Sophie G Nixon is a early career artist, emerging curator and recent Honours (Fine Art) graduate living and working on Boorloo Boodja (Perth, Western Australia). Sophie works primarily with textiles and occasionally plants to create gentle sculptures and installations. Currently, she is interested in worn and damaged textiles, searching for unconventional modes of mending and repair.
Over the past 57 years, Tami has been known as or called; Tamela, Mum, Mother, Sister, Cousin, Girlfriend, Friend, My Yankee Neighbour, Mate, Artist, Creative, Community Involver/Minded, Volunteer, Pet Owner, Greenie, Bottle Washer, Chief Dish Bitch, Slut, Cunt, Blue-Eyed Devil, Student, Teacher, Tutuor, Arts Worker, Art Student, Social Trainer, Disability support Worker, Carer, CWA Member, Garden Member, Artonmist Member, ECU Arts Graduate, and now, Resident Artist at MJAC.
During this residecy, she will analyse and respond creatively to ideas of identity through the use of portraiture, ceramics and the re-use of materials. She will be exploring a linear family narrative stretching from the 1760’s through to the present day, drawing on influences from the bust works of Giacometti.
Through textile workshops and the collection of oral, written and visual histories Stitch and Stories forms an Aboriginal community arts project, which celebrates the importance of Aboriginal women in maintaining the fabric of culture, family and community and their role in support of developing leadership strengths in Aboriginal girls.
In collaboration with her father, Amy Perejuan-Capone is building a 1:1 scale facsimile of his ultralight aircraft whilst relearning how to fly. The grand gesture is an examination of complicated personal histories, the aircraft symbolising critical points of disruption and connection in our lives as well as an overarching drive for adventure that forms an essential basis for hope.