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A bit of history about me, originally from Sydney and moving to Far North Queensland I started my Visual Ars journey in Cairns when I enrolled into the TAFE North Visuals Arts program which gave me a pathway into completing my bachelor's in Creative Industries with a major in painting. I also worked with a wide range of art mediums such as mixed media painting, printmaking, and ceramics.

From Cairns, I moved to Melbourne and received a Diploma in Graphic Design, I then moved to the United States to embark on a learning adventure to expand my knowledge and love for Hip Hop culture and its heavy influences in my work, including studying African American History and Hip-Hop studies at the University of North Carolina.

 

New York City was next! where I worked full time as a designer while also freelancing. I spent three years in Brooklyn & Washington Heights, New York, embracing culture, building networks, gaining skills and receiving endless inspiration and growth. While in NYC I also start my own clothing line titled Live Art Wear.

 

I wanted to bring back what I learned and experienced in the States and apply it to my practice here in Australia, which is how I ended up here in Gubuda (Gordonvale), with my gift shop & art & design studio business Tropica Store & Studio. What now? I'm continuing to create here and I hope to follow further passions of mine like Mental Illness Awareness, Anti Racism & just using my creativity to help others. I am currently studying for my Diploma in Art Therapy and working part-time as a Visual Arts educator at TAFE.

Sydney The Artist | Nicolette Worth She/Her

B Creative Industries, Dip & Cert IV Visual Arts, Dip & Cert Graphic Design, Cert IV Training & Assessment | Cert Art Therapy