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2018 - 2020 Master of Art (Merit) Fashion and Textiles, University of Derby

2000 - 2006 Bachelor of Art (First Class Honours) Illustration, University of Derby

2006 Delivering Learning Stage 3, 7302/02, Derby College

2004 - 2006 OCN Printmaking and Bookmaking, Chesterfield College

1998 - 2000 Btec FoundationStudies in Art and Design, Chesterfield College


Prizes and Awards

2019 Society of Dyers and Colourists Bursary

2013 The old Lock Up Exhibition Prize

2011 Derwent Award, Patchings Open, Calverton, Nottingham

2010 Atelier Award, Patchings Open, Calverton, Nottingham

2008 Caran D'ache Award, Patchings Open, Calverton, Nottingham

2006 Tony Wilkinson Award,Thoresby Open

2006 Daler and Rowney Award, Patchings Open, Calverton, Nottingham

2005 Solo Exhibition Prize, Nottingham Annual Open

2005 St Cuthberts Award, Patchings Open

2004 East Midlands Contemporary Art Award, Thoresby Open


Joint Exhibitions

2023 'Untitled' Artcore Gallery, Derby, Nicki Dennett and Emily Bottomer

2021 'Cabin Fever', Residency and Exhibition, Artcore, Derby, Nicki Dennett and Dan Webber

2017 'Bridge the Gap' Deda, Nicki Dennett and Victoria Brown

2015 'A Month of Sundays' Nicki Dennett and Mark Veale, Artsmith Live, Derby

2007 'Selected work' by Nicki Dennett and Dale simpson, Peartree Farm and Art Centre

2006 'Deja Vu', Nicki Dennett and Anna Johnson, Greendoor, Green Lane, Derby


Solo Exhibitions

2014 , Amid the Hills, Deda, Derby

2013 'The Dark Peak' Artist books and prints, Derbyshire Libraries touring exhibition

2011/12 Travel Diaries, Derby Cathedral Centre, Cathedral Quarter, Iron Gate, Derby

2008 Illustrating Childrens Books - Fairy Tales, Derby Cathedral Centre

2006/7 Art on the Stairs, South Hall Gallery, Nottingham Castle

2006 The Earth Makes Food, Makes You, Soul, Derby


Group Exhibitions

2023 'Hot', Creative Melbourne Gallery, Derbyshire

2023 Salon 2023, Museum of Making, Derby

2022 TarpeyOpen 2022, Castle Donnington

2022'Paperworks' Melbourne Gallery, Derbyshire

2022 'Salon 2022' Museum of Making, Derby

2021/2 'Solace' Derby Royal Hospital

2021 'Minature Exhibition' Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield

2021 'Ahbourne Art Trail 2021' Ashbourne

2021 'Surface Details Project' Sock Gallery, Loughborough.

2021 'Melbourne Festival' Derbyshire

2021 'Ashbourne Festival' Guest Artist

2020 'walking through the pandemic' curated by Andrew Martyn Sugars, online

2019 'Surface Details', Banks Mill Studios and Ilkeston Library

2019 'Under the Bed Sale' Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2019 '21 Years of Illustration' Markeaton Street Campus, University of Derby

2018 'Claim the Sky' Artcore, Derby

2018 'Alchemy', Derby Royal Hospital

2018 '20 Years of Illustration' Markeaton Street Campus, University of Derby

2017/18 'Unique Beauty' Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2017 East Midlands Open Exhibition, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington

2017 Harley Gallery Open Exhibition, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire

2017 'Trading Love', Stoke on Trent

2016 'Everyone - Your Place in the World', Derby Museum and Art Gallery

2016 'Stations of the Cross', Derby Cathedral

2015 'Midlands Open', Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington

2015 'Off the Press', The Old Station Gallery, Rowsley, Derbyshire

2014 'Off Register', Markeaton Street Campus, University of Derby

2014 'rEvive', a Morph Empty Shops Exhibition, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

2014 'Morphology', Derby Royal Hospital

2013 'Morph at Deda', Derby

2013 'Salon 3' The Old Lock Up, Cromford

2013 'PINT Festival' The Brew House,The Making House and 107 Station St., Burton Upon Trent

2012 'Nottingham Art Society' Print Exhibition

2012 'PINT Festiva'l, 107 Station Street and The Making House, Burton Upon Trent

2012 'Derby Arboretum' Morph Group Exhbition and Workshops

2012 'Tera Nova' with Morph, The new Art Exchange Nottingham

2012 'New Beginnings' Morph Group Exhibition, Pear Tree Farm, Lea, Nr Matlock

2012 'Chance is a Fine Thing', The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott

2011 'Memories', Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott

2011 'Four Artists', Part of the AA2A Project, Markeaton Street Campus, University of Derby

2011 Guest Artist, Ashbourne Festival

2011 'Never Let Me Go' Quad, Derby

2010/11 'Challenge of the Glocal' Deda, Derby, Empty Shop, Derby, The ICCA, Nottingham and Vadodara, India

2010 Inspired, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby

2009 'Shebang' Beetroot Tree, Draycot Derby

2009 'Profile' Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

2008 Non - Toxic, Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery, Friar Lane, Nottingham

2008 Illuminating Illustrators, View From the Top, Nottingham

2006 Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle

2005 Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle

2005 Watch Out for the Small Print, Leicester City Gallery

2004/5 Watch Out for the Small Print, Leicester City Gallery and De Montfort Hall, Leicester

2002 The Presence of Absence, Pickford House, Derby


International Group Exhibitions

2010 'Challenge of the Glocal' Vadodara, India

2007/8 Print Zero, Touring Exhibition, Seattle,Washington, Madison, Wisconsin, Coral Gables, Florida, Portland, Oregon, New Orleans, Louisiana

2006 Print Zero, Touring Exhibition, Homer, Alaska, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Gables, Florida


2023 'UNTITLED' Artcore Gallery, Derby

2021 1 month residency, Cabin fever, Artcore, Derby

2017 2 month residency at Artcore, Derby, A celebration of India,

2014 AA2A, Year resicency at the University of Derby

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