He may be young, but Nicholas Chalmers hasn’t stopped creating art since 1998. Since his first big break scoring the Creative Arts award at his school’s end of year awards night, Nick has produced not only paintings, but also films and unique designs non-stop. He currently works as a freelance designer, primarily within the fashion industry.
Q: Tell us a little about your background.
I’m a graphic artist by trade and have been creating since I could put pencil to paper. I’ve exhibited solo shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and have been part of several national group shows over the last 5 years.
Q: You’re involved in the Longest Wave Exhibition, how would you explain the installation your working on without giving too much away?
My installation isn’t what I’d normally do, so most people wouldn’t recognise it as my medium of work. It would however fall under the category of photography and installation.
Q: What does surfing and coastal culture mean to you, and how connected do you feel to the coast?
Since a young age I’ve always felt at home at the beach wherever I am, and don’t think I could ever spend a long time away from it. I was born here and have lived here my whole life, so I feel like I know it like the back of my hand.
Q: What aspect of Bleach* are you most looking forward to?
Seeing the public’s reaction to the festival. I think both the locals and tourists enjoy events such as this and hope Bleach* received the media attention and credit it deserves so it can grow further in years to come.
Q: Where else can people see your work?
My blog usually, although it has been neglected of late courtesy of me being busy and also Instragram being a new outlet for me. If you’re interested, search nicholaschalmers and follow me on Instagram!