B. 1975, Maitland / Wonnarua Country
Lives and works in Sydney / Eora Nation
Nell’s practice traverses performance, installation, public art, video, painting and sculpture. Her art probes apparent binary oppositions: light and dark, life and death, happiness and sadness, popular culture and the sacred. Nell has developed a distinctive aesthetic and body of iconography over the past two decades. Key themes of her practice include religion, spirituality, philosophy, sex, rebirth, mortality and rock ‘n’ roll, her first and enduring passion. While the extremes of human existence are immediately perceptible in her works, often communicated through a black and white palette, the experience of living in the ‘in-between’ is of central importance. Over the past two decades, Nell’s works have been included in over 250 exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Nell has participated in numerous residencies and delivered major public art commissions, including Eveleigh Treehouse (2019) and Happy Rain (2019), Sydney. She was a 2020 Carriageworks Studio Artist and her works are held in significant private and public collections throughout Australia and overseas. Nell is represented by STATION, Sydney and Melbourne.