Nigel Sense

Departure Lounge

FOX GALLERIES EXHIBITION
4 September – 29 September 2021
Opening Tuesday 7 September, 6-8 pm

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They say, “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom” and I miss that freedom. The 5 am over-priced Heineken at an airport bar. That excitement and nervous energy about what will be next, always moving to the next.

“Departure Lounge” is about looking with less movement, being still and seeing the beauty that surrounds us with time. The new work is an extension of myself being grounded in the scene, being part of the landscape.

Not just seeing but feeling what I’m going to paint. The longer I look at the landscape the more it changes, colours shift and patterns start to repeat. It’s meditation for paintings, a stillness I’m still struggling to expect or even like

EDUCATION

2005—2006 Bachelor of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW
2000-2002 Diploma Graphic Design and Printing, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney
1992-1994 Associate Diploma Fine Art, West Wollongong Technical College, Wollongong, NSW

AWARDS

2018 Finalist, Salon des Refuses
2018 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
2017 Finalist, Black Swan Art Prize, Western Australia Art Gallery, Perth
2017 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2017 Finalist, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
2017 Finalist, Fisher Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney
2015 Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW
2013 Finalist, Fisher Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney
2011 Finalist, Australian Stencil Art Prize, Outpost Cockatoo Island, Sydney

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2018
Workers & Wankers, Fox Galleries, Melbourne

2017
Summer  Show, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney, NSW
Black Swan Art Prize, Western Australia Art Gallery, Perth
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Fisher Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney
Sense & Chavez, Fox Galleries, Melbourne
Untitled, Traffic Jam Gallery, Sydney
Art Is Lettuce (solo), Finders Street Gallery, Sydney

2016
Hi how are you? (solo), Penny Contemporary, Hobart
Nigel Sense, Blokes and Sheilas, Harvison Gallery, Perth, WA

Full CV