Nick Hopkins is a South Coast wood turner and sculptor specialising in one-off artistic pieces. His raw materials are largely timbers he has scavenged himself from 2nd hand timber yards, or from trees felled on his former permaculture property on the NSW far North Coast during weed removal eg Camphor laurel. His favourite timbers are Australian Red Cedar, Mango and Oregon.
After receiving his Graduate Diploma of Landscape Architecture he ran a successful landscape design business in Canberra before relocating to Eurobodalla Shire in 2013. He now produces quality artwork worthy of either indoor or outdoor display.
He is a member of the Eurobodalla Woodworkers Guild, and Crafts and Arts Batemans Bay Inc. (CABBI). Recent exhibitions include:
- Bateman’s Bay Arts and Craft Society 30th Annual Exhibition 2015 – 1st prize in Sculpture section + People’s Choice Award in Sculpture
- Bateman’s Bay Arts and Craft Society 31st Annual Exhibition 2016 – 1st prize in Sculpture section + People’s Choice Award in Sculpture
- Montague Arts and Crafts Exhibition 2016 – 1st prize in Sculpture section
- Crafts and Arts Batemans Bay Inc. 32nd Annual Exhibition 2017 - 1st and 2nd prize in Craft + Commended and Highly Commended in Sculpture + People’s Choice Award in Sculpture + People’s Choice Award in Craft
- Moruya River of Art 2014-17 – works displayed in both Durras and Moruya
- Inaugural Sculpture on Clyde Exhibition 2017
- Crafts and Arts Batemans Bay Inc. 33rd Annual Exhibition 2018 - People’s Choice Award in Sculpture
- Eurobodalla Show 2019 First Prize in Wood Carving plus Champion Woodwork Exhibitor
- South Coast Regional Exhibition of Woodwork, Tilba 2019 People’s Choice Award
- Sculpture on Clyde 2018 and 2019