Not Finished Article


Not Finished Article (NFA) is a collective of four established women artists based in Scotland: Nicky Bird, Alicia Bruce, Caroline Douglas and Sylwia Kowalczyk. As a collective they have distinct, yet complementary practices which together incorporate photography, moving image, the found photograph and the museum collection. Portraiture and community collaboration also play a distinctive role.

Between 2014-2015, NFA shared work in progress at public events such as TalkSeePhotography and contributed to 2014 Frames a series of projections at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow International Festival and Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow.

In 2015, NFA created a collaborative photowork Exquisite…#MakeItHappen that celebrated older female relatives for International Women’s Day in a de-commisssioned public telephone box, now a unique High Street art installation and community venue. 

Exquisite…#MakeItHappen, 2015

3 full-length portraits enlarged from family photographs, printed on photographic paper
1 purple graphic figure of ‘8’

Porty Light Box
Bellfield Street,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

TOP IMAGE: Exquisite…#MakeItHappen, 2015. A site specific work by Not Finished Article.
Installation Photograph by Sylwia Kowalczyk.