About & CV

In a career in the service to others she met so many people who sleepwalked through their lives. She is determined to be awake. Each work begins with close-noticing; she garners details. The questions, perceptions and reflections that arise through this process become her materials.

By creating each piece from inside to outside she loosens ties to a particular medium. She has created sound-art, installations, text-based works, performance, and socially engaged participatory events.

She invites us to pay attention, to be alive to wherever we are, to do some close noticing of our own.

Her studio nestles under the beech trees of Topples Wood, part of the ancient Wychwood Forest. During 2020/2021, in ‘lockdown’ and not able to travel, her studio is where she finds herself.

Nimmi’s career as a doctor honed her skills in observation, taking note of every aspect of a patient was vital to her clinical practice. While working as a GP she undertook a BA in Fine Art; her creative imagination, flourishing as an artist, aided her holistic approach to medicine.

Nimmi gained an MA, with Distinction, in Interdisciplinary Arts (Social Sculpture) at Oxford Brookes University in 2011. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Oxford & Cherwell Valley College, Banbury, in 2009. Until 2009 she worked as a GP in West Oxfordshire.

Contact. nnaidoo88@gmail.com

In collaboration with Flora Gregory, Nimmi devised Being in the Wychwood, a socially engaged project that encourages a connection with nature through the participatory mapping of the Wychwood Forest. https://themappists.wordpress.com/

SITE RESPONSIVE WORKS

2019 Come into the Woods. Priory Gardens, Charlbury, Oxfordshire.
2019 Come into the Woods. Wilcote Art studios, Wilcote, Oxfordshire.
2018 The Shadowlands of Sleep. Wilcote Art studios, Wilcote, Oxfordshire.
2017 You are Here.  Bridewell Organic Gardens, Wilcote, Oxfordshire.
2016 Walking the West Highland Way. Wilcote Art studios, Wilcote, Oxfordshire
2016 Oxford Railway Station. Dada project. http://www.citiesandmemory.com
2015 Ducklington Lake. Sound Waves. http://www.citiesandmemory.com
2015 Pump Room. Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
2014 Acoust-O-Scope. Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
2014 You are invited. West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton, Oxfordshire.
2014 Soundscape. Oxfordshire Artweeks.
2013 Still Life. Witney, Oxfordshire.
2011 We were good. Eastgate Hotel, Oxford.
2011 On Being Eaten Alive. Oxford Botanic Garden.
2011 Allow. Oxford Brookes University.
2011 Acts of Conversation. Broad Street, Oxford.
2011 I’ll give You Shelter from the Storm. High Street, Oxford.
2010 Twenty Gifted Minutes. Oxford Brookes University.
2010 To Die For. Broad St, Oxford.

PERFORMANCE

2019 The Map Room. Wychwood Forest Fair, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.
2018 The Map Room. Wychwood Forest Fair, Ditchley, Oxfordshire.
2016 Discover. SoloLive20x4, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.
2016 Palladian. The Circus, Bath.
2013 Silver Action. Tate Modern, London SE1 9TG.
2011 Lost Journeys Travel Agency, London EC2.
2010 Lost Journeys Travel Agency, Frieze Art Fair, London.
2010 Lost Journeys Travel Agency, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford.
2010 Secret Agent, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford.
2009 Homage to Unsung Heroines.  One and Other, Trafalgar Square, London.

RESIDENCY

2020 The Wychwood Project, Oxfordshire.
2017 Bridewell Organic Gardens, The Walled Garden, Wilcote. OX7 3DT.
2013 The Fleetwood Initiative Residency at Hurst Castle. Hurst Castle, Hampshire.

CURATOR
2016 Journeys.  Wilcote Art, nr Finstock, Oxfordshire.
2015 Belongings. Fringe Arts Bath, Bath.

PRIVATE SITE-SPECIFIC WORKS
2009 Judgement Day. Nuffield Health Centre, Witney.
2003 WeeP. Nuffield Health Centre, Witney.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
PRINTMAKING, VIDEO & INSTALLATIONS

2021 Hung Out To Dry. Bonn Square, Oxford.
2018 Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition, Oxford.
2017 Wilcote Art, nr Finstock, Oxfordshire.
2016 Wilcote Art, nr Finstock, Oxfordshire.
2016 Freud, Oxford.
2015 Ovada, Oxford.
2015 Videovada, Oxford.
2014 CARU group show, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford.
2011 Coleshill Estate, Wiltshire.
2009 Banbury Museum, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
2008 Bartholomew Rooms, Eynsham, Oxfordshire.
2006 Modern Art Oxford, Oxford.
2006 Bartholomew Rooms, Eynsham, Oxfordshire.
2006 Templeton College, Oxford.
2002 Merriscourt Gallery, Sarsden, Oxfordshire.
2000 Witney Museum, Witney, Oxfordshire.
1999 Oxfordshire Artweeks.
1998 Oxfordshire Artweeks.

EDUCATION
2011 MA (Distinction) Interdisciplinary Arts, Social Sculpture. Oxford Brookes University.
2009 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, Banbury.
1984 MRCGP.
1975 MBChB Manchester University.
1972 BSc (Medical Science) St. Andrews University.