Nigel Laxton

Perth-based, independent visual artist Nigel Laxton has been working from his studio at the Heathcote Cultural precinct since 2015. He obtained the studio after graduating from Curtin University with a Masters’ degree in 2014. Prior to that Nigel had a successful and innovative career as a Materials Scientist/Engineer and he is named as an inventor on over a dozen international patents relating to aerospace and wave energy applications. Nigel is inspired by contemporary, ambiguous artworks and this is the main focus of his work. He explores the materiality of various mediums, often with site related concepts, and works with both oil and acrylic paints, sand and pigments. During a short period as a printmaker he exhibited artworks in both the Australian Print Triennial and the Fremantle Print Award. Shortly after graduating he was commissioned to produce an artwork for the Luciano Benetton collection, Italy and received the Clyde and Co. art award. He has since had three solo exhibitions and been a finalist in numerous local and interstate curated art awards. His paintings have also been displayed digitally at MoMA New York, USA and online at the 2021 Sydney Contemporary.

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Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.

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