Curriculum Vitae

Artist's Profile

Nicola McClelland

Born, Australia

Nicola McClelland studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and later completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.

She has shown in various solo and group exhibitions in England and Australia. Nicola’s work is represented in the La Trobe University Art Collection. It is also held in various corporate and private collections in England, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, New Zealand and Australia.

She began as a printmaker and broadened her practice to incorporate sculpture, installation and mixed-media work. She selects and alters materials through cutting, collage and sculptural processes. Her choice and transformation of these materials and images is a response to, and reflection on, themes and states of transience, movement and change.

Prior to attending Central Saint Martins in London, Nicola studied Anthropology, Human Geography and Art History at the Australian National University. These subjects informed her experiences when she lived away from Australia in countries such as Niger, West Africa and India. Her own and her family’s history of migration and her work teaching refugee and migrant communities have greatly influenced her practice.



  • Master of Fine Art, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne


  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, England


  • Foundation Course in Art and Design, Sir John Cass-City of London Polytechnic, London, England


  • Diploma of Education, University of Sydney


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree: Art History and Human Geography, Australian National University, Canberra