About Me

Brisbane-based Australian artist Nordacious (James Hillier) has been professionally pursuing his career as an independent artist since 2015. Specialising in portraiture, he combines fine-liner ink pointillism and digital brush to create highly detailed, striking works inspired by pop culture, Australiana, social/political commentary, and all things queer + camp.

To date, he has had three solo exhibitions in Brisbane (2016), Sydney (2017) and Melbourne (2018), and headlined 2016’s Pokolbin Pride Art Show. His solo shows, titled "VIDEO DRAMA" showcased a body of work inspired by the Australian film, Muriel’s Wedding.

Nordacious' illustration of Britney Spears and Cher was shared on Britney Spears official Instagram account in July 2021.

In November 2021 his work was represented internationally at the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, where an illustration (made in collaboration with satirical comedian Dan Ilic) which draws awareness towards Australia's track record on climate action, was shown across billboards in the region. This artwork was also splashed across NYC's Times Square's largest billboard in the lead-up to the event, which attracted international press.

Nordacious' work is soon to be unveiled in the Behind the Lines political cartoon exhibition (Canberra, Australia) in Old Parliament House.

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Nordacious (James Hillier)