Nigel Sense

Nigel Sense x Porsche = NFT

2 – 6 December 2021

 

For one weekend only, we invite you to experience the stunning Porsche Taycan EV with Nigel Sense artwork inside the main gallery exhibition space at Fox Galleries.

Commissioned by Porsche to celebrate their 70th anniversary in Australia, Sense’s images have been transformed into NFTs (non-fungible tokens) that will be auctioned internationally on SuperRare from 7-14 December. Almost a year in the making, this innovative collaboration represents a ground-breaking moment for digital art in this country.

The design that Sense has created is imbued with a sophisticated sense of irreverence, as he depicts the highlights of a picturesque Australian road trip. Sense vibrantly transfigures and transcends personal holiday mementos into shared experiences of adventure. With colourful winding paths and fantastical ornamentation, Sense’s travel stories are a bright reaction to spur of the moment plans and celebrate a love of exploration.

Titled ‘Road Trip’, three NFT editions have been minted with images by photographer Derek Swalwell and music by composer Dr Gene Shill to put the audience in the driver’s seat.

The proceeds of each edition of ‘Road Trip’ will be donated to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), an institution whose mission is Do Art Differently.

A curated selection of Nigel Sense artworks from his last three years of Fox Galleries exhibitions will be displayed alongside the decaled Porsche Taycan EV.

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

2021
Departure Lounge, Fox Galleries, Melbourne

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