Lives / works: Gadigal land belonging to the Eora nation (Redfern)
Nikki Easterbrook is a visual artist and educator working in the field of photography, film and site-specific installations. Her practice utilises technical photographic methods to launch philosophical enquiries into the nature of place, time and space. She explores the materiality of the photograph itself and its historical legacy through the use of experimental and camera-less processes.
Nikki’s work has been exhibited nationally and she has been a finalist and recipient of numerous prestigious art awards, the most recent being the 2022 Grace Cossington Smith Biennale and the 2021 Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours in Photomedia from the University of Sydney, and has over 15 years of commercial photography experience working in Asia and Australia.
Whilst in residence, Nikki hopes to explore different ways to intervene into the local landscape using a combination of experimental and anachronistic photographic techniques and processes. She envisages her residency mirroring the pace of the Shoalhaven River, creating atmospheric images of slow-moving waters and seemingly infinite horizons whilst developing an abstract language, pushing the boundaries between photographic representation and the filmic surface.