Born 1946. Studied at Hornsey College of Art, 1964-65; Edinburgh School of Art, Drawing and Painting 1965-69 and St Martins School of Art post graduate film-making 1970-1. From 1969-70 she ran the gallery at the New Arts Lab, London and was cinema programmer at the London Film Maker's Co-op in 1974, 1976-77 and 1992/3. Nicolson is a founder member of Circles - Women's Film in Distribution, 1979, Editorial contributor for Musics magazine 1976-79, co-editor and publisher, Readings magazine 1977. She was awarded the John Brinkley Fellowship at Norwich School of Art, 1980-81. She has been a part-time and visiting lecturer at art colleges including; Cheltenham, Chelsea, Falmouth, Ravensbourne, Glasgow, Wolverhampton and St Martins, London.
Her film works and performances have been seen at museums and galleries nationally and internationally and her artworks have been widely exhibited, from the London Film-makers Co-op and the Acme Gallery, London to the Stedelijk, Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna. Her work is in the collection of the Belgian National Film Archive, British Film Institute, Canterbury University, Women Artists' Slide Library, her artists book 'Escaping Notice' is the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum.