@Artcons9 | 27 solo exhibitions | 52 group exhibitions | Public Collections AUS, NZ, US, EMEA

Australian artist, Constantine Nicholas’ works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and can be found in many noted collections across Australia and overseas –  including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australian National University, Kerry Stokes Collection and BHP Billiton. Many of his works have been selected for major art prizes and his awards include the Australia Council’s, New York studio residency in 1993, and the Gunnery Studio in Sydney, 2007.

Major commissions include the millennium mural for Kerry Stokes’ office in Sydney, 2000 and Suntec City Towers 3 and 4 in Singapore. The artist was born in Perth, Western Australia and lives in Sydney, New South Wales.

What’s your process like?

My series, Stitched Heads explores the figurative line in the tradition of portrait scape but more from an abstract thinking perspective, of how to construct or stitch a head together – without formally resolving a formation or ID. These works are done both as physical pieces on canvas, or hybrid drawing works and/or digital pieces.

Studies for Stitched Heads (drawings & digital)

Lines Forms experiments with works on paper, photographic and digital works. I love to push the extremes of abstract space, colour, design, illusion and environmental concepts.

What inspires you?

I like to think of each line figuratively as a persona, battling over space, territories with others and the environment. I want to push what these marks and strokes can be and mean. To create an imaginary space where the mind can wander.

‘Lines of beachhead exhaltations’ 2022

What are your long term goals as a creator?

I love creating and developing new and original works. Digital works give me the chance to create works immediately to share online but my aim is to do both digital and physical works for exhibition, and at scale.

Lines of white gather at stream (Line Forms Begin series)

Art Collections

Allens Arthur Robinson, Sydney

Art Bank, Sydney

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Australian National University, Canberra

BHP Billiton, Melbourne (NFT)

Herbert Smith Freehills solicitors, Sydney

Fremantle City Council, Fremantle

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne

Hugh Jamieson Collection

Lowensteins, Sydney

Minter Ellison, Perth

Royal Perth Hospital

SBS Australia, Melbourne

University of Western Australia, Perth

Private Collections

James Wolfensohn Collection, New York

Hugh Jamieson Collection, Sydney

Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, USA


2023 Stitched Heads, Exchange Art

2022 Line Forms Begin,

2022 Art Lines, Concord Library, Sydney

2021    Art Lines, OpenSea Oncyber Gallery

2021 Artwords Selections

2012 – 2019, Artwords Digital Project

2010    In the cloud, Private Show, Melbourne

2008     White Cloud Story, Perth Galleries

2007     In the sky, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2006     a light ozone, SLOT Sydney

2005     Untitled Transactions, Perth Galleries, Perth

2004     polynasia, King Street on Burton Gallery, Sydney

2004     endgame, SLOT, Sydney

2003     Off the Map – Studio Show, Sydney

2002     Black Navigation, Gadfly Gallery, Perth

2000     Millenium, Kerry Stokes Offices, Sydney

1998     Delaney Gallery, Perth

1996     Transactions lV, Delaney Gallery, Perth

1995     Foreign, Delaney Gallery, Perth

1995     Crown Land, Parliamentary Grounds, Canberra

1994     Transactions III, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

1994     Apply Within, Sherman Galleries Artbox, Sydney

1994     Transactions II, Delaney Gallery, Perth

1993     A New Order, Artspace Gallery, Sydney

1993     Instructions for Seamen, ROM Gallery, Sydney

1992     A Seaman’s Journal, Treasury Rooms, Fremantle Town Hall

1992     A New World..., WINDOW Gallery, Sydney

1992     Philosophical Transactions, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

1991     Transactions, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney

1990     light, PICA Perth Institute of Contemporary Art,

1989     light, EMR Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2023 CODA #5 – International Digital Gallery

2023 SLOT 20 Years – Delmar Gallery, Sydney

2023 DAMzine No.10 DAMPFP; No.11 DAMreality;

2022 CODA #3 – International Digital Gallery

2022 DAMzine No.4 DAMswap; No.5 DAMremix; No.6 DAMselfie

2022 NFT Expoverse Gallery, Los Angeles 29-31 July

2022     Antipodean Pallette: Art Trail in Brunswich, Melbourne

2011     Angel Hair: Art from the Kerry Stokes collection, Mandurah Arts Centre Gallery, Perth

2010     About Flowers, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2008     Mapping, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2007     Cropped, SLOT Gallery, Sydney

2007     Journey 3, ATG Gallery, Melbourne

2007     The Only Constant, ATG Gallery, Melbourne

2006     Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery

2006     Macquarie University Year of Physics Art Prize Exhiition, Sydney

2006     Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize Exhibition, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2005     Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery

2005     Summer Show, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2004     Miniatures, Perth Galleries, Perth

2004     Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery

2004     SBS Art Award, Federation Square, Melbourne

2004 Australian Multiculturalism in the 21st Century, Manningham Gallery Doncaster

2003     Conrad Jupiters Art Prize Exhibition, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2003     Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery

2003     SBS Art Award Exhibition, Federation Square Melbourne

2002     Conrad Jupiters Art Prize Exhibition, Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2002     Town of Vincent Art Prize Exhibition,

1998     Artists Against Racism, PICA,

1997     Gold, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

1996     Colonial Post Colonial, Museum of Modern art, Heide

1996     Banquet, Delaney Gallery, Perth

1995     Canberra National Sculpture Forum, Canberra

1995     Generation, Delaney Gallery, Perth

1994     ROM MIX, ROM Gallery, Sydney

1993     Sulman Art Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

1993     Contemporary Art Fair, University Drill Hall, Canberra

1992     Artseen, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

1992     Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Council Chambers, Sydney

1991     Moet & Chandon Art Prize Exhibition, Touring State Galleries in Australia

1991     Over East, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery UWA, Perth

1991     Microcosm, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney

1990     Art Dock: Exposition D’Art Contemporain Australien, Noumea

1990     Selected Artists, EMR Gallery, Sydney

1989     Fresh Art, SH Irwin Gallery, Sydney

1989     Relativity, Works Gallery, Sydney

1989     Eastern States/Western States, Beach Gallery, Perth

1988     Moet & Chandon Art Prize Exhibition, Touring State Galleries iin Australia

1988     Four 4, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

1988     No Mans Land, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

1987     National Art Award, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra

1987     Salon Coda: The Making of History, Bitumen River Gallery, Canberra

1986     The Scanned Image, Arts Council Gallery, Canberra

James Cook (BHP Biliton Collection)


1989     Graduate Diploma in Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

1987     Bachelor of Arts (Visual), Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra


2007     Armory Studio Residency, Sydney Olympic Park

2004     NSW Ministry Studio Residency, The Gunnery, Sydney

2003     NAVA Marketing Grant Scheme for NSW Artists

1993     Australia Council Studio Residency Grant – Greene Street New York, USA

1992     NAVA Marketing Grant Scheme for NSW Artists

1988     Australia Council VACB, Project Grant, Sydney

1988     Arts Development Grant, Canberra


2002    Ruth Levine Design – Northcliffe Apartments, Brisbane

1999    Kerry Stokes Millennium Mural & Invitations, Sydney

1998    Duxton Hotel, Perth

1997    Suntec City, Towers 1 & 2, Singapore