Nicola lives on Wangal land in Sydney’s inner west, where she researches, writes and curates stories about New South Wales, its history and its people. Nicola has worked with museums, galleries and universities for over twenty years, and in that time has come to really appreciate the pleasures of a deep dive into Trove and a thorough trawl of the archives.
Nicola has a Bachelor of Arts and a PhD in art history and has worked on exhibitions and publications that have lifted the lid on state and regional collections and made their stories and objects accessible to all. As a professional art historian, she revels in what images, photographs and paintings can tell us about time, place and people and as a professional editor and an avid consumer of nineteenth-century literature she delights in archaic turns of phrase.
In addition to her Storyplace storytelling, Nicola’s most recent work unites her love of technology with her passion for the past, as she develops a virtual and mixed reality project using 3D models of colonial objects from the Museum of Applied Arts and Science’s collection.