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Angus Nivison: A Survey

  • This event finished on 12 February 2013

Walcha-based artist Angus Nivison creates large scale works, drawing inspiration from the Australian landscape.  This survey exhibition, curated by Sandra McMahon, and toured by Tamworth Regional Gallery, brings together key paintings from Nivison’s twenty plus year career.  His work has been included in exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas, acknowledging his consistency as a practitioner and his vision as a painter.

Angus Nivison graduated from the National Art School in 1974 and worked on the family farm where he grew up, until he decided to paint full-time.

‘I am not a painter of scenes or views; in fact I tend to be a painter of the internal landscape, painter of emotion and the human condition. I lean towards the abstract rather than the literal, although my work always has its roots in landscape, because it’s where I have always lived.’        Angus Nivison

In 2001, Hard Rain 1995 was included in the Federation: Australian Art and Society 1901-2001 exhibition, shown at the National Gallery of Australia.  Nivison has been a finalist on numerous occasions in the Wynne Prize, the Archibald Prize and the Dobell Prize for Drawing at the Art Gallery of NSW.  In 2002 he was awarded the Wynne Prize, with his gigantic 6.5 metre panorama, Remembering Rain 2002. In 2011 Nivison was awarded a three month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Angus Nivison: A Survey has been developed and toured by Tamworth Regional Gallery. The accompanying catalogue was available for $20 and limited edition hard back $35.


Sunday afternoons @ the Gallery

Sunday 20 January @ 3pm Meet the artist:  Angus Nivison in conversation

Meet Angus Nivison and join the conversation with curator Sandra McMahon, Director, Tamworth Regional Gallery

Sunday 27 January @ 3pm Gallery Talk:  Bryan Hooper, Utopia Art Sydney

Join Bryan Hooper, Utopia Art Sydney, for a floor talk as he discusses the spectacular large scale works in the exhibition and his 25 year assocaition with Angus Nivison.                                     

Sunday 3 February @ 3pm Q&A: Angus Nivison in conversation with R. Ian Lloyd

Join R. Ian Lloyd, photographer Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity, for a Q&A session with Angus Nivison on the challenges of being a regional-based artist and the luxury of enjoying a large studio space.

Sunday 10 February @ 3pm Meet the artist: Angus Nivison in conversation

Meet Angus Nivison and join the conversation with Christopher Hodges, Utopia Art Sydney.