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Hi, I’m NancyDee

I am a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer in Melbourne, Australia. 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’ – and occasionally, even ‘beautiful’.

In Australia my brooches and wall sculptures are available through Incube8r Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne Central and online. In addition, my small wall sculptures are available at Dimora Designs in Geelong and Joel Gallery in Altona, and my larger wall sculptures at FOUND:ling Reusery in Colac. My solo exhibition, Zero Waste: Doing It Imperfectly, held in October/November 2023 at the Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT, is now online.

Current Exhibitions and Markets

Artists Present their Contributions to the ‘Meeting Essential Community Needs’ Exhibition, hosted by What’s Next for Earth and the Deep Transformation Network, MAHB Global, Stanford University, California, 12pm 27 February Pacific time, 7am 28 February Melbourne time)

Treasure, Not Trash (Creativity Cluster exhibition in conjunction with the National Sustainability Festival)
FOUND:ling Reusery, 186 Murray Street, Colac
1-29 February 2024. Open Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm

Pre-used and Re-loved (Creativity Cluster exhibition in conjunction with the National Sustainability Festival)
North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street
1-29 February 2024. Open Mon-Thurs 10-6, Fri 1-6, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4

Meeting Essential Community Needs (online group exhibition)
What’s Next for Earth, Millenium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, Stanford University, California, USA
Online from 6 January 2024

Eden Unearthed (outdoor sculpture exhibition)
Eden Gardens, 307 Lane Cover Road, Macquarie Park, NSW
31 October 2023 – 30 April 2024


Social Justice (online group exhibition)
What’s Next for Earth, Millenium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, Stanford University, California, USA
Online as picture gallery and online with artworks and artist statements from 1 August 2023

Building Community Resilience (online group exhibition)
What’s Next for Earth, MAHB Global, Stanford University, California
Online from 13 January 2023- . Also on Instagram

Melbourne: Our Creative Heart (exhibition with Creativity Cluster)
Held 9 November – 1 December 2022
Library at the Dock Gallery, Docklands.
Supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant.
Now online. Read about preparations for this exhibition on the Creativity Cluster blog.

Forthcoming Events 2024


A4 Art Australia (group show as part of the Herring Island Summer Festival)
Herring Island Gallery, presented by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria
2 March – 1 April 2024 weekends and holidays only. Free punt from Como landing

Perception (group abstract exhibition)
The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton, VIC
May 2024

Decay (group exhibition)
The Old Auction House, 52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton VIC
June/July 2024

Sustainability (MAVA exhibition)
The Memo, Healesville
October/November 2024

See previous solo and group exhibitions.

Instagram

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.

Recent Blog Posts

See all blog posts.

Interview about the creation and installation of my outdoor sculpture, Termite Mound Reimagined. On display until 30 April 2024 in the group exhibition, Eden Unearthed, at Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park, NSW
View the Instagram reel created by the Belconnen Arts Centre about my exhibition Zero Waste
Seedbank, in my solo exhibition Zero Waste: Doing It Imperfectly, at the Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT in October-November 2023
City of Gold 12: Rolling River, exhibited at Playstate Curate Gallery, Newcastle. A feature of the Little Festival, 1-2 October 2022
Cha Cha Cha, found object assemblage in the solo exhibition In the Drawer: The Silver Lining, Melbourne City Library Gallery, 15 December 2021 – 9 March 2022
City Reimagined in the exhibition, Can Art Catalyze Change: Towards a New Greening, Social Art Award 2021. A photograph was featured in the book published by the Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin.
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