It is with heavy hearts and deep gratitude that we have to share the news of Christine Procter Nicholson's sudden passing in Germany recently.
Christine enriched overlapping communities, including the arts, conservation, metaphysics, nursing & community enterprise across the world. Her partnership with Stephen Procter (Head of Glass at ANU 1993-200) was constantly stretching to encompass their students in such deliciously generous ways. And both of them had great skills in blending nurturing enquiry with being unconscious rich life models to so many who they encountered.
In partnership with the ANU & the glass community, she continued her and Stephen's ideals through the Stephen Procter Fellowship, following his time with the Glass workshop.
The Fellowship honours their common passion for journeying, communities, art making and sharing. It has to date enabled 17 artists working with glass around the world to gather insight into cultures, histories, phenomena, places and landscapes, and engage with students at the School of Art and Design. Christine continued to give crucial input into the fellowship every year, as a returning selection panel member for 18 fellowships (2003-2020).
Her energy and mental strength (provided by deep convictions) belied her delicate frame, which enabled extensive family bushwalking, replacing thousands of trees, community hub contributions, nursing people's total caring needs and endless weeding of plants and (within) minds.
Although self-effacing and quietly spoken, anyone who met her very soon realised what an extraordinary quality of thoughtful uplifting embrace she held.
We send our best wishes to her friends and family: Ben (Norway), Anna (NZ), Hamish (UK) and her sisters and mother (Germany), who are currently trying to string together Christine's untouchable seeds (when the world is stirred into movement).