Nic Plowman

Nic Plowman

Artist Profile

Biography

Nic Plowman’s work is borne by his dedication to both traditional and experimental drawing practices. His narratives stem from his intimate knowledge of mortality: including a life long waltz with a congenital heart condition, a sobering near fatal accident in his early thirties and more recently an unexpected “punch on” with cancer. It is these life (or death) experiences that inject Plowman’s interrogation into the human figure with both vulnerability and strength; exposing the artist’s practice as both symptomatic and remedial in its nature.

Nic Plowman has had 14 solo exhibitions, and exhibited work in more than 60 group shows. He has been a finalist in a variety of prizes, including the prestigious Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2012, semi finalist 2018), and twice in the coveted Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2006; 2002). He has been awarded residencies in Australia and Internationally. Nic is a regular tutor here at The Art Room and his work has been acquired into many local and international collections, both public and private. Born in Brisbane, Nic lives and works in Melbourne.

Nic Plowman’s work is borne by his dedication to both traditional and experimental drawing practices. His narratives stem from his intimate knowledge of mortality: including a life long waltz with a congenital heart condition, a sobering near fatal accident in his early thirties and more recently an unexpected “punch on” with cancer. It is these life (or death) experiences that inject Plowman’s interrogation into the human figure with both vulnerability and strength; exposing the artist’s practice as both symptomatic and remedial in its nature.

Nic Plowman has had 14 solo exhibitions, and exhibited work in more than 60 group shows. He has been a finalist in a variety of prizes, including the prestigious Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2012, semi finalist 2018), and twice in the coveted Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2006; 2002). He has been awarded residencies in Australia and Internationally. Nic is a regular tutor here at The Art Room and his work has been acquired into many local and international collections, both public and private. Born in Brisbane, Nic lives and works in Melbourne.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 Avalanche, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Life Drawing Project, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2016 New Work, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Amid Love and Fear, USQ Art Gallery, University of Southern
Queensland
2015 Fig•ure: Drawings and Paintings, The Art Vault, Mildura
2015 No Other Knowledge, Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne
2014 Kings, Popes and Other Fools, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast
2013 Nudes and Portraits, The Art Vault, Mildura
2011 Formula for Resurrection, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast
2011 Blood is thicker than water, The Art Vault, Mildura
2010 The Darkness and the Beauty, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast
2008 Magic Sex Death, Jugglers Art Space Inc., Brisbane
2005 Selected Paintings, Bulimba Art Gallery, Brisbane
2004 Recent Paintings, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane
2002 Paintings and Drawings, Antiquarian Galley, Brisbane
2000 Body-line, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Risographomania, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2021 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2020 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Anon, The Good Space, Sydney; and Soma, Melbourne
2017 Iconoclasts, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts/KickArts Contemporary Arts
2017 Tutor’s Show, The Art Room, Melbourne
2016 March Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Hand Drawn Big Fig Arts, The Bellingen Brewery & Co, Bellingen
2016 Anthea Polson: comes to Melbourne Menzies Auction House, Melbourne
2015 Studio 99 Exhibition TheGRID: Hybrid Arts Collective, Toowoomba
2014 Rogues Gallery: Plowman and Van Dijk (with Jan Van Dijk) Lightspace, Brisbane
2013 Brisbane Life Drawing Show Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane
2013 Some kind of goodbye Love Love Studio, Brisbane
2013 5th Anniversary Exhibition The Art Vault, Mildura
2013 Perennials: Selected USQ Alumni Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
2012 Director’s Choice The Art Vault, Mildura
2012 In The Mirror Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2010 Seat of the soul The Centre for Arts, Beaudesert
2010 New Works Of Erotica Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Artists in Residence 10, Jugglers Art Space Inc, Brisbane
2010 Two Needles One Yarn (with Sue-ching Lascelles), Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane
2009 Project 48, The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane
2009 Special First Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast
2009 Day OF The Dead, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
2009 London Calling, Scream London Gallery, London
2009 Hungry Like The Wolf, 19 Karen, Gold Coast
2009 Semi Permanent 09, 19 Karen/Nine Lives Galleries, Gold Coast/Brisbane
2009 Works On Paper, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Project 48, Jugglers Art Space Inc, Brisbane
2009 Dirty Show X,The National Grid Gallery, Sydney
2003 Plowman & Eyles: Paintings (with Sam Eyles), Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES
2021 Lyn McCrea Drawing Prize – Finalist
2018 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Moran House, Sydney – Semi Finalist
2016 Discovery College, Hong Kong
2015 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore –
Finalist
2015 The Art Vault, Mildura
2014 Benalla Nude Art Prize, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla – Finalist
2013 The Art Vault, Mildura
2012 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Moran House, Sydney – Finalist
2011 Duke Art Prize, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast – Finalist
2011 The Art Vault, Mildura
2011 Agendo Art Prize ,St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford – Finalist
2011 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra – Finalist
2011 Lethbridge 10 000 Award Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane – Finalist
2011 Power of Self, Artist Wanted Collaborative New York – Finalist
2010 Redland Art Award, Redland Art Gallery Cleveland – Finalist
2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra – Finalist
2010 Lethbridge 10 000 Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane – Finalist
2009 London Calling, Scream London Gallery, London – Finalist
2009 Project 48, The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane
2009 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery_ Caloundra – Finalist
2008 Small Works ’08, Brunswick St Gallery Melbourne – Merit Award
2006 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney – Finalist
2003 Mel & Charlie Illustration Competition Triple J Radio, Australia – Winner
2002 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney – Finalist
2000 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Ultimo Centre, Sydney – Selected Work of Distinction
2000 Recipient of the USQ Parvis Nikdin Prize for outstanding studio practice

ARTWORKS

  • SpringNic Plowman Spring 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 84 x 60 cm

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  • PhaseNic Plowman Phase 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 42 x 30 cm

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  • MirrorNic Plowman Mirror 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 42 x 29.5 cm $1,800.00 ENQUIRE →
  • RestNic Plowman Rest 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 42 x 29.5 cm

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  • MendNic Plowman Mend 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 42 x 29.5 cm $1,800.00 ENQUIRE →
  • RemainNic Plowman Remain 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 84 x 60 cm $3,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • HavenNic Plowman Haven 2022 watercolour, charcoal, graphite, paint pen and enamel on 300 gsm cotton rag paper on canvas 135.3 x 100 cm $4,900.00 ENQUIRE →
  • LiveNic Plowman Live 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 84 x 60 cm $3,600.00 ENQUIRE →
  • BloomNic Plowman Bloom 2022 watercolour, charcoal, graphite, paint pen and enamel on 300 gsm cotton rag paper on canvas 135.5 x 100 cm $4,900.00 ENQUIRE →
  • EscapeNic Plowman Escape 2022 watercolour, charcoal, graphite, paint pen and enamel on 300 gsm cotton rag paper on canvas 84 x 60 cm

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  • RememberNic Plowman Remember 2022 mixed media on 310 gsm cotton rag paper 42 x 30 cm $1,800.00 ENQUIRE →

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