Niki White is a Taranaki born artist, recently migrated from Bethells Beach on the west coast of the North Island to the mountains of Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand. Her whakapapa connects to Ngati Tama & Ngati Mutunga (Taranaki), Ngati Toa (Porirua), Ngai Tahu (South Island), Scotland and England. Niki's work explores processes common to sculpture and installation, moving image and experimental jewellery. Since completing a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts in 2014 Niki has steadily worked towards developing a studio based practise. Her recent work explores site specific materials, blacksmithing and Japanese metal techniques. Primarily experimenting with the effects of temperature and pressure on traditional and various non traditional jewellery materials. The results are explorative pieces that look volcanic, as if they have been unearthed, reflecting an interest in raw materials, scale and the unconventional.
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