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 multi-dimensional 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


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


Travel studies in USA


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


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


Travel Studies in France and United Kingdom


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


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


Engineering studies, Bitola University, Macedonia


Practising full-time sculptor


Associate Professor of Fine Art, The University of Newcastle


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


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


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


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


Participated in l0th Intemational Sculpture Conference, Toronto, Canada

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


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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