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Philip Nicol

p nicol in studio 23

p nicol in studio 23

Winter Dusk 2022 oil on panel 46x42 cms

Winter Dusk 2022 oil on panel 46x42 cms

West 2023

West 2023

no 1 setting out.2008. oil. 152x183cms.Capital Law Collection

no 1 setting out.2008. oil. 152x183cms.Capital Law Collection

Tube 2019 oil on panel 30x35cms

Tube 2019 oil on panel 30x35cms

mishap.2008.oil.110x122cms

mishap.2008.oil.110x122cms

Seive 4 2019 oil on board 23cms sq

Seive 4 2019 oil on board 23cms sq

Shade.2019.oil on linen.51x41cms Collection Katy Charles

Shade.2019.oil on linen.51x41cms Collection Katy Charles

Philip Nicol

Philip Nicol

See some of Philip Nicol's work in public collections on the Art UK website.

 

Since the 1980s Philip Nicol has exhibited in many galleries and venues in the UK and elsehwere, including Brno, Bratislava, Kuala Lumpur, Ottowa, Canberra, Hangzhon, Stuttgart, Berlin, Limerick, Brussels, the Ikon gallery, Birmingham,  Glyn Vivian,Swansea,  Spacex gallery, Exeter etc. In 1985 his work was included in The British Art Show which toured the UK.

Also the recipient of many prizes including three at the National Eisteddfod including the Gold Medal in Fine art, and first prize at the University Glamorgan Painting Competition. 

He has works in a number of public collection including National Museum Wales, Slovak National Museum, National Assembly Wales, National Library Wales, Newport Museum and others.

He has a long track record of teaching - holding posts at Leeds college of art for over ten years, at UWIC for nine years  and part time at other institutions including Chelsea, Cheltenham, Limerick, Birmingham, Liverpool and others Between 2006 - 09 he was external examiner at the university Gloucestershire Fine Art department.

In 2006 he worked, in partnership with Diversions Dance Company and Welsh National Opera, in a production of “Les Illuminations” by Benjamin Britten at The Blue Room at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

In the 90’s he worked to secure funding and the develop the building refurbishment of Bute Street studios and gallery. Since it reopened he has curated over 82 exhibitions, between 2000 - 2021, which always tried to contextualise Welsh art practice with other practices from further afield. he has now stepped down from that role.

Publications

2008   Planet. ISSN 0048- 4288
2005   Imaging the Imagination ISBN 1 84323 433 5 
2005   Paintings Philip Nicol. ISNB 1 902724 17 8
2003   Imaging Wales. Hugh Adams. ISBN 1 85411 349 6
2002   ‘Touch Wood’ by Dannie Abse. Carreg Gwalch Cyf. ISBN 0 86381 701 7. (Painting ‘Drive’ on front cover).
2001   Decade. Cardiff Bay Arts Trust. ISBN 0 9527802 4 0
2000   Prospect. Philip Nicol. ISBN 0 9527802 1 6
1985   The British Art Show. ISBN 0 85613 794 4
1985    Philip Nicol. Oriel Gallery and Chapter. ISBN 0 946329 16 8

 

Public Collections             

Contemporary Art Society of Wales
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
The National Assembly of Wales
The National Museum of Wales (Derek Williams Trust Purchase)
The University of Wales, Aberystwyth
The Southern Arts Collection.
Heath Hospital, Cardiff.
Royal Infirmary, Cardiff
Cardiff County Council
Glyn Vivian Museum, Swansea
Slovak National Museum, Czechoslovakia
The University of Glamorgan
Leeds College of Art & Design
Gwent Health Authority
National Library Wales, Aberystwyth

Born: Caerphilly, Wales.

Lives: Cardiff, Wales.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016  Cardiff Business and Technology Centre, Cardiff  (with Maggie James)
2012    Blip Blip Blip gallery, Leeds. (with Michael Crowther)
2006    Koywood gallery, Cardiff
2005    Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan
2005    Newport Museum and Art Gallery
2004    Theatre Clwyd, Mold
2003    Ruthin Craft Centre.
2003    Adam Gallery, Penarth.
2002    Wales European Centre, Brussels, Belgium.
2002    Mission Gallery, Swansea
2000    Prospect, Cardiff Bay Arts Trust Gallery 
1996    Brahms Gallery, Leeds
1995    King Sturge & Co. Cardiff (with Maggie James)
1992    Aberystwyth Arts Centre
1987    Glyn Vivian Museum, Swansea
1986    Rhyl Arts Centre
1985    Oriel Gallery/Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
1985     Spacex Gallery, Exeter
1985     Andrew Knight Gallery, Cardiff
1983     10 Dover Street, Piccadilly, London (with Ian Parker)
1982     Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff    

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘And One Day The Apple Fell’ (still life painting and its transportive possibilities. The BlackBox UCA Farnham. (Curated by Dan Howard-Birt).
2023 Welsh Group, Mid Wales Art Centre, Caesws
2023 Stage-Pebble Shoe. Kingsgate Project Space, London (curated by Liam 
O’ Connor James Moore)
2022 ‘Thoughts on Paper’ Oriel Y Bont, University South Wales, Pontypridd
2021 Buka Buku, Godown Centre, Kuala Lumpur
2020 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London
2019 ‘Paper Exchange’ Art Central gallery, Barry
2019 ‘Paper Exchange’ BayArt gallery, Cardiff 
2018 Beep Painting Annual, Swansea
2018  “Nightswimming” Mission Gallery, Swansea  
2018 “A Place at the Table, Still Life Settings” Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Curated by Andreas Ruethi, including Dan Howard Birt, Clare Woods, Emrys Williams, Helen Sear, Lara Davies and Sacha Craddock
2016  Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
2016  Open Books, Library and Archives Gallery, Ottowa, Canada
2015  Still Life Paintings and Drawings 1936-2015. The Art Stable. Kelly Ross Fine Art, Child Okeford, Dorset  
2015  Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge, Anglesey
2015   Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
2014/15 Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Hong Kong, China
2014    'Open Books', tour to Logan regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia (May) and ADFA Library Gallery, Canberra, Australia, (July).
2014   'Change at Crewe', Llandudno (with Gordon Dalton, Jeffrey Dennis, Maggie James, Neil McNally and Andreas Ruethi 

2013    'Home" Oriel Y Bont, University of South Wales, Pontypridd
2013    ‘Open Books’ Sanshasang Museum, Hangzhon, China (touring other venues in China and Australia)

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