Nikki’s professional practice spans the breadth of educator, digital marketeer, visual artist and consultant.
Following her degree in 1996 (Design, Belfast School of Art, First Class), she has worked in a range of educational roles, from community & gallery education, degree and art foundation tuition, adult and secondary school education but also working with educationally excluded groups of young people. This experience, alongside her own arts practice, has provided her with a focused interest in working with individuals and groups.
Nikki has continued her studies at Cambridge University, gaining an MPhil in Arts & Culture in Education (2008). This experience has led her to specialise in developing and leading arts-based initiatives that focus on community integration by the development of social capital, empathy, making and creative thinking.
She has exhibited her art internationally, as far afield as Tel Aviv, New Zealand, and Japan, and in nationally acclaimed museums such as the V&A, both curating and managing group shows.
Her work often features a forensic investigation of the traces & artifacts left by her own and her partner’s arts practice, but also a reflection of the environment where the art was made. Nikki explores object-language & hyper-textual relationships, viewing people and spaces through an anthropological lens, opening new lines of enquiry & interpretation.