• A collection of ten illustrations covering a variety of themes

      McNaney, Nicki; Levesley, Richard; Poynton, Stuart; University of Derby (2014-09)
      Exhibited at the Off Register Print Exhibition and the Wirksworth Festival. Artists from the wooden dog press collective exhibited artwork at the festival. The Wirksworth Festival aims to reach and create new audiences for contemporary visual art and encourage opportunities for participation and critical debate. The Festival makes a positive contribution to the community and economy of the area and is a key player in the artistic and cultural life of the region.
    • Curious apothecary.

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (14/10/2017)
      A artist book Curious Apothecary is published within in a Artist Book "Prescriptions " as part of a wider research project on artists’ books and the medical humanities, organised by the University of Kent and the University of New England (Maine Women Writers Collection), and supported by the Wellcome Trust. The book explores the role book arts can play in raising awareness of the richness and value of live accounts of illness.
    • Curious Apothecary; A screen-printed artists publication

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2015-06)
      After interviewing the archivist and investigating the historical apothecary ephemera found at the Thackery medical museum in Leeds, I created a number of individual illustrated responses to the information discovered to record and comment on the unusual medical practices of the 18thcentury. The work invites the viewer to create their own interpretation of the curious nature of the medical practices that took place in the 18th century and challenges the traditional processes of illustration through printmaking, while exploring its application in a more contemporary artists book format.
    • Curious Apothecary; An artists publication

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2016-09)
      “Prescriptions” was a juried exhibition of book art to supplement Martha Hall’s exhibition of works as part of Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities symposium and workshop. The symposium, which launched Prescriptions, explored connections between artists' books, health/illness and medicine from interdisciplinary perspectives. The publication “Curious Apothecary” invites the viewer to create their own interpretation of the curious nature of the medical practices that took place in the 18th century and challenges the traditional processes of illustration through printmaking, while exploring its application in a more contemporary artists book format.
    • Hand on heart

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (29/09/2017)
      An Illustration created for Rankin Photography Studio, to promote British Heart Foundation, “World Heart Day” An international art project with creatives from around the world, to raise awareness of the global fight against heart disease through the use of social media.
    • Head space and Dark days.

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Broken Grey Wires, 26/02/2018)
      Broken Grey Wires is an ongoing investigation into art and mental health by developing a dialogue with leading contemporary artists. Two screen-printed illustrations,Head Space and Dark Days are included in an artist book Psycho published by Broken Grey Wires.
    • Homemaker

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Surface Gallery, 2016-01)
      The postcard was exhibited at the The International Postcard Show,Surface Gallery, Nottingham.The postcard exhibition featured hundreds of original artworks in a wide range of media by established artists, from all over the world. The postcard was created using traditional drawing and screen-printed media based around an old mid -century cupboard and its contents.
    • Homestead

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Highlights, 2016)
      The artist book was exhibited at the Contemporary Artists’ PAGES, Book Fair, The Tetley, Leeds & in a touring exhibition of paper-cut and artist’s books in Cumbria and Northumbria. The book was published in conjunction with an artist book project created for the third year illustration student cohort and was used as an example for learning and teaching.
    • Jane Eyre's Arrival at Thornfield Hall: Illustration of Jane Eyre’ arrival at Thornfield Hall

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2014-06)
      The illustration was awarded first prize in the illustration section of the Brontë Society creative competition. The print submitted for the Brontë creative competition investigated and examined the use of hand drawn elements in a predominantly photographic printing process and how this might be developed and disseminated to the design student cohort through my teaching using the photogravure method of creating mark-making. The work has been viewed at local, national and international levels by those interested in the works of the Bronte’s and the research could potentially give a greater understanding of the history and literature of the Bronte’s to general art enthusiasts and a wider public audience. Also published in Bronte Studies January 2015 40 (1)
    • The long commute

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2015-11)
      The Long Commute , is a screen-printed illustration submitted for the,‘Tales of the City' Cheltenham Illustration Awards, University of Gloucestershire. This work was inspired by the journey taken each morning from the country to the city and the differing experiences encountered along the way.
    • Matrimony, The Fall and A Moment in Time.

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2018-01)
      Drawings inspired by the nomadic German artist Martin Kippenberger’s Hotel Drawings and created for the Art on Hotel Note Paper exhibition, Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe,Lincolnshire.
    • Medical Ephemera; A series of six screen-printed illustrations

      McNaney, Nicki; Allanson-Smith, Tracy; University of Derby (2015-03)
    • Mermaids are always welcome

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (The Tetley, 2017-03)
      Screen-printed Artists Book exhibited at the Contemporary Artists’ PAGES, Book Fair, The Tetley, Leeds.
    • Night Circus

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Oriel Davies Gallery, 2016-10)
      “Night Circus” (Screen-printed Artists Book) exhibited in the Imaginary worlds exhibition. Imaginary Worlds was an exhibition of artworks by 52 illustration and book artists from Wales, other parts of the UK, Europe and Australia.
    • Night Circus; An artists publication

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2015-10)
      The Sheffield 5th International Artist’s Book Prize and exhibition showcased over 200 books selected from nearly 400 individual entries coming from 42 different countries. The publication was developed to explore my use of narrative and sequencing using screen-printing and collage. Characters were created initially using the medium of mono-printing and then collaged by hand and created into various colour separations to take forward into screen-print. The objective of the project was to explore the surreal nature of the narrative and create characters, and an environment that depicted this within the restrictions of the traditional print media and book format.
    • The Night Siren 1, The Night Siren 2 & The Night Siren 3

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Surface Gallery, 2017-01)
      A set of screen-printed postcards, The International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
    • Rabbit Chain and Run Rabbit Run

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (Oriel Davies Gallery, 2016-10)
      Rabbit Chain and Run Rabbit Run” (Two Screen-prints) exhibited in the Imaginary worlds exhibition. Imaginary Worlds was an exhibition of artworks by 52 illustration and book artists from Wales, other parts of the UK, Europe and Australia.
    • Rabbit Chain and Run Rabbit Run 1

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2015-02)
      This work is one of a number of responses that have been inspired by and made about the village that I live in. The village has one remaining farm within the curtilage of the built environment and the villager’s occupations have drastically changed over the years. There was 480 acres under cultivation at the time of the Domesday Book and at one time there was thirty working farms recorded in the village. My images focus on the environment, the evolution of the land without the control of the farming community, and the consequences this has on nature & rural living. Exhibited at University of Derby, Nature Connections exhibition and Art via post exhibition at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. USA
    • Recycled donkey.

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2017-01)
      A postcard created for the International Postcard Show encouraging artists across the globe to exchange their art.
    • Scent of a Woman; A screen-printed artists publication

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (2015-06)
      This publication was developed to explore the creation of multiples through the hand printed process, researching the traditional use of printmaking in a contemporary artists book format. Ideas surrounding the theme of ‘Lost and Found” were developed initially using the medium of collage and drawing and then taken forward into screen-print. The concertina book was initiated as a response to the sub-heading “ scent of a woman ‘ that illustrated the research and investigation, commenting on the perfume recipes that have been lost and found over the years within the Parisian perfume houses. The artist books serves as a vehicle to document these findings a more abstract way, inviting the viewer the opportunity to debate the narrative of the artist book, with no beginning or end.