We had a chat with artist Nisha Hunter to talk about her most recent exhibition 'Untitled: Yellow', inspiration and what to expect from the exhibition.
Describe yourself in one sentence
I’m a young queer, mixed creative based in Naarm who just loves yellow. And also, dogs!
What is your chosen medium(s) and why?
I’m an inter-disciplinary artist and love working with a range of mediums including but not limited to textiles, photography, video, installation, and writing.
I’ve always loved taking photos and that creativity has expanded to other areas of interest over time. I love to incorporate my hobbies / skills into my practice, with a focus on sewing and cooking.
What/who inspires you?
The world around me. I’m also inspired by other creatives and every day, seemingly mundane things. My process usually begins in text form and expands to include textiles and sometimes video, work on paper and sculptural elements. I love to get inspiration for my writing from my dreams and memories, mixed with every day observations or activities.
What do you want people to take away from your work?
I’d like to invite people into my turmeric world, where everything is yellow. I like to make things that create a familiar, homely environment. I hope viewers can feel a sense of warmth and joy when taking in my work and the brilliant yellow that the turmeric creates. I feel this sensation every time I dye something with turmeric and see the result, it never gets old, and I want to share that with my audience.