Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as/at Ptarmigan during these years.

Nikki Kane (GB)
09 June, 2014 - 18 June, 2014

Nikki Kane is an artist, project-maker and cultural producer based in Glasgow, Scotland.  She has a background in History of Art (University of Glasgow 2010) and experience in public art and cultural events.  She is a committee member for Market Gallery, involved in the programming and management of this artist-run space, and since 2012 has undertaken key project coordination for NVA’s Speed of Light, a public art performance touring UK and international locations. 

Through her practice she is interested in collaborative working and in notions of place and space, visual symbols, and social structures.  She seeks to create provoking and engaging experiences through curation, facilitation, performance and installation. She is concerned with exploring and drawing attention to constructs and structures that are present within our surroundings and interactions, and to layers and details that are present and may be overlooked.

Recent activity has included walking performance works exploring experiences of everyday space, and in March 2014 she undertook a self-directed residency with The Bothy Project on the Isle of Eigg in which shapes, patterns and layers of place were considered alongside reflections on community, remoteness and collective work and living.  She also collaborates and facilitates as part of WHATEVERSHALLWEDO??, a collective of artists and non-artists exploring opportunities for creative practice outsides of traditional modes of funding, making and presenting.

In August 2014 she will take part in a workshop and residency in Italy exploring ideas around collective living and working, and in Autumn 2014 she hopes to develop her practice through further study with a research-based Masters degree exploring both academic and practice-based outcomes. Whilst at Ptarmigan in Tallinn, she plans to present a gathering event as part of their Strange Meetings Club series, a curated film screening and discussion, and a walking performance work exploring layers of meaning and experiences of a place as collective, a resident and a visitor.
Events featuring Nikki Kane: