1952, Ulverstone, Tasmania


1975 – 1977 Diploma of Fine Art, Claremont School of Art, Perth


Nigel is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank, BHP, Royal Perth Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, Curtin University, Edith Cowen University, City of Albany, the New Norcia Benedictine Monastery Art Gallery, Kedumba Art Collection (NSW), University of Western Australia, and the Holmes a Court Collection as well as numerous important private collections. Numerous publications including: Woldendorp, R and Stringer, J Artists in Residence. Teaching positions have included: Edith Cowan University and TAFE lecturing.

Major Awards

2021 Hadley’s Art Prize - Finalist
2019 Hadley Art Award - Packers Prize and People’s Choice
2016 Creative Development Fellowship Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA
John Leslie Prize Art Prize, People’s Choice Award, Vic
2015 The Glover Prize, Tas
2012 Artitude, Australian Capital Equity Award
2010 Black Swan Portraiture, People’s Choice
2009 Black Swan Portraiture Prize
2004 Minnawarra Art Award, City of Armadale, WA
Margaret Hatcher Art Award, Perth
2000 Arthritis Foundation of WA, Perth
Kedumba Art Award, NSW
1998 Mundaring Shire Acquisition Award, WA
Perth Portrait Prize, Highly Commended, Perth
1993 Australia Council Development Grant
1992 Albany Art Competition, Overall winner, Albany
WA Department for the Arts, Residency, Italy
Mandorla Art Prize: Kevin Sullivan Art Award
1991 Mandorla Art Prize: Kevin Sullivan Art Award
Art Acquisition Award, Mundaring Shire, WA
1987 Matilda Bay Art Prize, Perth
1986 BP Australia Art Award, Art Gallery of WA
1985 Swan Shire Art Prize, Shire of Swan, Perth
1984 Albany Art Prize, Overall winning entry
Guy Grey-Smith Travel Grant
1983, 1986, 1991, 1992 Williams Art Prize
1982 Albany Art Competition, Oil painting section,
1979 Spinifex Spree Art Award, Port Hedland
1977 armelia Portrait Prize, Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Recinder, Gallery Central, Perth
1990, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011 Gunyulgup Gallery, Yallingup WA
2003 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1995, 1997 Greenhill Galleries Adelaide
1991, 1994 Gomboc Gallery, Perth
1990 Goodridge Gallery, Perth
1986 Festival of Perth, Fremantle Arts Centre
1985 Residency Exhibition, Rottnest Island
1983 Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
1979 Festival of Perth Exhibition, Miller Gallery
1978 Miller Gallery, Perth

Selected Mixed Exhibitions

2021 Hadley’s Art Prize
2019 Hadley Art Award - Packers Prize and People’s Choice
2017 Glover Prize, Tasmania
2016 John Leslie Prize Art Prize, People’s choice award
Painting as an Artform, Mundaring Art Centre
2015 Glover Prize, Tasmania
2012 Hobart Prize, Tasmania
2009 ANL Maritime Prize, Victoria
2008 Collector’s Choice, NSW
2007 Close Circus, Horn Collection, WA
2004 Affordable Art Show, Sydney
2000 Down in Splendour, Six WA Artists, NSW
About Face, ECU, WA
1998 Artists Against Racism, PICA, WA
1995 Out of Australia, PICA, WA
1993 Advantage of Isolation Blaxland Gallery, NSW
1992 Dog II, Midland Enterprise Centre, WA
1978, 1979 Archibald Prize, NSW


Art Gallery of Western Australia, Curtin University, Bankwest, Wesfarmers, Artbank, Hadley Hotel (Tas), Holmes ‘A Court Collection, Kerry Stokes Collection, Kedumba Collection, Kym Bonython Collection, The Stein Collection UWA, City of Fremantle, Edith Cowan University, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Shire of Mundaring, Royal Perth Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, Wesley College, Scotch College.