Angus is represented by Utopia Art Sydney,
2 Danks Street, Waterloo, NSW, 2017
Tel: 61 2 9699 2900 Fax: 61 2 9699 2988


Lives and works in Walcha, NSW

Education

1972-74 Studied National Art School, Sydney, NSW
1975 Studied Alexander Mackie College, Sydney, NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2015 ‘Translation’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2013 ‘Letters Home’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2012 ‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
2012 ‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2012 ‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, Newcastle University Art Gallery, NSW
2011 ‘Other Places’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2009 ‘Impossible Landscapes’ Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2008 ‘Above and Below’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2006 ‘Learning a Language: all about the weather’, Moree Plains Gallery, Moree NSW
2006 ‘Uncertain Light/Pools’, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2006 ‘ear to the ground’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2005 ‘The Language of Mountains is Rain’, Coffs Harbour City Gallery, NSW ‘Paintings from Yalgoolygum’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2003 Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
2002 BBA Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2001 BBA Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1999 Coventry, Sydney, NSW
1997 Coventry, Sydney, NSW
1995 Coventry, Sydney, NSW
1993 Coventry, Sydney, NSW
1991 New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
1991 Coventry, Sydney, NSW
1989 Standfield Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Bloomfield Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Parmenter Gallery, Walcha, NSW
Gallery A, Sydney, NSW

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 ‘Noir et blanc’ ,Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW
‘Abstraction’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW

2013 ‘Walcha City of Art’ Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW
‘The Salon’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Air, Light & Space: Contemporary Abstraction’, Glasshouse Port Macquarie Regional Gallery, NSW
‘Angus Nivison & Friends: Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager & John R. Walker’, Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW
‘No Boundaries’, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, VIC
‘LANDSCAPE’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW

2012 ’25 Years – the Rio Tinto Retrospective’, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NSW
‘Ground Up – A Fundraising Exhibition’, Damien Minton Annex Space, NSW
‘Voices of Art 3: An Evening of Art for Animals’, NSW
‘paperworks’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Art for Humanity: Painting and Jewellery for Australian Red Cross’, Depot Gallery, NSW
‘Best of Coventry: Coventry’s Artists’, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
‘Repertoire’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
Dobell Prize for Drawing, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Eutick Memorial Still Life Award’, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW

2011 ‘Angus and Friends’, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
‘Up Close and Personal: works from the collection of Dr Peter Elliott AM’, S. H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
‘Fleurieu Art Prize’, Hardys Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman, NSW

2010 ‘Water’ King Street Gallery, NSW
Inaugural exhibition, Defiance Gallery, Paddington, NSW
‘Museum III’ Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Salon des Refuses’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
‘Black is the Colour’ Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, NSW
‘Melbourne Art Fair 2010’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC

2009 ‘pinned & framed’ Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Abstraction’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘A Combined Exhibition of Local Artists’ Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW
‘Countryscapes 2009’, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW
‘Countryscapes 2009’, The Glashouse Arts, Conference and Entertainment Centre, Port Macquarie, NSW

2008 ‘Australian Abstraction’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Melbourne Art Fair’, Royal Exhibition Building, VIC
‘Countryscapes 2008’, Country Energy art prize, Wentworth Gallery, NSW
‘Pairs of Paintings’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW

2007 ‘The 22nd Annual Packsaddle Selling Exhibition’. New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
‘Country Energy Art Prize For Landscape Painting’, Dubbo Regional Gallery, NSW
Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
‘Archibald Prize’, Art Gallery New South Wales, NSW
Archibald Prize Regional Tour’ Manning Regional Gallery, NSW
‘Archibald Prize Regional Tour’, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, NSW
“Turning 20”, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW

2006 2006 - The Year In Art’ S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Melbourne Art Fair 2006’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
‘Regional Encounters’, Tamworth City Art Gallery, NSW
‘Walcha City of Art/ Contemporary Australian Art’, Karlovy Vary Art Gallery, Czech Republic
'Same Place, Many Views', Defiance Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Bits and Pieces abstract art’ Utopia Art Sydney, NSW

2005 ‘from big things little things grow’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Redlands Westpac Art Prize’, Mosman Gallery, Sydney, NSW
'Sydney v Melbourne', Silvershot, Melbourne, VIC
‘Sydney Art on Paper Fair’ , Byron Kennedy Hall, Sydney, NSW
‘Museum II’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘New Ideas 2005’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
The Wynne Prize', Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
Winner ‘Art on The Rocks’, Sydney Visitor Centre, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
'Hazelhurst Art Award 2005 - Art on Paper', Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW
'Agri/Culture: Re-creating The Living Landscape', Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW
'Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting', Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

2004 ‘Melbourne Art Fair 2004’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
Tattersals Club Prize, Brisbane, QLD
Jacaranda Drawing Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW
Walcha City of Art, New Contemporaries Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Surface Memories, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
2001 Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
BBA Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Sydney, NSW
Federation, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT (touring)
Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
1998 Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
Salon des Refusee, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Kedumba Drawing Award, Blue Mountains, NSW
1996 Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
‘Salon des Refusee’, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Salon des Refusee’, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Dobell Drawing Prize’, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW Salon des Refusee, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW Chandler Coventry:Obsession, Campbelltown City Art Gallery(touring), NSW
1993 ‘Chandler Coventry: A Private Collection’, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW
‘New Art Five’, Coventry, Sydney, NSW
Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
Contemporary Views of New England, NERAM, Armidale, NSW
Artists from the North West, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Bloomfield Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Regional Artists of New England, NERAM, Armidale & Tamworth City Art Gallery, NSW
Gallery A, Sydney, NSW
NSW Travelling Art Scholarship, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize, David Jones Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1974 National Art School, Sydney, NSW

Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artbank
Australian Consolidated Press
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Kedumba Collection
Macquarie Group Collection
Maitland City Art Gallery
MEPC Australia
Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
New England Regional Art Museum
New Parliament House
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Tamworth City Art Gallery
The Australian Club
University of NSW
University of New England

Awards/Grants

2011 AGNSW Cite Studio Residency, Paris, FRANCE
2011 Winner, The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2005 Art on The Rocks, Sydney Visitor Centre, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
2002 Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
2002 Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
1998 Kedumba Drawing Award, Blue Mountains, NSW
Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
1979 The Sydney Morning Herald Heritage Art Prize
Artist in Residence, Owen Tooth Memorial Cottage, Vence, FRANCE
Narrabri Art Prize, Narrabri, NSW
Mercedes Benz Award, Royal Art Society
Maitland Art Prize, Maitland, NSW

Bibliography

2014, Barry Pearce, 100 Moments in Australian Painting, Sydney: New South Publishing
April 2013, ‘Angus Nivison’s Letters Home’, Leah Haynes, Art Notes, Art Monthly Australia,
April 2013, ‘Angus Nivison: Letters Home’, exhibition brief, Art Almanac
April 26, 2013, ‘Artist discusses his work’, Port Macquarie News
March 8, 2013, ‘Artists capture essence of space’, Port Macquarie News
February 2, 2013, The Planner, Sydney Morning Herald
February 1, 2013, Sharne Wolff, ‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, The Art Life [online]
January 19, 2013, Brooke Lewis, ‘Memories of landscapes’, McGrath: The Weekly Magazine
January 12-13 2013, John McDonald, ‘New Year’s Revelation’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald
December 21, 2012, Elizabeth Fortescue, ‘Bushie’s reluctant brush with fame’, The Telegraph
November 3, 2012, Jill Stowell, ‘Drawing on landscapes’, Review, Newcastle Herald
July 2012, Susie Burge, ‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, online, artravelife blog
June – July 2012, Sandra McMahon, John McDonald, Barry Pearce, ‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, Tamworth Regional Gallery, exhibition catalogue
March 2012, Sandra McMahon, ‘Angus Nivison: Featured Artist’, New England Country Style
August 2010 – January 2011, Lisa Slade, ‘Paper trail: dr9awings from the collection’, Artemis, Newcastle Art Gallery Society Magazine, vol. 41, no. 2
21 August 2010, Jill Stowell, ‘Drawing Attention’, Newcastle Herald
September 2010, Susie Burge, ‘Fair Trading’, Harpers Bazaar (illustration)
May 2010, John McDonald, ‘small mercies’, Sydney Morning Herald
March 2008 Tracey Clements, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald
March 2008 John McDonald, "There's magic in these spectacular works', Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum
Countryscapes 2008, Country Energy Catalogue, The Gunnery,
2007 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Catalogue
March 2007 John McDonald, ‘’A Brush with Mediocrity’, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum
‘Natural Talent’, Hoof & Horns, 2006, Words, Richard Zachariah, Photos, Lizzi O’Connor
June 2006 John McDonald, ‘A reality Czech from Walcha’, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum – Arts & Entertainment, p16-17
‘Insight’, Issue 1, 2005, Westpac Magazine
June 2005 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery ‘Re-Creating the Living Landscape’ Catalogue
July 2005, Sydney Morning Herald, John McDonald, ‘Westerly Directions’
‘New England Picture – In what they paint I see’, new England Regional Art Museum, 9th July – 29th August 2004, Curated by Amanda Cachia
2004 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Catalogue, Grafton Regional Gallery
After Hours, The Weekend Australian Financial Review, John McDonald, ‘Archibald’s close brush with fame’, June 2002
June 2002, The Sydney Morning Herald, Bruce James, ‘Death’s great frame of reference’
June 2002, The Daily Telegraph, Elizabeth Fortescue, ‘Hard-earned Wynne’
October, 2002, Daily Telegraph, ‘Farmers turn to art for solace’
Muse, August 2001, Rocks and Flesh, Ann McMahon
Sun Herald, December 2000, Hannah Edwards, ‘Art and Soul of Australia’
‘Canberra Times’, ‘A Remarkably High Standard’, Sasha Grishin, ‘Rocks and Flesh’ at Artists Ties Gallery
October 2, 1999, Sydney Morning Herald, Bryce Hallett, ‘Sent to Coventry, now he’ll hang for his mentor’
Sydney Morning Herald, 1999, ‘The Galleries’ section, ‘The Big Picture’, Sebastian Smee
John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald, ‘The Misfits: Hermits, but Brothers in Arts’
November, 1995, The Armidale Express, Wend Fitzgibbon, ‘Donation caps great week for NERAM’
1995 Sydney Morning Herald, John McDonald, ‘Along The Path to Understanding’
‘Landscape without Figure’, 1991, Joe Eisenberg, Director, NERAM
June, 1991, Coventry Gallery, ‘Angus Nivison – Landscape Without Figure’ Catalogue

Talks
Angus Nivison in conversation with Christopher Hodges, S.H. Ervin Gallery, 10 February 2013
Q&A session with Angus Nivison and photographer R. Ian Lloyd, S.H. Ervin Gallery, 3 February 2013
Bryan Hooper exhibition floor talk at S.H. Ervin Gallery, 27 January 2013
Interview, ‘Canvas’, FBI Radio, 20 January 2013
‘Studio’ an evening with John McDonald and Angus Nivison, Tamworth Region Art Gallery, 19 July, 2011
‘Studio 2’ at the State Library of NSW with Wendy Sharp, 18th September, 2008