In May 2011, Nicky took a leading role at The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh. This internationally respected, Illustration led gallery specialises in art and design works by makers in the UK and beyond. The collection focuses upon printmaking but also explores jewellery, home-wares and stationary with a narrative, comedic, graphic or cutting edge design element.
As Creative Manager, Nicky was the guiding force behind the gallery team, the exhibition program and sourcing works from around 150 rotating artists, designers and makers. Working as a curator and mentor, Nicky collaborated with Universities, students and recent graduates to produce thematic exhibitions and helped numerous fledgeling businesses refine their professional practice. Simultaneously, Nicky exhibited works by established creatives, some of whom worked with The Red Door from the start of their careers. A few stand out examples of collaborators would be And Smile, Andy Smith, Patrizio Belcampo, Ceremony, East End Press, Emily Mackenzie, David Fleck, Ham, Ohh Deer, Kate Sheridan, Mike Ingles, Libby Walker, Tatty Devine, Tom Pigeon, Tommy Perman, Libby Walker, Kirsty Whiten, Susie Wright and Eleanor Young.
For more information on individual exhibitions, have a look at the Projects Blog.