Nic Brown

2008 Graduate
Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours

Nic Brown’s career navigates art making, writing, management, teaching and curatorial projects.  She graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with Honours in 2008 and received a Graduate Certificate in Art History from the University of Adelaide in 2010.  

Nic joined Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery in 2009 as Project Assistant, where she curated Divinity, death and nature: European and Australian prints from the Flinders University Art Museum collection (2010). Now Collections Manager, she is responsible for managing and promoting the University’s extensive collections through research and writing, public talks, academic programs and artist residencies.  

She has written for numerous publications, was chief editor of Speak to me: conversations with the Flinders University art collections (2016), and is a regular contributor to Art Collector.  She also guest lectures in Contemporary Indigenous Art and Museum Theory at Adelaide Central School of Art and Flinders University. 

Nic’s interest in institutional collections and associated cultural and environmental histories extends into her artistic practice. She has undertaken projects with Adelaide Botanic Garden, Sauerbier House Culture Exchange, Country Arts SA and The British School at Rome, supported by awards and grants from the Helpmann Academy, Arts SA and Adelaide City Council. In 2016 she founded Lounge Room Studio, a platform that supports Adelaide based artist-mothers, and has held previous studio memberships at Fontanelle (2012-14) and Hedgemaze (2009-10).

‘My time at Adelaide Central School of Art was an intense period of learning art, making art and thinking art: I gained conceptual and technical skills; learnt how to approach, develop and exhibit a new body of work; discovered a passion for writing and art history … and graduated with the confidence to explore and extend my practice as a professional artist.’