Nicola Holgate is a contemporary painter and sculptor. She regards her work as storytelling that begins with the medium and process.
Nicola relocated to South Africa in 2016 after living in Botswana for 16 years. She spent three years in residencies at Greatmore Studios in Cape town in 2018, August House in Johannesburg in 2019 and 2020, and currently practices from her home studio in Hartbeespoort in the North West Province.
She participated in the RMB Talent Unlocked 2021 program, culminating in a group show at Everard Read Circa Gallery, followed by an online auction of the works made during the program with Strauss and Co. Nicola also placed in the top 20 of the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards in September