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Student Showcase Archive

Nicholas Middleton

MPhil work

MPhil work

  • Alice's Grandmother's House

    Alice's Grandmother's House, Nicholas Middleton 2016
    Dimensions variable

  • Erdbrüggenstrasse

    Erdbrüggenstrasse, Nicholas Middleton 2016
    Dimensions variable

  • Over the Elbe

    Over the Elbe, Nicholas Middleton 2016
    Dimensions variable

  • Resolution

    Resolution, Nicholas Middleton 2017
    Digital video

  • Locations

    Locations, Nicholas Middleton 2017
    8mm film

  • Seven Years

    Seven Years, Nicholas Middleton (Sarah Wishart) 2017
    Digital video
    Work in progress

Parallel Movement

This practice-based research explores how specific sites and locations from European cinema are used to construct meaning and seeks to ask how the reappraisal of these geographies can elucidate new meanings, reflecting tensions within contemporary European identity. The research investigates how material conditions shape cultural production and how access to a particular culture informs the production of identity, relevant today within a European context, especially in relation to recent political events.



  • MPhil


    School of Arts & Humanities


    Arts & Humanities Research, 2016–

  • Nicholas Middleton is an artist based in London with a background in painting and print, and interests in photography, film and video.
  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, Winchester School of Art, 1997
  • Experience

  • Foundation Course Tutor, City and Guilds of London Art School, 2006-present
  • Exhibitions

  • Daybreak, Maverick Projects, London, 2017; Pinhole and the Art of Invention, Monty's Gallery, London, 2017; John Moores Painting Prize 2016, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2016; Art:Science:Life, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich, 2016; Immediacy of Paint, Waterfront Gallery, UCS, Ipswich, 2015; London Painting Survey, Barbican Arts Project Space, London, 2015; Documentary Realism: Painting In The Digital Age, The Crypt at St Marylebone, London, 2015; Contemporary British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, 2014; John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2014; Towards A New Socio-Painting, Transition Gallery, London, 2014; Provisional Cities, (solo exhibtion) The Crypt at St Marylebone, London, 2013; Francis Bacon To Paula Rego, Abbott Hall, Kendall, 2012; New East Anglian Painting, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich, 2012; Mostyn Open 2011, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, 2011; Diverse Realisms, Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, 2010; Black & White Paintings (solo exhibition), Arch Gallery, London, 2010; John Moores Painting Prize 2010, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2010; "You Are Here", Liquid Gallery, London, 2009; John Moores Painting Prize 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2006; John Moores Painting Prize 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2004; Failsafe, APT Gallery, London, 2004; Defining The Times, Milton Keynes Gallery, 2000; Displacements, Void Gallery, London, 2000; Bandits-Mages, Bourges Film Festival, France, 1997
  • Awards

  • John Moores Prizewinner & Visitors' Choice Prizewinner, 2010; John Moores Visitors' Choice Prizewinner, 2006
  • Conferences

  • "It's alright apart from the fact you can hardly see anything" - A Partial History of Clear As Mud, Performance Studies International, Zagreb, 2009
  • Publications

  • Garageland #17: Society, 2015; Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age, Robert Priseman, Sophie Cummings, Paul O'Kane, 2015; New East Anglian Painting, Simon Carter, 2012