Annette Nykiel PhD, is a practising maker with curatorial, exhibition and art gallery management skills. I have undertaken a number of artist residencies, and have qualifications in visual arts and Australian Indigenous Cultural research and a science background, I am knowledgeable and experienced in working in arts administration, workshop facilitation and mentoring artists and have a strong research background. I am currently employed as a casual research assistant at Edith Cowan University and as an independent maker facilitating workshops and community art projects.

Employment and Skilled Positions

2019 – present part-time project manager We Must Get Together Some Time (WMGTS)

2014 – present artist-researcher, community arts workshop facilitator and demonstrator

2017 – 2020 casual research assistant School of Education, Edith Cowan University (ECU)

2008 – 2013 manager Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association (LLCCA).

2008 – 2010 curator Marlu Kuru Kuru women’s art project, Laverton WA.

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Educational Qualifications

  • 2014-2018 PhD, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University, Perth WA.
  • 2009-2010 Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies) (1st Class Honours) Curtin University.
  • 2006-2008 Bachelor of Arts (Art) Curtin University.
  • 1984-1986 Bachelor of Science (Geology) University of Western Australia.

Awards and Scholarships

  • RACIP Festival fund grant 2021
  • FRINGEWORLD Perth Visual Arts Prize 2018.
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), 2014-18.
  • ECU Merit Award 2014-2017.
  • Western Australian Fibre and Textiles Association scholarship, Fibreswest 2015.

Curated Exhibitions

2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Is It Enough? Lynne Cohen Gallery, Edith Cowan University (curator), Perth WA.

2019 The Overwintering Project (facilitated and co-curated Peel component-workshops, walk and exhibition) Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah Performing Art Centre.

2017 Thresholds and Thoughtscapes, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (co-curator), Bunbury WA.

2016 field  working  slow  making, Spectrum Project Space (co-curator), Perth WA.

2010 and 2012 ‘Marlu Kuru Kuru’, Genesis in the Hills Restaurant Roleystone (curator), Perth WA.

2009 ‘Marlu Kuru Kuru’, Access Gallery, John Curtin Gallery (curator), Perth WA.

Solo Exhibition

2018 meeting place, Spectrum Project Space, Perth WA.

Group Exhibitions (peer selected/invited last 10 years)

2020 Boundaries, Old Customs House, Fremantle WA.

2020 Talking Place: Emerging Connections, Gallery25, Mt Lawley WA.

2020 Reflections: COVID19, Contemporary Art Space Mandurah WA.

2019 Between the Sheets, Gallery Central, Perth WA.

2019 talking place: unfolding conversations, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah Performing Art Centre WA.

2019 Gardens of the Heart, Fabrik, Onkaparinga, SA.

2018 talking place, Santander, Spain.

2018 Destabilising Walls, PSAS Fremantle, WA.

2017 Thresholds and Thoughtscapes, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (co-curator), Bunbury WA

2017 Between the Sheets, Gallery Central, Perth WA.

2016 twentyONE+, Spectrum Project Space Mt Lawley WA.

2016 field  working  slow  making, Spectrum Project Space Mt Lawley WA..

2016 Direct Address, Wagga Wagga, NSW.

2015 15 x 15, Fibreswest Muresk WA.

2015 Memory and Commemoration, Perth Convention Centre (collaboration) WA.

2014 Inspired by Nalda, The Painted Tree Gallery, Northcliffe WA.

2013 Mysterium, Gallery Central, Perth WA.

2013 Fingers and Petals, Ellenbrook Arts, Ellenbrook WA.

2012 Western Australian Photographic Book Showcase, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth WA.

2010 smART, John Curtin Gallery, Bentley WA.

Artist Residencies

  • 2019 Wetland in a boat – Rogue Forest Mandurah Arts Festival
  • 2019 Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah
  • 2018 Spectrum Project Space
  • 2016 Shopfront Gallery, Central TAFE