Promoting creativity in education and pathways to life-long learning….
HappeningS AT THE BUTTER FACTORY STUDIOS:
The Butter Factory Studios in Denmark WA is an artist run cooperative with 10 local artists based around the Great Southern district. Hosting a gallery, gift shop and studios, the Butter Factory is a creative hub offering workshops, holiday programs, exhibitions, master classes, artist talks and special events. Nikki runs regular workshops for all ages at the Butter Factory Studios in Denmark WA. For inquiries about printmaking workshops, Art 4 Life courses and holiday programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information about events at the Butter Factory go HERE
A co-founder of Sensing Place, Nikki is running regular eco-art retreats where participants have the opportunity to connect creatively with the natural environment in various bush locations around the Southwest of Western Australia. For more information contact email@example.com
19-22 January 2017 - Balijup Homestead, Tenterden
18-19 March 2017 - Wellstead
5-7 May 2017 - Nowanup
Read about the last Balijup Homestead retreat HERE
Nikki has worked in community arts for over 20 years. In Sydney she was part of a team of people who brought the Sea Theatre Festival to the coastal walk between Bondi Beach and Bronte. In Melbourne, Nikki was involved with a festival called Kosher Culture, on the streets of East St Kilda.
In WA Nikki established the Gondwana Youth Arts Project, engaging young people in the natural environment with professional artists, ecologists and local elders. Running since 2009, this project is about building awareness of our rich natural environment through connection to self, to community and to country.
Nikki has also been involved with numerous community collaborations in the south west of WA including East of Us in 2009 and North of Us in 2010
Nikki enjoys the opportunity to travel for research, inspiration, collaboration and connection. Living in a remote part of the world, it is important for her art practise to widen her horizons artistically and culturally. Collaborating with artists and communities across Australia and abroad, Nikki has made and continues to make lasting connections with individuals and communities all over the world.