Artist: Nicola Constantina

A woman wears a headpiece.

BA Jewellery Design
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London

Nicola is a multidisciplinary artist.

Nicola’s practice focuses on using the materials she works with as a storytelling tool. Creating wearable pieces that have a strong connection to their wearer, embedded within each piece is a wider story that works to raise a deeper awareness of social issues that we encounter in our daily lives. Nicola produces her work from new biomaterials or re-uses existing materials. Her final major project dispelled negative ideas about the beauty and desirability of Black hair, celebrating and elevating Black hair by utilising the hair itself to create a collection of headwear. Nicola’s pieces are designed to facilitate a multisensory experience, carefully considering how the wearer will feel, experience and interact with each piece.

A woman wears a brooch with a QR code design.
A woman wears a brooch.
Woven samples.
A disc shaped headpiece with a silver pin.

In:Site 2022

Nicola is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event will take place in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.

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