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Threads in Motion: Moving Yarns

Event Description


Open Q Presentation | Performance


​Artist talk and research presentation by dancer, choreographer, and movement therapist Nicole Schild (VIC) in collaboration with musician, artist and academic Dr Louisa Magrics (NSW). The collaborative duo will discuss their recent research fellowship through Critical Path's Regional Action Project, exploring movement-based interpretations of soft sculptural practice.


The presentation will include a live, movement-based demonstration. 

Q Building, The University of Newcastle

16B Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle, NSW 2300

Friday, 3rd November

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Time and Date

Niki Schild: Niki is a collaborative, multidisciplinary artist whose work circles around the human animal, exploring ideas such as ecological identity, the relational wiring of bodies, and the relevance of culture to health in the complex systems of the contemporary world. A graduate of Uni of Melbourne's Master of Creative Arts Therapy (Dance Movement Therapy) program, she is also a practising therapist at the crossroads of clinical and community health. Niki bridges these distinct roles through her perception of art as taking many forms beyond traditional categories, and as able to extend the range of available human interactions. Read more:

Louisa Magrics is a musician and installation artist with a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has been engaged with collaborative art making practices for over a decade as a drummer, and this background in rhythm and performance has laid the foundation for a fertile exploration into visual art and installation practices. Specifically, ideas of rhythm are embedded into woven crochet forms, the visual results of which are three-dimensional geometric patterns. This concept is used as a basis to examine elements of materiality and structure within physical installation contexts, however considerations of post-production technologies lead to further evolutions of the designs as they are translated into digital spaces. Magrics’ practice seeks to acknowledge the use of textiles and woven production methods as a basis for painterly and sculptural discourse. However, it also aims to examine how cultural narratives and socialisation influence practices of weaving within the contemporary art landscape of today. Read more about Louisa HERE

Artist Bio

Image by Lee Illfield.

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