NICHOLAS THOMPSON INTERVIEWED ON ‘ARTS ABOUT’, RADIO PORT PHILLIP FM, DISCUSSES SARAH FAULKNER’S EXHIBITION ‘NATURE MORTE’

July 26, 2015

LINK TO AUDIO HERE: http://rppfm.com.au/show/podcasts/the-peninsula-arts-scene – PODCAST FILE 26 JULY 2015

REVIEW IN ‘THE AGE’ BY DAN RULE OF SHOTS OFF THE DICES CURATED BY RHYS LEE

June 28, 2015

It’s downright refreshing to witness a curator – albeit a painter doing a one-off shift as a curator – frame his curatorial logic in terms of his mateship with the selected artists. While nepotism is a rampant, relatively unchecked and certainly unadmitted ailment of the art world, Shots off the Dices sees organiser and artist Rhys Lee use friendship (and painting) as the show’s binding thread. That’s all it needs, for Lee’s sensibilities as an artist creep out nicely amid this densely populated show of works. There’s plenty in the way of arcane, blurred and bled figuration here. American artist…

NICHOLAS THOMPSON INTERVIEW IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE’S ‘ARTICULATE’

June 26, 2015

Faculty of Arts alumni shaping the Australian Art scene Is art your passion? A vocation? Do you dream of working in the arts, surrounded by beautiful objects? Kirsty Grant (BA(Hons) 1990, PgDip in Art Curatorial Studies 1991) and Nicholas Thompson (MArtCur 2013) share their insights about the Australian art scene, the challenges involved with the notoriously hard-to-crack industry, and how they have built up their careers. Nicholas Thompson, a Master of Art Curatorship graduate, opened his own commercial gallery, the Nicholas Thompson Gallery, in Collingwood earlier this year. Nick has worked at some of the most esteemed galleries in Australia, including Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane, and…

ARTICLE ON ‘SHOTS OFF THE DICES’ CURATED BY RHYS LEE IN ‘THE AGE’

June 17, 2015

The internet, and Instagram in particular, has radically reshaped the way the art world operates. Just as collectors will often purchase works they’ve only seen on Instagram, artists such as Rhys Lee are swapping artworks with artists they’ve never met, and who live halfway round the globe. “Sometimes they arrive in one piece and sometimes they don’t,” Lee jokes. The principle extends to a new group exhibition Lee has curated, Shots Off the Dices, opening at Nicholas Thompson Gallery on Saturday. “The Australians in it are my friends … and the internationals are new friends that I’ve met on Instagram,”…

ALUN LEACH-JONES WORK IN ’21ST CENTURY HEIDE: THE COLLECTION SINCE 2000′ AT HEIDE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

April 20, 2015

Alun Leach-Jones ‘Untitled’ collage in ’21st Century Heide: The collection since 2000′ at Heide Museum of Modern Art until June 14 2015  Link to Heide exhibition page here

ARRYN SNOWBALL WORK ACQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

April 18, 2015

Congratulations to Arryn Snowball – his work Ashes and Diamonds II 2012 has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia through his Canberra representative Nancy Sever Gallery.  

OPENING EXHIBITION REVIEW IN THE AGE

April 4, 2015

Link to Dan Rule’s article ‘In the galleries: what to see in Melbourne this weekend’, here text version below: “If the debut exhibition at new Collingwood space Nicholas Thompson Gallery is anything to go by, the young art dealer – who has spent time at Australian Galleries and John Buckley Gallery – has an eye for no-nonsense painting, with significant works from artists of all generations, including senior painters Gordon Shepherdson and Alun Leach-Jones and mid-career artists Sarah Faulkner and Craig Waddell. A monumental work by John Firth-Smith, which stands at more than 2.7 metres, is a highlight, his abstract motifs…

GALLERY IN UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ALUMNI NEWS

March 24, 2015

Read article here – text version below: UQ Art History graduate opens his own commercial gallery 24 March 2015 Nicholas Thompson, an Honours graduate in Art History from the University of Queensland, has opened his own commercial gallery in Melbourne. Nicholas completed his Honours thesis on Australian Indigenous Art at UQ and has worked at some of the most esteemed galleries in Australia. Mr Thompson said his experience in galleries including Australian Galleries and John Buckley Gallery in Melbourne and Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane was where he honed his skills in the commercial sector of the art world. “I had…

GALLERY IN THE AGE AND SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

March 17, 2015

Read the article online here, text version below: Nicholas Thompson’s new Collingwood gallery sparks dialogue between artists young and old Dylan Rainforth Published: March 17, 2015 – 2:32PM Nicholas Thompson opens a new, eponymous gallery in Langridge Street, Collingwood, this Saturday, only a stone’s throw from Australian Galleries where he was gallery manager for the past three years. Before that he worked for John Buckley and, in his hometown of Brisbane, Philip Bacon Galleries. “I’d been working for galleries for about a decade and it was kind of just time to do my own thing,” Thompson says. “I’m opening with15 artists…