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New South Wales, Australia

Nicole Kelly

Age Group

Senior

Categories

Painting

Bio

Nicole Kelly is an Australian Artist based in Wollongong who works primarily as a painter. Kelly’s paintings critically engage with the nature of landscape painting and its place in Australian contemporary art. Kelly has been awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2009), the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Art on Paper Local Artist Award (2011), the Manning Naked and Nude 2D Award (2015) the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize (2018), and the Royal Art Society of NSW Young Artist Award (2020). She has been awarded the Viktoria Marinov Scholarship for female artists (2021) and the Australian Government Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2019) for her recent research into unsettling contemporary landscape painting at the University of New South Wales. She has undertaken residencies in France (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2010) and Spain (2016) and has completed major public commissions for the Sutherland and St George Hospitals in Sydney. Her work has been selected for inclusion in multiple awards across Australia including the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. Kelly’s work is held in the collections of Macquarie University Sydney, the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, the Moran Art Foundation and Lismore Regional Gallery, among others. The late Edmond Capon, former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, has described her work as ‘bold and confident. It’s got spirit, that intellectual dynamic that comes out of the soul of an artist.’ Her work is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne.

Email Address

nicolerenaekelly@hotmail.com

Experience in Schools

I have run annual workshops for year 11 students at Danebank Anglican School for Girls since 2019 and was the Artist in Residence for year 11 Art Camp at Bundanon with PLC in 2018. Other teaching roles include: February 2022- Present In The Field Artist Workshops, Codirector November 2022 - Present National Art School (Short Courses) Teaching Position March 2016 - Present Painting and Drawing Teaching Position (Term courses and Masterclass Workshops), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, NSW March 2016 - Present Painting and Drawing Teaching Position (Term courses and Masterclass Workshops), Art.Est Art School, Sydney March 2004 - Present Exhibition Committee (Practicing Artist), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, NSW October 2009-March 2014 Administrative Assistant (Casual) Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, NSW February 2022- Present In The Field Artist Workshops, Codirector November 2022 - Present National Art School (Short Courses) Teaching Position March 2016 - Present Painting and Drawing Teaching Position (Term courses and Masterclass Workshops), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, NSW March 2016 - Present Painting and Drawing Teaching Position (Term courses and Masterclass Workshops), Art.Est Art School, Sydney March 2004 - Present Exhibition Committee (Practicing Artist), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, NSW October 2009-March 2014 Administrative Assistant (Casual) Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, NSW

Areas I Cover

New South Wales

Max Group Size

30 students

Qualifications

  • Nicole Kelly has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the National Art School.
  • Exhibitions

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2023 ‘Still Days’ Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2022 ‘Solastalgia’, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, NSW
  • 2022 ‘Margins of Intimacy’, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2021 'Opacity of Time', This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2021 ‘For what binds’, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2019 ‘It Remains’, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018 ‘Bundanon | Tasmania | Provence’, 583 Elizabeth Street Projects, Sydney, NSW
  • 2018. ‘Fragmented Imaginings’, This Is No Fantasy + Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2017 ‘A Daydream’, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, NSW
  • 2017 ‘New Paintings’, This Is No Fantasy + Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2016 ‘Desire & Reason’, Kensington Contemporary, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015 ‘You My Friend are Beautiful and Terrifying’, NG Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2014 ‘Sea, Bush and Some Flowers’, NG Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2014 ‘In Company’, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2014 ‘Nicole Kelly New Work: Figure and Landscape’, Moran Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2013 ‘Home & Hosed’, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, NSW
  • 2012 ‘Notes from Paris’, Toyota Exhibition Space, Sydney, NSW
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