John Nixon
Untitled (detail) 1982
woodcut, edition of 5
Courtesy of the Estate of John Nixon

John Nixon
Untitled (detail) 1982
woodcut, edition of 5
Courtesy of the Estate of John Nixon


John Nixon—Four Decades, 500 Prints

Saturday 18 November 2023 to Monday 11 March 2024

Free entry


Printmaking was a vital part of artist John Nixon’s celebrated oeuvre of abstract art. This first comprehensive print survey reveals Nixon's inventive use of varied techniques, which ranged from simple woodcuts and potato prints, to more complex screenprints, stone lithographs and etchings. True to the experimental spirit of his art, Nixon freely bent printmaking convention, for example by using collage, or by printing his abstract motifs onto everyday objects such as paper bags or newspapers.

A Geelong Gallery exhibition