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Neil Haddon

b. 1967, United Kingdom

Neil Haddon moved to Tasmania in 1996 from Barcelona where he had been working as an artist and teacher for six years. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. His work is held in several private and public collections, such as Artbank, Sydney, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Tasmania, and the Gold Coast Arts Centre (acquired from the Conrad Jupiter’s Art Award). Haddon’s painting Survivor was the winning entry in the City of Devonport Art Award 2006. In 2002 he was awarded a MFA from the University of Tasmania and since 1999 has lectured at the school.

Neil Haddon's work contains traces of multiple landscapes, of merged images and histories. His experience as a migrant to Tasmania, as it is for many, is one of dislocation, dissonance and a lack of deep connection with endemic stories. His paintings explore the emotional complexities and difficulties of depicting meaningful narratives connected to place.

Haddon employs tactics of infiltration and re-deployment. He applies these to the dominant narratives of the mass media via the ‘minor language’ of painting. His methodology redistributes images taken from minor stories in local newspapers within the ambiguity of painting. He locates their underlying structures and empties them of their plausible content and then paints new, melodramatic departures from the original stories. He avoids detail that inhibits the process of imaginative engagement with story and consequently perpetuates a state of continual re-reading.

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Featured Artworks

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I am Building an Island by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonI am Building an Island, 2016 Oil and enamel paint on aluminium panel
170 x 150 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
I First Read Day of the Triffids when I lived in England (and now I live in Tasmania) by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonI First Read Day of the Triffids when I lived in England (and now I live in Tasmania), 2016 Oil and enamel paint on aluminium panel
180 x 150 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Untitled Landscape by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonUntitled Landscape Oil and enamel paint on aluminium panel
170 x 150 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Under the Pandani by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonUnder the Pandani, 2016 Oil and enamel paint on aluminium panel
150 x 120 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
It's Difficult (this Tasmanian landscape) by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonIt's Difficult (this Tasmanian landscape), 2016 Oil, enamel and acrylic paint on aluminium panels
240 x 360 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
The First Time Again by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonThe First Time Again, 2015 Gloss enamel and oil on aluminium panel
180 x 150 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Fire Fighter by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonFire Fighter, 2013 High gloss enamel and oil on aluminium panel
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
Analgesia by Neil Haddon contemporary artwork Neil HaddonAnalgesia, 2013 High gloss enamel and oil on aluminium panel
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Neil Haddon, New Works at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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9 November–11 December 2016 Neil Haddon New Works This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Neil Haddon, New Paintings at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
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15 March–5 April 2014 Neil Haddon New Paintings This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Neil Haddon, Solo Exhibition at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Closed
14 February–16 March 2013 Neil Haddon Solo Exhibition This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne

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