Nigel Roderick Brown

Nigel Brown in his studio, Cosy Nook, 2011

 
 

Remains of the Day, 1997

What makes Nigel Brown’s art practice so appealing is his direct and personal articulation of the realities of the human condition. He is profoundly aware of the relationship between human beings and their environment. In his hands symbolism is a powerful and evocative instrument. The fern, black singlet, dog and driveway, James K. Baxter and Captain Cook, all reflect his experience, his observations and his beliefs. He has woven these into a complex web over a period of more than forty years. In his early work he combined a tension and personal narrative centred on social issues in New Zealand topography. His later work included the socio-political world of the distinctly New South Pacific, while in his current practice, he continues to emphasise his vision of a New Zealand identity.

Born in Invercargill in 1949, Brown grew up in Tauranga and was fortunate to have the established artist Fred Graham as an art teacher at Tauranga Boys’ College. Between 1968 and 1971 he attended Elam School of Art, gaining valuable wisdom and inspiration from teachers Robert Ellis, Pat Hanly, Colin McCahon, Garth Tapper and Greer Twiss. Brown first began exhibiting in 1972 and his highly praised Lemon Tree series (1977) helped to consolidate his position in the art scene. In 1981 he was awarded a QEII Arts Council Grant for travel to the U.S., the U.K. and Western Europe. On his return, the impact of the 1981 Springbok tour protests, as well as a period living with fellow neo-expressionist artist Philip Clairmont that same year, had a lasting impression on Brown. A founding member of the pressure group VAANA (Visual Artists Against Nuclear Arms) in 1984, Brown’s paintings and prints of this period tackled relevant issues not only on nuclear weaponry but also on feminism and the peace movement. This culminated in his 1985 exhibition Living in the Bomb Age, at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Brown’s subject matter centred, for the most part, on Captain Cook and the Pacific during the 1990s. By this stage he had established a successful reputation and was awarded several regional residencies as well as completing two major stained-glass window commissions. In 1991 Gregory O’Brien’s monograph Nigel Brown was published and in the following year, he embarked on the touring survey exhibition entitled Living Here, Aotearoa. He was the first visual artist to receive the Inaugural Artists to Antarctica Award in 1998 and spent the following years immersed in related subject matter. In 2001 Brown and his partner Susan McLaughlin moved from Auckland to live in Cosy Nook near Invercargill. The year also marked the first of the artist’s I AM series (2001-2004) and in 2004 he was awarded the ONZM for services to painting and printmaking. 

Brown has attained something of an ‘elder statesmen’s’ status in the New Zealand art world and in recent years, has continued to receive artistic acclaim. In 2005 he took up an artist residency at the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow and in 2007 went on to enjoy the Caselberg Trust inaugural Breaksea Girl Residency. In 2009 The Brown Years, an exhibition at the Tauranga Art Gallery, celebrated the formative years of the artist. He was a natural choice as a participant in TVNZ’s documentary The Waterfall (2010). In 2011 Brown was chosen to participate in The Depot’s Cultural Icons project and toured his Travel to Travel exhibition.

– Lydia Baxendell, 2012

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1963-67 Tauranga Boys’ College

1968-71 Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland (BFA)

 

PRIZES, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

2005 Awarded a three week residency in Russia hosted by Stuart Prior, New Zealand’s ambassador in Moscow and partially funded by private contributors in New Zealand

2004 ONZM for services to Painting and Print Making

1995 Finalist Visa Gold

1993 Artist in Residence, Wanganui Regional Polytechnic

1986 Awarded QEII Arts Council Grant

1981 Awarded QEII Arts Council Grant for travel to USA, UK and Europe

1978 Awarded QEII Arts Council Grant

 

MAJOR COMMISSIONS

2009 The Haydn Lithos, printed by Papergraphica, Christchurch. Commissioned by Chamber Music New Zealand in association with NZ String Quartet (performance) and Sara Brodie (video included in the performance)

Handwritten text and illustration of Glenn Colquhoun, North South, Steel Roberts: Wellington

1998 Stained glass window commission, Auckland Anglican Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland

Southern Odyssey Project Commission, Painting for Railway Hotel, Mossburn

1991 Stained glass window commission, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Auckland

Exhibitions

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

Doors Flung Back, The Diversion Gallery, Picton

Invented Lives, Milford Galleries Queenstown

2012

Joe Taihape, Whitespace, Auckland

Short Lives of Birds (selection), Whakatane Art Museum, Whakatane

Dusky Doubtful, Milford Galleries Queenstown

Black Paper Works, Milford Galleries Dunedin

Peace Map, The Depot, Auckland 

2011

Travel to Travel, Southland Museum, Invercargill, Lopdell House, Auckland

Mitre, Milford Galleries, Dunedin

Short Lives of Birds, Whitespace, Wellington

2010

Short Lives of Birds, Whitespace, Auckland

Nigel Brown: Selected Works, Milford Galleries, Queenstown

Written Word, Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery, Gisborne

2009

All Our Days, Milford Galleries, Dunedin

Seven Last Words: The Haydn Lithos (Touring Papergraphica Exhibition) – Launching at Futuna Chapel, Karori, Wellington

The Brown Years, Tauranga Public Art Gallery, Tauranga

2008

Conversations, Milford Galleries, Queenstown

Lamp, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

Antarctic Visions, Williams Gallery, Petone

2007

Gold Miner, Milford Galleries Dunedin

Will To Meaning,Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

2006

Worded Image, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

Southern Odyssey Project Commission: Painting for Railway, Mossburn Hotel

Iconic Way, Milford Galleries Queenstown

Personage, Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore

2005

Yeah, Human, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

Allegories, Tinakori Gallery, Wellington

Russian Works, New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russia

2004

I Am IV, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

Human Condition, Tinakori Gallery, Wellington

Dance of the Origin, Milford Galleries Dunedin

2003

Points Along The Way, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru

I Am IIIWarwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

Deco Echo, Statements Gallery, Napier

2002

Points Along the Way, (touring exhibition), Ashburton Art Gallery, Forester Gallery, Oamaru

I Am II, Tinakori Gallery, Wellington

This Human Place, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

2001

Points Along the Way (touring exhibition), Pataka Porirua Museum of Arts and Culture, Fisher Gallery, Auckland, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

I Am, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

2000

Points Along The Way, (touring exhibition), Milford Galleries, Dunedin

Road Works, Statements Gallery, Napier

1999

Encounter and Discovery: Pacifica, Rotorua Museum of Art and History

The Unframed Continent film by Natural History NZ, directed by Clive Copeman

1998

Inaugural member Artists to Antarctica

Antarctica, (evolving exhibition) Government House, Wellington and Auckland, Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury Museum

Fernery, Brian Queenan Gallery, Wellington

Black Fern Rising, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

1996

Pacifica V, Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Invercargill

Speak Your Mind, The Drawings Gallery, Auckland

Pacifica VI, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

Child’s Reading, Brooker Gallery, Wellington

Natural Religion, Muka Studio, Auckland

Pacifica VII, Artscape Gallery, Palmerston North

Murals for Auckland Town Hall restoration project and Green Peace

1994

Wanganui Works, Brooker Gallery, Wellington

Aroha Press, (woodcuts and stained glass windows) Portfolio Gallery, Auckland

Pacifica III, RKS Art, Auckland

Pacifica IV, Artscape, Palmerston North

Visiting artist, Hawkes Bay Polytechnic

1993

Living Here Aotearoa – A Survey, (touring exhibition), Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

1992

Tolaga Bay, RKS Art, Auckland

Pacific Wood Cuts, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch

Ten Years of Cuts, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland

Living Here in Aotearoa, (touring survey), Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

1991

Woodcuts, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch

Nude at the Opera, Brooker Gallery, Wellington

Sure to Rise, Canterbury Gallery, Christchurch

Bungalow Window, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland

Stained glass window commission St Mary’s Catholic Church, Auckland

1990

The Home Gardener Exhibition, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland

Van Gogh 1890-1990, Whitecliffe Galleries, Auckland

Ozone 90, RKS Art, Auckland

1989

Brooker Gallery, Wellington

Aroha, RKS Art, Auckland

1988

1984 and After, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

Black Frame, (works 1964-1987 from the artist’s collection), Lopdell House, Auckland

Hack out a Feeling, Gingko Gallery, Christchurch

The Tauranga Paintings, Baycourt, Tauranga Art Gallery, Palmerston North

Frames of Reference, RKS Art, Auckland

1987

Brooker Gallery, Wellington

Carnegie Centre, Dunedin

1987 Print Series, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington

1986

Selected Works of the 80’s, Te Awamutu Museum, Te Awamutu

Wood Cuts, Gingko Gallery, Christchurch

Small Icons, Whitecliffe Galleries, Auckland

Odysseus Rex, Words and Pictures, Auckland

1985

Living in the Bomb Age, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

North Gallery, Whangarei

Prints, Gingko Gallery, Christchurch

Name Paintings, New Vision Gallery, Auckland

R.F. Memorial Show, Real Pictures Gallery, Auckland

R.F. Brown and V. Brown Memorial Exhibition, Thames Recreation Centre, Thames

1984

Bomb Mother, New Vision Gallery, Auckland

Centre Gallery, Hamilton

Nuclear Notes, Last and First Café, Auckland

Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

1983

Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

Get My Meaning, Last and First Café, Auckland

Notes From a Life Tree, New Vision Gallery, Auckland

Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1982

Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1981

Trampers, Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington

Trampers, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

Past and Present, Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

Awarded QEII Arts Council Grant for travel to U.S.A., U.K. and Europe

1980

Ferns, Cars and Rockets, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington

Paper Decade, Closet Artists, Auckland

1979

Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

Wairarapa Art Centre, Masterton

Studio Gallery, Hamilton

Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

Survey, Elva Bett Gallery, Wellington

1978

Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

From Suburbia, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

Awarded QEII Arts Council Grant

1977

Lemon Tree series, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

1976

Bedrooms, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

Settlement Gallery, Wellington

1975

Tables, Settlement Gallery, Wellington

1974

Driveways, Mollers’ Gallery, Auckland

1973

One Tree Hill Across Manukau, Mollers’ Gallery, Auckland

1972

Bicycle Commentaries, Mollers’ Gallery, Auckland

1963

Tauranga Public Library, Tauranga

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS & COLLABORATIONS

2013

On This Beautiful Morning included in ContainerArt series, Peacock Gallop, Sumner, Christchurch

2012

Museum of the Vernacular, The Depot, Devonport, Auckland

2011

Black arches series for Dudley Benson's Live Series: Volume One album package

2010

Backdrop for Dudley Benson Live with The Dawn Chorus New Zealand tour

My City, Whitespace, Auckland

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

2009

Southern Landscape, Milford Galleries, Queenstown

Medallion Show, Remuera Gallery, Auckland

He Awa Reo - River Talk, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

2008

Nine Artists in Fiordland, St Paul’s Cathedral (Caselberg Trust), Dunedin

Eden Arts Sketchbook Project: For Artists in Eden Day

Select - Old School, Puke Ariki, New Plymouth

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

Sinfonia Antarctica, The New Dowse, Lower Hutt

Te Kauri Zealandia, Warkworth (2008-2009)

Guest Artist (With Barry Brickell) New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

Artists to Save our Water, NG Gallery, Christchurch

Showcasing Southland Artists, Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Adornment, Medallion Group, Waiheke

2007

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

Art for Conversation, Michael Fowler Centre and Government House, Wellington

2006

Driving Creek collaborative Ceramic Sculpture with Barry Brickell

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

2005

Everyday Moments, (with Cathy Helps), C.o.C.A., Christchurch

Russian Works, New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russia

A Russian Journey, Lithographs, Muka, Auckland

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

2003

Deco Echo, Statements Gallery, Napier

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

2002

Road Works, Statements Gallery, Napier

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

2001

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

2000

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1999

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1998

Inaugural Member Artists to Antarctica

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1997

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1996

Murals for Auckland Town Hall Restoration Project and Green Peace

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1995

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1994

Visiting Artist, Hawkes Bay Polytechnic

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1993

Annual Peace Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno Japan

1992

The Marriage of Wine and Art, Bob Campbell’s Wine Gallery, Auckland

Artists in Eden, Mt Eden Village, Auckland

Kiwi and Moa, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Art New Zealand Show, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cambran

40th Anniversary Peace Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

The Environmental Art Show, Auckland Artex (Princes Wharf), Auckland

Prominent Printmakers, The Pumphouse, Auckland

Brooker Gallery Inventory, Brooker Gallery, Wellington

Coastlines, Lopdell House, Auckland

James Wallace Art Awards, (finalist), Auckland

1991

Cross Currents, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton

Summer Exhibition, Henderson Carter Art Ltd, London

CSA Christmas Show, Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch

NZ Foundation of Peace Studies Auction, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland

Te Mihiaia Hou – Mangapohatu and the Prophet Rua Kenana, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton

Review 90, Fisher Gallery, Auckland

Wild West 91, Lopdell House, Auckland

Auckland Print Makers, Whangarei Art Gallery, Whangarei

Academy Print Show, Wellington

CSA Chair Show, Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch

1990

VAANA Display, IPPNW Conference, Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland

Elam Centenary Exhibition, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Manart Spring Exhibition, Gallery 191, Auckland

Self Portraits, Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch

Opening Exhibition, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch

A View of Elam, James Wallace Gallery, Auckland

NZ Expressions, (Art NZ show), Edinburgh University, Edinburgh

Across The World, (Art NZ show), Kelburn Castle, Ayshire

Kiwiana, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Muka Youth Prints, Regent Hotel, Auckland

Gala Opening, Peter Small Galleries, Auckland

Artists in Action, Mt Eden Village, Auckland

NZ Art Promotions Show, Atlanta Convention Centre, Atlanta

Nudes 1990, Whitecliffe Galleries, Auckland

Studio 26 Show, Air New Zealand Airport Lounge, Auckland

Goodman Suter Biennale, Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson

From the Land of Sea & Fire, Opus I, London

Images of War, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

1989

Tutor Exhibiton, Whitecliffe Galleries, Auckland

Nelson Suter Art Society Inc, (guest artist), Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson

Face To Face, Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kilympari, Crete

Muka Youth Prints, Regent Hotel, Auckland

Artists in Action, Mt Eden Village, Auckland

1988

Tautai Gallery, Auckland

Muka Lithographs, Frans Masreel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

Print NZ, San Jose Art League, California

1987

1987 Print Series, City Gallery, Wellington

Monoprints, Whitecliffe Galleries, Auckland

New Zealand Printmakers, Melbourne Print Guild, Melbourne

The Courtville Collection, Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland

Uia Te Ahua (The Borrower of Images), Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland

VIII International Art Biennale, Valparaiso, Chile

The Urewera Set, Muka Studio, Auckland

Team McMillan Ford Exhibition, Team McMillan Show Rooms, Auckland

1986

Choice, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Waikato

The Ultimate Exhibition, World Wide Peace Exhibition, New York

Visual Diaries Flying Kiwi Show, Wellington

Selected Paintings and Prints of the 80’s, Te Awamutu Museum, Te Awamutu

Annual Peace Show Gifu Museum, Gifu, Japan

Artists for Peace, Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland

VAANA show, Real Pictures, Auckland

Te Awamutu Festival – 21 Years Retrospective, Te Awamutu

The Word, (touring exhibition) Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson

1985

Just Art, (touring exhibition) Auckland Methodist Centre Mission, Auckland

Still Life, New Vision Gallery, Auckland

Finalist, Team McMillan Art Award, Team McMillan Show Rooms, Auckland

ANZART Book Show, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

Artists in Glass, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

Nuclear Notes, Peace Conference, Michael Fowler Centre, Auckland

Figurative Art ‘85’, Whitecliffe Galleries, Auckland

1984

30x30x30, New Vision Gallery, Auckland

Lithographs ‘84’, Whitecliffe Galleries, Auckland

60 for ’84, (touring exhibition) New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

1983

6 Figurative Artists, Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson

1982

Two Decades 1962-1982, NZSSPA Show RKS Art, Auckland

1981

ANZART Book Show, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch

1979

Britain’s First International Exhibition of Naïve Art, Hamiltons’ Gallery, Mayfair, London

Show the Flag, National Gallery, Wellington

1978

Young Contemporaries, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

NZ tour ‘Benson & Hedges Art Award’ (finalists)

NSSP Show, CSA Gallery, Christchurch

Six Figurative Painters, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland

1977

Young Contemporaries, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

1976

New Zealand Drawings International, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

1975

Six Painters, Mollers’ Gallery, Auckland

1971

Two Painters, Maidment Theatre, Auckland University, Auckland

Bibliography

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

Elva Bett Newsletter No. 11, 1979: Nigel Brown and the Iconography of Conscience by Denys Trussell

Landfall No. 128, I978: Text and My Paintings by Nigel Brown

Landfall No. 137, 1981: William Millet discusses Nigel Brown

Art New Zealand No. 3, 1976:  Exhibitions by Denys Trussell 

Art New Zealand No. 12, 1979: Exhibitions by John Tarlton

Art New Zealand No. 28, 1983: Gains & Losses by Warwick Brown

Art New Zealand No. 67, 1993: Living in Aotearoa by Riemke Ensing

Art New Zealand No. 90, 1999: All things Bright and Beautiful by Hugh Maguire

Art New Zealand No. 104, 2002: This Way, That Way – Nigel Brown’s Brush With History by Richard Wolfe

Art New Zealand No. 124,  2007: Will To Meaning  A Painter's Language In The Fabric of History by Denys Trussell

NZ Listener June 2, 1979: Telling Stories by Neil Rowe

Contemporary NZ Painters Vol. 1, 1985: Jim and Mary Barr; Alister Taylor

Critic Vol. 61, March 1985: Living in the Bomb Age by Sonja Van Kerkhoff

New Zealand Painting: A Modern Perspective by Elva Bett, published by Reed Methuen, 1986

Call Me Poet/Hunter: The Life and Work of R.F. Brown, illustrated and compiled by Nigel Brown, published by Moana Press, 1987

Images of War, catalogue by Tony Martin, published by Dunmore Press, 1990

Nigel Brown by Gregory O’Brien, published by Random Century, 1991

Living Here Aotearoa, catalogue of survey exhibition with essays by Trussell and Martin. Manawatu Art Gallery, 1992

Common Purpose by Nigel Brown, published by Southland Museum & Art Gallery, 1995

Lands & Deeds by Gregory O’Brien, published by Godwit Publishing Ltd, 1996 

Contemporary Painting In New Zealand by Michael Dunn, published by Craftsman House in association with G & B Arts International, 1996

NZ Listener July 19, 1997: In Search of Landmarks by David Eggleton

Report as Inaugural Artist to Antarctica by Nigel Brown, 1998

Homelight, poetry by Bill Manhire, Chris Orsman, Nigel Brown, published at Scott Base, Antarctica, 1998

Possessions, Indigenous Art/Colonial Culture by Nicholas Thomas, published by Thames & Hudson, London, 1999

The Unframed Continent, photography M. Single & J. Ackley, film produced by Natural History NZ Ltd

Points Along The Way catalogue, essay by Gregory O’Brien, published by Milford House Ltd, 2000

I Am catalogue, text by Jan White & Nigel Brown, published by Warwick Henderson Gallery, 2001

Contemporary NZ Art 3 by Elizabeth Caughey and John Gow, published by David Bateman, 2002

NZ Herald July 30, 2003: Letters to McCahon by Malcolm Burgess

Truth Beyond Appearances edited by Helen Pearson, published by Interactive Education Ltd, 2004

This Thing In The Mirror by Claire Finlayson, published by Craig Potton Publishing, 2004

Dance of the Origin catalogue, essay by Nicola Mutch for Milford Galleries Dunedin, 2004

Russia: Notes of a Visit booklet by Nigel Brown, 2005

Allegories catalogue, essay Three Paintings In The Architecture of Delusion by Denys Trussell for Tinakori Gallery, 2005

Will to Meaning catalogue, notes by Barry Brickell, Warwick Henderson Gallery, 2007

Art in the Freezer film written and directed by James Bellamy, Caanan Productions, 2006

Talk Talk interview with Finlay Macdonald, produced by Colin Hogg, filmed June 2008

The Painted Garden in New Zealand Art by Christopher Johnstone, published by Random House NZ, 2008

New Zealand Portraits by Richard Wolfe, published by Penguin, 2008

The Expressive Forest by Denys Trussell, published by Brick Row Publishing, 2008

The Brown Years catalogue of the show at Tauranga Art Gallery, text by Penelope Jackson, published by the Tauranga Art Gallery, 2009

All Our Days catalogue essay by Glenn Colquhoun, Milford Galleries Dunedin

North South poetry by Glenn Colquhoun, handwritten and illustrated by Nigel Brown, published by Steele Roberts, 2009

Artists @ Work by Richard Wolfe and Stephen Robinson, published by Penguin, 2010

Living Icons Denys Trussell Interviews the Artist Nigel Brown, Jam Radio, Depot Art Space, Devonport, 2010

The Waterfall documentary film directed by Peta Carey, produced by Watershed Films, 2011

Nigel Brown and New Zealand National Identity Master of Arts thesis by Lydia Baxendell, University of Otago, Dunedin, 2011

Travel to Travel catalogue of the touring exhibition, text by Richard Wolfe & Nigel Brown, published by Southland Museum & Art Gallery, 2011

Cultural Icons interview with Richard Wolfe, The Depot, Devonport, Auckland, 2012

Filmed presentation on Peace Map artworks, The Depot, Devonport, Auckland, 2012