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Nigel Gray

Although art was always his best subject as a student, Nigel only developed a real love for it years after leaving school. Born in Northern Ireland, Nigel inherited some of the drawing skills that go back three generations on his father's side. Initially his interests were in sketching with pen and watercolour but one of the first things he did when he moved to Australia in 2001 was to enrol in a printmaking course! Printmaking has been a pretty serious hobby ever since (besides a 13 year ago for two daughters!) He currently works four days a week as a Christian minister.

Nigel Gray

"Printmaking is fun because it takes a perfectly simple process like drawing and makes it as complicated and error prone as possible!"

Nigel's work celebrates tone, texture and whatever's beautiful, especially landscapes. He loves the simplicity and drama of monochrome and the excitement of pulling a print. 

Awards

  • Ewart Art Prize 2022, 1st prize in printmaking

  • Northern Sydney Institute of Arts & Media, 2005, Acquisition

  • Willoughby City Art Prize, 2004, Finalist

  • The Prize: TAFE NSW Arts & Design, 2004, Commendation

Exhibitions

  • Ewart Prize 2022Willoughby Arts Centre21st May - 4th Jun, 2022

  • Cornucopia ExhibitionKur-ring-gai Art Centre11th Feb - 4th Mar, 2021

  • Green Dream ExhibitionKur-ring-gai Art Centre7th-28th May, 2020

  • Light and Shade ExhibitionKur-ring-gai Art Centre21st Nov - 12th Dec, 2019

  • Art for All ExhibitionSt Swithun's Church, 3rd-17th Nov, 2018

  • Force of Nature ExhibitionNorthside Printmakers, Palm House Botanical Gardens, Sydney, 10th-25th Sep, 2005

  • Arts North Acquisitive ExhibitionSee Street Gallery, Sydney11th Mar - 6th Apr, 2005

  • The Prize: 2004, The Law Courts, Sydney then Gosford, Lismore, Cooma, Albury, Broken Hill, Armidale Regional Galleries25th Nov 2004 - 9th Oct 2005

  • Shades of Gray ExhibitionNigel Gray12th-13th Apr 2004

  • A Night of Passion Exhibition, Nigel GraySt Luke's Church, Hornsby Heights26th Nov 2004

  • Sydney Gallery School Printmaking Majors ExhibitionHardware Fine Art, St Leonards29th Oct - 13th Nov, 2004

  • Willoughby City Art Prize & ExhibitionWilloughby Civic Centre4th-12th Sep, 2004

  • Works on PaperNigel Gray and Maise Cameron, Hornsby Heights, 13th-14th Dec, 2003

  • Exhibition 2003TAFE, Hornsby3rd-12th Dec, 2003

  • Miniatures CompetitionTAFE, Hornsby16th-20th Jun, 2003

  • Infraspect ExhibitionTAFE, Hornsby27th Nov - 6th Dec, 2002

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