Hi, I’m NancyDee

I am a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer. I create wall sculptures, 3D sculptures and brooches from metal, wood, tiles and plastic that I pick up off the streets of cities where I live or travel. 

My art is inspired by a strong interest in sustainability through repurposing and upcycling. My works have been described variously as ‘quirky’, ‘imaginative’, ‘environmentally aware’, ‘industrial’ and ‘geometric’.

My recent blog post Reflecting on the Year is on the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) Arts Community website as part of their Covid-19 Diaries series. The Incube8r Gallery owner, Elle-May Michael, also conducted an interview with me earlier in 2020.

Follow me on Instagram at @nancydeesculptures  and  @nancydeebrooches. I am also the facilitator for Creativity Cluster. You can view the Creativity Cluster website or follow us on Instagram at @creativitycluster.

Current Exhibitions

Sandbox Studios Melbourne (Group show)
Unit 9, 102 Henkel Street
Brunswick, Melbourne, 3056
23 January – 10 February 2021. Open Friday to Sunday, 12 to 4pm. Closing event, 6 February, 5 to 7pm

Sustainable Art: Recycle Your Ideas (Group show)
Artsolation, London.
Online from 7 November 2020-
Three of my works are included.

Constructing De-Construction/Re-Construction Virtually (Group show with Creativity Cluster)
The online version of the exhibition De-Construction/
Re-Construction was supported by a City of Melbourne Covid-19 Arts Grant. Launched 4 July 2020

Survival Kit (Group show)
George Paton Gallery, Union House, The University of Melbourne
Online from May 2020- . Three of my brooches posted.

Be Still Australia (Group show)
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Online on Instagram at hashtag #BeStillAustralia. My work posted 31 July 2020.

Upcoming Events

A4 Art Australia (Group show)
Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Herring Island Gallery 
6 March – 5 April 2021, open weekends and holidays 11.30am-4.30pm. Online until 30 June 2021.

From Then to Now: Designing Old New Again
18 March – 5 April 2021
The Reimaginarium, 107 Moorabool Street, Market Square Shopping Centre, Geelong
Part of Geelong Design Week, which runs from 18 – 28 March, and Melbourne Design Week, which runs from 26 March – 5 April 2021
Artist talk and workshop program to be confirmed

From Then to Now: Designing Old New Again
18 March – 12 April 2021
The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollision Street, Kyneton
Part of Melbourne Design Week, which runs from 26 March – 5 April 2021
Artist talk and workshop program to be confirmed

Rock Paper Scissors (Group show)
Red Gallery, 157 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
19 March – 3 April 2021

See previous solo and group exhibitions.

Recent Blog Posts

See all blog posts.

City on a Pallet, in the exhibition De-Construction/Re-Construction and pictured in the article Reader Reflections in the Art Almanac e-newsletter
Interview with Bec Reid about Creativity Cluster and the exhibition De-Construction/Re-Construction for the Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined.
Video created by Wei Jin. Filmed at River Studios, which is managed by Creative Spaces for the City of Melbourne
Video created by Natalia Palacio and Luke Seeka for broadcast on Channel 31 community television

Elle-May Michael, the owner of Incube8r Gallery, interviewed me for Instagram Live during the Covid-19 lockdown. Watch the interview.