John Nixon

John Nixon
Experimental Painting Workshop

Published on the occasion of the exhibition JOHN NIXON: EPW at Castlemaine Art Museum 19 March-25 June, 2017. “This exhibition presents a recent selection from Nixon’s Experimental Painting Workshop (EPW), a project that began in London in 1978 and continues to this day. Rejecting narrative, realism and pictorialism which he sees as limitations on painting, Nixon’s EPW proposes an expanded, and expanding, definition via the principles of modernist non-objectivity, specifically, the monochrome, Minimalism and Constructivism, and dynamic approaches to their exhibition. In his employment of the ready-made object, made famous by Marcel Duchamp in the early 20th century, Nixon demonstrates an intuitive method of collecting, rationalizing and repurposing the everyday into otherwise abstract works. The en masse presentation of this exhibition is a hallmark of the EPW, offering both a spectacular experience of the whole, while also giving emphasis to individual works as evidence of the progression of Nixon’s thesis on the open-ended possibilities for painting.”

Designed by Yanni Florence and John Nixon.
Photography by Christo Crocker.
Text by Emma Busowsky Cox.

Published in an edition of 500 copies.

John Nixon (b. 1949, Sydney) is one of Australia’s foremost artists. Since his first solo exhibition in Melbourne in 1973, Nixon has mounted hundreds of exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the United States, and his work is included in public and private collections worldwide.

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1994


This great early publication from Sydney’s Sarah Cottier Gallery compiles photographic documentation of the gallery program from the year 1994. The publication includes solo exhibitions by Hany Armanious, Matthys Gerber, John Nixon, Mikala Dwyer, A.D.S. Donaldson, Kerrie Poliness, Sylvie Fleury.

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20/200
Sarah Cottier Gallery 1994 – 2014

The history of Sarah Cottier Gallery’s first twenty years in a comprehensive reference volume.

An example of one of Australia’s most influential contemporary art galleries.

Twenty years, two hundred exhibitions, four venues, nearly one hundred artists. Ever since its arrival in 1994, Sarah Cottier Gallery has been one of Australia’s most courageous contemporary art galleries. The artists represented in this time, including John Armleder, Sydney Ball, Marco Fusinato, Matthys Gerber, John Nixon, Mike Parr, Koji Ryui and Gemma Smith, represent some of the hottest talent in contemporary art.

20/200 celebrates the first twenty years of the gallery and its artists in a pictorial format that illustrates the breadth of the twenty year experience. The book includes images of every one of the gallery’s two hundred exhibitions and includes the work of almost one hundred artists. The volume is hardcover bound with a timeless rounded spine and features a holographic foil on the the front cover. The individual works and specific highlights inevitably surrender to the vast, hypnotic rhythm of the volume’s breadth – as in the fairy tale conundrum of the dancing princesses, each is more beautiful than the last.

Includes the work of A.D.S. Donaldson, Martin Creed, Kerrie Poliness, Melinda Harper, Julian Dashper, John Armleder, Sydney Ball, Mikala Dwyer, Hany Armanious, Marco Fusinato, Matthys Gerber, John Nixon, Mike Parr, Koji Ryui, Mikala Dwyer, Hany Armanious, Matt Hinkley, Huseyin Sami, Robert Pulie, Julia Gorman, Simon Denny, Anne-Marie May, Gemma Smith, John Spiteri, Katherina Grosse, Mary Teague, Olivier Mosset, and many more!

Texts by Nicholas Chambers, Jason Marcou, Julie Fragar, Anna Waldmann, Amanda Rowell,  Alan Cholodenko, Mark Titmarsh and Christopher Hanrahan.

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Kerb Your Dog 1992
Number 11 : TEXTBOOK : John Nixon, John Young (eds.)

 

Kerb Your Dog was an artist-edited anthology of pages by contemporary Australian and International artists, published in Sydney, Australia. Edited by John Nixon and John Young and published in an edition of 500 copies, this volume from 1992 – “TEXTBOOK” – features pages by John Barbour, Eugene Carchesio, Tony Clark, Peter Cripps, Aleks Danko, John Dunkley-Smith, Clinton Garofano, Ross Harley, Tim Johnson, Lyndal Jones, Maria Kozic, Rosemary Laing, Shelley Lasica, Lindy Lee, Geoff Lowe, Robert Macpherson, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Susan Norrie, David O’Halloran, Robert Owen, Mike Parr, Jacky Redgate, Carole Roberts, Vivienne Shark Lewitt, Peter Tyndall, Ken Unsworth, Geoffrey Weary, Wood / Marsh Architecture Pty. Ltd., John Young, and an essay by Janet Shanks. An invaluable collection of artist’s texts from Australia in this very scarce document.

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