Nicholas Jones was born in 1974 in the United Kingdom. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1997, Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2001 and a Graduate Diploma of Education at The University of Melbourne in 2003.

Nicholas has held a number of solo exhibitions including, “To The Islands”, (Stockroom Gallery), Without Bias (Craft Victoria), “The Garden of Forking Paths’ (Geelong Art Gallery), and taken part in many group exhibitions in Australia and North and South America, including ‘The Libris Awards’ (Artspace Mackay), “Democracy” (Grahame Editions Gallery), ‘Unfold’, 45 Downstairs, ”Materials and Techniques (Paper)”, (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), “Novel Ideas”, (Oakville Gallery, Ontario, Canada) and “Make the Common Precious”, (Centro Cultural Mapocho, Santiago, Chile).

Jones’ work has been featured in a number of publications including ‘Make the Common Precious’ (Craftsman House), ‘Book Art’ (Gestalten),’ Where They Create’ (Frame) and ‘Art Made from Books’  (Chronicle Books).

Jones’ work is represented in many public and private collections in Australia, including the State Library of Victoria, The State Library of Queensland, The University of Melbourne, Artspace Mackay and RMIT University.  Nicholas was a recent Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria and has worked as Artist in Residence at Melbourne Boys Grammar School, Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Geelong Grammar School and The Woodleigh School.


Photo: Dave Carswell