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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.
Qualifications and Work
2017 Bachelor of Arts Degree Art History/Communication Charles Sturt University
Advanced Diploma of Ceramics
TAFE Certificates in Studio Ceramics, Photography, fine arts and business administration
2007-2017 Projects and Office Manager, Arts North West
2006-2012 Ceramics Teacher NSW TAFE
Selected Exhibition Spaces
The TeaRoom Gallery, Glen Innes
Weswal Gallery and Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth
Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale
Inverell Art Gallery, Inverell
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Moree Plains Regional Art Gallery, Moree
Selected Exhibitions 2007 – 2017
Domestic Bliss II Solo Exhibition, Glen Innes Art Gallery
Inclusion II Solo Exhibition,Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
Inclusion Artists’ Collective Studio, Tenterfield
Sense of Play Solo Exhibition, NERAM, Armidale
Playing with Clay Solo Exhibition, Tamworth Regional Gallery
Domestic Bliss Solo Exhibition, Armidale Art Gallery
Part of the Picture Solo Exhibition toured to: Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale, NSW; Gunnedah Civic Centre; Playhouse Hotel Gallery, Barraba; Muse Gallery, Sydney
2017 Scholar in Residence, Islamic Art Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2017 Judge of photography, pottery and 3D works, Inverell Acquisitive Exhibition
2016 Guest Curator (with Caroline Downer) of art works @ ARTLANDS Dubbo, Regional Arts Australia National Conference (October 2016)
2013, 2015, 2017 Judge, artist & demonstrator, Frost Over Barraba Festival
2013 Artist in Residence, Decatur Illonois, USA
2007 Judge of sculpture, pottery and mosaics for Inverell Acquisitive Exhibition