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Nicola Chatham Biography

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2005 Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
2003 Diploma of Visual Art, Southbank Institute, TAFE Queensland.
2002 Diploma of Business, Frontline Management for Artworkers, Southbank Institute, TAFE Queensland.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Beyond the Horizon, Artpiece Gallery, Mullumbimby, New South Wales.
2011 My Morning Ritual, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
2010 Between Here and There, Logan Art Gallery, Queensland.
2009 Cohuna Diaries, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne.
With or with Drought You, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Queensland.
2008 Today, We Don’t Have Plans, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne.
Over the Garden Fence, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg.
Uncommonplace, in-Transit Gallery, Brisbane.
2007 Natural Instincts, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 Burnt to Life, Neo Gallery, Brisbane.
2003 Inquisitive by Nature, 60 Merivale St, Brisbane
Rainforest to Reef, Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation, Brisbane.
2002 Face the Ocean, S.B.I.T. Gallery, Brisbane.
Townsville to Tasmania-Coastal Impressions, Eclectica Gallery, Brisbane.

Select group exhibitions

2009 First Draft, video screening, Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich.
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Finalist, Brisbane.
<1m, Flipbook, Brisbane. I AM..., Studio 13, Brisbane. Exposure, Metro Arts Galleries, Brisbane. Orebro International Video Art Festival Showreel, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast. Landscape, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg. Linden Postcard Show 2009, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Victoria. 2008 Orebro International Video Art Festival, Orebro, Sweden. 2007 Stan + Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast. MSSR extra: Event 1, Moreton Street Spare Room Project, Brisbane. Video Work, Blkmrkt Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast. N&A Present One Night Only, ARK Atelier, Brisbane. The Only Constant, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne. 2006 It's a Spring Thing!, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne. Thiess Art Prize, Espresso Garage Award Recipient, Dell Gallery, Brisbane. Redland Art Awards, Finalist, Redland Art Gallery, Redland. Artworkers Award, Finalist, Rawspace Gallery, Brisbane. RBWH Art Award, Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital, Brisbane. Art Sydney 06, Represented by Paddington Contemporary, Sydney. Churchie Emerging Art Award, Finalist, The Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane. 2005 Chimaera - Queensland College of Art Graduate Show, Brisbane. Six May, White Space Gallery, Brisbane. 2004 Immediatemix, Artworks Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast. RBWH Art Award, Finalist, Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital, Brisbane. National Tertiary Art Prize, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane. Retrospective, 60 Merivale Street, South Brisbane. Compact Prints 2004, International Print Exhibition, Umbrella Studios, Townsville. 2003 Ocean Works, Melaleuca Gallery, Victoria. Recent Paintings, Kym Hart Gallery, Gold Coast. March Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

Awards, Prizes and Acquisitions

2009 Shortlisted, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Tattersalls Club Brisbane.
2007 Shortlisted, Stan + Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2006 Award Recipient, Espresso Garage Award, Thiess Art Prize, Dell Gallery, Brisbane.
Shortlisted, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery.
Shortlisted , Artworkers Award, Rawspace Gallery, Brisbane.
Shortlisted & Acquisition, RBWH Art Award, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Brisbane.
Shortlisted, Churchie Emerging Art Award, Brisbane.
2004 Shortlisted & Acquisition, RBWH Art Award, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Brisbane.


2009 Connex, Melbourne, Victoria.
2008 Periocare, Periodontist offices, Brisbane.
2005 Medico Legal Reporting Services of Australia, Brisbane.
2004 Private residence, Brisbane, Queensland.
2003 Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre, Cairns, Queensland.
2002 Private residence, Manly, Queensland.


2008 Presentation and Development Grant, Arts Queensland, for MSSR Exposure DVD series.

Published Essays & Documentary DVD Projects

• MSSR Exposure Volume One, DVD Documentary, co-producer, co-director, co-editor, co-designer, co-distributor with Christopher Bennie through Moreton Street Spare Room, contemporary art projects.
• Chatham, N. (2007) ‘A Storehouse of Experience’, Uncovering the once discovered: infozone residency + exhibition project, Christopher Bennie’s catalogue essay, State Library of Queensland.
• Chatham, N. (2007) ‘The Alien’s Back’, Christopher Bennie’s catalogue essay, New Work 3, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.


• ‘Down to Earth’ (2013) Australian Country, Jan-Feb 2013, p. 48.
• Plush, C., ‘Home Grown Organic Goodness’ (2012) SALT, July 2012, p. 36
• ‘Creating Abundantly’ (2012) Clean Earth Living, July 2012, p. 14
• ‘Road Trippin’’ (2009) Style Magazine, July 09, p. 16.
• ‘Be inspired by personalized art’ (2009) Bayside Bulletin, 30 June 2009, p. 28.
• ‘People & events to watch in 2008’ (2007) Sunday Mail, 30 December 2008, pp. 24-25.
• Vesey, G. (2007), ‘Strokes of fortune’, Gentlemen’s Quarterly Australia, Autumn issue, 2007, p. 149.
• ‘Natural impressions feature of exhibition’ (2006), South-East Advertiser, 3 May 2006, pp. 57,60.
• ‘Cutting edge comment on female fashion’ (2006) South-East Advertiser, 29 November 2006, p. 79.
• ‘Touching landscape’ (2004), Gold Coast Sun, 14 July 2004, p. 73.


• Smith, D. (2009), ‘With or With Drought You’ exhibition catalogue, Redland Art Gallery, 2009.
• Tabor, K. (2007), ‘Uncommonplace’ exhibition catalogue, in-Transit Gallery, Brisbane, 2008.
• Stan + Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 07, Gold Coast City Arty Gallery, 2007.
• The Thiess Art Prize (2006), Dell Gallery, Brisbane.
• Chimaera (2005), Queensland College of Art graduate exhibition.
• Brand, S. (2004), ‘Retrospective’ exhibition catalogue, 60 Merivale Street, Brisbane, 2004.

Public & Corporate Collections

• Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
• Brian Tucker CPA
• The Casey Group
• Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation
• Mirvac
• Medico Legal Reporting Services of Australia
• Periocare
• Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre
• Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
• Toyota
• Turner Gavin Human Resource Consultants

Private Collections

• Private collections in Australia, United States of America, New Zealand & Europe.