Vlase Nikoleski first came to prominence in Australia in the early seventies with a series of modernist sculptures which were marked by a rigorous abstract purity. In the decades since he has produced a large and seemingly diverse body of work. From the earliest monolithic classical modernism to the more recent , complex landscape installations, his work has always been characterised by elegant simplicity of form and complete control of technical means. (. . . )

Ross Woodrow 6.3.98

Vlase has been the recipient of many research grants from The University of Newcastle for work on new materials and processes for the production of original multidimensional worls of art.

 


Former Melbourne sculptor Vlase Nikoleski has won the Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Award. He is the first sculptor ever to win the $6,000 award which includes a nine-month overseas work-and-travel trip. (...)

Brian Burke, Melbourne Sun 6.4.77


Childhood memories of a Macedonian upbringing have inspired Vlase Nikoleski in a collection of work (. . .) Mr Nikoleski has used black granite, marble, slate, stainless steel, and even wine bottles to create his work.

Kylie Miller, Newcastle Herald 19.8.95



1985-87

Master of Arts / Visual Arts - Sculpture, City Art Institute, Sydney NSW

1977-78

Travel studies in USA

1976-77

Studied Tertiary Teaching Methods, Canberra College of Advanced Education, Canberra

1974-75

Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts / Sculpture, The Victorian College of the Arts,
MeIbourne, Victoria

1973-74

Travel Studies in France and United Kingdom

197I-73

Diploma of Arts / Sculpture, NationaI Gallery of Victoria Art School and the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Victoria

1970

Diploma Studies in Visual Arts, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, Tasmania

I966-69

Engineering studies, Bitola University, Macedonia

2005-current

Practising full-time sculptor

2000-2005

Associate Professor of Fine Art, The University of Newcastle

I996-98

Head of the Department of Fine Art, Faculty of Art & Design, The University of Newcastle

I996

Advisor to UNESCO in support of funding for the growth and continuation of the International Students’ Art Biennale in Skopje, Macedonia

I995

Participated as Judge in the Second International Student Art Biennale of Works on Paper in Skopje, Macedonia

I984-89

Full-time Lecturer in Sculpture and Drawing (Coordinator of the Sculpture Workshop), Newcastle College of Advanced Education, The Hunter Institute of Higher Education and The University of Newcastle

1978

Participated in l0th Intemational Sculpture Conference, Toronto, Canada

Participating artist at Johnson Atelier School of Sculpture, Princeton, New Jersey USA

I975

Part-time teacher in Sculpture in Ceramics at the Melbourne School of Arts and Crafts, Melbourne, Victoria


Vlasé (pronounced Vlasay) Nikoleski lives and works near the shores of Lake Macquarie in NSW Australia
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