fine art works



Nick completed his Ph.d in Biochemistry in 1994 and worked as a research scientist for a number of years before leaving science to pursue his art practice. He is a self-taught painter who has exhibited his work widely within Australia. In 2000 Nick received a graduate diploma in Animation and Interactive Multimedia at RMIT University and since this time has worked as a freelance artist/illustrator/animator in Melbourne. His illustrations have regularly appeared in National magazines/newspapers and he has received numerous commissions to produce animated content. Nicks first funded film, The Luminary  was well received at National and International festivals and was nominated for several awards.


Artist statement

My work primarily concerns the psychological aspects of human experience. How we navigate the real world with the imagined world and how our cognitive decisions are informed by our perceptions, intuitions and views. In recent years I have become profoundly interested in the meeting points of Western Science and Eastern Philosophy. In addition to painting, I also work in the medium of animation. My animated and painted works freely share characters and narrative elements.


Selected Exhibitions

Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria,Melbourne (2013)

“Potentia” , solo exhibition , 45 Downstairs, Melbourne (2013)

“Peculiar-o-nimbus"  solo show at House of Bricks (H.O.B),   Collingwood, (2012)

“The cloud farmer” Number 10 , Wollongong (2011)

“Fugue” solo exhibition, Guildford Lane Gallery (2009)

“Southern Ocean Art Prize" group show, Robe , SA (2008)

“Exploratorium” solo show Red Gallery, nth Fitzroy, (2007)

“2 x 20 “ Group show of Parslow St Studios, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick (2007)

“Teknikunst“ Group show "Flesh vs Machine", Incinerator Complex, Footscray, (2005)

“Growth Axis” solo painting show , Red Gallery , Nth Fitzroy, (2005)

“ Tremor” Parslow Street Studios group show , SPACE 39 , Collins St. (2004)

"Small collisions of meaning" solo exhibition of paintings, Red Gallery , Nth Fitzroy(2002)

"Inside Out" group exhibition of independent comic artists, Westspace Gallery (2002)





“Re-collection” (independent short)

“This is your Life cycle”(commissioned short)


“Life Pcycle-ology”(commissioned short)

(2005) “The Luminary” (funded film)

(2000)"Sheep-thing plus ladder equals one" (graduating student film)


Animated installation works


“In situ hybrid studio chronometry” (1 min mixed media animation)


“The blind man loops”(1 minute mixed media animation)


“Restriction Site Poetics “ commissioned for Teknikunst “flesh vs machine“ exhibition



“Re-collection”-Cannes Short Film Corner, FRANCE (2012)

Animation Block Party, NY,USA(2012)

Imagine Science Film Festival, NY, USA (2012)

Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF),AUSTRALIA (2013)

London International Animation Festival (2013)

Se-Ma-For international StopMotion Festival, POLAND (2013)

Best of Animation Block Party NY,USA (2014)


 “The Luminary” screened at the following festivals (2006)

Seattle International Film Festival, USA

Melbourne International Film Festival, AUSTRALIA

Brisbane International Film Festival, AUSTRALIA

KROK International Animation Festival, RUSSIA

Sao Paulo International Film Festival, BRAZIL

Interfilm Short Film Festival, Berlin, GERMANY

Chicago International Film Festival, USA

Black Nights Film Festival,Tallin, ESTONIA

Seoul international Cartoon and animation festival (SICAF), SOUTH KOREA

Middle east international Film Festival (MEIFF), United Arab Emirates

“Restriction Site Poetics” screened at

Zebra Poetry film Festival , Berlin (2008)

Interfilm Short Film Festival, Berlin (2008)




“Sheep Thing plus Ladder equals one”, best student film, Scinema, Science Film Festival, Canberra, (2001)

“The Luminary”  ATOM awards commendation in “best animation category” (2006)

KINO DENDY Awards highly commended (2006)

Award for excellence of film portfolio at Underground Film “Maker” festival,San Francisco, (2008)

“Life Pscycle-ology” Melbourne Design Award for best short animation (2010)

 “Re-collection” Best original Design, Animation Block Party ,NYC,USA (2012)