Nancy Tingey – From the Love of Nets to Net Art and Networking

Heart Stories series presented by Valerie Albrecht
Rise Sanctuary
17 Brockman Street, Narrabundah ACT
5.30pm to 7pm Thursday 20 October 2022

Nancy comes from a background of arts practice – she holds an Honours degree and MA in Fine Art  (UK) and has had multiple exhibitions in both the UK and Australia.

Valerie Albrecht talks about the Heart Stories series

She was awarded the Museums Diploma in Art Curating whilst working in galleries in the UK and has also been awarded a Churchill Fellowship for her project Painting with Parkinsons which she founded in 1994 in response to her husband’s diagnosis with Parkinsons.

Nancy went on to establish artists’ group Networks Australia in 2008. Nancy’s work has further been recognised by the World Parkinson Coalition, the Robin Elliott Award for Service to Community 2019 and the ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award for Long Service 2014. 

For Nancy, nets are dualistic art. She explains: while netting fibres together into often breathtaking designs, breathtaking spaces are also created. However these spaces can cause loss of things and remind us of our losses and aloneness-es. As well, she says while making nets gathers and ‘networks’ people, they can bring entrapment to both people and nature. 

Tickets $20, bookings: