Mike Nicholls | Biography
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Biography

Solo Exhibitions

2016   ‘Sea’ Merricks house gallery,Mornington Penisula

2015             Ebb and flow, Sagra gallery, Melbourne

2014             painting & sculpture BMG, Adelaide

2013             ‘Contemplation’, 45 Downstairs, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

2011               Primal Echoes, Mars Gallery, Vic

2011    McClelland Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Vic.
2010    Narre Warren North Gallery & Sculpture Park, Vic
2009    ‘Stripped Bare’,Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Sale
2007     Carved-Sculptural works by Mike Nicholls Maroondah Art Gallery Body Mind Spirit, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne
2005    Sculpture and Painting, Recent Work, Axia Gallery, Melbourne
2004    Sculpture and painting, Recent Work, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne
2003    Sculpture and painting, Recent Work, Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne
2002    Painting and Sculpture ‘Life as a Landscape’ Patricia Autore Gallery, Melbourne.
2001    Painting and Sculpture ‘Ebb and Flow’ Nellie Castan Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2000    Painting – ‘Survey Exhibition’ BBA Gallery, Sydney
Painting and Sculpture – ‘La Vista de Soul’ – Nellie Castan Art and Design,  Melbourne.
1999    Painting Exhibition, Coventry Gallery, Sydney.
1998    Sculpture – ‘Pure Principles’ – The George Gallery, Melbourne Survey Exhibition – ‘Part and Parcel’ – Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne.
‘Shields in the Landscape’ – Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1997    Shields Drawing Series – The George Gallery, Melbourne Sculpture – Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1996    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
The George Gallery, Melbourne
1995    ‘Table Talk’ – Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1994    ‘Monoprints’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
‘Works on Paper’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourn
1993    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1992    ‘En Plein Air’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1991     Coventry Gallery, Sydney
‘Esculptures’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1990    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1989    Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1988    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1987    Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1986    Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

2016             Lorn Sculpture prize,Lorne.

2016             Montalto Sculpture prize, Mornington Penisula.

2015             Yering Station art prize, Yarra Valley

2015               Tesslar art prize, Vic

2015              Montalto Sculpture prize, Mornington Peninsula

2013             Blake Prize, Sydney, N.S.W.

2013             Mixed Tape 80’s N.G.V. Vic.

2012               Montalto sculpture Prize, Vic

2012             ‘Tidal’ Launceston art gallery, Tasmania

2012             Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition, Yarra Valley, Vic

2011             Roar Re-Viewed, Melbourne.

2011             Artists Artists, Benalla Art Galley.

2011             lnami International Wooden Sculpture Exhibition, Japan.

2011             Montalto Sculpture Prize. Vic

2010             Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. N.S.W.

2010             Montalto Sculpture Prize, Vic.

2010    Monalto Sculpture Prize, Vic
2009    R&M McGivern Prize,Maroondah, Vic
2008    Contempora, Melbourne ‘Strathbogies’,James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2007    Sixth International Linocut Symposium-White Unicorn Gallery Klatovy, Czech Republic
2006    ‘Carved from the Cape’, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne South Georgia, Works on Paper, Mars Gallery, Melbourne Sculptures, Axia Modern Art, Sydney, NSW
2005    ‘Artists, Artists’ Exhibition, Axia Gallery, Melbourne
2004    ‘Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award’ Werribee, Melbourne
2002    ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Bondi, NSW
2001    ‘Western Artists’ The Premiers Office, Melbourne ‘Stumped’ Herring Island, Melbourne ‘Return of Roar’ Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
1999    Greenhill Galleries (Paintings) Perth, Western Australia
1997    Wynn Prize (Sculpture) Art Gallery of New South Wales Coventry Diary Show, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1996    ‘Sun come here, Rain over their’, Artists for Kids Culture Trust Exhibition, George Gallery, Melbourne 12th Biennial Prints Acquisitive Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery Kings School Art Prize, Sydney Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition – Touring National Gallery Victoria Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Art Gallery of NSW
1995    Artists for Kids Culture Trust Exhibition, The Continental Café, Melbourne Salon des Refuses, The Rival Show, S H Erwin Gallery, Sydney
Twenty Artists Celebrating Twenty Years, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
‘The Baillieu Myer Collection of the 80’s’, Museum of Modern Art, Heide, Melbourne and Geelong Art Gallery, – Touring to Shepparton, Bendigo, Mildura and LaTrobe Regional Galleries ‘Faces of Hope’, Amnesty International, Masks Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW ‘Obsession’, works on paper and sculpture, Chandler Coventry – Touring to Cambletown Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, and New England Regional Art Gallery in NSW. Benalla Art Gallery, Vic. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld.
‘Australia Felix”, Ian Roscoe Motors, Benalla, Victoria.
‘Ironside”, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW.
1994    ‘Diary’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney NSW ‘Sculpture on the Foreshore’, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria
‘The Chandler Coventry Collection’, Cambeltown Regional Gallery, NSW.
‘Celebrating Sydney’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
A C A F 4 Fourth Australian Contemporary Art fair, Melbourne, Victoria
1993 ‘Works from the Stockroom’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
City of Richmond Acquisitive Art Award, Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne
ROAR Studios Touring Exhibition, Touring Regional Art Galleries in Victoria
International Diabetes Institute fund Raising exhibition, Sotheby’s, Melbourne ROAR 1983 – 1992 Now, Roar 2, Melbourne, Victoria
‘Sculpture on View’, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
1992 A C A F 2. Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria ‘Works on Paper’, Coventry Gallery, Melbourne
1991    ‘The Christmas Show’, Coventry Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
‘IN 3D Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture’, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne ‘Coventry Diary 1991’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1990    ’66 Show’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘100 Artists Against Animal Experimentation’, Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
‘Works on Paper’, 13 Verity Street, Melbourne, Victoria
‘A Young Collectors Exhibition’, Coventry Gallery, Syndey, NSW
1989    ’15 Shopping Days to Christmas’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Modern Muses: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1940-1989’, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Intimate Drawings’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1988    ’50 Fine Artists’ Royal Show Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria
‘Artists Made Christmas Tree Exhibition’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Victoria ‘A New Generation’, The Philip Morris Arts Grant Purchases; 1983-88, National Gallery Australia, Canberra ACT
‘Black and White’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Episode 1’, Caulfield Arts Complex, Melbourne, Victoria ‘Six Artists; Preview 88’, 13 Verity Street, Melbourne, Victoria ‘New Works from the Studio’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1987    ‘Inaugral Exhibition’, Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
‘Voyage of Discovery’, Crescent Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA ‘Australian Works on Paper’, Aion Fine Art, Dallas, Texas, USA ‘Chisholm Sculpture’, City of Caulfield Art Centre, Melbourne ‘The Art of Collage’, Holdsworth Contemporary, Sydney, NSW ‘Colour 11’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1986 ‘Group Exhibition’, Rhumbarallas Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
‘The First Look’, The Philip Morris Arts Grants Purchases 1983-86. University

 

Prizes

Moonee Valley Art Prize, Winner
The Williamstown Art Prize, Winner
Wyndam City Art Prize, Winner
Geelong Art Prize, Participant
Alice Springs Art Prize, Participant
The Moet Chandon Touring Prize, Participant
Salon de Refuse, Participant
Wynne Prize, Participant

 

Commissions

2015     ‘Nurture’ Acacia Place,Richmond,Vic

2010    “Diving Figures”, “Bianco”, Port Melbourne, Vic
2008    ‘Cargo’ City of Hobsons Bay,Melbourne
2006    ‘Lyndehurst Estate, Sculpture, City of Casey, Melbourne
2005    ‘Marking Time’, Sculpture, Yarra River, Melbourne
2002    ‘Vinaigrette’, Sculpture, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW.
‘The Offering’, Sculpture, Elgee Park Vineyard, The Peninsula Victoria
2001    ‘The Big Picture’, Sculpture, Walcha, NSW
1993    ‘Garden Seat’, Furniture, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1990    ‘Ghost Screens’, Painting, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Victoria
‘Fallen Angel’, Sculpture, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria
1998    ‘Restaurant Paintings’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT
1996    ‘Wood Sculpture’ Philip Morris Collection, Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT.

 

Collections

Benalla Art Gallery,Benalla,Vic

Tarrawarra Winery, The Marc Besen Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Crown Casino, Melbourne, Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
Latrobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
Walcha City Council Collection, Walcha, NSW
Bails Myer Collection, The Peninsula, Victoria
Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT.
Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Victoria
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Shepparton Art Gallery. Victoria
Bankstown Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, Sydney, New South Wales
Allen Allen and Hemesley, Sydney, New South Wales
Gadens, Sydney, New south Wales
The Holmes a Court Collection, Pert Western Australia
Western Mining Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Sussan Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Trammel Crow Collection, Texas, United States of America
Cambeltown Art Gallery, New South Wales
Myer Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Dresden Bank, Melbourne, Victoria
Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

 

Book Publications

A Work in Progress – Ashley Crawford & Damian Smith
Sculpture in the Landscape, Elgee Park – Ken Scarlett
Age of Collage – Arthur McIntyre
Australian Contemporary Painting – Leleen Shannon
Australian Contemporary Sculpture – Nevill Drury
New Sculpture: Profiles in Australian Contemporary Sculpture – Nevill Drury
Images Two – Nevill Drury
Roar! And Quieter Moments from The Group of Melbourne Artists 1980-1993- Traudi Allen

Solo Exhibitions

2011    McClelland Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Vic.
2010    Narre Warren North Gallery & Sculpture Park, Vic
2009    ‘Stripped Bare’,Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Sale
2007     Carved-Sculptural works by Mike Nicholls Maroondah Art Gallery Body Mind Spirit, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne
2005    Sculpture and Painting, Recent Work, Axia Gallery, Melbourne
2004    Sculpture and painting, Recent Work, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne
2003    Sculpture and painting, Recent Work, Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne
2002    Painting and Sculpture ‘Life as a Landscape’ Patricia Autore Gallery, Melbourne.
2001    Painting and Sculpture ‘Ebb and Flow’ Nellie Castan Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2000    Painting – ‘Survey Exhibition’ BBA Gallery, Sydney
Painting and Sculpture – ‘La Vista de Soul’ – Nellie Castan Art and Design,  Melbourne.
1999    Painting Exhibition, Coventry Gallery, Sydney.
1998    Sculpture – ‘Pure Principles’ – The George Gallery, Melbourne Survey Exhibition – ‘Part and Parcel’ – Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne.
‘Shields in the Landscape’ – Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1997    Shields Drawing Series – The George Gallery, Melbourne Sculpture – Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1996    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
The George Gallery, Melbourne
1995    ‘Table Talk’ – Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1994    ‘Monoprints’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
‘Works on Paper’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourn
1993    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1992    ‘En Plein Air’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1991     Coventry Gallery, Sydney
‘Esculptures’ – Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1990    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1989    Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1988    Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1987    Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1986    Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

2010    Monalto Sculpture Prize, Vic
2009    R&M McGivern Prize,Maroondah, Vic
2008    Contempora, Melbourne ‘Strathbogies’,James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2007    Sixth International Linocut Symposium-White Unicorn Gallery Klatovy, Czech Republic
2006    ‘Carved from the Cape’, Australian Art Resources, Melbourne South Georgia, Works on Paper, Mars Gallery, Melbourne Sculptures, Axia Modern Art, Sydney, NSW
2005    ‘Artists, Artists’ Exhibition, Axia Gallery, Melbourne
2004    ‘Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award’ Werribee, Melbourne
2002    ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Bondi, NSW
2001    ‘Western Artists’ The Premiers Office, Melbourne ‘Stumped’ Herring Island, Melbourne ‘Return of Roar’ Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
1999    Greenhill Galleries (Paintings) Perth, Western Australia
1997    Wynn Prize (Sculpture) Art Gallery of New South Wales Coventry Diary Show, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1996    ‘Sun come here, Rain over their’, Artists for Kids Culture Trust Exhibition, George Gallery, Melbourne 12th Biennial Prints Acquisitive Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery Kings School Art Prize, Sydney Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition – Touring National Gallery Victoria Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Art Gallery of NSW
1995    Artists for Kids Culture Trust Exhibition, The Continental Café, Melbourne Salon des Refuses, The Rival Show, S H Erwin Gallery, Sydney
Twenty Artists Celebrating Twenty Years, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
‘The Baillieu Myer Collection of the 80’s’, Museum of Modern Art, Heide, Melbourne and Geelong Art Gallery, – Touring to Shepparton, Bendigo, Mildura and LaTrobe Regional Galleries ‘Faces of Hope’, Amnesty International, Masks Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW ‘Obsession’, works on paper and sculpture, Chandler Coventry – Touring to Cambletown Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, and New England Regional Art Gallery in NSW. Benalla Art Gallery, Vic. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld.
‘Australia Felix”, Ian Roscoe Motors, Benalla, Victoria.
‘Ironside”, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW.
1994    ‘Diary’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney NSW ‘Sculpture on the Foreshore’, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria
‘The Chandler Coventry Collection’, Cambeltown Regional Gallery, NSW.
‘Celebrating Sydney’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
A C A F 4 Fourth Australian Contemporary Art fair, Melbourne, Victoria
1993 ‘Works from the Stockroom’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
City of Richmond Acquisitive Art Award, Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne
ROAR Studios Touring Exhibition, Touring Regional Art Galleries in Victoria
International Diabetes Institute fund Raising exhibition, Sotheby’s, Melbourne ROAR 1983 – 1992 Now, Roar 2, Melbourne, Victoria
‘Sculpture on View’, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
1992 A C A F 2. Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria ‘Works on Paper’, Coventry Gallery, Melbourne
1991    ‘The Christmas Show’, Coventry Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
‘IN 3D Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture’, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne ‘Coventry Diary 1991’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1990    ’66 Show’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘100 Artists Against Animal Experimentation’, Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
‘Works on Paper’, 13 Verity Street, Melbourne, Victoria
‘A Young Collectors Exhibition’, Coventry Gallery, Syndey, NSW
1989    ’15 Shopping Days to Christmas’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
‘Modern Muses: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1940-1989’, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Intimate Drawings’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1988    ’50 Fine Artists’ Royal Show Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria
‘Artists Made Christmas Tree Exhibition’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Victoria ‘A New Generation’, The Philip Morris Arts Grant Purchases; 1983-88, National Gallery Australia, Canberra ACT
‘Black and White’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Episode 1’, Caulfield Arts Complex, Melbourne, Victoria ‘Six Artists; Preview 88’, 13 Verity Street, Melbourne, Victoria ‘New Works from the Studio’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1987    ‘Inaugral Exhibition’, Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
‘Voyage of Discovery’, Crescent Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA ‘Australian Works on Paper’, Aion Fine Art, Dallas, Texas, USA ‘Chisholm Sculpture’, City of Caulfield Art Centre, Melbourne ‘The Art of Collage’, Holdsworth Contemporary, Sydney, NSW ‘Colour 11’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1986 ‘Group Exhibition’, Rhumbarallas Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
‘The First Look’, The Philip Morris Arts Grants Purchases 1983-86. University

 

Prizes

Moonee Valley Art Prize, Winner
The Williamstown Art Prize, Winner
Wyndam City Art Prize, Winner
Geelong Art Prize, Participant
Alice Springs Art Prize, Participant
The Moet Chandon Touring Prize, Participant
Salon de Refuse, Participant
Wynne Prize, Participant

 

Commissions

2010    “Diving Figures”, “Bianco”, Port Melbourne, Vic
2008    ‘Cargo’ City of Hobsons Bay,Melbourne
2006    ‘Lyndehurst Estate, Sculpture, City of Casey, Melbourne
2005    ‘Marking Time’, Sculpture, Yarra River, Melbourne
2002    ‘Vinaigrette’, Sculpture, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW.
‘The Offering’, Sculpture, Elgee Park Vineyard, The Peninsula Victoria
2001    ‘The Big Picture’, Sculpture, Walcha, NSW
1993    ‘Garden Seat’, Furniture, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1990    ‘Ghost Screens’, Painting, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Victoria
‘Fallen Angel’, Sculpture, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria
1998    ‘Restaurant Paintings’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT
1996    ‘Wood Sculpture’ Philip Morris Collection, Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT.

 

Collections

Tarrawarra Winery, The Marc Besen Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Crown Casino, Melbourne, Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
Latrobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
Walcha City Council Collection, Walcha, NSW
Bails Myer Collection, The Peninsula, Victoria
Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT.
Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Victoria
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Shepparton Art Gallery. Victoria
Bankstown Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, Sydney, New South Wales
Allen Allen and Hemesley, Sydney, New South Wales
Gadens, Sydney, New south Wales
The Holmes a Court Collection, Pert Western Australia
Western Mining Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Sussan Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Trammel Crow Collection, Texas, United States of America
Cambeltown Art Gallery, New South Wales
Myer Collection, Melbourne, Victoria
Dresden Bank, Melbourne, Victoria
Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

 

Book Publications

A Work in Progress – Ashley Crawford & Damian Smith
Sculpture in the Landscape, Elgee Park – Ken Scarlett
Age of Collage – Arthur McIntyre
Australian Contemporary Painting – Leleen Shannon
Australian Contemporary Sculpture – Nevill Drury
New Sculpture: Profiles in Australian Contemporary Sculpture – Nevill Drury
Images Two – Nevill Drury
Roar! And Quieter Moments from The Group of Melbourne Artists 1980-1993- Traudi Allen