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Nidia Hansen

Colombian born - Australian Artist

Living in Perth, Western Australia

Nidia Hansen is a Colombian born contemporary Australian artist who explores the intersections between art, nature and cultural backgrounds. She studied Arts and Crafts and Arts Events Management at Central TAFE and Community Engagement and Cultural Planning with CANWA. Her multidisciplinary practice comprises of paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, works on paper, design and textiles. Attracted by the versatility and materiality of traditional and modern-day art materials, her media includes acrylics, inks, charcoals, natural dyes, pigments, wood, stone and raw and discarded or found materials. Very skillful for drawing, she took a course on Natural History Illustration with New Castle University, to produce artworks from local flora and fauna.


Visual art practice

Visual arts: Abstract painter, installations and tridimensional artworks.

Curatorial: Art events management

Professional and Educational Background 

Visual Arts and Crafts (CIV- Central TAFE), Arts Events Manager (Central TAFE), Cultural Development and Community Engagement (CANWA), Marketing, Small Business Management and Career Development. Art Teacher at Preston Street Artspace.


Art Related Education and Workshops

  • Cultural Planning and Community Engagement CANWA

  • Managing Public Art and Heritage Sites - Workshop - CANWA  and Museums Australia 2011

  • Managing Public Art Collections - CANWA  and Museums Australia 2011

  • Interpretation of Collections – Museums Australia Program Development

  • Exhibition Development Module – Museum Studies ECU

  • Copyright and Resale Royalty - Copyright Agency Limited 2010

  • Arts Events Management – C IV - 2009

  • Short courses in abstracts, Claremont School of Art

  • Artsource and ABAF Artist Business Development

  • Artsource -Artist Members workshops


Solo Exhibitions and Projects

  • 2014 ‘Nesting IV’  - Environmental Art Installation at Pine Lakes – City of Melville

  • 2014 ‘Encounters’ – Heathcote Museum and Gallery

  • 2013 ‘Inception’ – Curatorial project for Preston Street Artspace

  • 2011 ‘Mandala’ – Environmental Art Installation  at South Metropolitan Recovery Centre

  • 2011 ‘Nesting’ - Environmental Art Installation  for Central TAFE and Fremantle Sculptural Walk

  • 2011 ‘Intrinsic’ – Atwell Art Centre

  • 2011 Melbourne Affordable Art Fair

  • 2010 ‘Dawn’ - Kulcha (Multicultural Centre)

  • 2009 ‘Essence’ - Heathcote Artists Studio

  • 2008 Studio Display - Heathcote Artists Studio


Group and Art Award Exhibitions

  • 2019 City of Kalgoorlie Boulder Art Prize

  • 2019 Fine Art @ Hale  – Invited Artist

  • 2019 Zig Zag Cultural Centre – Invited Artists for Midyear Exhibition

  • 2018 from 2011 “Show Off” City of Cockburn Local Artist Exhibitions

  • 2017 City of Karlgoorlie Art Award

  • 2017 City of Perth - Windows of The City - Installation

  • 2017 Zig Zag Gallery - Shire of Kalamunda

  • 2017 Open Art Award -  Ellenbrook

  • 2016 City of Perth - Windows of The City - Installation

  • 2011 ‘Nesting’ - Environmental Art Installation  for Fremantle Sculptural Walk

  • 2011 Art Melbourne Fair

  • 2011 Second Byte – The Moores Building

  • 2010 Finalist City of South Perth, Emerging Artist Art Award

  • 2010 Members Arts Award Victoria Park Centre for The Arts 

  • 2010 "Round Table" Selected works from the City of Swan Art Collection

  • 2010 Trinity College Art Exhibition 2010

  • 2010 City of Rockingham Art Award 

  • 2010 Victoria Park Arts Award

  • 2010 Conservation Council of WA- "Sea No Evil" - Ocean inspired 

  • 2010 City of Swan Art Award - Mix Media Exhibition 

  • 2010 Morawa Arts Awards - Shire of Morawa 

  • 2009 Art Auction - Arthritis Foundation Western Australia

  • 2009 Art Auction - Perth College, Western Australia

  • 2009 Art Competition - Vasse Primary School, Busselton, WA

  • 2008 “Abstracts Perspectives” - Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

  • 2008 City of Melville Art Award

  • 2008 “Freedom Is”- Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

  • 2008 Rotary Club of Margaret River Art Competition

  • 2008 City of Swan Art Award - "Winner of Judges Choice"

  • 2008 City of South Perth, Emerging Artist Award

  • 2007 City of Melville Art Award



  • 2014 ‘Blending Past and Present’  - 100 artists, 200 artworks, 25 volunteers. Multicultural Exhibition at The Moores Building.

  • 2013 -2014 Group Exhibitions – Preston Street Artspace

  • 2009 ‘Hola Mola’  Research and Textile art exhibition from South America – Showcase Gallery Central TAFE.



2010 Finalist City of South Perth, Emerging Artist Art Award

2008 Winner of Judges’ Choice, City of Swan Art Award

2008 Finalist City of South Perth, Emerging Artist Art Award



North Metropolitan TAFE - Perth, City of Swan Art Collection, Office Minister of Mental Health Art Collection

Summit Homes Art Collection, Private Collections


Artsource Western Australia, Viscopy, Copyright Agency Limited


Other art work related

Connect Multicultural Arts

Founder and Curator

Friends of The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery of Western Australia

Past Board Member - 2016 - 2017

Heathcote Museum and Gallery

Admin and Liaison Officer (P/T) Sep. 2011 – Jun 2014 

Research and De-accessioning museum items, Wireless Hill Centenary

Volunteer – Jul. 2010 – Jun 2014

Victoria Park Centre for The Arts

Past Board Member – 2010-2012


Nidia Hansen
Encounters by Nidia Hansen Art
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