At this time, my thoughts are with all who are battling the implications of the pandemic. Of all the lessons I have learnt since it began, there is still great humility amongst all suffering and pain. During time as a frontline worker, I witnessed the selflessness and resilience of medical, defence, security and hotel staff who work within the testing sites and Quarantine Hotels, protecting our communities and the country.
Eventually getting more time to paint, I have now become inspired to create the most beautiful pictures I can, with every skill I have in my arsenal. This is my intention, as an act of counter-defiance against the wrongs in the world right now, to not forget or discount the beauty that is still in it, in our imaginations, and in our hearts.
(b. Nicole Maguire, 1971 Tasmania, Australia)
Nicole currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
Works are held in both public and private collections all around Australia.
Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Tasmania
Finalist, Artlovers Australia Prize
Finalist, Art Prizes Cover Competition
Finalist, Bluethumb Art Prize
Winner, Artery Prize, Annual Art Society of Tasmania Exhibition
Summer Art Fair (Selected exhibition), Aro Gallery, Sydney, NSW
(Solo) Nymphs and Nomads, Aro Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Kapten & Son/Bluethumb Collaboration, Melbourne, VIC
Muse Gallery, Beechworth, VIC
Art Society of Tasmania, Lady Franklin Gallery, Hobart, TAS
City Mission Charity Exhibition, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Art From Trash (sculpture), Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
The Art Stock Room, Brisbane, QLD
(Solo) Lux, Hobart, TAS
Staley & Son Gallery, Hobart, TAS
(Solo) Immersion, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Selling Houses Australia, television series, episode to be aired in 2023, featuring '2020'
Creative Artist Magazine, Issue #19, Profile and Tutorial Feature
Grand Designs Australia Magazine, Issue #5.5 September
The Tasmanian Mercury Newspaper, Art Watch, Clyde Selby