Nola Farman studied sculpture at Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada, completing her MA and PhD at the University of Western Sydney. She is currently writing and producing artworks about the absurdity of contemporary life, using the art world as an exemplar. Farman’s art practice is diverse ranging from drawing to large environmental works, installations (sound, sensors, electronics and video), artists’ books and sculpture. Commissions include public artworks in Singapore, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Perth. Awards include Australia Council Two Year Fellowship (1997); two Premier's Awards, WA Civic Design Award (1995); Predominantly Landscape Environment Award (1995) with FFW Architects/Urban Planners; Mundaring Arts Centre Inaugural Prize, Self-portraiture; L.I.N. Award of Excellence (EPRA), as Public Art Consultant with Tract Landscape Architects. Diploma of Honor, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz for The Lift Project; (made in collaboration with Michael Brown), project grants from the Australia Council, ANAT, NSW Department for the Arts and WA Department for the Arts.