Bio

Independent Creative Consultant and Production Manager with a passion for working alongside and supporting emerging artists with the practicalities of managing their studios and strategies for career development.

Over the past ten years he has managed multiple public arts projects in Lithuania, Norway, Spain and the UK, as well as producing two Public Arts Festivals in Penang, Malaysia. Whilst working in Malaysia he also initiated a cultural exchange program for Hin Bus Depot (Art Center) bringing together international and local contemporary artists with the craftspeople living and working in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Georgetown, Penang. This project has resulted in sustained working relationships for a number of the participants

He was awarded the Arts Council England Project Grant for the co-curation of ‘Five Hides’ at the historic Manor Place Baths, London (2020) and the Woolley Development Grant for the Production of ‘The Star’ and the ‘Urban Xchange Public Arts Festival’, which took place in Penang, Malaysia (2015).

His work has been featured online in Juxtapoz, Design Boom, Colossal, Vice, Arrested Motion,  FAD Magazine, Wonderland Magazine and in print publications VNA Magazine and Travel 360

Nicholas also co-hosts the Art Proof Podcast alongside journalist Eric Thorp and artist Rowan Newton – interviewing a diverse range of creative practitioners in an accessible manner – further driving forward his aim of presenting contemporary art in a universal way.

Nicholas is also a subcommittee member for the Gallery Climate Coalition offering his expertise in Fine Art Transport and Environmental Policy. He also holds an accreditation from the Institute of Art and Law as well as a BA Hons in Fine Art from Middlesex University.

Speaking engagements;

June 2021 – An in conversation with Susie Olczak for Conscious Isolation

May 2020 – An in conversation with Red Gallery Director, Denia Kazakou’s for ‘Art From the Quarantine’

March 2020 – Interview for the Corona Diaries with Monique Jackson

July 2015 – Panel discussion with Jun Hao Ong and Gabija Grusaite for The Straits Times

Collaborators include;

W1 Curates, The Japan Foundation, Ozwald Boateng, Vans, Uber, Air Asia and the Penang State Tourist Board.