Sandra Nicolaides paints intuitively. Despite having worked in the arts all her professional life, she only started painting in 2013. Since late 2014, she has sold several paintings and has had over 120,000 hits on her online gallery collections.

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Arts Educational School, London
Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney
SA School of Art—BAFA Sculpture/Cinematography—Adelaide



• Oil painting shortlisted for Nillumbik Prize—Montsalvat, Victoria 2014
• Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery—2014 (sold work)
• Bayside Art Show—2014
• Joined Nillumbik Open Studio program—2014 (sold several works)
• Hobson’s Bay Art Show—2014
• Moonee Valley Art Show— 2015
• Camberwell Art Show—2015
• Short-listed Mission to Seafarers Art Awards - 2016
• Dunmoochin ‘60 Years of Figurative Drawing’ exhibition—exhibited life drawings—2016 (sold work)
• Exhibited at Artisan Hills launch, Montsalvat, Victoria—2016
• Exhibited oil paintings at Gallery 34, Yea
• Exhibited oil paintings at Montsalvat, Eltham in 2018, Yea
• Exhibited at Library Gallery, Eltham Victoria—2016,2017, 2018
• Studio in Hurstbridge Victoria open to the public 5 weekends a year - last two weekends of November and the first weekend of May. See www.artistsopenstudios.com.au/artists/sandra-nicolaides



• Won scholarship to Scully Borovanski classical ballet school, Sydney
• Dancer in several musicals (GH Carrol and JC Williamson)
• Actor with various theatre companies in Australia, NZ, England and Wales
• Obtained BAFA degree in Fine Art (Sculpture and Cinematography)
• Awarded Foundation Year Prize, ANZ Bank Arts Project Prize and Harry P Gill Memorial Prize and Medal (most outstanding final year student, SA School of Art)
• Created and built permanent sculpture in art school grounds and facilitated related performance
• Adelaide Festival—performance in festival courtyard, ‘Up to Our Necks’
• City of Elizabeth – (South Australia) performance and installation
• Taught Art at Muirden Matriculation College, Adelaide
• Ran workshops in ‘Anti-dance’ and Performance Art, Murdoch University (WA) and Dartington College, UK
• Lectured and devised course ‘The Artist as Community Artist’, Tasmanian School of Art
• Lectured and devised course ‘Art and Society’ WA Academy of Performing Arts, Perth
• Director, Tasmanian Community Arts Network
• Inaugural Chair, Tasmanian Arts Industry Training Board
• Regional Tasmanian editor, and guest editor, Video edition, ‘Artlink’ magazine, Adelaide
• Facilitated Cultural Map of Tasmania, involving 16 local councils and 30 employees
• Australia Council commission to review the cultural component of ILAP (Integrated Local Area Planning) projects for local governments
• Board/committee member for Australia Council, Arts Tasmania and Aboriginal and Multicultural Affairs (State and Federal)
• Australia Council grant to travel to Europe to research ‘Art for Change’
• Wrote post graduate diploma course to encourage increased employment for artists as part of government town planning. The course was accepted as a summer school at the Tasmanian School of Art (Launceston campus)
• Manager, Cultural Planning, ACT Government
• Created the first electronic cultural map of its kind for the ACT Government, ’CIAO’ (‘Canberra’s Identity and Atmosphere Online’), which was launched at the Australian National Museum (Pandora National Library archived)
• Initiated and facilitated the creation of cultural maps for eighteenAustralian Capital Regional councils to form a Regional Cultural Map, which was also launched at the Australian National Museum
• Presented the ACT Cultural Map at Powerhouse Museum Sydney and an international heritage symposium, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
• Awarded two cultural planning awards from Royal Australian Planning Institute (RAPI)
• Awarded International Award for Small Town Planningfrom the American Planning Association
• Initiated and facilitated arts project with local artists at Montsalvat, Victoria, ‘Nillumbik: Tapping the Potential’
• Manager, Arts Team, City of Whittlesea
• Cultural planning consultant for Beaconhill Consultancy—ACT
• Established cultural planning consultancy ‘Cultural Edge’ Hurstbridge, Victoria
• Wrote cultural plans/policies/reports for City of Maribynong (Vic), City of Manningham (Vic) and City of Devonport (Tas), Ausdance and WA Community Arts Network

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