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Artist of The Day I Nathan Coley

Nathan Coley was born in 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Between 1985 and 1989 he studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

From 1998 to 2005 he lived and worked in Dundee.

In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.

His work is represented in many international public and private collections


He currently lives and works in Glasgow.



The World Without, The World Within, 2022

Illuminated Text.


Taking the form of one of Coley’s signature illuminated text sculptures, the artwork is installed in Cutlog Vennel - a city centre pedestrian laneway between High Street and Mill Street, Perth, Scotland.

Referencing the title of a short publication by the pioneering urban planner Sir Patrick Geddes (who attended Perth Academy), the phrase echoes Gedde’s aim ‘to see life whole’ and to achieve a better understanding of human beings in the natural, built, and social environment.

The artwork evokes questions of private and public life, internal and external thoughts, and notions of work and play.


Photo Credit: Keith Hunter

Credit: www.studionathancoley.com

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