Nick Brodie



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Self-portrait; A work in progress response to COVID-19

"What thing of beauty are these?"

Cigarette end back on Reform Street

Textiles on Guthrie Street


Nick Brodie's art practice consists of using sculpture, audio recordings, and photography to explore how individuals are shaped by their environments. Private and public spaces have been one of the main focuses of his work, in particular how individuals re-appropriate public space to find privacy. This has involved collecting disposable items from public spaces such as cigarette butts, before casting them in bronze and then documenting their return back to where he collected them from. His photography and audio recordings work in a similar way, preserving moments in everyday domestic life. Manual processes are important to him as they leave behind physical traces of people that can be collected.

Due to COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing rules, Nick has been expanding his practice incorporating woodwork to reflect a new focus on his own identity shaped by his immediate environment.


Nick Brodie, originally from Northumberland, studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of Aberdeen. He then later went on to study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art on the MFA Art and Humanities course graduating in 2019.

Nick has recently been awarded his first solo show at the Verdant Works Museum, Dundee, scheduled for Spring 2022 and was selected for this year's Royal Scottish Academy 2020 Annual exhibition. For more information on exhibitions and publications Nick has appeared in please see his CV attached.


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