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Nicholas Aplin

Born in Sydney, Australia

Lives & works in Melbourne Australia

Nicholas Aplin was born in Sydney Australia and currently resides In Sydney Australia on Gadigal Country. He has received a Diploma of Fine Arts at the Northern Institute of Tafe (Hornsby), and a Diploma in Film making from the New York Film Academy NY. His final major work was acquired by the Northern Institute of Tafe for their permanent collection. His Film work includes Credits as Production designer and Producer for Award winning short films and ARIA Nominated music video ' Geronimo' Nicholas has also worked years as a freelance Prop maker and set designer and Prop Maker for the Emmy Award winning TV series 'Survivor'. 





2002 Diploma of Fine Arts, Northern Institute of TAFE (Hornsby) 

NSW Australia


2006 Diploma of Film making

New York Film Academy


Exhibitions & Prizes


2001 - Graduation Exhibition - Hornsby Tafe

2002 - Scattered - Tap Gallery Sydney

2007 - Short sighted film festival Audience Prize

2008 - Reel Deal Film festival Audience prize

2010 - Defiant Little Devils - Defiance Gallery Newtown (collaboration)

2013 - The Bell Ringer's Ball - Depot Gallery Waterloo Sydney (collaboration)

2017 - The Other Art Fair Sydney

2018 - Finalist -  Muswellbrook Art Prize

2019 - Finalist 50 squared prize, Brunswick St Gallery

2019 - Uncontrolled Development, Brunswick St Gallery

2019 - Finalits - R.M Mcgivern Art Prize

2021 - Towering - Solo exhibition, Off the kerb gallery Collingwood Vic

2023 - Finalist - Hawkesbury Art Prize

2023 - Finalist - National Emerging Art Prize

2023 - Group Exhibition 'Summer Show' - Wagner Contemporary Sydney

2024 - Group Exhibitopn '40/40 Project - Wagner Contemporary Sydney



Northern Sydney Institute of Tafe

Private collections, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Australia

Private Collections London, Los Angeles, Vancouver 


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