NW SurinameNick Whittle is a Barbadian/British artist. Whittle graduated from the University of Newcastle with his BA (Hons) in Fine Arts. His work is that of a diarist: regardless of scale or medium his practice explores encounters with the world and feelings of alienation and connectedness through a stream of consciousness.

Whittle’s work has been shown internationally, regionally and locally in a variety of solo and group exhibitions, highlights include Galerie JM’Arts, Paris and ACP House, Brussels, Cable Factory Helsinki, Finland; various CARIFESTA Festivals (Suriname, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago); and the Rundetaarn, Denmark and his last solo show at Zemicon and Queen’s Park Gallery in Barbados. He attended the residency program at the Vermont Studio Center (USA) in 2010, later travelling to Concordia University in Montreal (Canada) to participate in an international Sculpture Seminar.

He has received several awards from National Independence Festival of the Creative Arts (NIFCA), as well as the Barbados Country Gold Medal at the 3rd Biennial of Painting of the Caribbean and Central America, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Much of his work is inspired by what was once described as “an ongoing interest in the narrow strip of land between high and low water.” His practice is interdisciplinary and encompasses sculpture, poetry, video, installation, painting and printmaking. Throughout his career the production of three-dimensional pieces have been significant and can in retrospect be seen as markers for change in direction. His work has received consistent critical acclaim and was most recently reviewed by Therese Hadchity in her MA Thesis, Subtle Monuments, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

He looks forward to participating in the residency programme at the Instituto Buena Bista in Curacao later this autumn.