Nola Mancy is a photographer living and working in the Byron Shire, Northern NSW.
Her Diploma in Photoimaging was received from Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE. Subsequent to that she studied a Diploma of Visual Arts at Morningside TAFE, Brisbane.
Upon completion of her Diploma, Nola was awarded by the college, the Student Photographer of the Year Award in 2010.
Past group exhibitions include The Boarder Art Prize, Gold Coast, Byron Art Classic, Byron Bay and the Ocean Shores Art Expo.
Nola has been a finalist and winner of various Art prizes in the Region.
Her personal work is largely influenced by her surroundings and love for nature, paying attention to texture, detail, form and colour.
Drawn to the detail in nature, the colour harmonies that perfectly complement each other, how plants change with the seasons (phenology) and noticing the beauty in design.
“My photography is a lot about being out in Nature. Just being still and noticing what is around. Before I get my camera out I just wander around noticing what is there. It feels like a form of meditation for me. Being still, being connected and seeing what presents itself".
For prints contact - Instagram - @wildgrassbyron
Nola also owns and operates a small product photography studio in Ocean Shores, NSW. www.littlelightstudio.com.au
Diploma of Visual Art – 2002, Brisbane
Diploma of Photoimaging – 2010, SQIT, QLD
Exhibitions and Awards
The Boarder Art Prize - 2015
The Byron Arts classic - 2015
OS Art Expo - 2013
OS Art Expo – photography category, highly commended - 2011
OS Art Expo – photography category, winner - 2011
Graduating Photographer of the Year award – SQIT- winner – 2010
The Lord Mayor of Brisbane Photographic prize exhibition – Brisbane town Square – Highly commended - 2010
Graduating Photographer of the Year award – SQIT- runner up – 2009