Nicholas Ives

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia


2003 – 2005 Masters of Fine Art (Research) Monash University

1998 – 2001 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) Monash University (Hons)


Award & Grants

2018    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (finalist)

2016    ArtBox Commission (recipient)

2015    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (finalist)

2015    Ronald Greenaway Artist Commission (recipient), Town Hall Gallery Hawthorn

2013    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (semi-finalist)


Exhibitions : Solo (selected):

2021    ‘The Crudes’  Scott Lawrie Gallery, Auckland NZ

2020    ‘Sunset Roads II : Breaking Dawn’ Blackartprojects, Melbourne

2020    ‘Sunset Roads’  Blackartsprojects, Melbourne

2019    ‘Worlds of Quinn Mallory’  The Vivian, New Zealand

2019    ‘Worlds of Quinn Mallory’  (PREVIEW) Chamber, Melbourne

2017    ‘An arbitrary device in the belly of a whale’ Fort Delta, Melbourne

2016    ‘Smile’ Fort Delta, Melbourne

2015    ‘MoonFace’ Stockroom, Kyneton

2014    ‘Holy $#!✞!’ Rubicon ARI, Nth Melbourne

2011    ‘I am flying through boundless space’ Paradise Hills, Richmond

2010    ‘In Anticipation of Rotten Teeth’ Trocadero, Footscray

2009    ‘A River of Dead Men’ SUB12, Substation Newport

2009    ‘Escaping The Cage’ Shifted, Richmond

2006    ‘Looking at Things’ Viewing Space, Melbourne

2005    ‘Semantics, Pranks & Acrobatics’ Faculty Gallery, Monash University


Exhibitions : Group (selected)

2021   ‘Sydney Contemporary’ Blackartprojects (Online, Sydney)

2021   ‘Spring1883’ Blackartprojects (Online, Melbourne) 

2021   ‘Don’t Blame Me When Your Train Gets Lost’  Stockroom, Kyneton

2019   ‘Towards the Forest’  The Vivian, NZ

2019   ‘Spring 1883’ The Vivian, The Establishment Sydney

2019   ‘Auckland Contemporary Art Fair’ Auckland, NZ

2018    ‘Crocodility’ Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne

2018    ‘I Can Breed No More’ Chamber, Brunswick, Melbourne

2017    ‘Summer 40’ Rubicon, Nth Melbourne

2016    ‘Slippery Stories’ Strange Neighbour, Melbourne | Durden and Ray, Los Angeles USA

2015    ‘Umbelliferous Portraits’ (with Michael Vale) Rubicon ARI, Nth Melbourne

2015    ‘Other Side’ Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2015    ‘Ronald Greenaway – Artist and his world’ Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn

2015    ‘Future Process’ Artereal Gallery, Rozelle NSW

2015    ‘So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness’ Tristian Koenig Gallery, Collingwood

2014    ‘Either Side’ James Makin Gallery, Collingwood

2014    ‘Through a Hole in the Sky’  Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda

2014    ‘Street and Art Collide’ Shoalhaven Art Centre, Nowra NSW

2014    ‘Lateral Liminal’  Monday Week, Carlton

2013    ‘Limits of Likeness’ Rubicon ARI, Nth Melbourne

2013    ‘Static Shift’  James Makin Gallery, Collingwood

2012    ‘Dark Matter_Dark Energy’ Stockroom, Kyneton

2012    ‘Skin : Contemporary Portrait Exhibition’ Poimena Gallery, Launceston, TAS

2012    ‘Us and Them’ Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne

2011    ‘The Rest is Silence’ Death Be Kind, Brunswick

2010    ‘Kings x Kings’ Kings ARI, Melbourne

2010    ‘The Outsider’ Trocadero, Footscray

2009    ‘Off The Wall’ Exhibition Buildings, Carlton



Vault Magazine, ‘The Crudes’ May 2021

‘The Crudes’ Andrew Paul Wood, 2021

‘Worlds of Quinn Mallory’ Andrew Paul Wood, 2019

‘Under the Radar’ Australian Art Collector, June 2016

‘Around the Galleries’ Dan Rule, The Age, Melbourne, October 3, 2015

‘Puny Humans’ Self Published 2013

‘The Rest is Silence’ Death Be Kind 2009-2011, E.Richardson, C.Lambe 2011

‘Welcome to Paradise’ Paradise Hills Gallery 2011



Works held in private collections within Australian & Internationally.