Working from: Perth, Western Australia and Hobart, Tasmania
Born: 1952, Ulverstone Tasmania
Nigel Hewitt is a senior visual artist based in Perth, Western Australia and Hobart, Tasmania. Hewitt’s artworks are most frequently mixed media on canvas, with subjects ranging from contemporary environmental and political issues to the personal and ambiguous notions of identity and existence.
Nigel Hewitt’s artistic career has developed strongly and consistently since his graduation from the Claremont School of Art in 1977. Exploring and shaping the world of his imagination through his chosen medium, he has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows around Western Australia and nationally. Hewitt has been awarded several residencies, has over a decade of teaching experience, has been published widely, has been chosen for numerous private and corporate commissions and has received many local and national art awards throughout his career. Hewitt’s work are widely collected and he is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Artbank, SGIO, BankWest, Wesfarmers, Holmes a Court, The Stein Collection, among many others. In 2015 Hewitt won The Glover Prize, the country’s richest landscape art award, and in 2016 was granted a Creative Development Fellowship from the Department of Culture and the Arts. This exhibition has been developed as a result of this fellowship.