ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alert to both history and science, Nicholas Mangan is a multi-disciplinary artist known for interrogating narratives embedded in a diverse range of objects. With a keen interest in the processes of forming meaning from objects, culture and natural phenomena, Mangan creates unnerving drawings, montages, sculptures and installations. His work addresses a wide range of themes, including the ongoing impacts of colonialism, humanity’s fraught relationship with the natural environment, contemporary consumptive cultures and the complex dynamics of the global political economy.
Nicholas Mangan is represented by Sutton Gallery.
Image: Nicholas Mangan, Termite Economies, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Photography by Andrew Curtis.
PICA’s ongoing programs are primarily supported by an investment from the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in association with Lotterywest, assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. PICA is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Termite Economies (Phase One) is Courtesy Michael Buxton Collection, Melbourne.
PICA’s opening events, public programs, family and learning programs, and studio residencies are supported by our Community Engagement Partner the City of Perth.