Graham ‘Nudge’ Blacklock was born in Guyra, NSW and brought up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. The stories that he paints are from his mothers and fathers countries which are the Biripi People from Port Macquarie in Northern NSW and the Ngarabal People from Glen Innes and Tingha.
Nudge has immersed himself as a painter since a traumatic event in 2001. He launched his first works in an Exhibition in Paris late 2007. Since then he has sold many paintings worldwide. His work is completely revolutionary and unique. His style shows diversity and sophistication. A brief selection of the developing series has been included in the menu bar.
Nudge is considered a quiet achiever, recently being selected to represent Australia as a feature artist in the most prestigious International River Project with Campbelltown Arts Centre. Opening night was launched with the Minister of Water with The Honorable Phillip Costa MP and the Mayor of Campbelltown Aaron Rule along with representatives from all over the world to demonstrate the major river systems of their countries.
Nudge’s deep, thoughtful, highly sensitive and charismatic demeanour is revealed through his work and is influenced by his environment. His work is a reflection of his intuitive, quiet and unique personality capturing environmental and global changes that have occurred and observed in local and world news. Examples like the bushfires, oil leaks, earthquakes and recent floods.
Nudge hopes that the water themes he paints can help raise an awareness of the significance that water has in our lives and unite people from all parts of the world by breaking down what was once considered tribal boundaries from the river systems of the past and bring respect, hope and equality to all nations in the future.