Selected solo exhibitions
2004 Manly Art Gallery, Nigel Thomson: Critical Realist. Touring exhibition
1999 Nigel Thomson Memorial Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1998 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1997 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1992 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1986 Quentin Gallery, Perth
1986 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1984 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1982 Quentin Gallery, Perth
1982 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1981 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1976 Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, London
1972 Skinner Gallery, Perth
Selected group exhibitions
2001 Federation: Australian Art and Society 1901 - 2001, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1997 Swingtime, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
1995 The Lover, Museum of Contemporary Art, Heide, Victoria
1994 Obsession, Campbelltown City Art Gallery/Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1993 Death, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1992 The Dark Side, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
1979 Heinwein, Sandorfi, Thomson, Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, London
1974 Festival of Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia
Bunbury Art Museum
John McDonald, Nigel Thomson: Critical Realist, catalogue published by Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 2004. ISBN: 0 9581376 5 X.
Marking Greatness: Australian Art Lecture Series, Nigel Thomson, 2000. Delivered by Joe Eisenberg OAM. Transcript, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Nigel Thomson, 'Memoirs', unpublished, 1999.
Joanna Mendelssohn, Nigel Thomson and the World of Unease, Art Australia, Vol 35, No. 3, 1998.
Jill Bryant, Australian Visions, Hodder Headlines, 1997.
Hazel de Berg, Transcript of taped interview 1984.
Joe Eisenberg OAM, Transcript of taped interviews, 1984 and 1999.
Art International, Vol xxx/7-8, 1982.
Art Network, Winter, 1982.
Bill Hawthorn, Some Contemporary Western Australian Painters and Sculptors, Apollo Press, 1982.
1997 Archibald Prize
1991 Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council
1986 Sulman Prize
1983 Archibald Prize
1983 Sulman Prize
1971 Borthwick Art Prize
1970 Bunbury City Art Purchase Prize
1970 Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery Prize
1970 Thornlie Art Prize