Tom Nicholson talks about a narrative based investigative approach to art practice in the region of Greater Shepparton to help us spectulate on how this might inform the design of a new city in the region.
TOM NICHOLSON is an artist who lives and works in Melbourne. His recent work has been shown in the 2015 Jakarta Biennial, curated by Charles Esche; Fractures: Jerusalem Show VII, part of the 2014 Qalandiya International; Allegory of the Cave Painting at Extra City in Antwerp, 2014, curated by Mihnea Mircan; Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks: Meeting points 7, curated by WHW at 21er Haus in Vienna, the Beirut Art Centre, and at M HKA in Antwerp, 2013-14; in a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, 2014; Melbourne Now at the NGV, 2013; the 2012 Adelaide Biennale, Parallel Collisions; Marking Time at the MCA, Sydney, 2012; the 2012 Tarrawarra Biennial; in the 2010 Shanghai Biennale; and Animism, at Extra City and M HKA, Antwerp, 2010.
Other works addressing the possibilities of a new kind of monument or public art-making have been exhibited in the recent exhibition Future Memorials, the TarraWarra Museum of Art, with Jonathan Jones and Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin; the inaugural Qalandiya International, in 2012; Since we last spoke about monuments, at Stroom Den Haag in 2008; To the arts, citizens! at the Serralves Museum, Porto, 2010; the 4th Auckland Triennial, Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, 2010; Zones of Contact, the 2006 Sydney Biennale.
He is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane, and is a Lecturer in Drawing in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University.