Continuing the dazzling Mini Monographs series, these books celebrate Australia’s most captivating female artists, featuring a collection of their best loved works.


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A new series of monographs on Australian female artists, selected with series editor Natalie King, curator and Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts. These books are compact yet perfectly formed. They comprise 96 pages of the artist’s favourite works – designed for optimum visual impact and to reach anyone who is inspired by art and beauty.

The extra frisson for these titles comes in the introduction. For each monograph, one luminary from another field will write a personal, powerful essay of 1200 words. It could be an ode to one particular painting; it could be a parallel narrative inspired by themes in the artist’s work.

Additional information

Weight 378 g
Dimensions 17.1 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 28 July 2020
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17.1 x 20.9 cm
Weight 378 g

Nell is a Sydney-based artist with a practice that spans performance, installation, video, painting and sculpture. Born in Maitland, NSW, Nell studied under Lindy Lee at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney (1995); with Joan Jonas and John Baldessari at the University of California, Los Angeles (1996); and with Annette Messager at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2006). She has undertaken residencies at the British School at Rome; with Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; at the Australian National University, Canberra; and at Artspace, Sydney.

Nell's work has featured in more than 250 exhibitions worldwide, including Primavera 1999, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Theatre of the World, MONA, Hobart, and la maison rouge, Paris; and Magic Object, The Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia. Her solo exhibitions include BLACK 'n' WHITE, PS Project Space, Amsterdam; NE/LL, Shepparton
Art Museum, Shepparton, VIC; and Home Town Girl Has Wet Dream, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW. Nell won the University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize in 2013.

Instagram: @nellartist