Nicola Morton is an Asian/Australian artist who loves playing with machines and the paranormal. She has a B.Music (Technology) from Qld Conservatorium of Music (2003) and a Master of Fine Arts from Sydney College of Art (2017).
Her documentative processes embrace spontaneity and off-kilter moments inspired by speculative questions on the existence of the paranormal. She was shortlisted by the 17th VideoBrasil Exhibition for her psychic video project, ‘Remote Viewing Experiment #1 ’and since has invited the takeover of social media by species of grasses in 'Romantic Grass of the Week' plus in her fortnightly #moonpsychics e-mailer she quirkily tracks the movement of the planets. She finds states of peace in abstract, improvised music and live performance and gets her day-to-day good feels from working with the All Girl Electronic program for young women starting out in electronic music production, in Parramatta.
Her performance work and facilitation (encompassing music and visual art) has received significant support in the form of independent review in Art&Australia, Realtime, Crawlspace, The Wire (UK) and Pipeline (HongKong); plus awards and grants from Australia Council, QMusic, Asialink, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Renew Newcastle and Ptarmigan. She was a co-director at EXIST ari and currently a Vice President of not-for-profit, Foundation For Contemporary Music And Culture.