“Studying, examining, and making Art is, for me, one of the most powerful ways of understanding our world…teaching into the Bachelor of Creative Arts allows me to continue to do these things, and to work with the remarkable students our degrees attract. As a film reviewer for the ABC, I am continually immersed in the world of film, and am able to speak about the intellectual, emotional and political impact this art form has upon us.”
A passionate lecturer in all aspects of the Creative Arts, Nick is the only staff member who teaches across every stream of the Bachelor of Creative Arts degrees. Since the BCA’s inception, Nick has designed, finessed and delivered the core first-year topic CREA100: Introduction to the Creative Arts, and is heavily involved in touch points throughout each year of the Creative Arts degrees.
Nick has written widely on film and literature; has contributed to the book The 100 Greatest Films of Australian Cinema, has written and broadcast about the #MeToo movement, has reviewed films for the Australian Book Review, and has published on authors including Thomas Pynchon and Michel Faber. He has presented at conferences from UCL London to Łódź, Poland, and regularly hosts Q&A sessions and interviews with notable figures from the worlds of film, television, literature and music.
Outside of Flinders, Nick has been a weekly film reviewer on ABC South Australia for over 15 years, has served as an assessor on grants panels for Arts SA, has contributed as a programming consultant and writer for the Adelaide Film Festival, is a Jury member for the International Youth Silent Film Festival, has served on the Sydney Film Festival jury, was on the Adelaide Writers’ Week committee for 10 years, and is a member of the International Federation of Film Press.
In 2019, Nick was received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation in Teaching for his work in CREA1001.