Nick Howson

Magpies Journey

Friday Night

Moonlit Bull




King Of Coins

Bush Retreat

Flying Argent


St Andrews


Beersheba I

Beersheba 2 diptych



Col du Galibier

The Royal 2002

The Last Supper

Gulls Point






Born 1963, United Kingdom
Lives and works in Melbourne

1986 Dip. Fine Art, Prahran College, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2018 The World Is My Village, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2018 ‘Suburbia’ Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2017 Gallows Gallery, Perth
2016 Heroes, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2015 Recent Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melb
2014 New Works, Gallows Gallery, Perth
2013 Lore Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 A New Land Gallows Gallery, Perth WA
2012 Icons Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2011 ‘Allegories and Chronicles’, Anthea Polson Art, Queensland
2009 ‘Recent Works’ Anthea Polson Art, Queensland
2008 ‘Recent works’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2006 ‘Recent paintings’, Australian Galleries, Sydney
2005 ‘Recent paintings’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2004 ‘Paintings’, Art Gallery Schubert, Gold Coast
2003 ‘Recent paintings’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2002 ‘Paintings’, Art Gallery Schubert, Queensland
2001 ‘Gipsy Point’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2000 ‘Struggletown II’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1999 ‘Struggletown’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1998 ‘Recent works’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1996 ‘Football paintings’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1995 ‘Paintings’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1994 ‘Paintings’, Gallery Rhumbarallas, Melbourne
1993 ‘Works on Paper’, Gallery Rhumbarallas, Melbourne
1991 ‘Paintings’, Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1988 ‘Works on Paper’, Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne


2020 Gallipoli Art Prize (finalist) Merrylands RSL club NSW
2019 St Kevins Art Prize (finalist) St Kevin’s College, Melbourne
2019 ‘papermade’ Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2017 ‘All Teeth and Swagger’ Red Gallery, Melbourne
2017 ‘Sculpture: medium and small scale’ Australian Galleries, Sydney
2015 ‘An exhibition of paintings, sculpture & works on paper’ Australian Galleries, Sydney
2015 ‘First Landing to Last Post: contemporary perspectives on 100 years of service’ Parliament House, Canberra
2014 ‘one of each’ Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2012-13 ‘Summer Stock Show’ Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011 8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists’ Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010 A Taste Of What’s To Come, Gallows Gallery, Perth, WA
2010 Christmas Portrait Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld.
2010 First Anniversary Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2009 40 x 40 Special First Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld
2006 ‘City of Whitehorse Recent Contemporary Acquisitions’, Icon Museum of Art, Melbourne
2005 ‘Eureka Revisited: the contest of memories’, touring exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Old Parliament House, Canberra, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
2003 ‘In the presence of all creatures great and small’, Australian Galleries, Sydney
2003 Tatterstalls Art Prize, Brisbane (finalist)
2001‘Three Artists’, Win Schubert Galleries, Queensland
1999 ‘Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium’, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
1999 ‘We are Australian’, Touring Exhibition
1996 ‘Packsaddle’ exhibition, Armidale, New South Wales
1995 Herald-Sun Art Prize (finalist)
1995 Eltham Art Prize (finalist)
1989 ‘Heidelberg & Heritage-Two Visions of Australia 100 Years Apart’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Swan Hill Art Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria (finalist)
1986 Castlemaine Drawing Show, Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Artist Residency

2005 Bunandon, NSW

Select Bibliography

Wright, Jessica; “Artist Nick Howson paints Tiger Legend mural at rail station, but he has a secret”, The Age, 18 April 2014
The Western Australian, “Hazy History”, Oct 3 2012
Scoop Homes & Art, Spring Edition 2012 40:34 “Galleries Choice”
Marina Saint Martin; ‘Nick Of Time’ The Weekend Bulletin Paradise Magazine January 2010
Marina Saint Martin; ‘A Rich Tapestry Of Life’ The Weekend Bulletin Paradise Magazine October 2007
Backhouse, Megan; ‘Colour separation makes the art grow yonder’, Age, November 2004
Catalano, Gary; ‘Artist casts rebellion aside’, The Age, 9 December 1987
Cawthorne, Zelda; ‘Harmony After the Battles’, Herald Sun, 16 March 1999
De Bolfo, Tony; ‘Art of the Game’, Herald Sun, September 1996
Lew, Christine; ‘Colouring a bold new world’, Melbourne Times, 29 May 1991
Makin, Jeff; Herald Sun, 23 March 1999
McLean, Sandra; ‘Show and tell’, Courier Mail, 17 October 2002
Mossop, Brian; ‘Birds play vital role’, Gold Coast Weekender, 4 September 2004


Australian Open Tennis Poster, Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia Restaurant Mural, Canberra
Prahran Market Mural, Melbourne
Richmond Railway Station Mural, Melbourne


The Age Newspaper, ‘Tiger Legend’, April 17 2014, cover
Mural ‘Tiger Legend’, Richmond Railway Station, 2014
A History of Hawthorn (book cover), 1994
Australian Book Review (magazine cover), June 1996
Football Card series, 1996
Mt. Hotham Ski Postcards, 1995
Storm Magazine (illustrations), November-December 1994, January-February 1995
‘Sunday Life! Magazine’ The Age, (‘Eat Streets’ illustrator), 1997-2001
The Melbourne Report (cover design), May 1990, November 1992
The Melburnian (cartoonist illustrations), 1993 – 1995
Contemporary Art Fair 7 Catalogue 2000
‘Bring Back the Biffo’, ABC Arts Show, 27 September 2001
‘Australian Open,’ Tennis Poster, 2001
‘Australian Institute of Family Studies,’ Issue 78, (magazine cover), 2008
‘150 Years of Australian Football,’ (catalogue cover), 2008
‘The Footy Almanac 2009,’ (book cover), 2009


Mater Hospital, Brisbane
Art Bank, Sydney
Australian Tennis Centre, Melbourne
City of Whitehorse Art Collection
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham
Mater Hospital, Victoria
St.Kilda City Art Collection, St Kilda
Parliament House Australia, Canberra
Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne

New Works

October 26, 2024 - November 14, 2024

The World Is My Village

August 25, 2018 - September 8, 2018

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