Top: Photograph by Sarah Harris @sarahharris_prints
Mid: Acacia terminalis Process
Lower: Behind the scenes process film by Nicole Berlach, music by Josh Garrels.
Watercolour and Scientific Exploration.
Paper and Linen.
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THE STORY SO FAR
" I've always been an observer - light;
colour; line; texture; movement..
and for as long as I can remember
I've been drawing what I see and feel.. "
When Nicole turned 21 she decided to develop her skills more seriously by studying the
Bachelor of Natural History Illustration.
She was well recognised for her work there - awarded first place in the Australian Entomological Illustration Competition, and second in the Margaret Senior Award.
Nicole has been part of several group and solo exhibitions since then.
Her Scientific work has been published world wide - Australia; Germany; Norway; America - and can be found in the Archival Collection at the State Library of NSW. Nicole illustrated her first childrens' book in 2012, another in 2015. She has played a part in seeing a handful of fledgling business ideas become realities, and seen many an eye light up at receiving a thoughtfully and personally illustrated piece..
You can find her work in local cafes and galleries,
as well as Newcastle art + design market The
Olive Tree, and large events such as The
Finders Keepers and The Big Design Market.
Please contact Nicole directly for enquiries regarding custom work, collaboration and exhibition opportunities.
" I love what I do - I'm so grateful to be able to share this gift. I hope my work encourages you to see the
world with wider eyes - to slow down and appreciate beauty in small things,.. and to be grateful. "
April 2019 Observations
Group art exhibition, Willoughby Foyer Art Space.
2018 Woodland Plains
Art exhibition, Grenfell Regional Gallery.
2017-18 Of Australia
Solo art show, Like Minds, Avoca.
2017 Naturally Art
Group Exhibition with Newcastle Natural History Collective, Raymond Terrace Art Space.
2017 Feature artist: Kyal and Kara, The Block.
2017 The Fluid Geometry Of Being Alive
Solo art show, Tommy’s on the water, Point Frederick.
2017-2019 The Finders Keepers
Exhibitor at art and design event, Sydney and Melbourne.
2016 State Library NSW. Scientific Illustration Prints acquired for archival collection.
Children’s book illustration. Written by Phillipa Macken, Independent Publisher.
2014 -17 Taste
Creative and curation team, Annual community art show, Central Coast NSW.
2013 Norwegian Ministry of Environment. Publication of Scientific Illustrations in National action plan for threatened species.
2013 Fermi National Laboratory. Publication of Scientific illustrations in private research paper.
2012 Fiz The Flying Fox
Children’s book illustration. Written by Skye Parry-Jones, Published by Growing Faith.
Publication of Scientific Illustrations for Government educational project.
2008 Australian Entomological Society Illustration Competition: first place.
2008 Margaret Senior Award: second place.
2008 The Weedy Sea
Solo Art Exhibition. Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle.
2007 Drawn From Nature
Group Art Exhibition. Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle.
2005-7 Bachelor of Natural History Illustration, University of Newcastle.