Neil Haddon holds a Master of Fine Art from the University of Tasmania and Lectures in Fine Art at Tasmanian School of Art. Haddon’s recent works focuses on images taken from anecdotal or incidental narratives in the news media, which he re-pictures as ‘broken’ images, or images ‘freed’ from their original narrative context. The intention is to question a complacency of attitude when regarding these images and to invoke a questioning of the narrative’s relationship to personal experience.
Haddon’s work is held in private and public collections internationally and by The National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and The Gold Coast Arts Centre. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at dianne tanzer gallery + projects in 2013 and 2014; Art Platform, Los Angeles in 2012; Criterion Gallery, Hobart in 2010; and Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney in 2010. Haddon’s work was curated into Theatre of the World, MONA in 2012 and Near and Far at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart in 2011.
Neil has been the recipient of many prizes and awards including the $30,000 2008 John Glover Prize for landscape painting, and the 2009 Whyalla Art Prize. He has been shortlisted for the Arthur Guy Memorial Prize in 2011 and 2015 and the Wynne Prize in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016.