After studying travel and living overseas Nicole returned to her hometown of Bathurst and found herself drawn to the surrounding landscape and its rich cultural history as a theme for her art practice.
Through the placement of specific historical objects into the landscape and by throwing projections onto the terrain she aims to illuminate representations of Australia from the past by bringing them into the present. The resulting hybridised landscapes reveal the multiple historical paradigms informing our present-day relationship to country.
Nicole applied for the Windmill Trust Scholarship to assist in developing the Illumination series to be exhibited at the Bathurst Regional Gallery in 2012. Nicole said “Being a long-term regional artist the Windmill Trust was the right fit for me. The series involved working with a lit chandelier and lights installed within the Australian landscape over and photographed. She added “ winning the Windmill enabled me to be more creative with the Illumination project, to take more risks including and make a larger body of work.”
After showing Illumination at BRAG in 2012 Nicole was invited by Brenda May to exhibit Illumination at Brenda May Gallery Sydney in 2013. Nicole is currently completing a Masters of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design in Media Arts.
Nicole is represented by Brenda May Gallery.