Nicky is currently involved in two exhibitions: One currently open in Western Australia called “Island Welcome” and the second called “Regarde d’Australie” opening in Cagnes-sur-Mer in Southern France in mid June 2022.
Island Welcome is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of greeting. Inspired by the respectful ceremonial honouring of a welcome garland found in many traditional island cultures. Nicky and a number of other established Australian contemporary jewellers each designed and made a single welcome garland/neckpiece interpreting the theme of “welcome”, in in response to current Australian immigration and refugee policy.
Nicky’s work consisted of a lei made from dried seaweed (see image opposite).
The exhibition is currently showing in Perth at the Gallery Central until 21 May 2022.