Judaica artist Nikki Green is giving away a hand-etched challah board made from local and sustainably-sourced Australian Jarrah wood to one lucky couple who has gotten married, or will be getting married, in 2017.
Nikki, who is based on the South Coast of Western Australia, is inspired by the Australian landscape, and her work explores the relationship of written language, ancient scripts, and the natural order. “I have designed the letters on the challah board so that they literally look like they are emerging from the earth. As the blessing states in Hebrew: ‘hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz’, meaning ‘who brings forth bread of the earth’,” said Nikki.
Nikki’s art has its origins in the celebration of Jewish tradition, from the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls to medieval manuscripts through to Kabbalistic thought and universal mysticism. Her works include custom-made Ketubot, manuscripts and blessing art pieces.
In her recent work, Nikki has been exploring the utilitarian treasures in the ritual objects of Judaica, combining age-old traditions and organic materials with contemporary digital processes. All her work is designed, sourced and hand-crafted in Australia.
For more information on Nikki’s work, visit www.nikkigreen.com.au or call 0421 958 063.
The Australian Jewish News is giving away a hand-etched challah board (pictured above).
Competition entries close on Friday, July 28 at noon.
This competition is open to Australian residents only. Employees of The Australian Jewish News and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Competition entries close on 28 July 2017 at noon. The winners will be drawn at The AJN Melbourne office on 28 July 2017. The winners will be drawn randomly and contacted by email only, using the email registered by the winner. The AJN cannot be held responsible for entrants failing to check their email or providing incorrect information. Winners’ names and details may be passed on to the promoter for winners to redeem prizes. Please note that the prizes are only those mentioned in the competition notice and are non-exchangeable. Tickets are general admission only, and are not valid for opening or closing nights, or any other special events. Winners’ names will not be published due to privacy concerns, however, winners’ names will be kept on record at The Australian Jewish News Melbourne office. Unless otherwise notified, winners must must pick up their prize from the AJN offices, located at Level 1, 589 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria or Level 1, 55 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW. NSW Permit Number: LTPM/08/00233