Nicole de mestre

 

environmental artist

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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 (www.kabgallery.com), or the Roadside Gallery, Wollombi.

 

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

Education

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)

 

Publications/Other

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

 

exhibitions

FUTURE

2021                Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk, Brunswick Heads NSW

                        Sculpture at Sawmillers, McMahons Point NSW

 

PRESENT               

2020-21             Roadside Gallery, Wollombi NSW

2017-21             KAB Gallery, Terrigal & Pymble NSW             

2013-21             Gosford Regional Gallery shop, East Gosford NSW

 

PAST

2021                  Weaving up a Storm, Gosford Regional Gallery

2020                  Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi NSW

2019                  Art in the Open, 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, Wyong Art House NSW

                          Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk, Brunswick Heads NSW 

                          Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba NSW

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

2017                   Art in the Open, 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

2014-21              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, NSW