Member Profile : Nicole

Nicole Smede. Image: Bonnie Porter Greene

Born, living and creating on Dharawal country, Nicole is of European and Worimi descent. A classically trained vocalist, musician and poet, Nicole's work explores a reclamation and reconnection with ancestry and country through poetry and song.

Her voice has been heard on National youth broadcaster Triple J as well as globally on award-winning film scores, and graced the stages of City Recital Hall, Mona Foma Festival to art galleries and venues across Australia.  Nicole has performed her poetry and song on national radio, the National Mulitcultural Festival (2020) and Parliament House, Canberra. Her poetry features in a number of publications including Never Heard of Them Anthology (Baby Teeth, 2019), Australian Poetry Journal (July, 2020) and First Nations poetry Anthology Guwayu: For All Times (Magabala Books, 2020) and across ferries in Sydney Harbour.

In 2020 Nicole was shortlisted for the Red Room Poet Fellowship and was awarded the 2020 'A Sense of Place' Shoalhaven Arts Board Grant with artistic collaborator Bonnie Porter Greene. 

Nicole is a commissioned poet for Red Room Company and the Poetry in First Languages program, grateful for the gift to work with traditional owners, custodians and young First Nations students reviving language through the creation of song and poetry.  

Field Trip - Arts, Science, Tech and Environment Symposium

Sunshine Coast
Aug 08 2020