Born 1946. Studied at Hornsey College of Art, 1964-65; Edinburgh School of Art, Drawing and Painting 1965-69 and St Martins School of Art post graduate film-making 1970-1. From 1969-70 she ran the gallery at the New Arts Lab, London and was cinema programmer at the London Film Maker’s Co-op in 1974, 1976-77 and 1992/3. Nicolson is a founder member of Circles – Women’s Film in Distribution, 1979, Editorial contributor for Musics magazine 1976-79, co-editor and publisher, Readings magazine 1977. She was awarded the John Brinkley Fellowship at Norwich School of Art, 1980-81. She has been a part-time and visiting lecturer at art colleges including; Cheltenham, Chelsea, Falmouth, Ravensbourne, Glasgow, Wolverhampton and St Martins, London.
Her film works and performances have been seen at museums and galleries nationally and internationally and her artworks have been widely exhibited, from the London Film-makers Co-op and the Acme Gallery, London to the Stedelijk, Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna. Her work is in the collection of the Belgian National Film Archive, British Film Institute, Canterbury University, Women Artists’ Slide Library, her artists book ‘Escaping Notice’ is the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum.
‘Annabel Nicolson,’ Lux Online, 2005. https://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/annabel_nicolson/index.html
*1976 Arte Inglese Oggi, Milan.
*1978 Escaping Notice, Palazzo Reale, Milan.
*1980 Camera Incantate, Palazzo Reale, Milan.
*1980 A Room of One’s Own, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
*1981 Concerning Ourselves, Norwich School of Art, Norwich.
*1982 Tents, A Quiet Place, London.
*1982 Reflections, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth,
*1983 Women’s Work in Fibres and Textiles, Battersea Arts Centre, London.
*1986 Works in Cloth, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth.
*1988 Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
*1988 Museum of the Moving Image, London.
*1988 Of the Cloth, Chelsea School of Art Gallery, London.
*1990 European City of Culture staff/student exhibition, GSA, Glasgow.
*1993 London Film Maker’s Co-Op, London.
*1994 Papermaking Exhibition, Intaglio Gallery, London.
*1994 The Nowness of Everything, Minories Gallery, Colchester.
*2000 Whitechapel Gallery, London.
*2002 Shoot Shoot Shoot, Tate Gallery, London.
*2002 Photographer’s Gallery, London.
*2002 On General Release, Norwich Gallery, Norwich.
*2003 A Century of Artists’ Films in Britain, Tate Gallery, London.
*2004 Lumiere Cinema, London.
*2004 MUMOK, Vienna.
*2016 Chelsea Space, London.
*2016 University of the Arts, London.
*2017 Raven Row, Spitalfields, London.
Films selected for screening at the following film and media festivals:
*1992 London Film Festival.
Abstract No 1
Depth of Filmed
Sky for the Bird on the Roof of my Mind
Depth of Field
Lost for Words
Out of Sigh
To the Dairy
Susan at the Hayward
Stock Exchange – Women’s Peace Action