Everlyn Nicodemus

Freelands Award Winner!

We are delighted to announce that Everlyn NICODEMUS is the recipient of the 2022 Freelands Award with her upcoming retrospective at the National Galleries of Scotland in 2024/2025. 


Since the 1980s, Nicodemus' cycles of paintings, collages and works on paper have explored violence against women, personal trauma and the isolation and dehumanisation of living within structural racism. Over the next two years, she will create a new series of large-scale oil paintings to be exhibited alongside historic works spanning four decades at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh from September 2024 to May 2025. This will be the artist's first UK museum show.


The Freelands Award is granted annually to UK arts organisation to present an exhibition, including significant new work, by a mid-career woman artist who may not yet have received the acclaim or public recognition that her work deserves.


“This win is not just for me, it is for all the women who want to make art. Never give up!”

- Everlyn Nicodemus 

November 25, 2022