Angus Nivison lives and works in Walcha, northern NSW. His relationship to the land informs his work and is a constant source of inspiration.
He studied art at the National Art School and began an artistic career that continues to this day.
The grids and stripes in earlier work were a distillation of his admiration for Ian Fairweather, but in recent paintings there is a release from structured enclosure evoking windows, doors and blinds, branches, twigs and sapling clumps, towards a more direct orchestration of mass and great shafts of dark and light. His paintings are a true reflection of experience; part of which perhaps is an inheritance of melancholic poetry from the Irish predecessors of this land, of which Nivison now sees himself as guardian rather than owner.
Angus has exhibited regularly since 1982 and has been awarded numerous prizes including the 2002 Wynne Prize for landscape painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2011, Angus was the winner of the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, and recently spent a three-month residency at the AGNSW Cite Studio in Paris.
General credit: Utopia Art Sydney