Nella Casson
The Canadian Installation, Ice Box 2020 (portion of a 16ft long moving tapestry made from Nuno felt and embroidery by Nell and Marion Casson)

We are pleased to announce that Nella Casson is one of the recipients of our 2020 Public Art grants! We will provide Nell a professional artist’s fee as she creates a new installation titled Looking Out – Looking Up to fill an empty Picton storefront window from June – August 2020 (next door to Coriander Girl).

Nell is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in textiles, illustration, woodworking and mixed media sculpture. In recent years, she has created numerous immersive installations exhibited in Prince Edward County; interactive works that aim to surprise and delight viewers of all ages. Her installations have been exhibited as part of the DiscARTed art show, Firelight Lantern Festival, and ICE BOX, a public art festival in Picton produced by The Department of Illumination. Her ICE BOX installations have been immersive works featuring large embroidered pieces and hands-on play areas.

Most recently, Nellawas commissioned by the Picton Business Improvement Association to create a series of posters to encourage residents to shop safe & shop local during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nell holds an Art & Art History Degree, Honours from the University of Toronto.

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