top of page



Nesting IV   

2012  - 2013

Nesting  III

Nesting II - 2012

Invited Artist for the opening of the new SMRC premises  South Metropolitan Regional Council - Canningvale - Perth

Nesting  II

Nesting I - 2012

Sculpture Walk - City of Fremantle - White Gum Vallery


Nesting Art Installation Statement


Nesting consisted of four installations where the artwork emulates de complex mating behaviour of the Bowerbird. This bird creates bowers in front of the nest during the courtship, with hundreds of brightly objects of the same color collected from their surroundings; they can be shells, stones, flowers, berries or even man-made discarded items. This bird, a natural decorator, is found in New Guinea and Australia only; in Western Australia the Western Bowerbird is found in the Pilbarra region.


In 2012 Nidia liaised with the South Metropolitan Regional Council in Canningvale sourcing three cubic metres of empty plastic containers which then were selected and washed for the installations. The first three installation were at Central TAFE in Perth, the Fremantle Sculpture Walk and the opening of the new premises for the Recovery Centre. For this installation she kept the materials for two years waiting for the right timing on her schedule, for the final installation at Piney Lakes in Murdoch-Perth, but mostly for the weather conditions, very low wind and overcast.


With these art installations the artist wanted to draw the attention of the community to the awareness for caring for the environment and how consumerism can threaten nature with excessive use of natural resources. Although this materials are recyclable, the process of thousands of tones is expensive and is never ending the cycle with high cost for the community and the environment in the long run.


Due to the nature of the installation, as the environment is the primary scenario and setting, the duration of the artwork was only a few hours and although a lonely task and performance for the artist, many locals passing by, students, rangers and public in general, were lucky to enjoy this rare display. The material went back to the Recovery Centre after the last installation.

bottom of page