Angus Nivison

"My work mostly deals with landscape, memory and the human condition. The paintings are really a personal dialogue. I offer the image and a title, it is then up to the viewer to complete the conversation."

Angus Nivison lives and works on 'Yalgoolygum', a farm near Walcha, in the northern tablelands of New South Wales. His relationship to the land informs his work and is a constant source of inspiration.

Nivison 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, Nivison was the winner of the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, and also spent a three-month residency at the AGNSW Cite Studio in Paris. In 2012, Tamworth Regional Gallery curated a survey exhibition of Nivison's work, which also travelled to Newcastle University Art Gallery and the S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney. His work is represented in many state and regional collections.


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Angus Nivison - Angel TimeJuly 1 - August 28 2022

Angel Time is a creative collaboration with painter Angus Nivison and writer Sophie Masson exploring suspended time, ambiguous space and the eerie in-between. 

New England Regional Art Museum 

Wynne Prize 2022Fom May 14, 2022

Angus Nivison's Beacon has been selected as a finalist in this year's Wynne Prize at the AGNSW. 

Gorge CountryNovember 5 to January 30

New England Regional Art Museum commissioned three artists to paint the dramatic Gorge country famous in the region.

Includes Angus Nivison 

Collection Conversionto July 11, 2021

Tamworth Regional Gallery invited artists from the area to create works in response to local museum collections.  

Angus Nivison created works in response to the Herbarium collection at the University of New England

Compass : Generations of Walcha ArtistsNovember 21 to January 31

Walcha, NSW, is home to many generations of artists, and this exhibition at NERAM in Armidale celebrates their contribution to Australian Art.  Includes Angus Nivison

From Town To GownTo January 26, 2020

This exhibition at New England Regional Art Museum pairs portraits from the University of New England with paintings by the same artists in the NERAM collection.  Includes Angus Nivison and Christopher Hodges 

art word placeto December 8 2019

Writers from the Tamworth Region wrote short poems which selected artists then painted works in response.

An Arts Northwest Exhibition at Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW

Salon de RefusesMay 11 to July 28, 2019

The SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney hosts the Salon de Refuses to coincide with the Archibald Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the AGNSW.  Angus Nivison is amongst the selection 

Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing 2019March 2 - 29, 2019

Angus Nivison and John R Walker are finalists in this year's prize, exhibited at the Adelaide Perry Gallery in Croydon, Sydney.  

City Of LightTo November 25, 2018

Tamworth Regional Gallery have selected artists from its region to create work exploring the theme of light.  This celebrates 130 years since Tamworth became first Australian municipality to install street lighting.


Angus Nivison: Bush to Bay, Hinton and the Artist's Camp2 December 2017 - 28 January, 2018

The New England Art Museum in Armidale invited four contemporary landsartist to 'camp out' on Sydney harbour to create works in response to impressionist paintings of Sirius Cove, Sydney, in the Howard Hinton collection at NERAM. The exhibition will now be hosted by the Mosman Art Gallery from December, 2017.

Six Years24 August - 24 September, 2016

Angus Nivison's solo exhibition Six Years on show at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.


Country & WesternNovember 2015

'Country & Western: Landscape Reimagined' at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, an exhibition touring from the Perc Tucker Art Gallery, Townsville, includes work by Angus Nivison and John R Walker, plus many others. Until 6 December 2015.

Angus Nivison: last week!May 2013

Saturday 4 April will be the last day of Angus Nivison’s

exhibition “Letters Home”. The artist will be in the gallery on the Saturday so please drop by for a chat and a last look at his magnificent show.

Angus Nivison - Artists TalkApril 2013

Please join us for a floor talk with the artist on Saturday 20 April from 3pm.

View online catalogue for his exhibition 'Letters Home'.

Angus Nivison: A SurveyFebruary 2013

Online catalogue now live, with with installation shots and press clippings from the touring exhibition, curated by Sandra McMahon.

Angus Nivison fans can also look forward to his solo exhibition at Utopia Art Sydney, which will open on Saturday 6 April – save the date!

Angus Nivison: A Survey at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney until 10 FebruaryJanuary 2013

Special events:

Sunday 3 February, 3pm:

Join R. Ian Lloyd, photographer of Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity, for a Q&A session with Angus Nivison on the challenges of being a regional-based artist and the luxury of enjoying a large studio space.

Sunday 10 February, 3pm:

Angus Nivison in conversation with Christopher Hodges.

Some great reading:

John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald

Elizabeth Fortescue, The Daily Telegraph 21/12/12


Brooke Lewis, McGrath: The Weekly Magazine

Some great listening:

Angus Nivison interview on Canvas, FBI Radio

Angus Nivison in DobellDecember 2012

We are pleased to announce that Angus Nivison has been selected for the Dobell Prize for Drawing, 2012 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, until 10 February, 2013.

Angus Nivison in NewcastleNovember 2012

Angus Nivison: A Survey opened at The University Gallery, The University of Newcastle on Saturday October 24. The exhibition will be in Newcastle until November 10.

The next stop of Tamworth Regional Gallery’s touring exhibition is the S H Ervin Gallery Sydney, from January 5 – February 10, 2013.

Angus Nivison SurveyMay 2012

An excellent survey exhibition of Angus Nivison’s paintings will be on show at Tamworth Regional Gallery from 16 June - 28 July 2012.

Angus Nivison in EMSLAOctober 2011

Angus Nivison has been selected for the 2011 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 19 November – 14 January 2012.

Angus Nivison to ParisSeptember 2011

Angus Nivison has been awarded a three month artist residency in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Bon voyage!