We’re so pleased to announce Niroshini Thambar as a member of our Sensory Collective. Niroshini is one of six artists supported to create work with by and for people who face multiple barriers to accessing mainstream arts. 

Niroshini is a musician, composer and sound designer. She works across live theatre, audio drama, installation and film and has previously been a session musician on violin and keyboards, performing on the UK live circuit and on album recordings.

Niroshini has a strong belief in the role of the creative arts in helping to build an inclusive society which values diversity across the human community and the rest of the natural world. She is experienced in devising and leading arts projects, particularly with inclusive music and sound-led creative projects for schools and a range of community groups. Initially studying Environmental Sciences, she also has an MSc in Human Ecology from the University of Edinburgh where her interdisciplinary interests were in ecofeminism, music/creative arts and socio-ecological justice.

Her audio-visual installations are collaborative and participatory; Transmission, engaging with aging, memory and creativity; Memory Box, exploring Sri-Lankan diaspora history and shifting identities; trans:migration, inspired by the work of Scots naturalist John Muir, migration, belonging and connection to nature.

Work for theatre includes: Ghosts (National Theatre of Scotland), Hindu Times (Royal Lyceum /Pitlochry Theatre/Naked Productions), Here (Curious Monkey/Northern Stage), Gagarin Way (Dundee Rep), Home is Not the Place (Annie George), Secret Life of Suitcases (Ailie Cohen Puppets), Revolution Days (Bijli Theatre), The Tempest (Tron Theatre), Helping Hands (Pitlochry Festival Theatre).

Other recent work includes Series Composer for United Kingdoms (Naked Productions/BBC Radio 4 commission), and Associate Director for the outdoor audio-led production Niqabi Ninja (Independent Arts Projects).

For more information, visit NiroshiniThambar.com

Photo by Jassy Earl