Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2003              Graduate Diploma of Education, The University of Melbourne

2001               Master of Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1997               Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture), Victorian College of the Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2014

Mining the Archive, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

A Conspiracy of Cartographers, The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Islands and other Secret Places, Molecule Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2013
To the Islands, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Australia

Unpacking the Library, Trinity College, Melbourne University, Australia

Nicholas Jones, Wroclaw Book Fair, Wroclaw, Poland

2012

Encased, Embiggen Bookshop, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Without Bias, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2009

The Garden of Forking Paths, The Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Australia

New Work, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008

The Tower of Learning, Pablo Fanque Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Release the Stars, Mr Wilkinson, Melbourne, Australia

2007

Nicholas Jones, Australian Art Resources, Sydney, Australia

2006

A Book is a Garden, Poliform Showroom, Melbourne, Australia

2005

At the Bottom of each Word, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Slight Return, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2002

Gestalt, Space Furniture, Melbourne, Australia

2001

In Advance of the Broken Spine, RMIT Project Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

The Merri Creek Scrolls, Experimental Art Space, Melbourne University, Australia

2000

Word Knots, Baillieu Library, Melbourne, Australia

Pages from the Ol’ Factory, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1999

On a Roll, Meyers Place Art Wall, Melbourne, Australia

Tondo, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

The Book as a Work of Art for All, Autonomie Projects, LA, CA, USA

Dada Lives, Hatch Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

Bookmarked, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia

By the Book Geelong Gallery, Geelong , Australia

Manly Library Artist’s Book Prize, Sydney, Australia

2014

Ex Libris,  Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Australia

2013

Inspiration Under the Dome, The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2012

Democracy, Grahame Editions Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Unfold, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Australia

How the Light Gets In, E.G. Et al Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Maquette, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010

Unrepresented, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Australia

In the Kitchen Sink, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009

Perspective, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Paper Cuts, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Novel Ideas, Oakville Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Visual Arts Biennale, Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine, Australia

2007

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

So What, Third Drawer Down Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2006

Bookish, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

Make the Common Precious, Centro Cultural Estachión Mapocho, Santiago, Chile

Dervish, Imp Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Paper, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia

Lexicon, City Library, Melbourne, Australia

Secret Shelf Life of Us, Platform Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Poetica, Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2005

A Portable Model Of… Latrobe Regional Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Make the Common Precious, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

A Portable Model Of… Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australia

2004

Work in Progress, Next Wave Festival, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Address Book, Bus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2003

Museum Aesthetic, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia

Dome Festival, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Compendium, Platform Gallery, Spencer St, Melbourne, Australia

Papier, Mezzanine at Ivy Hopes, Australia

Compost(ion), Platform 2 Gallery, Flinders St, Melbourne, Australia

2002

Little Kingdoms, Mezzanine at Ivy Hopes, Melbourne, Australia

Citylights Attacks! Citylights Art Project, Melbourne, Australia

New Work, LaTrobe St Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Paper, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2001

Siemens RMIT Scholarships Show, RMIT Gallery Storey Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Strata, MFA Graduate Show, Span Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

The New Collectables, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Brailling, Corporation Lane, Melbourne, Australia
Fringe Festival Show, Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne, Australia

2000

Wholelottalove, Citylights Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

14GO, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia

A4 Art, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1999

Future Remembrances, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
New Work, Melbourne Festival Show, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED AWARDS, PRIZES & FELLOWSHIPS

2013

Finalist, Libris Award, ArtSpace Mackay, Queensland, Australia

2012

Creative Fellowship, State Library of Victoria, Australia

Artist In Residence, Melbourne Grammar School, Australia

Artist in Residence, Athenaeum Library, Australia

2010

Artist in Residence, Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Australia

2009

Artist in Residence, Pratt School of Art, Seattle, WA, USA
Artist in Residence, Fairfield Primary School, Australia

Artist in Residence, Geelong Grammar School, Australia

2003

Finalist – University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association Art Prize

2002
Artist in residence – Open Bench, Craft Victoria

New Work Emerging Arts Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2001

Finalist – RMIT Siemens Art Prize, Melbourne

1999

Artist in residence, Duldig Studio, Melbourne

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

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, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Artspace Mackay and RMIT University.

 PUBLICATIONS

Art made from books, Chronicle Press, USA

Book Art, Gestalten, Germany

Where they create, Frame, Barcelona

Make the Common Precious, Thames & Hudson, AU

Playing with Books, Quarry Books, USA

VIDEO & DOCUMENTARY

Art Nation, ABC, Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3002020.htm

Nicholas Jones, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

http://vimeo.com/27356343

Transforming Book on Documentary.net

http://documentary.net/nicholas-jones-transforming-books/

TEACHING

Nicholas holds a graduate diploma of education from Melbourne University and has been a guest lecturer at RMIT University, Monash University, Zart Art, Federation University and the Council for Adult Education. He given presentations of his work at the State Library of Victoria, The Lyceum Club, the Melbourne Savage Club, the Melbourne Athenaeum, The Nicholas Building Open Studio and the has run a number of educational programs and workshops.