Nicola Gear has been a practicing visual artist since leaving Goldsmiths College, London University in 1990. During this time she has worked in diverse places, exhibiting widely, taken part in collaborations and had projects supported by the British Council, Scottish Arts Council, Hi-Arts, Glasgow City Council, University of Strathclyde, University of Texas and Triangle Arts Trust (London and South Africa).

Nicola Gear’s work is in both traditional and digital media, producing work for public places such as a public transport system in Johannesburg, as well as exhibitions. Her work questions how objects and landscape contain memory, gathering information mapping time, and examining the boundaries between public and private space. People are involved actively in the process of creating the work, as well as in the presentation. She works with drawing, sculpture, storytelling and oral history alongside digital and web-based technology.

Nicola Gear moved to Inverness and started life aboard Loch Ness Barge in June 2010