Three paintings at the Academy Gallery, Launceston in conjunction with Mona Foma, 2019
Bruny Island Art Prize 2018
Pleased to be included in this exhibition with some very good fellow Tasmanian artists.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 2018, Caloundra Regional Gallery
We are excited to announce the 2018 Hadley's Art Prize has been awarded to Neil Haddon, winning $100,000 for his depiction of British author H.G. Wells cycling through a nominal ‘Tasmanian’ landscape.
Haddon’s winning piece, titled The Visit, is a textural painting on contrasting surfaces, layered with meaning, alluding to Wells’ infamous science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, as well as colonial artist, John Glover, and French artist, Paul Gauguin, to explore contact history.
Judge Jane Stewart said the judges were united in their decision to award Haddon the Prize.
“There is no doubt that his painting, The Visit, is a complex and accomplished painting that raises many questions about landscape, custodianship and contact history,” Ms Stewart said.
Alan Young interviews Neil Haddon for the Contemporary Art Tasmania newsletter...
and here's a link to the painting Vestigial (40), in the NGV collection:
Academy Gallery, School of Creative Arts, Launceston, Tasmania
Exhibition opening guest speaker: Brian Ritchie, Curator-MONA FOMA
Exhibition curator: Dr. Malcom Bywaters
Exhibition opening: 3.30 – 5pm Saturday 13 January
Exhibition dates: 13 January – 20 April
Artists: Margaret Baguley, Kate Camm, Steven Carson, Jon Cattapan, Scott Cunningham, Penelope Davis, Michael Doolan, Josh Foley, Lola Greeno, Neil Haddon, Stephen Haley, Marian Hosking, Wayne Z Hudson, Liam James, David Keeling, Martin Kerby, Kim Lehman, Pete Mattila, Anne Morrison, Troy Ruffels, Paul Snell, Danielle Thompson, Anna Van Stralen, Megan Walch, Helen Wright
Speed and the desire for mobility have transformed modern society. Both the desire for and the reality of speed are everywhere, and nowhere does speed dominate more than in the fields of information, knowledge, and communication. The ‘Internet of things” has changed the way we connect and interact with those around us, driving new economic structure based on a sharing community, spurring innovation and transforming community expectations. SPEED: mobility & exchange explores the place of speed and movement, communication and transportation, in our past and our future, in things, bodies, and images, in realisation and breakdown.
SPEED includes objects, artworks and teaching materials on loan from the University of Tasmania Fine Art Collection, Library Collection, School of Physical Science Collection, Engineering Collection, Geological Collection and John Elliot Classics Collections.
Presented in partnership with the University of Tasmania Collections Project and MONA FOMA.
Special opening hours for the MONA FOMA Launceston Block Party, Sunday 14 January - 12-9pm. Entry to the Block Party is free with registration at mofo.net.au
An exhibition of 17 painters, Galerie pompom, Sydney, 22 November - 17 December 2017
Participating artists: Kevin Chin, Will Cooke, Fernando do Campo, Stefan Dunlop, Neil Haddon, Irene Hanenbergh, Brent Harris, Matthew Harris, Daniel Hollier, Belem Lett, Ollie Lucas, Tara Marynowsky, Nuha Saad, Kate Tucker, Megan Walch, Tricky Walsh, Ian Williams
Curated by George Adams
#galeriepompom #1717 #paintingnotpainting
Neil Haddon's painting We'll bring our own fruit 2017 will be included in the exhibition 'Strange Trees' at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 10th August to 27th November, 2017. Curated by Jane Stewart and featuring the work of John Glover, Pat Brassington, Neil Haddon, David Keeling, Jonathan Kimberley, Stephen Lees, Ricky Maynard, Milan Milojevic, Geoff Parr, Troy Ruffels, Michael Schlitz, David Stephenson, Meg Walch, Helen Wright, Richard Wastell, and Philip Wolfhagen.
Strange Trees includes a range of artists’ interpretations of Tasmanian trees across nearly 200 years: from enchanted or ravaged forests, to the depiction of humanised, symbolic, mythological and historically significant trees.
When the colonial painter John Glover arrived in Tasmania in 1831 he marvelled at the “remarkable peculiarity of the trees” and noted with delight that he could view the “country” through their branches and foliage. In response, the trees in his Tasmanian landscapes possess a unique character, their lively, tentacular branches appearing to command the land and its inhabitants.
Strange Trees observes an enduring fascination with the forms, beauty and, at times, mystery of Tasmanian trees, simultaneously capturing their significance to our experience of the land. While Glover’s depiction of trees continues to influence artists today, it is Tasmania’s extraordinary natural environment that has inspired artists across time to depict trees in strange and evocative ways.
Finalist in the inaugural $100,000 Hadley's Art Prize
Exhibition dates: from July 15 to August 25, 10 am to 4 pm at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania https://hadleysartprize.com.au
Bett Gallery Hobart
April 28th to May 15th 2017
Exhibition opening guest speaker: Kim Seagram, Partner/Marketing Manager, Stillwater and Blackcow Restuarants, Launceston
Exhibition curators: Dr Malcom Bywaters, Dr Kim Lehman and Distinguished Professor Jeff Malpas
Exhibition opening: 5.00pm - 6.30pm Thursday 16 March
Exhibition dates: 20 February - 7 April
Artists: Diane Allison, Stuart Auckland, Renee Austin, Margaret Baguley, Ashley Bird, Jack Birrell, Robert Boldkald, Kate Camm, Mat Carey, Anna Carew, Angela Casey, Karina Clarke, Peta Cook, Scott Cunningham, Khalida De Ridder, Sharon Dennis, Jen Dickens, Mae Finlayson, Joanna Gair, Neil Haddon, Karen Hall, David Hamilton, Marian Hosking, Chris Jackson, Samuel Johnstone, Michael Kay, Meg Keating, Katherine Kent, Martin Kerby, Philip Kuruvita, Juneo Lee, Simone Lee, Fiona Lehman, Robert Lewis, Sara Lindsay, Abbey MacDonald, Anne MacDonald, John Mercer, Ben Miller, Anne Morrison, Sandra Murray, Kath Ogden, Christopher Orchard, Jo Pitchford, William Rhodes, Darryl Rogers & Soma Lumia Tech/Art Collection, Georgia Rossetto, Amelia Rowe, Troy Ruffels, Penny Smith, Sonya Stanford, Richard Strong, Patrick Sutczak, Mehrangiz Modarres Tabatabaei, Nathan Taylor, Joanna Vince, Mairi Ward, Yvette Watt, Helene Weeding, Jess Woodroffe
In a physiological sense, food sustains life. For all organisms, humans included, the ‘circle of life’ includes some form of food, and without it, the organism will not survive. However, for humans this basic view of food has long since become an insufficient explanation of all that we now think and feel when we hear the word ‘food’.
Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design investigates universal concerns around the topic of food. We have taken a deliberately international stance, but placed within a Tasmanian context. Tasmania is, after all, part of the global community. Themes addressed by the exhibition include:
- Global issues: sustainable use of global resources; famine and hunger in developing nations; biosecurity/food security.
- Social and health policy: gluten and fructose intolerance; eating disorders; childhood obesity, health education.
- Economic issues: ownership of the means of production; ownership of the land and the firms that make our food; the role of agriculture in our economy.
- ‘Modern’ food: organic production; vegetarian ‘options’; farmer’s markets; paddock to plate; paleo diets.
- Human behaviour: Food as a source of pleasure/hedonism; indigenous food; rituals associated with food; food tourism
Our aim is for Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design to contribute to a greater understanding of the diversity of impacts that food has on human society, and the ramifications of these impacts on our social, economic and natural environments, through creative expression. Tasmanian artists, researchers, educators and students will present works in a variety of forms—including, paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, craft, installation and mixed media—that will add to the breadth of our knowledge about food, and reinforce to us all that food is much more than simply a means to sustains life.
Presented in partnership with the Ten Days on the Island Festival, the Institute for Regional Development, The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, The Tasmanian College of the Arts, The School of Social Sciences, the University of Tasmania Collections, Makers Space and Burnie Regional Art Gallery.
*Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design is presented as part of the Academy Gallery University Museum of Art and Science “pilot” exhibition program.
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Academy of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania
Tasmanian College of the Arts & Ten Days on the Island exhibition
Curated by Noel Frankham, Svenja Kratz, Zoe Veness, and Kit Wise as part of TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND
The exhibition, Remanence, draws together Tasmanian artists working across a range of media, including: installation, video, sound, painting, jewellery and objects, and sculpture. Motivated by the 50th anniversary the 1967 Black Tuesday bush fires in south-east Tasmania, the artists respond to and represent fire: its power to destroy, transform and rejuvenate.
Artworks work respond to how fire has shaped the landscape and affected the psyche of the people that occupy this land. The title, Remanence, creates links to continuance and remains, but also references the scientific meaning of the term and the concept of residual magnetism and invisible forces that linger long after an initial object or event.
Max Angus, Philip Blacklow, Lucy Bleach, Paul Boam, Neil Haddon, Dorita Hannah and Sean Coyle, Gay Hawkes, Kit Hiller, Jan Hogan, Bill Hart and Joe Shrimpton, Rob Long, Zoe Veness, Martin Walch and Kit Wise.
Friday 17 March, 6:30pm, Domain House
Domain House, Aberdeen Street, Glebe (venue details)
Friday 17 – Sunday 26 March
Open daily, 10am – 4pm
ARTISTS & CURATOR TALK
Saturday 18 March, 2pm – 3pm, Domain House
Presented by the University of Tasmania.
Image: Neil Haddon We can build it anew, 2017 oil and enamel paint on aluminium. Courtesy of the artist, Bett Gallery and This Is No Fantasy.
9 Nov - 11 Dec 2016
Neil Haddon’s recent paintings employ a collage-like approach to imagery derived from a variety of seemingly incongruous sources. They present abstracted, tenuous ‘landscapes’ in which we are free to consider how meaning is made when the supporting contexts for that imagery are strange to us. This work draws on Haddon’s experience as a migrant to Tasmania (via six years in Spain) and the ways that migrants find their own poetic meaning in the unfamiliar contexts of their new home.
The paintings use diverse materials and processes to conflate fragments of artworks by Paul Gauguín, John Glover and others, bringing them together within abstracted constructions to picture an unstable ‘Tasmanian landscape’. Here, meaning is in a constant state of flux and is perpetually renegotiated according to the influences of where one once was and where one finds oneself now.
A selection of recent major works on show until mid December.
I first read Day of the Triffids when I lived in England (and now I live in Tasmania) has been selected for the Wynne Prize at the AGNSW, 16th July - 9th October
180 cm x 150 cm, polished enamel and oil paint on aluminium panel
It's Difficult (this Tasmanian landscape) has been selected for the Fleurieu Art Prize at the Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Friday 3 June - Friday 29 July 2016