Nic Compton2024-03-19T09:57:50+00:00

Nic Compton

In Residence on the verandahs at Donnelly River Village

24-30 June 2023

Nic Compton works from a studio in the wheatbelt town of York, Western Australia approx. 100 kilometres east of Perth.

Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand and having respect for Maori culture and heritage, Nic’s work draws on an ancient sensibility. He has a strong passion for carving natural materials such as timber and stone to create works that provoke thought and wonder.

Nic is inspired by swimming, walking and canoeing in natural and urban environments, both in Australia and Aotearoa.

Through his art practice and continued research, Nic demonstrates deep appreciation of the classical styles and of good structure as a strong foundation of sculptural form.

He has created numerous works for public art projects, including several in the town of Broome and also exhibits gallery works.

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Works from the Residency


Paintings, workshops, exhibitions

A glimpse into Donnelly

Tuesday  4:30pm "Rules for residency: respond to surroundings on impulse. Follow impulse. Start two new works each day. No rethinking. Complete all works later." [...]

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