Creatives Abroad is about community engagement with creativity - You can join in too!
Barbara Nanshe is an artist, jeweller and owner/director of Nanshe studio gallery in Hamilton NSW. Nanshe has been an artist making sculpture, images and unique pieces of wearable art for over 30 years. Utilising recycled sterling silver, copper and gold; cut stones and found objects. Nanshe's work is influenced by ancient Middle Eastern and indian design and contains stories influenced by her relationships with animals, the environment and women's anthology.
Naomi Wild is an Artist and Transpersonal Art Therapist from Newcastle NSW. Both Naomi's art and therapy practice share strong Jungian principles of symbology, the sub-conscious and language of the soul. Her work is diverse and has moved through many mediums over the last 20 years. The consistent flavour of her work is in its explorative themes and mythic references.
The current body of work is mixed media, imbued with natural fibres, plant dyes, ground ochres and figurative images 'drawn' with free motion stitching.
Nanshe and Wild are the hearts and minds behind this project.
They are both passionate about their communities and creativity and combine work with play. In much the same way they are conjuring up collaborations with international partners to broaden their professional reach and create a platform that might inspire fellow artists to engage with a global audience too.
Creatives Abroad is about making adventures of this kind accessible, feasible and possible!