Above: ‘treeME’ series, performance of me as a tree
Nicole Voevodin-Cash is a Sunshine Coast based contemporary artist with a 30 year practice. Voevodin-Cash received a Diploma of Fine Arts in 1983 from Seven Hills College of Art (now Griffith University) and a Graduate Diploma in Art Teaching in 1984 from the Brisbane College of Advanced Education (now QUT). She completed a Masters of Visual Arts in 2001 from Griffith University. She has taught and lectured in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions and was an Education Officer at the Queensland Art Gallery (GOMA) from 1999 to 2001, specifically working with the children’s programming during the Asia Pacific Triennial.
Voevodin-Cash has had Solo exhibitions of her installation works at the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane 2004 and the Ipswich Gallery 2006 and 2010. She has continued to investigate ‘landscape’ in its broader sense of our ‘interaction’ with it as a sculptural strategy.
She works independently and collaboratively with other artists – most successfully with Elizabeth Woods. Their ten year collaboration produced large scaled inflatable installations for CAST Gallery in Tasmania and formed the first roving temporary public art installation in 6 different locations throughout Brisbane’s CBD funded by Art + Place in 2009.
Voevodin-Cash’s art practice encompasses installation, performance, film, digital technologies and sculpture. She has produced a number of Artists books and monotype catalogues of her practice.
Voevodin-Cash has undertaken residencies in Milan, Liverpool UK, Hobart Tasmania, Bundanon NSW, Albury and Melbourne. She has spent many months analytically researching how we move through spaces as research for the development of new ways to engage her audiences inside and outside the gallery. She has been working with ‘living’ materials for the past 15 years and has been commissioned to collaborate on large scale park and public place redevelopments, most successfully for Kangaroo Point Park in Brisbane.
Her work can be seen in a diversity of public locations, she has received Australia Council Grants to support her practice and to undertake international residencies, State government assistance in writing a monograph of her practice and local council financial support for her professional development in the arts. Most recently she was supported by RADF for a project titled ‘Tree Dialogues’ to be exhibited on the Sunshine Coast late 2016.