Nicholas Blowers

Born 1972, UK
Lives and works in Hobart

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Nicholas Blowers was born in Essex, UK in 1972. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art at Southampton university between 1991 – 1994.

His realist paintings celebrate collapse and decay within the natural environment with a focus on anomalies in the landscape - places out of place such as mine tailings ponds, drowned forests and Edgelands. Blower's compositions depict dense arrangements of nature and there is often an unruliness and sense of melancholy in his painting.

“There is a busy, chaotic feel to my work; a world of debris and clutter that one often finds in the Australian landscape. I search for places that have a heightened sense of drama and I’m interested in certain subjects because of their unruliness and anarchic structural elements. As a painter the subject’s primary meaning lies in paint, so my interest in decay and decrepitude is first and foremost painterly; it’s about form, texture, pattern and the connectedness of things.”

He has been a finalist in numerous prizes and was the winner of the Paddington Landscape prize twice (2007 and 2009) and the King's School Art Prize, 2007.   He has had solo and group exhibitions in Australia and abroad including recently at the Wynne prize & S H Ervin gallery.

Blower's work is held in corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad. He has been featured in articles in The Guardian and most recently, the Weekend Age.

He lives and works in Hobart.

\ Artworks

Lost in a wood I

2024 \ Oil on cavas \ 158 x 207cm

Lost in a wood II

2023 \ Oil on canvas \ 147 x 207cm

Ocean Study 2

2022 \ Oil on canvas \ 30 x 40cm

Ocean study I

2022 \ Oil on canvas \ 28 x 50cm

Path through a wood

2024 \ Oil on canvas \ 167.5 x 204cm

Rivulet Morning Mist

2019 \ Oil on 300gsm watercolour paper \ 49 x 49cm

\ News



11 March 2024

Congratulations to Nicholas Blowers, winner of the 2024 Glover Prize, one of Australia's most prestigious art prizes.


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\ Exhibitions featuring Nicholas Blowers


Group Exhibition

18 January — 3 February 2024

Landscape and Memory

Group Exhibition

2 September — 23 September 2023

Nicholas Blowers


14 February — 25 February 2023

Sydney Contemporary

Caroline Zilinsky, Nicholas Blowers, Leslie Rice & David Fairbairn

7 September — 11 September 2022

EXPLORE Sydney Contemporary

Mehwish Iqbal, Nicholas Blowers & Hubert Pareroultja

10 November — 13 November 2021


Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021


Group Exhibition

21 January — 6 February 2021

Nicholas Blowers

Pond Requiem: Unstable Landscapes from Savage River

4 July — 20 July 2019

Landscape Obscura

Group Exhibition

21 February — 9 March 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Nicholas Blowers

Deadwood Shallows

23 February — 10 March 2017

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Nicholas Blowers

Savage River

4 August — 14 August 2015

Contact Us

to find out more about Nicholas Blowers.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)