About Me

Nordacious (James Hillier) is a Brisbane-based visual artist whose pop-art works are inspired by pop culture and progressive politics.

With a focus on portraiture, his striking, retro, pop art works are a combination of digital brush and ink.

Recent collaborations/clients include  Disney+ Australia, Elton John, Darren Hayes (of Savage Garden), LIONSGATE, and PEPPERMINT Magazine.

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

Nordacious' work has been exhibited at 2021-2023's Behind The Lines political cartoon exhibition (Canberra, Australia) at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (MOAD). 

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 drew 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.

In September 2022, a piece of Nordacious' was chosen to be used on an official limited-edition CD single cover for the physical release of Elton John and Britney Spears' single "Hold Me Closer". 

Nordacious now has a physical store, which is a collaboration with artist A Boy Named Aaron. A Boy Named Aaron store is located at 6/394 Samford Road, Gaythorne, QLD 4051 (Australia). Opening hours: Wed-Sun, 8am-1pm. 

Nordacious (James Hillier)