Born in Scotland, Jane Nicol trained in Sculpture and Ceramics at Grays School of Art in the UK. She ran a successful sculpture studio in New Zealand for some years but have more recently been immersed in painting.
“Painting has been good to me and having won a number of National and International Awards from our home in Sydney, my work is in collections around the world.”
Together with her husband George, she moved to beautiful Maleny to be closer to her children who have all settled in Brisbane.
“I consider my entries into Sculpture on the Edge as 3D paintings. They combine my sculptural roots and my recent fascination with paint.”
Jane’s 2016 entries, Future Imperative 1 & Future Imperative 2, are from a series of work that are “my personal discussion of the imperative for ‘plastic man’ to become sustainable man. The imperative is to both think and act sustainably and to accept that we will not have a future unless we do. The planet does not belong to us. We belong to the planet. We are embedded in our environment, which we destroy by our continuing greed.”
Jane talks about her association with Sculpture On The Edge:
“Entering SOTE for the first time was an excellent experience for me. I found it very professionally run and the curatorial team were helpful and friendly. Sales during the exhibition were excellent and the large numbers of visitors through the exhibition have led to further enquiries and sales for me. I plan to enter again this year. Jane.”