Abi Nielsen


Abi is a Cotswold born, Yorkshire based artist with a penchant for improbable projects, and a very short attention span. Over the years she has worked with refugees and asylum seekers, both adults and children, and started a community garden on an inner city plot which wasn’t really hers (motto: ‘It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission’ – it worked).

Chats with Dougald Hine and Iona Hine drew her into Dark Mountain, and she teamed up with Warren Draper and Rachel Horne to help produce The Telling – another ‘do first, ask later’ kind of project – which also worked! She often works with storytellers to produce artwork of all kinds to accompany events, and is a self-taught embroiderer.