Nola Farman's art practice is diverse ranging from large environmental works through installations to artists' books. Her books reside in the collections of the Bibliotheque National, Paris; Centre Livre d'Artist, St Yrieix-la-Perche, France; The Tate Britain Library; Baltic Centre, Gateshead, UK; Winchester School of Art; University of the West of England; Yale University, NY; MOMA Library, NY; National Library, Ottawa; AGNSW, Library; Te Papa National Gallery, NZ and private collections.
Farman has been commissioned to make large public artworks in various parts of Australia including, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Perth. The installations often include sound, video and electronic components.
Farman has received a number of awards including an Australia Council Two Year Fellowship (1997) and two Premier's Awards, namely the Western Australian Civic Design Award (1995) and the Predominantly Landscape Environment Award (1995) in association with Forbes and Fitzhardinge Woodland, Architects and Urban Planners. In the same year she received the Mundaring Arts Centre Inaugural Prize for Self-portraiture. In 1991 she was awarded a Diploma of Honor at the Prix Ars Electronica, in Linz, Austria (for The lift Project).