Hi, my name is Niloufar or Nellie. I am a graphic designer & printmaker living at The Caves, Central Queensland, Australia. My works has been showcased in numerous exhibitions.
In my practice I like to create a subtle and calm land enabling the viewer to enter the unknown safely and depart with a positive affirmation as I believe there are more than enough cruelty, unfairness and loneliness in the world.
Incorporating intricate Persian motifs into her works, Niloufar practices predominantly in lino printing, creating beautiful visual stories borne from a passion for creativity and the unpredictability of her craft.
Aiming to instill a sense of peace and calm, Niloufar’s works are the embodiment of tranquility, immediately transporting the viewer to moments of serenity.
With a background in Graphic Design as a qualified designer, she also has the eye for creating works on larger scales for public art and installations which have become a significant part of the region’s artistic landscape. Along with her public works, Niloufar has exhibited internationally in Tehran as well as locally, most notably with her solo exhibitions at Artspace Mackay.
2016 - Cert VI Print Making - Rockhampton JCU
1998 - Bachelor of Graphic Design - Fine Art faculty of Tehran Art University
AWARDS & GRANTS
2017 - Finalist in Bayton Award
2023 - Burnie Print Prize Winner
2022 - Flying Arts Project Grant for Too Little, Too Much Solo Exhibition
2020 - RADF project grant for community mural
2020 - Finalist in Queensland Regional Art Awards
2017 - Finalist in Bayton Award
2023 - Viva Magenta - Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2022 - Too Little, Too Much- Artspace Mackay- SOLO (until 12th Feb 23)
2022 - Afloat- Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2022 - CQ Collective- Rockhampton, Benevolent Living
2021 - Neighbourhood- Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2020 - Water- Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2020 - POP Exhibition, Gala Gallery, Rockhampton
2020 - Islamic Art Award, Islamic Museum of Art, Melbourne
2020 - Queensland Regional Art Award, Touring Exhibition
2019 - Off The Wall- Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2019 - Double Exposure IV - The Kern Arcade
2018 - Singularity- Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2018 - Rio Tinto Exhibition, Gladstone Regional Gallery
2018 - 10 Livingstone artists- The Mill Gallery Yeppoon
2018 - A Trip to Far Away - Rockhampton Art Gallery- SOLO
2018 - Double Exposure III - The Kern Arcade
2017 - Geologica - Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2017 - Bayton Award - Rockhampton Art Gallery
2017 - Classic Editions - The Mill Gallery, Yeppoon
2017 - Double Exposure II - The Kern Arcade
2016 - Narrative - Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2016 - Double Exposure I - The Kern Arcade
2015 - Two Birds, One Stone -Walter Reid Gallery
2014 - Micro/Macro - Rockhampton, Walter Reid Gallery
2023 - East St Link- Cockatoos mural for River Festival
2021 - Gracemere Scouts den- mural and workshop with scouts
2021 - Glendale entrance sign mural
2020 - Bouldercombe mural & workshop with local state school student
2020 - Keppel Sands Krabtastic mural- Keppel Sands
2020 - Mt Archer State School Mural- Rockhampton
2019 - Kele Park - Mural workshop with kids- Rockhampton
2018 - The Rocks Restaurant Design Collaboration- Yeppoon
2018 - Don Ireland Pool Mural- Emu Park
2018 - Fitzroy Bridge underpass Mural- Rockhampton
Various workshops for adults or children at Rockhampton Art Gallery, Mount Morgan School of Arts and Capricornia Printmakers Studio.
Member and treasurer of Capricornia Printmakers Inc - Rockhampton,
Member of Print Council of Australia
Member of NAVA.
Burnie Art Gallery
Private collections national and international.