January 2022: Nicky Bousfield
Each month a member of our community is invited to browse our online collection and select six of their favourite artworks. Each My Choice selection, together with personal responses to the works, will be available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for one month at a time. The January 2022 My Choice has been selected by Nicky Bousfield and is available to view until 31 January, 2022.
Nicky Bousfield is a textile collector and artist from Whanganui, also working in photography. Locals may recognize Nicky as a model for Julia Holden’s work during her residency at Tylee Cottage in 2018-19. Nicky was a ‘live’ painting/photograph as Wartime Wendy and also a subject for Her Indoors. She also modelled for J K Russ’ portraits a decade earlier in the same central city locations. With a background in fashion design and art practice, Nicky uses patterned textiles in collage, photography and sculpture. She also makes hanging sculptures using knotted string, updating the retro art of macrame. Works have been exhibited in the Whanganui and Taranaki regions, and a photograph took a prize at the Taranaki Art Awards. Nicky holds a degree from Otago University and also worked in Dunedin for designers and theatre productions.