Angus is represented by Utopia Art Sydney,
72 Henderson Road Alexandria NSW 2015
Tel: 61 2 9699 2900 E: art@utopiaartsydney.com.au

Born in 1953, Angus Nivison lives and works on 'Yalgoolygum', a farm near Walcha, in the northern tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

2017 ‘Things Have Changed, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2016 ‘Six Years’, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 ‘Translate’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2013 ‘Letters Home’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW
2012 ‘Angus Nivison: A Survey’, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
‘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
2004 ‘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
Coventry, Sydney, NSW
1989 Standfield Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1987 Bloomfield Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1985 Bloomfield Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1984 Parmenter Gallery, Walcha, NSW
1982 Gallery A, Sydney, NSW

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 ‘City of Light’, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, NSW
‘Sticks And Stones’ (joint exhibition with Ana Pollak), Nockart Gallery, Hong Kong
2017-18 ‘Bush To Bay: Hinton and the artists’ camp’, New England Region Art Gallery, and Mosman Art
Gallery, NSW
2017 ‘Sydney Contemporary 2017’, Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW
‘Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
2016 ‘The Alternative Museum’, Utopia Art Sydney
‘Drawing Room’, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
‘Landstract Abscape’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Cornucopia’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘The Last Hurrah’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
2015 ‘The 3 Amigos’, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
‘Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
‘Sydney Contemporary 2015’, Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW
‘Country & Western: Landscape Re-Imagined’, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, NSW; ‘S.H. Ervin
Gallery’, Sydney. NSW
2014 ‘Abstraction’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW
‘Noir et blanc’, Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW
2013 ‘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
2012 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
‘First Exhibition of Contemporary Arts’ Kabul, Afghanistan
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
‘Fifty Years of the Muswellbrook Shire Collection 1958 – 2008’, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NSW
2007 ‘The 22nd Annual Packsaddle 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 ‘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
2003 Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
2002 Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
2001 Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
2000 BBA Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Sydney, NSW
Federation, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT (touring)
Wynne Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, NSW
1999 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
1995 ‘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
1991 ‘New Art Five’, Coventry, Sydney, NSW
Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
1988 Contemporary Views of New England, NERAM, Armidale, NSW
1986 Artists from the North West, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1984 Bloomfield Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1982 Regional Artists of New England, NERAM, Armidale & Tamworth City Art Gallery, NSW
1978 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
Awards/Grants

2011 AGNSW Cite Studio Residency, Paris, FRANCE
Winner Eutrick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) 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
1992 Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
1991 Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
1979 The Sydney Morning Herald Heritage Art Prize
Artist in Residence, Owen Tooth Memorial Cottage, Vence, FRANCE
1977 Narrabri Art Prize, Narrabri, NSW
1976 Mercedes Benz Award, Royal Art Society
Maitland Art Prize, Maitland, NSW

Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Artbank
Australian Consolidated Press
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
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 Regional Gallery
The Australian Club
University of NSW
University of New England

Bibliography

2018, Amber Creswell Bell, A Painted Landscape - Across Australia from Bush to Coast. Thames & Hudson
2014, Barry Pearce, 100 Moments in Australian Painting, Sydney: NewSouth 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: drawings 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