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    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

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   Rapid reactor   2019   acrylic and acrylic mirror   59.0 x 55.0 x 27.0 cm

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    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.

    Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018
    Campbelltown Arts Centre
    3 November – 13 December 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   Boxes for bubbles   2018   acrylic and acrylic mirror

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    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.

    Rigg Design Prize 2018
    The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
    12 October 2018 – 24 February 2019

    For more information, please click here.

    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

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    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.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   Burger   2018   acrylic   25.5 x 35.5 x 3.0 cm

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    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.

    To read the article, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   Listening to my novel and   2018   acrylic and acrylic mirror   120.0 x 82.0 x 1.0 cm

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    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.

    2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
    Woollahra Council
    20 October – 11 November

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   Whale vision   2018   acrylic and acrylic mirror   80.0 x 80.0 x 52.0 cm

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    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.

    Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2018
    Deakin University Art Gallery
    5 September – 19 October 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   A small whale   2018   acrylic and acrylic mirror   65.0 x 53.0 x 20.0 cm

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    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.

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    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.

    2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
    14 October – 5 November 2017
    Woollahra Council
    536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   The sun is here   2017 double-sided mirror

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    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.

    Studio Wars Curated by Lara Merrett
    Jan Murphy Gallery
    17 May – 11 June 2016 

    To read the exhibition text by Sydney based curator and writer, Kate Britton, please click here.

    Image credit: John Nicholson   PPI   2016   plastic   61.0 x 41.0 cm

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    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.

    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
    Woollahra Council Chambers, Double Bay.
    10 – 25 October 2016

    For more information on the prize, please click here. 

    Image credit: John Nicholson   Mal   2015   plastic   57.0 x 60.0 x 14.0 cm

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    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.

    BURSTER FLIPPER WOBBLER DRIPPER SPINNER STACKER SHAKER MAKER
    Christchurch Art Gallery
    15 February – 28 September 2014

    For more information, please click here. 

    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

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    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.

    For more information, please click here.

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    19.05.11 John Nicholson in Harper’s Bazaar

    John Nicholson featured in the May 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

    To read the article, please click here. 

    Image credit: John Nicholson   Concept 101   2010   plastic   35.0 x 46.0 x 40 cm

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