Nic Brown

Nic Brown

2008 Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours

Nic Brown is Collections Curator at Flinders University Museum of Art. In 2021 she curated the award-winning exhibitions Bee-stung lips: Barbara Hanrahan, works on paper 1960-1991 and Ray Harris: Ritual Nature. She co-curated Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurna-kanha, Itla Itla Nurna-kanha: Our Family, Our Country, Our Legacy (2019) in collaboration with Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre, for Tarnanthi at the Art Gallery of South Australia and FUMA. Brown was curatorial manager for Patrick Pound: thinking through things (2016) and Crystal Palace (2013). She also curated Divinity, Death and Nature: European and Australian Prints from the Flinders University Museum of Art Collection (2010), Cynthia Schwertsik: UTE-ilitarian (2019), Gail Hocking |PERIPHERAL DISTURBANCE: wandering between worlds (2018) and Fran Callen (2016). Brown was editor-in-chief for the anthology Speak to me: conversations with the Flinders University art collections (2016), editor of Head to head: shifting perspectives in Australian portraiture (2018), and has published articles and essays on 20th and 21st century Australian art in Imprint, Art Collector and fine print. She has held sessional academic positions at Adelaide Central School of Art and Flinders University, and was a 2014 Award Holder at the British School of Rome, Italy. In 2023 Brown was appointed to the Print Council of Australia’s Governing Committee.

The rigour of Adelaide Central School of Art’s teaching across departments gave me an excellent foundation to develop a museum and curatorial career in collection care, research, publishing and exhibition-making.  More than this, the School fostered an invaluable and close-knit art community that continues to nourish and nurture me and my work to this day.

Nic Brown

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