Nicole de mestre


environmental artist

website currently under construction







The Artist

Nicole can be found either in her overcrowded studio or out on Central Coast streets rifling through kerbside pick-up piles searching for inspiration. Her assemblages reflect a curious attachment to times past and things lost, an increasing frustration with the prolific waste of modern society and a healthy obsession with rusty metal and liquid nails.


You can view Nicole's work at KAB Gallery Terrigal (, or the Roadside Gallery, Wollombi.


Nicole holds open studio by appointment-send her a message or call on 0402 702103.



2014-16           Mentorship program, Col Henry Sculpture Studio, Yarramalong NSW

2008-12           Diploma of Fine Arts

1997-98           Diploma of Graphic Design

1989                Graduate Diploma Educational Studies (Special)

1988                Diploma of Education (Secondary Art)

1983-85           Bachelor of Visual Arts (Woven Textiles)



2020                Morrisett Spinners and Weavers basketmaking workshop

2019                Childrens’ holiday workshops, Davistown NSW

                        Basketmaking Workshop, Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park NSW

2018                Waste to Design Workshop, Woollahra Council, Sydney NSW

2017                Workshop facilitator, Fibre Arts Australia, Ballarat Vic

2016                Artist in residence, Explore and Develop, Wamberal NSW

                        The Big Weave communtiy art project, Long Jetty NSW

2013-15           Coordinator, Brooke Avenue Public School group entry (highly commended/winner),

                        Reconciliation exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery NSW

2012-15           Basketmaking workshop facilitator, Greenpoint NSW

2012-17           5 Lands Art Trail open studio, Greenpoint/Avoca NSW



2020                Inpieces magazine-online article

                        Rethink magazine article

2019                Radio 50- interview

2018                SMH-image/review

                        Radio Skid Row Sydney-interview

2016                Garden-Royal Botanic Gardens magazine

2015                Newcastle Herald review

2014                Coast FM-interview

2010-20           5 Lands Artists Collective Inc. secretary/member

2012                ABC Coast Arts-radio interview

2011                Winner ABC Picasso a Presenter competition, NSWAG



2021                 Weaving Up a Storm, Gosford Regional Gallery

                         Levee Gallery, Maitland NSW



2020                  Roadside Gallery, Wollombi

2017-20             KAB Gallery, Terrigal & Pymble NSW             

2013-20             Gosford Regional Gallery shop, East Gosford NSW



2020                  Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi NSW

                          See Change, CCVR Gallery, The Entrance NSW

2019                  Art in the Open (award winner), Wyong Art House, NSW

                          Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi NSW 

                          Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney NSW

                          Gathered..., Cessnock Regional Gallery, NSW

                          Gosford Art Prize, East Gosford NSW

                          Cooks River Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney NSW

2018                  Gosford Art Prize, East Gosford NSW

                           Art in the Open 2018, Wyong Art House NSW

                           Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk, Brunswick Heads NSW  

                           Vessels of Mass Consumption(solo), Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney NSW                 

                           Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba NSW

2017                   Art in the Open 2017(award winner), Wyong Art House NSW

                           North Sydney Art Prize, Sydney NSW

                           Stitched Up, The Lock Up, Newcastle NSW

2016                   Artisans in the Garden, Botanic Gardens Sydney NSW

                           Sculpture at Sawmillers, McMahons Point NSW

                           Sculpture on the Greens(major prize winner), Kooindah Waters NSW

2015                   Gosford Art Prize, East Gosford NSW

                           Inglorious Baskets (solo), Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW

                           Sculpture on the Greens(highly commended), Kooindah Waters NSW

2014-19              Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi NSW

2014                   Rewritten, East Gosford NSW

                           Sculpture on the Greens(highly commended), Kooindah Waters NSW

2013                   Gosford Art Prize, East Gosford NSW

                           Sculpture on the Greens, Kooindah Waters, NSW

2012                   Long Jetty Dreaming (solo), Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford NSW

2009-19              Connections/Ephemera, 5 Lands Walk, Avoca Beach NSW