About

Hix award press, 2013

List of Awards and Exhibitions

2017 exhibition in Durham

Nicholas Permain, born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is an artist who primarily works with painting. His work reflects on his own heritage of the North East of England. His paintings capture and interpret rural and human made landscapes & interiors, looking at them like ‘living museums’.


 Nicholas Permain studied Fine Art at Newcastle University. He has exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, in Oxford, Manchester and in Newcastle. In 2016 Permain was shortlisted for the Saatchi New Sensation Award and in 2013 he was the winner of the Hix Award judged by Tracey Emin among others.

2018 exhibition at The North Wall, Oxford

Saatchi New Sensations Award, 2016

​Hix Award Winner, 2013 (more)



Little Moscow, solo show at The North Wall Gallery, Oxford, 2018

Connie, Connie Art Festival, Durham, 2017

​MILK, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2017

With a Heart, Altricham, Manchester, 2016

FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London, 2015

Free Range, The Truman Brewery, London, 2014

Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show, 2014

Without Lines, Globe Gallery, Newcastle, 2014

Hix Award, Cock n' Bull Gallery, London, 2013

CorporART, Bamburgh House, Newcastle, 2013

Galadiorama, solo show at 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle, 2012