(Image above by Nicholas Jones)
Today I would like to introduce one of my absolute favourite local artists – I first discovered Nicholas Jones when I interviewed him for my site last year and have since become a huge fan of his work. His incredible book sculptures must be seen to be believed – truly stunning. Nick is actually traveling to the US very soon to give a series of lectures and workshops at the Pratt Fine Arts Centre in Seattle! Click here for more info.
Nick’s fantastic light-filled studio is in Melbourne’s Central Business District, in Carlow House – one of Melbourne’s famous art deco buildings, which is rented out primarily to local artists. Carlow House is on Flinders Lane – one of Melbourne’s much-loved laneways, well known for its tiny eclectic shops, cramped and quirky cafes, bustling atmosphere and world-class grafitti! Flinders Lane and the neighbouring Centreway Arcade are a must-see spot for any Melbourne visitor!
CLICK HERE for Nicholas Jones’ favorite Flinders Lane spots after the jump!
Thanks so much to Nick for sharing his favourite laneway finds! If you’re in Seattle do try and attend a lecture or workshop with Nick at the Pratt Fine Arts Centre in November! I promise you won’t be disappointed! He is outrageously entertaining, he has the fashion sense of a 1920’s dapper English gentleman, and a moustache like Salvador Dali!