Product and Process

29th April to 10th June, 2023


Product and Process

Nigel Bird is an artist whose work originates from the landscape, not simply the landscape which is visible but that which is experienced through all our senses. He then translates the experience into making and says, ‘My recent work is as much to do with the process of making as it is about what I see, hear, smell, taste, feel or touch. The nature of the stimulus then informs the method of making’. Nigel makes drawings, often large and always black and white for ‘colour is a distraction’. He uses scraps of paper, wax, pencil, felt tip pen, Indian ink, charcoal, a jigsaw blade, a record player — the needle of a hypodermic syringe, which makes marks going round and round — and round.

Nigel Bird became a full-time artist in 2006 and his work hangs in hotels and private collections in France, Greece, Hong Kong, Moscow, London, Germany, Switzerland and the USA. For many years he lived and worked in the South of France but is now settled in Gillingham. It is a great pleasure to be able to show his work at The Slade Centre.

You are invited to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, 28 April 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Works from the exhibition


Reproduction on paper   42 x 59 cm



Reproduction on paper   59 x 42 cm


Circles II

Ink on paper   90 x 90 cm

Circles I

Ink on paper   90 x 90 cm

Curved Moon

Pencil on paper   95 x 65 cm

Landmarks wet and dry

Ink on paper   87 x 87 cm

Score 2

Ink on paper   100 x 65 cm

An idea not ideal

Ink on paper   101 x 91 cm


Mixed media on paper   64 x 51 cm