NUHA SAAD

Lives and works in Sydney

EDUCATION

1999

MVA, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1991

Graduate Diploma Education, University of Sydney

1988

BVA, City Art Institute (now UNSW Art and Design)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Since 2002)

2019

Ornamental Fancies, Galerie pompom Sydney

2018

Then and Now, Articulate Project Space Sydney (with Michele Beevors)

2015

Glitter is going under!, AirSpace Projects, Sydney (with Ali Noble)

2011

The Necessity of Ornament, James Dorahy Project Space

2009

Imagined Constellations, James Dorahy Project Space

2007

The New City Beautiful, James Dorahy Project Space

2006

Patterned Space, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney

2005

Intersecting Geometries, Artspace, Sydney (with Mimi Tong)

2004

Lines of Incidence, MOP Gallery, Sydney

2003

Ripple with Blue Stripes, Gallery 4A, Sydney
Ripple with Green Stripes, MOP Projects, Sydney

2002

Sedan Ace +, Room 35, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney (with Kay Wood)
Sedan Ace Annex, Scott Donovan Gallery (with Kay Wood)
Green Lake, Scots Church, Sydney (with Jonathan Jones)

AWARDS/ COMMISSIONS AND GRANTS (Since 2003)

2020

Public Art Commission for City of Sydney and Amara Living (Upcoming)

2019

Finalist Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Melbourne
Public Art Commission Rosebery City of Sydney and Meriton Group

2018

Public Art Commission The New City Beautiful II Rosebery Ave Rosebery Sydney Green Square for City of
Sydney and Meriton Group

2017

Public Art Commission, ArtMoves 2017
Public Art Commission The New City Beautiful I Rothschild Ave Rosebery, for City of Sydney and Meriton Group
Public Art Commission, Marrickville High School
Finalist Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

2016

Public Art Commission Wulaba Park – Green Square for City of Sydney and Meriton Group
Public Art Commission Dalmeny Avenue Child Care Centre – Public Art Commission for City of Sydney and
Meriton Group
Finalist Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Sydney Living Museums

2012

Finalist Blake Prize, Director’s Cut

2010

Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Finalist RBS Emerging Art Award

2009

Public Art Commission, Jubilee Square, City of Sydney

2007

Skippedy Skip Fence Glebe, City of Sydney

2005

NSW Ministry for the Arts Gunnery Artist Studio, Sydney

2004

Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Finalist Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award
Finalist ABN AMRO Artists Award

2003

Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Since 2002)

2018

Fabstraction, Flinders Street Gallery Sydney
Breathing Colours, Vandal Gallery Sydney

2017

1717 Painting/Not Painting, Galerie pompom
Our House, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

2016

Stable, Articulate Project Space
Grey Area, AirSpace Projects

2015

Openings, AirSpace Projects, Sydney

2014

Domesticated, Articulate, Sydney
reSATURATEryb, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
The Democracy of Drawing 2, AirSpace Projects, Marrickville Sydney

2013

Intra-Sections, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
MOST, Garage Yard Installations, Marrickville Garage
Goodnight, Peloton Gallery, Sydney

2012

Saturate: Part of the Research Project Alchemy, Sydney College of the Arts
Yellow House Pop-Up, Sydney
Melbourne Art Fair, James Dorahy Project Space
Six Years of Projects 2006 – 2012 (Part I), James Dorahy Project Space
Mountains and Valleys, James Dorahy Project Space

2011

Lit-up like a Christmas tree VI, James Dorahy Project Space
Fifth, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Colouring in (my world 2.0), James Dorahy Project Space

2010

Lit-up like a Christmas tree V, James Dorahy Project Space
Fourth, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Colouring in (Material), James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney

2009

Lit-up like a Christmas tree IV, James Dorahy Project Space
Three, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Colouring in (Paper), James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney

2008

Lit-up like a Christmas tree III, James Dorahy Project Space
Artspace 24/25, Artspace, Sydney
9 Shades of White, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Colouring In (Sculpture), James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney

2007

Our Lucky Country (Still Different), Hazlehurst Regional Gallery
Lit-Up like a Christmas tree II, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Contemporary Collection Benefactors, Art Gallery of NSW
First Anniversary (Paper), James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Colouring the Landscape, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Funeral Songs, MOP Projects, Sydney

2006

Hardware, University of Technology Sydney Gallery
Lit-Up like a Christmas tree I, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
Our Lucky Country (Difference), Hazlehurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
Lucky 7, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
We Are Australian Too, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Eldorado, Downtown Artspace, Adelaide
Post-it, Peloton Gallery, Sydney
Cones of Zontact, Loose Projects, Sydney

2005

Room 35 Turns 8, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney
Material Girls and Boys, Deloitte Corporate Offices

2004

A Different Group, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney
ABN AMRO Artists Award Selection 4
Glacier, Touring exhibition to Benalla Art Gallery Victoria, Newcastle Regional Gallery NSW,
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum and Bond University Art Gallery
Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Melbourne

2003

MOP, MOP Projects, Sydney
Ripple with Blue Stripes, Gallery 4A Sydney

2002

Blue Lotus Section 4, First Draft Gallery
Penthouse and Pavement, Melbourne
1,2,3,4,4, Fanzine Sydney

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Since 2007)

2019

Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Editor), MOP PROJECTS: 2003-2016.

2018

Judd, Craig. Then and Now, Artlink, November 9 2018
Laura Sullivan. Public art branches out, Inner West Courier Tues Nov 13, 2018, pg 25.
Vibrant Marrickville High School, The Daily Telegraph, Nov 13, 2018.
Murray, Elicia. The ’10-minutes-to-everywhere’ suburb: Why Waterloo has become one of Sydney’s newest
hotspots, Domain, August 31 2018
Echternach, Erika. REVIEW: Vandal Gallery’s – Breathing Colours, June 22 2018.

2017

Loughnan, Melissa.The persistence of painting, 1717 PAINTING/NOT PAINTING Exhibition Essay, Galerie
pompom
Bratovich, Rita. 1717 Painting/not painting, November 28, 2017
Webster, Michelle. KENSINGTON ARTWORK A FEAST FOR THE EYES, December 4 2017
Curtis, Helen. Town of East Fremantle’s Public Art Strategy
ArtMoves for Transport for NSW, ArtMoves Tomorrow’s Sydney
Broadsheet, Kensington and Kingsford’s Bright Transformation, July 31 2017
Randwick City Council, Show stopping street ArtMoves to the South East, July 26 2017

2016

Sydney City News, Wulaba Park, City of Sydney, May 2016
Tan, Monica. Ten of the best Australian playgrounds – in pictures, The Guardian, April 14
Wulaba Park Launch, Green Square Public Art Projects, City of Sydney, April 10
City Art Sydney Wulaba Park Fun field http://www.cityartsydney.com.au/artwork/fun-field/
Landzine, Wulaba Park
Mirandi, Maria. Small is beautiful: artist-run collectives count, but they’re facing death by a thousand cuts, The
Conversation, March 30.

2015

Frost, Andrew. Domesticated, The Art Life

2013

Fitzgerald, Michael. ‘Intra-Sections’, Open Gallery, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 31, pg. 12.
Carsley Gary. ‘Mostly Oracular Presentations’, Ten out of Ten Catalogue, MOP Projects, Mar 13.

2011

Fitzgerald, Michael. ‘NUHA SAAD, the (Sydney) magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Issue, 101/September 2011
p.105.
Millner, Jacqueline. ‘The Necessity of Ornament’, Exhibition Catalogue Essay.

2009

Keehan, Reuben. Editor. Column 3, Artspace Publication.
Barber, Bruce. ’24 exhibitions for 25 years’, Contemporary Visual Art + Culture Broadsheet 38 1 2009.
Finnegan, Anne. Artspace 24/25: A quarter-century sampler, RealTime Arts Issue 89.

2008

Lam, Christine. ‘Glebe School Fence’, Public Art Journal 1.
Kemp, Emma. ‘New Fence for Happy Feet’, Alternative Media Group, November 13, Issue 137, p. 3.
Sansom, Marie. ‘Remembering the Days in the Glebe School Yard”, The Glebe, November 7, p. 3.
Johnston, Isabel. Young, Restless, The Art Life

2007

Millner, Dr Jacqueline. Symposium: Expanded Painting. The Spatialisation of Painting and the Proper Name of
Installation Art, Artspace, November.
Millner, Dr Jacqueline. ‘Our Lucky Country (Still Different)’, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue
(Extract).
Australia Council for the Arts. Beyond Region: Public Galleries in NSW.
Dunn, Richard. ‘Nuha Saad & Mimi Tong: Intersecting Geometries’, Artspace Projects 2005.
Walton, Natalie. ‘Yes, You Can Buy Art’, Real Living Magazine, June, p. 94-98.
Smith, Leesa. ‘School’s splash of colour’, Inner West Courier, October 16, p. 56.
Ratcliff, Felix. ‘First Anniversary (Paper)’, The Program, Triple J Radio, Art Review, July.

COLLECTIONS

Randwick City Council

City of Sydney

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Artbank

Private Collections

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