Nicole de mestre


environmental artist

website currently under construction-

upcoming exhibitions updated regularly, but for more images please visit Instagram page







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)


2022                Artists of the Central Coast-book

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




2023                 Metamorphosis, Dangar Island Depot NSW (solo)

                         Scraping by...., Timeless Textiles Newcastle NSW (solo)



2022-23             Eden Unearthed, Macquarie Park NSW

2020-23             Roadside Gallery, Wollombi NSW

2017-23             KAB Gallery, Terrigal & Pymble NSW             

2013-23             Gosford Regional Gallery shop, East Gosford NSW



2022                  SWAP, City of Ryde NSW (winner)                         

                          Sculpture at Sawmillers, McMahons Point NSW

                          Remains of the Day, Curl Curl Creative Space, NSW

2021                  Weaving up a Storm, Gosford Regional Gallery

2014-22             Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi NSW

2019                  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

                          Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk, Brunswick Heads NSW 

                          Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba NSW

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

2017-22             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                  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