing. TOUCH TOUCHTOUCH. the baby will never cry again, 2015; The Wake No. 5; stoneware, underglaze, metal and wooden stool; 149.5 x 31 x 31 cm; object : 81 x 27 x 27.5 cm
stool : 68.5 x 31 x 31 cm; Enquire
Nell each song starts in silence or nothing comes from nothing. TOUCH TOUCHTOUCH. the baby will never cry again, 2015
The Wake No. 5
stoneware, underglaze, metal and wooden stool
149.5 x 31 x 31 cm; object : 81 x 27 x 27.5 cm stool : 68.5 x 31 x 31 cm
Nell 3 words and good BYE, 2015-16; The Wake No. 15 (ERNABELLA); stoneware, underglaze, wooden stool; 133 x 39 x 41.5 cm; object : 56.8 x 38.8 x 41.5 cm
stool : 76 x 32.8 x 30 cm; Enquire
Nell 3 words and good BYE, 2015-16
The Wake No. 15 (ERNABELLA)
stoneware, underglaze, wooden stool
133 x 39 x 41.5 cm; object : 56.8 x 38.8 x 41.5 cm stool : 76 x 32.8 x 30 cm
Nell STAY with me in our NEXT LIFE, 2015; The Wake No. 39; earthenware, underglaze, metal and wooden stool; 116 x 34 x 34 cm; object: 54.6 x 21 x 21.6 cm
stool : 61.3 x 34.1 x 34.1 cm; Enquire
Nell STAY with me in our NEXT LIFE, 2015
The Wake No. 39
earthenware, underglaze, metal and wooden stool
116 x 34 x 34 cm; object: 54.6 x 21 x 21.6 cm stool : 61.3 x 34.1 x 34.1 cm
Nell The Loved One, 2015; The Wake No. 20; earthenware, glaze, polyurethane, pigment, wooden and metal stool; 95.5 x 34 x 33 cm; object : 34 x 21 x 21.5 cm
stool : 61.5 x 34 x 33 cm; Enquire
Nell The Loved One, 2015
The Wake No. 20
earthenware, glaze, polyurethane, pigment, wooden and metal stool
95.5 x 34 x 33 cm; object : 34 x 21 x 21.5 cm stool : 61.5 x 34 x 33 cm
Nell Cranky Pants, 2015; The Wake No. 10; concrete, acrylic paint, spray paint, The Financial Times, wooden stool; 93 x 35 x 30 cm; object :  24.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm
stool : 68.4 x 35 x 30 cm; Enquire
Nell Cranky Pants, 2015
The Wake No. 10
concrete, acrylic paint, spray paint, The Financial Times, wooden stool
93 x 35 x 30 cm; object : 24.6 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm stool : 68.4 x 35 x 30 cm
Nell I’m on top of the world, 2015; The Wake No. 31; concrete, acrylic paint, spray paint, The Financial Times, glitter, polyurethane, wooden stool; 111 x 36 x 36.5 cm; object#1 Bottom: 25.3 x 24.6 x 25.2 cm
object#2 Middle: 12.2 x 11.7 x 11.5 cm
object#3 Top : 5.5 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm
stool : 68.4 x 35.9 x 36.4 cm; Enquire
Nell I’m on top of the world, 2015
The Wake No. 31
concrete, acrylic paint, spray paint, The Financial Times, glitter, polyurethane, wooden stool
111 x 36 x 36.5 cm; object#1 Bottom: 25.3 x 24.6 x 25.2 cm object#2 Middle: 12.2 x 11.7 x 11.5 cm object#3 Top : 5.5 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm stool : 68.4 x 35.9 x 36.4 cm
Nell darkDEAtH, 2015; The Wake No. 2; earthenware, underglaze, wooden stool; 110 x 33.3 x 32.5 cm; object : 37.5 x 28 x 29.5 cm
stool : 72.5 x 33.3 x 32.5 cm; Enquire
Nell darkDEAtH, 2015
The Wake No. 2
earthenware, underglaze, wooden stool
110 x 33.3 x 32.5 cm; object : 37.5 x 28 x 29.5 cm stool : 72.5 x 33.3 x 32.5 cm
Nell Beauty School Drop-out, 2015; The Wake No. 19; stoneware, enamel paint, cockatoo and tawny frogmouth owl feathers, metal stool; 126 x 30 x 40 cm; object : 24 x 25 x 26 cm
object with feathers : 43.5 x 43. 5 x 36 cm
stool : 75.3 x 30.1 x 30 cm; Enquire
Nell Beauty School Drop-out, 2015
The Wake No. 19
stoneware, enamel paint, cockatoo and tawny frogmouth owl feathers, metal stool
126 x 30 x 40 cm; object : 24 x 25 x 26 cm object with feathers : 43.5 x 43. 5 x 36 cm stool : 75.3 x 30.1 x 30 cm
Nell He looks rather like me, 2015; The Wake No. 33; concrete, acrylic paint, polyurethane, feather, wooden stool; 82 x 32.5 x 30.5 cm; object: 30.5 x 25.6 x 26 cm
stool : 43 x 32.6 x 30.4 cm; Enquire
Nell He looks rather like me, 2015
The Wake No. 33
concrete, acrylic paint, polyurethane, feather, wooden stool
82 x 32.5 x 30.5 cm; object: 30.5 x 25.6 x 26 cm stool : 43 x 32.6 x 30.4 cm
Nell My name is red, 2015; The Wake No. 24; earthenware, glazes, enamel paint, raffia pompom, wooden stool; 110 x 32 x 34 cm; object : 60.2 x 22.4 x 34.2 cm
stool : 50.7 x 36.1 x 34 cm; Enquire
Nell My name is red, 2015
The Wake No. 24
earthenware, glazes, enamel paint, raffia pompom, wooden stool
110 x 32 x 34 cm; object : 60.2 x 22.4 x 34.2 cm stool : 50.7 x 36.1 x 34 cm
Nell The bitch of deathlessness, 2015; The Wake No. 38; concrete, oxide, acrylic paint, natural pearls, metal and wooden stool; 92 x 35 x 33.5 cm; object: 30.5 x 26.4 x 25.6 cm
stool : 61.4 x 34.3 x 33.4cm; Enquire
Nell The bitch of deathlessness, 2015
The Wake No. 38
concrete, oxide, acrylic paint, natural pearls, metal and wooden stool
92 x 35 x 33.5 cm; object: 30.5 x 26.4 x 25.6 cm stool : 61.4 x 34.3 x 33.4cm
Nell guys with beards have big hearts, 2015-16; The Wake No. 14 (ERNABELLA); stoneware, metal and wooden stool; 82.5 x 34.5 x 34.5 cm; object : 36.7 x 16.7 x 15.5 cm
stool : 45.8 x 34.6 x 34.6 cm; Enquire
Nell guys with beards have big hearts, 2015-16
The Wake No. 14 (ERNABELLA)
stoneware, metal and wooden stool
82.5 x 34.5 x 34.5 cm; object : 36.7 x 16.7 x 15.5 cm stool : 45.8 x 34.6 x 34.6 cm
Nell Over time best friends dry out like flowers, 2014-15; The Wake No. 1; stoneware, glaze, dried flowers, metal stool; 123 x 60 x 60 cm; object : 25.5 x 24.5 x 24 cm; stool : 66.5 x 35 x 35 cm; Enquire
Nell Over time best friends dry out like flowers, 2014-15
The Wake No. 1
stoneware, glaze, dried flowers, metal stool
123 x 60 x 60 cm; object : 25.5 x 24.5 x 24 cm; stool : 66.5 x 35 x 35 cm
Nell History is Now, 2014-15; The Wake No. 11; stoneware, glaze, enamel paint, wooden stool; 57 x 20 x 33.5 cm; object 1 :  34 x 18 x 17.2 cm 
object 2 : 30.5 x 15 x 15 cm
stool : 23.2 x 20 x 29.2 cm; Enquire
Nell History is Now, 2014-15
The Wake No. 11
stoneware, glaze, enamel paint, wooden stool
57 x 20 x 33.5 cm; object 1 : 34 x 18 x 17.2 cm object 2 : 30.5 x 15 x 15 cm stool : 23.2 x 20 x 29.2 cm
Nell You know who I am, 2014-15; The Wake No. 6; from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016; stoneware, acrylic paint, silver leaf, varnish, polyurethane, metal and wooden stool; 96.5 x 34.5 x 33 cm; object : 35 x 28 x 27.5 cm
stool : 61.3 x 34.5 x 33 cm; Enquire
Nell You know who I am, 2014-15
The Wake No. 6
from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016
stoneware, acrylic paint, silver leaf, varnish, polyurethane, metal and wooden stool
96.5 x 34.5 x 33 cm; object : 35 x 28 x 27.5 cm stool : 61.3 x 34.5 x 33 cm
Nell Igloo, 2014-15; The Wake No. 26; from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016; stoneware, glaze, wooden stool; 68 x 35.5 x 32 cm; object : 18.7 x 34.3 x 27.3 cm
stool : 48.7 x 35.5 x 31.3 cm; Enquire
Nell Igloo, 2014-15
The Wake No. 26
from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016
stoneware, glaze, wooden stool
68 x 35.5 x 32 cm; object : 18.7 x 34.3 x 27.3 cm stool : 48.7 x 35.5 x 31.3 cm
Nell A passing form, 2014-15; The Wake No. 23; from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016; stoneware, glaze, wooden stool; 116 x 35 x 35 cm; object : 56 x 28.2 x 29.7 cm
stool : 59.7 x 35 x 35 cm; Enquire
Nell A passing form, 2014-15
The Wake No. 23
from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016
stoneware, glaze, wooden stool
116 x 35 x 35 cm; object : 56 x 28.2 x 29.7 cm stool : 59.7 x 35 x 35 cm
Nell THE END, 2014-15; The Wake No. 3; from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016; stoneware, acrylic paint, polyurethane, wood; 63 x 23 x 28.5 cm; object : 49 x 17 x 17.8cm
wooden block : 14 x 29 x 28.5cm; Enquire
Nell THE END, 2014-15
The Wake No. 3
from the series Adelaide Biennale 2016
stoneware, acrylic paint, polyurethane, wood
63 x 23 x 28.5 cm; object : 49 x 17 x 17.8cm wooden block : 14 x 29 x 28.5cm
Nell A lover from a past life, 2015; The Wake No. 21; earthenware , underglaze, glaze, magpie feathers, metal stool; 126 x 30 x 30 cm; object : 36.5 x 17.6 x 17.5 cm
object with feathers : 51.3 x 24.3 x 40 cm
stool : 74.7 x 30 x 30 cm; Enquire
Nell A lover from a past life, 2015
The Wake No. 21
earthenware , underglaze, glaze, magpie feathers, metal stool
126 x 30 x 30 cm; object : 36.5 x 17.6 x 17.5 cm object with feathers : 51.3 x 24.3 x 40 cm stool : 74.7 x 30 x 30 cm
Nell face to the sun, 2014-15; The Wake No.41; Vietnamese straw hat, newspaper, silver duct tape, ribbon, wool; 41 x 43 x 18.5 cm; Enquire
Nell face to the sun, 2014-15
The Wake No.41
Vietnamese straw hat, newspaper, silver duct tape, ribbon, wool
41 x 43 x 18.5 cm
Nell The Wake, 2014-15; stoneware, earthenware, concrete, bronze, glass, underglaze, glaze, polyurethane, varnish, acrylic paint, enamel paint, spray paint, fabric paint, pigment, varnish, oxide, bondcrete, decals, silver leaf, gold leaf, copper, glitter, wood, branches,; dimensions variable; Enquire
Nell The Wake, 2014-15
stoneware, earthenware, concrete, bronze, glass, underglaze, glaze, polyurethane, varnish, acrylic paint, enamel paint, spray paint, fabric paint, pigment, varnish, oxide, bondcrete, decals, silver leaf, gold leaf, copper, glitter, wood, branches,
dimensions variable