Sep 21 2011

Black – Nicolette Benjamin

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Electric Chair

Electric Chair

Medium: Mixed Media



Nicolette lives on ten acres in country New South Wales, Australia, with her husband, horses, dogs, cat and chooks, a large vegie garden, close enough to town to work, and play.

Her children have left home and now it her my time to fly!

She is a graduate from the Australian National University, NITA.

Patterson's Curse Flower Petal Vases

Patterson's Curse Flower Petal Vases

I have been selected as finalist in many national painting competitions.

Living in a rural area in New South Wales,  Australia, Nicolette finds the natural elements affect her life profoundly, especially the colours she uses in her work, reminiscent of the colours of the drought she has been living in for the last seven years.  She use fibres I find locally to make work.  An environmentalist by religion, most of her  work demands thought from her audience because the sources are different from the mainstream, she is informed and highly influenced by art history and contemporary thought.



2000              BA Visual, ANU NITA, Australia

1988              Certificate in Weaving and Textiles, Yass TAFFE

1973-76          Diploma of Fashion

Prizes and Awards

2009              ARTMARKET Report, illustration

2009              Finalist, Off the Wall, Art Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2008              Finalist, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, Food and Wine section,  South  Australia.

2007, 2005      Finalist, Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting

2007              Cowra Festival Art Awards, Special mention

2005              Craft-In-Site, Craft ACT

2005              Canberra Artists Awards, Italo-Australian Club

2003              Art Prize, Unearthing Australia’s finest,Canberra

2000              Emerging Artists Support Scheme Aquisition Award




2007                dialogues, ANCA, ACT, Australia


2011  May        Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York

Art from Down Under and Beyond , fine art from Australia and New Zealand

2010                Unearthed, Belconnen Art Gallery, ACT. Australia

2010                Through the eye, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, New South Wales,  Australia.

2009                Off the Wall, Art Sydney, Sydney Australia.

2008                Countryscapes 2008, The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo

Peripheral Vision, Goulburn Regional Art GalleryNSW

dialogues two, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy,  Melbourne,

Victoria, Australia

2006                Nature’s Moments, Art Moment Gallery, Bondi, Sydney, Australia

Heads Up 2, The Front Gallery, Lyneham, ACT

Making Do Two,  HR Gallop Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.

Two Points of View, The Front Gallery, Lyneham, ACT

Japanese Exchange Exhibition, Queanbeyan, NSW

Countryscapes 2005,  Sydney, Fountain Court Gallery

Parliament of NSW, Australia

2005                Heads up, The Front Gallery, Lyneham, ACT

Curses, a dual installation, Stratnairn Homestead Gallery ACT

Curses, a dual installation, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW.


2003                H2003, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, ACT,Australia.

Ceremonial vessels for the drinking of water, Canberra Centre, Civic, ACT, Australia.

2000                2000 Graduation Exhibition, NITA Gallery, ACT, Australia.