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cOlOur cave

Nicole Barakat

cOlOur cave




FREE (no booking required)

All ages

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult


Artist Nicole Barakat will facilitate a fun, open space to play and experiment with colour and texture, knotting and weaving.  Learn simple textiles techniques to transform everyday materials into an extraordinary collaborative installation.

Photo by: Kris Spann

artist bio

Nicole Barakat is a queer femme, Arab artist who works to unpick the borders of art and life, approaching making as a form of meditation, with intentions to transform the conditions of everyday life. Barakat has worked as an educator in the arts for over fifteen years, including lecturing in fine arts at UNSWAD from 2003 – 2011. She currently works as an artist educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Nicole’s practice also includes extensive collaborative community-engagement where she sees respect and equality as the leading principles that drive an exchange of experience, knowledge and skills. Nicole’s work is grounded in the practices of loving, listening and decolonising. She has a passion for the potential of imagination and art to create social change.

Fambo would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which the Festival is held; the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded and resistance to ongoing colonisation continues. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

Fambo is supported by the City of Sydney through its Culture and Creative Grants program and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Fambo is auspiced by 107 Projects and an initiative of their 107 Presents annual program.