Neil Haddon is a visual artist, originally from the UK, who has lived in Tasmania since 1996. Prior to this he lived in Barcelona, Spain from 1990 to 1996.
His artwork is held in private and public collections internationally and by The National Gallery of Victoria, ArtBank Sydney, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and The Gold Coast Arts Centre (acquired from the Conrad Jupiter’s Art Award), the City of Whyalla Art Collection and Devonport Regional Gallery.
Recent exhibitions include: Stranded, MOP Gallery, Sydney (2009); Broken, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2009);The Good Listener, Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2010); Counter Works, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney (2010); and Neil Haddon, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2011) and was part of the exhibitions Theatre of the World, MONA (2012) and Near and Far, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2011); Wormholes, Bett Galley, Hobart (2015).
Neil has been the recipient of many prizes and awards including the $30,000 2008 Glover Prize for landscape painting, The $20,000 Whyalla Art Prize 2009, the $10,000 Tidal Art Prize 2007. His paintings have been shortlisted for the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Arthur Guy Memorial Prize Bendigo Art Gallery. Haddon has been a finalist of the 2011,2012,2013,2014, 2015 and 2016 Wynne Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2012 Neil Haddon exhibited with dianne tanzer gallery + projects at Art Platform Los Angeles and was awarded a three month Australia Council for the Arts studio residency in New York in 2014
Neil is the current Chair of Contemporary Art Tasmania. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Community Engagement in 2013.