Nikki Parmenter is a Cheshire-based artist who specialises in mixed media, textile based pieces. She takes inspiration from a variety of sources and is particularly interested in how ancient societies created visual symbols to represent the things which were important to them. She investigates myths and legends and draws parallels between societies showing that although many people have different beliefs, we are all united by visual iconography.
Much of this particular body of work is inspired directly by the Williamson’s collection of Della Robbia Pottery, using colours and decorative motifs reworked in textiles. But these are in no way copies of the pottery: that was a starting point.
Nikki has exhibited widely both in group and solo shows both here and abroad and has had articles published in magazines and online. She has featured in Kim Thittichai’s book, ‘Experimental Textiles’, and her work has won prizes at The Ferens Open, The Potteries Open and the Grosvenor Open Exhibitions.
The exhibition runs from 5th October until 22nd December and, like all exhibitions at the Williamson, is free. The Williamson is open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.
To find out more about Nikki Parmenter, visit her website https://www.nikkiparmenterartworks.com/.
To find out what else is on at the Williamson, check our Exhibitions pages.
October 05th - December 22nd