A brilliant new work from the feed of @nick.howson to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s Grand Final!



This portrait of Melbourne Football Club’s @maxygawn highlights Howson’s masterful painting skills. His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail.

We are thrilled that Nick will be having a solo exhibition with us in Melbourne in the near future! Watch this space for details or email enquiries @australiangalleries.com.au to be added to our mailing list.

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•NICK HOWSON• We have a magnificent selection of Nick Howson’s paintings, sculptures and prints in our Melbourne Stock Rooms and online store.



Pop in to 28 Derby Street Collingwood to see these beautiful works for yourself! Open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm.

We are excited to announce that Nick will be having a solo exhibition in Melbourne in September/ October this year! Email melbourne @australiangalleries.com.au if you would like to receive and e-invitation, or to arrange to preview this show.

Nick Howson is a highly skilled painter, best known for his characteristic mosaic compositions. His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail.

Quintessentially Australian in feel, the artist renders cricket pitches, rooftops, freeways and houses in almost abstract, allegorical arrangements, evocative of ancient mosaics and magnificent medieval stained glass.

@nick.howson #nickhowson #painting #art #artist #artgallery #oilpainting #figurativepainting #allegory #pattern #suburbia #contemporaryart #football #melbourne #exhibition

I love these feathered critters - their simplicity is joyful!

Painted by @nick.howson - big thanks to the guru @msk_melb for the ID #nickhowson



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•CLOSED ANZAC DAY• Our Melbourne and Sydney galleries will both be closed today, and will re open at 10am on Monday.


Head to our website to view all of our current exhibitions and our online Stock Rooms in the meantime. ✨
This wonderful painting by @nick.howson: ‘December 17th Shell Green’ was a finalist in the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize.
Says the artist, “Officially recorded as a match of cricket to divert the attention from the Turks by the evacuating armies during the Gallipoli campaign was first ordered by the top brass cannot be proven from the sketchy photograph of December 17. An imperial myth much like the Christmas games of football between the British and German troops that officially never happened. It was more than likely the game was to let off steam from the arduous conditions these soldiers had to endure from the trenches under constant fire. The game was played at Shell Green, one of the few tracts of land on the peninsula that was now secure and flat, making it the ideal place to have some rest, a smoko and watch a game of cricket with your mates, whilst waiting to board the next boat out. I imagine the commanders in their reserved seating enjoyed the game just as much, before having to rewrite the official version.” – Nick Howson
Image: @nick.howson ‘December 17th Shell Green’, oil on Belgian linen, 120 x 150 cm
#anzacday #nickhowson #painting #art #oilpainting #contemporaryart #modernart #exhibition #artgallery

Nick Howson ‘After the Siren’ (detail pictured) is currently showing in ‘Welcoming the New Year’ in Derby Street, Melbourne.

This diverse exhibition is open daily from 10am to 6pm and will conclude this Sunday evening.
Nick Howson is a highly skilled painter, best known for his characteristic mosaic compositions. His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail. Quintessentially Australian in feel, the artist renders cricket pitches, rooftops, freeways and houses in almost abstract, allegorical arrangements, evocative of ancient mosaics and magnificent medieval stained glass.
Image: @nick.howson ‘After the siren’ 2020, oil on Belgian linen, 35.5 x 20 cm
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•NICK HOWSON - MELBOURNE BOLLARDS• @nick.howson , renowned for his murals on the streets of Richmond, has recently taken to spray painting the bollards in Melbourne’s CBD.


Whilst on a tram during Melbourne’s lockdown, Nick noticed the bare and unsightly bollards when passing the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets. In that very moment, he decided to paint the bollards, so the next day he made a start.
Not long into the project Nick hit a roadblock. He was stopped by Police when he was merely seconds away from completing a portrait of a bird – he only had to spray a single dot for the eye. He urged the Police for “just one more spray” but they refused and ceased his spray paint cans and issued Nick a fine for not having a permit to paint the bollards and supposedly breaching lockdown restrictions, although he was within 5kms of his home and was “at work”.
Nick returned home finding the situation to be “comical and frustrating”. Later that day, he received a second visit by the Police. This time they revoked the fine and returned his cans of spray paint after realising his prolific artistic career.
To legitimise the project, Nick then wrote to Lord Major, Sally Capp, requesting permission to complete his bollards. He subsequently received a response giving him the go ahead.
Below excerpts from Nick’s letter to Sally Capp via our blog - link in profile.
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Visit our Melbourne galleries to experience our vibrant final show for the year!

‘Annual Summer Celebration’ is open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm, installed across 28 & 25 Derby Street, Collingwood and can be viewed in full via our website.
Come say hello this weekend and see this fabulous show in person! You are sure to be inspired and may just find that perfect gift for someone special. 🎁
Image: @nick.howson ‘Flinders Street Station’ 2020, oil on Beligian linen, 170 x 200 cm
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Hard not to get excited .. richmond is TIGERLAND and people really do bleed yellow and black 💛🖤 see you all tomorrow for hangover egg and bacon rolls ..may the best feline win 😉

#aflfinals #richmondfc #richmond3121 #nickhowson #captaincotchin #gotiges

I must admit, I’m not a massive AFL fan, though @cshazlett is working on it ( #godees )

But one of the things I really like about living in Richmond, is the number of murals dedicated to the @richmond_fc 🐯Hope things go well for them this weekend! 🤞
Here are some of my faves by @nick.howson @mike.makatron @jacquimckinnonart
#richmondmurals #richmondart #cityofyarra #yarramurals #tigerarmy #jacquimckinnonart #mikemakatron #nickhowson

Nick Howson is a highly skilled painter, best known for his characteristic mosaic compositions.

His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail. Quintessentially Australian in feel, the artist renders cricket pitches, rooftops, freeways and houses in almost abstract, allegorical arrangements, evocative of ancient mosaics and magnificent medieval stained glass.
Visit the Exhibitions page at our website to view this beautiful painting as part of our online group exhibition’A Family’s Selection’.
Image: @nick.howson ‘Middle Class Footballer’ (detail) 2018, oil on Belgian linen, 35.5 x 20 cm
#nickhowson #painting #art #artist #artgallery #oilpainting #figurativepainting #allegory #pattern #suburbia #contemporaryart #football #melbourne #exhibition

Nick Howson is a highly skilled painter, best known for his characteristic mosaic compositions.

His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail. Quintessentially Australian in feel, the artist renders cricket pitches, rooftops, local birds and houses in almost abstract, allegorical arrangements, evocative of ancient mosaics and magnificent medieval stained glass.
Visit the Exhibitions page at our website to view a beautiful selection of Howson’s paintings and sculptures in ‘Chronicles’ - an exhibition of works by Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson.
Image: @nick.howson ‘Paradise Parrot’ 2019, oil on Belgian linen, 25.5 x 20 cm
#nickhowson #painting #art #artist #artgallery #oilpainting #melbourne #allegory #pattern #suburbia #contemporaryart #paradiseparrot #bird #exhibition

Nick Howson is a highly skilled painter, best known for his characteristic mosaic compositions.

His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail. Quintessentially Australian in feel, the artist renders cricket pitches, rooftops, freeways and houses in almost abstract, allegorical arrangements, evocative of ancient mosaics and magnificent medieval stained glass.
Visit the Exhibitions page at our website to view a beautiful selection of Howson’s paintings and sculptures in ‘Chronicles’ - an exhibition of works by Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson.
Image: @nick.howson ‘Snap’ 2019, oil on Belgian linen, 45.5 x 35 cm
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Rodney Forbes, ‘Suitor’ oil on canvas (detail) from the exhibition, ‘Chronicles:

Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson’ at Australian Galleries, Melbourne. You can access the full exhibition online at http://australiangalleries.com.au/exhibitions/ds20-nick-howson-and-rodney-forbes-chronicles/ #suitor #chronicles #australiangalleries #storytelling #oilpainting #nickhowson #rooftop #seagulls #mada

From the exhibition, ‘Chronicles: Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson’ at Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Rodney Forbes, ‘Chook Thief’ oil on canvas.

To view available works in the exhibition, visit: https://australiangalleries.com.au/exhibitions/ds20-nick-howson-and-rodney-forbes-chronicles/ #australiangalleries #nickhowson #oilpainting #storytelling #colour #victorianartist #chooks #thiefinthenight

Rodney Forbes, ‘Work Birthday Turn’ 2020, oil on canvas, in ‘Chronicles:

Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson’ at Australian Galleries, Melbourne. See the full exhibition online at https://australiangalleries.com.au/exhibitions/ds20-nick-howson-and-rodney-forbes-chronicles/ #australiangalleries #storytelling #feduni #gippsartgallery #australiangalleries #latroberegionalgallery #colour #oilpainting #nickhowson

Nick Howson is a highly skilled painter, best known for his characteristic mosaic compositions.

His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail. Quintessentially Australian in feel, the artist renders cricket pitches, rooftops, freeways and houses in almost abstract, allegorical arrangements, evocative of ancient mosaics and magnificent medieval stained glass.
Visit the Exhibitions page at our website to view a beautiful selection of Howson’s paintings and sculptures in ‘Chronicles’ - an exhibition of works by Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson.
Image: @nick.howson ‘Farm’ 2010, oil on Belgian linen, 37 x 76cm
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Rodney Forbes, ‘Put it in a box, tie it with a ribbon, throw it in the deep blue sea’, and ‘Work Birthday Turn’ in ‘Chronicles:

Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson’ at Australian Galleries Melbourne until July 19. #australiangalleries #nickhowson #glenngreengalleries #feduni #mada #monashuniversity #colour #storytelling #victorianartist

Nick Howson and me in ‘Chronicles: Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson’ at Australian Galleries, Melbourne, until July 19.

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‘Chronicles’ ~ an exhibition of works by Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson is now showing in the side gallery at 35 Derby Street Collingwood, Melbourne.

Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm.
This enchanting exhibition showcases the masterful exploration of shape and form, colour, pattern and composition; captivating aesthetics which allow room for these works to be enjoyed on many levels and interpreted in myriad ways.
Image: @nick.howson ‘Chapel’ 1999, oil on Belgian linen, 46 x 36 cm
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Painters Rodney Forbes and Nick Howson are both interested in art as storytelling.

Each of these artists has a highly distinctive painting style, which when viewed alongside each other reveal fascinating similarities and complementary distinctions.
An exhibition of Forbes’ and Howson’s works is now showing in the side gallery at 35 Derby Street Collingwood, Melbourne. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm.
This enchanting exhibition showcases the masterful exploration of shape and form, colour, pattern and composition; captivating aesthetics which allow room for these works to be enjoyed on many levels and interpreted in myriad ways.
Image: @nick.howson ‘Tropical Bird’ 2014, oil on Belgian linen, 41 x 51 cm
#art #nickhowson #painting #narrative #storytelling #bird #mosaic #contemporaryart #visualart #colour #modernart #exhibition #artgallery

My painting ‘One Perfect Day with Galahs’, oil on canvas, in the exhibition ‘Nick Howson and Rodney Forbes’ at Australian Galleries, Melbourne.


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#nickhowson #footy #players #horses #jockeys #woodensculpture #painting #australiangalleries #collingwood #winter @australiangalleries great to see you Tamsin💛

Nick Howson is a highly skilled painter, best known for his characteristic mosaic compositions.

His unique technique of building softened layers of oil paint to form a patchwork of colours is vibrant and engaging, combining a naivety of style with sensitive attention to detail. Quintessentially Australian in feel, the artist renders cricket pitches, rooftops, freeways and houses in almost abstract, allegorical arrangements, evocative of ancient mosaics and magnificent medieval stained glass.
Visit our Melbourne Exhibitions gallery 7 days a week between 10am and 6pm to view a beautiful selection of paintings by this celebrated artist, including ‘Quarter acre blue roofs’ 2018, oil on Belgian linen, 40 x 60 cm (pictured) as part of our current group show ‘Curator’s Choice’
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