____________02.05.19 John Nicholson in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019
Congratulations to John Nicholson who is a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019 with his work Rapid reactor.
The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award is in its 10th year and awards $10,000 to the winner. Judging the award this year is Leanne Willis, Senior Manager, Art Collection and Galleries at Deakin; artist Louise Weaver and arts writer and curator Professor Ted Snell.
Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019
29 May – 12 July
Deakin University Art Gallery
Image credit: John Nicholson Rapid reactor 2019 acrylic and acrylic mirror 59.0 x 55.0 x 27.0 cm
____________01.11.18 John Nicholson in Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018
John Nicholson is a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018 at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Nicholson was shortlisted for the award’s sculptural category for his work, Boxes for bubbles 2018.
With over $30,000 in prize money to be won across multiple award categories, the winners will be announced at the official opening on Friday 2 November 2018.
Image credit: John Nicholson Boxes for bubbles 2018 acrylic and acrylic mirror
____________18.10.18 Flack Studio Collaboration for Rigg Design Prize 2018
John Nicholson has collaborated with Flack Studio for the Rigg Design Prize 2018 at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. The triennial prize is awarded to an Australian design practice displaying outstanding creative achievements in contemporary design.
Finalists were invited to design a purpose built interior for the prize exhibition, responding to the theme of Domestic Living. Nicholson collaborated with Flack Studio to create their interior titled, We’ve boundless plains to share 2018.
Image credit: Installation view of We’ve boundless plains to share 2018 by Flack Studio, on display in the Rigg Design Prize 2018 at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Photo: Shannon McGrath
____________18.09.18 John Nicholson in Forbes
Internationally recognised publication, Forbes, has featured John Nicholson’s new solo exhibition, Drop Downs, in an article by Felicity Carter.
In the interview, Nicholson discusses the concepts behind his latest body of work and how these fit in within the evolution of his artistic practice.
Image credit: John Nicholson Burger 2018 acrylic 25.5 x 35.5 x 3.0 cm
____________04.09.18 John Nicholson in Art Guide Australia
John Nicholson’s upcoming solo exhibition, Drop Downs, has been featured in an article by Andrew Stephens for Art Guide Australia’s September/October 2018 issue.
Examining new inspiration behind Nicholson’s acrylic sculptures, the article discusses references to industrial production as well as time spent at a computer screen.
Image credit: John Nicholson Listening to my novel and 2018 acrylic and acrylic mirror 120.0 x 82.0 x 1.0 cm
____________17.08.18 John Nicholson in 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
John Nicholson is a finalist in the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture for his entry, Whale vision 2018. The prize recognises innovation and diversity in an original, freestanding sculpture measuring up to 80 cm in any dimension.
The 2018 finalists have been selected by guest judges: Michael Lynch AO CBE and Amanda Love, Director, Love Art.
The winner of the $20,000 acquisitive prize will be announced on the exhibition opening night to be held 19 October 2018.
Image credit: John Nicholson Whale vision 2018 acrylic and acrylic mirror 80.0 x 80.0 x 52.0 cm
____________17.08.18 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2018
John Nicholson is as a finalist for the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2018 to be held at the Deakin University Art Gallery.
The annual acquisitive prize and exhibition awards one outstanding entry $10,000, with the work becoming a part of the Deakin University Art Collection. Nicholson was selected for his work, A small whale 2018.
Image credit: John Nicholson A small whale 2018 acrylic and acrylic mirror 65.0 x 53.0 x 20.0 cm
____________07.06.18 John Nicholson at W Brisbane
The new W Hotel in Brisbane’s CBD houses a large-scale work by John Nicholson in the lobby, commissioned by Love Art.
Image credit: Installation view of John Nicholson’s Total expansion 2017 in the lobby of the W Hotel, Brisbane. Photo: Toby Scott.
____________03.08.17 John Nicholson in 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
John Nicholson is a finalist in the 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpure for his entry, The sun is here 2017. The prize recognises innovation and diversity in an original, freestanding sculpture measuring up to 80 cm in any dimension.
The 2017 finalists have been selected by guest judges: Djon Mundine OAM, curator, writer, artist, activist; Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney and Roslyn Oxley OAM.
The winner of the $20,000 acquisitive prize will be announced on the exhibition opening night to be held 13 October.
Image credit: John Nicholson The sun is here 2017 double-sided mirror
____________11.05.16 John Nicholson in ‘Studio Wars’ Curated by Lara Merrett
John Nicholson is in group exhibition, Studio Wars at Jan Murphy Gallery. Curated by Lara Merrett, Studio Wars presents work by seven of the artists she shares her studio with in Birmingham Street, inner Sydney.
Each artist in Studio Wars has produced new work for the exhibition and features works by Sally Anderson, Lucas Davidson, Jonny Niesche, Merrett, Nicholson, Gemma Smith and Alexandra Standen.
Studio Wars presents an exciting range of work by these nationally recognised artists and allows viewers to engage with their artistic practices for the first time at Jan Murphy Gallery.
Image credit: John Nicholson PPI 2016 plastic 61.0 x 41.0 cm
____________07.10.15 John Nicholson in 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
John Nicholson was shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for his work Mal.
The judging panel for the 15th annual prize was comprised of Dr Michael Brand, Director, Art Gallery of NSW; Penelope Seidler, CEO, Harry Seidler Associates and Curatorial Advisor Barbara Flynn.
Image credit: John Nicholson Mal 2015 plastic 57.0 x 60.0 x 14.0 cm
____________14.02.14 John Nicholson at Christchurch Art Gallery
BURSTER FLIPPER WOBBLER DRIPPER SPINNER STACKER SHAKER MAKER at Christchurch Art Gallery is a group exhibition that explores the shape-shifting, experimental and seriously playful work of making art.
The exhibition features works by John Nicholson, Rebecca Baumann, Mark Braunias/Jill Kennedy, Judy Darragh, Steve Carr, Lionel Bawden, John Hurrell, Tony Bond, Helen Calder and Miranda Parkes.
Image credit: John Nicholson Prefab 1 2014 plastic and plywood 168.0 x 150.0 cm and Jamb 2014 plastic and plywood 80.0 x 74.0 x 37.0 cm
____________15.08.12 Permanent Public Art Commission at Brisbane Airport Village
The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) commissioned the permanent public display of John Nicholson’s artwork for the ‘Skygate’ Brisbane Airport Village.
Nicholson created his work, Multiple Transmissions based on his sculpture, Extended Frequency (Fallen) for the Helen Lempriere National Sculptural Award, in 2008. His colourful acrylic and steel rods are sited at multiple road crossings along Airport Village’s pedestrian corridor.
____________19.05.11 John Nicholson in Harper’s Bazaar
John Nicholson featured in the May 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Image credit: John Nicholson Concept 101 2010 plastic 35.0 x 46.0 x 40 cm