Nicholas Tory is an award-winning Artist, Artistic Director, Designer and Project Director.
A graduate of Sydney College of the Arts’ Electronic and Temporal Arts studio, Nicholas’ multi-disciplinary practise encompasses a range of site-specific collaborative art projects including sculptures, installation, light-based art, and animated films. Through his production studio, Ample Projects, he develops both conceptual and narrative-driven work about living in our world, and how this world affects us, realizing these themes in his award-winning public art projects. Through collaboration, Nicholas’ work utilizes light, spatial and object design, electronic engineering, interactive design, sound, projection, animation, film making and traditional techniques like drawing and painting.
Nicholas’ aims to reflect the fragility and complexity of all life on our planet to inspire audiences to reflect and make our experience of the world better. Whilst the public art side of Nicholas’s creative practice is still very much a part of his oeuvre, in 2017, Nicholas decided he wanted to make an animated short film. Lifeblood is the result. The film is testimony to Nicholas’ attention to detail and his love of regional Australia. Nicholas and his team are currently working on two more short films, also based in the Bourke district.