Finding her WHY, has been an important part of Nilmini’s creative journey. Her photography is closely followed by her love for creating narratives for change that inspire action or raise awareness.
Here are some of the projects she has been involved in:
Faces, Places, Races—Documenting the stories and contributions of first generation migrants in the Hornsby Shire in collaboration with Hornsby Council for HeadOn 2015 and the Festival of Arts.
Floating a new economy in East Gippsland—Documenting the stories of people in the community who were contributing to the local economy during an Artist Residency in 2020.
Tarkine in Motion—An environmental art project where a diverse group of ~120 artist spend 4 days in the Tarkine, in Tasmania. The project was organised by the Bob Brown Foundation to raise awareness for the Tarkine Wilderness, which is under threat.
Pink Sari Project—Raising awareness about the need for mammograms in the Indian Subcontinental community, The project was a collaboration with other creatives, the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service and the Cancer Institute. The work was exhibited at the Blacktown Arts Centre in 2015.
You Are What You Waste—A collaboration with Parramatta Council in 2015 to raise awareness of the benefits of reducing organic waste going to landfill. The project included the preparation of infographics and a documentary video which was broadcast during the Parramatta Lanes Festival.
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