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b. 1967, United Kingdom

Neil Haddon Biography

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.

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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.

Neil Haddon Featured Artworks

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

Neil Haddon Recent Exhibitions

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