I work across many media, acrylic, gouache, pastel, oil and occasional clay and recycled materials. A love of Natural History; a 2acre block that has become a wildlife sanctuary provides inspiration for much of my work. I love to draw and sketch. My travels result in small visual notebooks and each week I join colleagues in life drawing sessions.
Freshly imported from NSW, Nicci left her ‘proper job’ to become a full time potter/artist in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in late 2017. This has been a long time coming and her arts practice ranging over 20 years - whilst working in arts administration - has given ample time to plan this career move. Her new work is a joyful experimentation with of colourful thrown porcelain forms and whimsical sculptural figures reflecting the spirit of discovery the artist has begun to explore living her dream.
A recent 5 week arts residency allowed time to consider new creative directions and complete a collaborative project developing two object trail brochures featuring birds for the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. This project provided the impetus to include birds in much of her new work for the "Untethered" exhibition at the Butter Factory Art Centre, Cooroy in February/March 2018.
Nicci's ceramics can be purchased via her website or at The Orangery, Maleny.
My arts practice is changing and evolving with new environmental directions and passions. I find myself comfortable expressing these through different mediums, varying from an eco dye pot, brush to an etching press, or speaking out through my community filmmaking. So much to say and so much to learn, I feel I will be creating to my last breath.
My newest venture is along the Healing Arts path. Reversible wearable art coats and clothing infused with Australian Bush Essence for healing. Life is never dull on the creative path.
I started painting about 8 years ago with no prior knowledge or experience. My interest developed after trying to help my disabled daughter, Kimberley. She has now retired but I found I like to paint.
My style is still developing and I have experimented with all mediums. Currently I like to paint wildlife in a realistic style, however this concept can be demanding and requires a lot of research into the anatomy of the particular animal being painted and concentration to get the right composition, structure and colours.
Corrie Wright’s transdisciplinary art practice operates within the context of interaction, collaboration and process. Working in a diversity of forms and processes Corries practice reflects a strong relational role for art, one about people & place. Working within individual practice, community arts development including the disability sector, public art and installation the process empowers people from marginal groups to deliver self-determination outcomes, develop imaginative choices and opportunities for independent living.
Working as an artist is not always confined to the studio, I am a sculptor who draws and paints with an interest how the two inform each other. Wood and metal are materials that keep me wondering how one compliments the other.
The work encompasses issues of social justice as well as political commentary in so much as an obligation to "keeping the bastards honest" The latest works are an effort to use recycled timber and question the use of what some may consider waste or discard materials giving them new life and meaning. The skill level required to using substandard materials becomes a juggle as this challenges the process of construction. This material is metephorical for the fragility of the dispossessed.
Annie's studio is situated outside Peachester, south of Maleny. From the Kilcoy Beerwah Rd, turn into the delightfully scenic River Rd. Drive approximately 5km , cross a double concrete bridge, and follow the signs to an original Queenslander farmhouse, situated right at the roadside amongst pasture and forest. Access is easy, lots of parking.
Annie participates in the Open Studio trail and is happy to show visitors her art techniques and practices. There are art works displayed gallery style as well as works in progress to see.