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Neil Haddon

Senior Lecturer and Head of Painting
Art | School of Creative Arts and Media

Room 212 , Hunter Street, Centre for the Arts

+61 3 6226 4341 (phone)

Neil.Haddon@utas.edu.au

Dr Neil Haddon is interested in how the experience of migration plays out in creative practice, which is partly a reflection of his own journey from the United Kingdom to Tasmania.

Movement, relocation, displacement and nostalgia are experienced by most migrants; and Neil Haddon is trying to use these as a way of making art.

“By applying what we call ‘migratory aesthetics’ to a subject or topic, we can begin to discover it anew, as if arriving at it for the first time.”

Dr Haddon’s research and art allows people to see how, by combining seemingly incongruous influences and references, we can unravel a subject and then come to know it differently. “Creative art has the capacity to provide fresh purchase on things we think we know well, or problems that seem intractable,” he said.

His illustrious career as an artist has led to significant exhibitions both in Australia and internationally. In 2013, one of his paintings was featured in the MONA exhibition, Theatre of the World curated by influential French art historian, Jean-Hubert Martin.

“The painting was significant to me because I had brought it down with me from Spain when I migrated to Tasmania. I continued to work on it before it was eventually acquired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and then ended up in the MONA exhibition hanging next to artists whose work I admire tremendously.”

Winning the $100,000 Hadley's Art Prize in 2018 with a painting called The Visit is something Dr Haddon regards as one of his greatest achievements.

“This painting looks back on my journey from the dusty English classroom of my youth, reading H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (which is set in the countryside where I grew up), to where I live now and discovering, on rereading the novel, that Wells writes about Tasmania on page two.”

“So, I painted a picture of HG Wells riding a bicycle through a fictionalised Tasmanian landscape. The painting includes other 'way markers' that refer to my migratory journey. At the end of the day, it is less a picture of living in Tasmania and more a representation of living between two places.”

During Dr Haddon’s evolving career, one thing has remained constant and that is his love for creating art.

“I have been lucky to be surrounded by people that see the intrinsic value in art, and so finding a community of like-minded people was the only question for me.”

“In that sense, working in an art school is a privilege.,” he said. “I do recognise that, nowadays, there is a better understanding of how to create a career in creative arts.”

Throughout his career as a teacher, Dr Haddon has been motivated by learning experiences in which practice-led, reflective, critical thinking has changed the way he thinks about his discipline.

“I am driven to provide similarly motivational experiences for students, and to collaborate in a learning environment that is transformative. That is, I create a learning space in which both teacher and student can shift their thinking on a given topic,” he said. “As an artist I understand the power of reflective practice and how this contributes to our society.”

In addition to the Hadley’s Art Prize, Dr Haddon has been awarded the Tasmanian Glover Prize and the City of Whyalla Prize. He is Board Member of Salamanca Arts Centre and Chair of Contemporary Arts Tasmania. In the past, Dr Haddon has sat on funding panels for The Tasmanian Government’s Arts Tasmania.

Neil is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Painting Studio at the School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM). His paintings have been exhibited in major international and national exhibitions, including Theatre of the World, MONA and La Maison Rouge, Paris, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin. His exhibition history also includes Contemporary Encounters, National Gallery of Victoria and Strange Trees, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Neil has received several research grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Tasmania and has undertaken funded residencies in New York and London. Neil has been awarded multiple prizes, including the $100,000 Hadley’s Art Prize, the $50,000 Glover Prize and $25,000 City of Whyalla Prize.

Biography

Neil is originally from the UK. He studied Fine Art as an undergraduate, majoring in Painting at West Surrey College of Art and Design.  Neil moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he lived and worked as an artist for six years, showing his paintings in one of the city's leading commercial contemporary art galleries and artist-run collectives.  Subsequently, Neil migrated to Tasmania, undertaking a Master of Fine Art and then a Doctorate at the School of Creative Arts at the University of Tasmania.

Neil's award-winning paintings are held in private and public collections internationally and in Australia by The National Gallery of Victoria, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Gold Coast Arts Centre, the City of Whyalla Art Collection and Devonport Regional Gallery. He is an active member of the Tasmanian arts community. He was Chair of Contemporary Art Tasmania from 2010 to 2016 and is currently a Salamanca Arts Centre Board Director. Neil was a founding member of local artist-run studio and gallery spaces, has been a peer member of several Arts Tasmania funding panels, a judge for many art prizes and is a sought after public speaker and advocate for contemporary artists. In 2013, Neil was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement for his services to the community.

Career summary

Qualifications

PhD

Migratory Aesthetics, Pastiche and Painting: An Exploration of Migratory Experience

University of Tasmania

Australia

2021

MFA

More Minimal Conditions for Painting

University of Tasmania

Australia

2002

BFA Hons

 

West Surrey College of Art and Design

United Kingdom

1990

BTec Diploma in Art and Design

 

Epsom School of Art and Design

United Kingdom

1987

Languages (other than English)

Basic Spanish

Memberships

Professional practice

Neil is a member of the National Association of Visual Artists, a Board Director for Salamanca Arts Centre, a member of Contemporary Art Tasmania for which he served as Chair of the Board 2010 – 2016.

Administrative expertise

Neil has managed multiple public artwork commissions, set up and run collective studio and artist run galleries, and has several years of governance experience in the not-for-profit arts sector.

Teaching

contemporary painting, expanded painting, collage and pastiche, critical practices

Teaching expertise

Neil’s teaching focuses on forms of contemporary painting that operate within a complex network of other disciplines and the practical and theoretical applications of collage and pastiche within a painting practice. He has played a key role in developing and delivering the core units of the Bachelor of Fine Art. Neil is an experienced supervisor to Honours and Post Graduate students.

Teaching responsibility

Neil’s teaching focuses on forms of contemporary painting that operate within a complex network of other disciplines and the practical and theoretical applications of collage and pastiche within a painting practice. He has played a key role in developing and delivering the core units of the Bachelor of Fine Art. He is an experienced supervisor to Honours and Post Graduate students. His current teaching duties include the coordination of the Painting Studio at CAM, Post-Graduate and Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours supervision, and coordinating and teaching Painting 1 FSP111.

Links

Painting 1: https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/cale/units/fsp111-painting-1

Honours: www.utas.edu.au/courses/F4A

Master of Fine Art: https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/dvc-research/courses/f9d-doctor-of-philosophy-creative-arts

Doctor of Philosophy: https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/dvc-research/courses/f9d-doctor-of-philosophy-creative-arts

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Expertise

  • Neil’s uses migratory aesthetics, or creative practice formed within the experiences of migration, to generate new ways of exploring a sense of place and belonging, especially within a Tasmanian context. He turns the experiences of migration into an innovative tool for cultural remixing, critical reflection, and speculative learning. Neil has partnered with other artists and organisations in collaborative projects that explore these themes and has received public funding to create artwork that has been exhibited internationally.
  • Contemporary visual arts, Contemporary painting, Collage and pastiche, Migratory Aesthetics

Research Themes

Neil's research contributes to the University research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. His current research investigates the impact of migration on creative practice.

Migration is present within many societies as the movement and relocation of people but also as the movement of cultural material from one context to another. Considering this, Neil's research seeks out ways that creative practice can learn from these experiences and turn them into a tool for cultural remixing, critical reflection, and speculative learning. His research interests include understanding how migratory aesthetics, or creative practice formed within the experiences of migration, can create new visual imperatives to explore a sense of place and belonging, especially within a Tasmanian context.

The migrant uses fragments of memory, associations and representations formed elsewhere, and so Neil asks what modes of artistic practice can be used to articulate this? His research uses a distinctive way of working whose very nature is transitory, moving, and unfixed. Neil's creative practice explores how displacement and relocation find an equivalent in the creative processes of collage and pastiche. His painting practice employs these processes using a wide variety of both traditional and alternative painting techniques.

Collaboration

Neil is currently involved in an international project which will be exhibited Shanghai, China. The project explores how artists from migrant backgrounds interpret the same archival subject but from very different perspectives, depending on their particular circumstance.

Neil has previously been involved in a collaborative project with local Tasmanian artists using painting, collage and pastiche to investigated the breakdown of individual freedoms and identity in the digital age. See https://www.hackableanimals.net

Awards

2020 Arts Tasmania Grant, in collaboration with Chen Ping

2018 Arts Tasmania Grant, in collaboration with Dr. Megan Walch and Robert O’Connor

2018 The Hadley’s Art Prize

2018 Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize People’s Choice Award

2014 Australia Council for the Arts, New York Residency

2012 Arts Tasmania, Arts Bridge Grant

2011 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant

2010 Arts Tasmania, Arts Bridge Grant

2009 Whyalla Art Prize

2008 The Glover Prize

2006 Tidal 06 Art Prize

2005 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant

2002 Arts Tasmania Artist Development Grant

Current projects

Neil’s current research is focused on ‘migratory aesthetics’, which is a field of creative practice derived from the experience of migration. Neil is particularly interested in how the applications of collage, appropriation, and pastiche can be used within a painting practice to develop new critical tools and modes of enquiry.

See https://www.utas.edu.au/creative-arts-media/online-gallery/tour/neil_haddon_public/

Neil is also engaged in an ongoing project that reflects place and belonging via the re-presentation of local news media stories in painted form.

Previous projects have included an investigation of how art historical models morph and change in contemporary painting. Past work has, for example, re-evaluated formal characteristics and methodologies associated with Minimalism, applying these to new artworks.

Fields of Research

  • Fine arts (360602)
  • Visual cultures (360104)
  • Art history, theory and criticism (360199)
  • History and theory of the built environment (excl. architecture) (330402)
  • Art theory (360103)

Research Objectives

  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Organised sports (130602)
  • Music (130102)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)

Publications

The exhibition of artwork via peer-selected and curated exhibitions is recognised internationally as a significant platform for the publication of creative, visual arts research. Neil’s contribution to this field is firmly established by a career that encompasses over 20 major solo exhibitions and participation in over 90 curated group exhibitions nationally and internationally. These include exhibitions in Los Angeles, Paris, Barcelona and the United Kingdom.

Neil’s research regularly appears in Australian art journals as well as national press. These include Artlink, Art Monthly, Australian Art Collector and The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and numerous times in local press including The Mercury, The Examiner and The Advocate. He has also been interviewed on ABC Radio National, The Hub on Art, ABC Hobart (radio and television news) and other local television news programmes.

Total publications

77

Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
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2017Haddon N, Juliff T, Fountain W, Kunda M, 'After you have gone: un-disciplined knowledge and new value/s, one year on', ACUADS Conference Program, 28-29 September 2017, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1-11. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Haddon N, 'The Promise of a Future: How visual artists present future scenarios especially with respect to a Tasmanian idyll', Unnatural Futures, 3-4 July 2014, Hobart, pp. 1. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Haddon N, 'Anecdotal Evidence in the Work of Neil Haddon', ACUADS 2010 Annual Conference, 1-3 September 2010, Launceston, Tasmania (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(39 outputs)
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2021Haddon N, Woolley L, 'We will bring our own views', Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (2021) [Published Creative Work]

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2020Haddon N, O'Connor R, Walch M, 'Hackable Animals', Painters Guild of Hobart, Good Grief Studios, Hobart (2020) [Published Creative Work]

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2019Haddon N, 'The shore, the race, the other place', Bett Gallery, Hobart (2019) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Haddon N, 'Migratory Aesthetics: Heterochrony as painting', University of Tasmania, The Academy Gallery, Tidal Waters, Brook Street Pier, and Hadley's Orient Hotel (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Haddon N, 'We can always go back: nostalgia and the poor image', Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart and Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Haddon N, 'The subtle edge of migration: a rocky shore', Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, paranaple Arts Centre, Devonport (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2017Haddon N, 'Painting the Colonial Folly', Academy Art Gallery, Bett Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, The Glover Prize Exhibition, Hadley's Art Prize Exhibition, and Galerie Pom Pom (2017) [Published Creative Work]

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2016Haddon N, 'New Works', This Is No Fantasy, 'This Is No Fantasy', Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2015Haddon N, 'Wormhole', Bett Gallery, Bett Gallery, 1 (2015) [Published Creative Work]

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2013Haddon N, 'After the Burn, Mt Nelson (a new landscape emerges)', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Fleurieu Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Fleurieu Biennale (2013) [Other Exhibition]

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2012Haddon N, 'Grafting Landscape (West Hobart)', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Sydney, Hobart, pp. 1 (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, ''Wear No. 4' in Theatre of the World', Museum of Old and New Art, Berriedale, Tasmania, 1, pp. 1 (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, ''Grafted Landscape (West Hobart)' in the Glover Prize 2012', The John Glover Society, Evandale, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, 'Putting Out the Fire (with gasoline), Fascinator (three dresses), Lost (green), Lost (pink), Putting Out the Fire (with geometry), The Hunter (NH)', Art Platform Los Angeles, Santa Monica, California, pp. 6 works (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, 'the black mirror, the basement, the hunter, the studio', Inflight Gallery, Hobart (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Grafted Landscape (Southern Tasmania), painting selected for the Glover Prize 2011', Falls Park Pavillion, (John Glover Society), Evandale, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Totenlieder (penguins), painting selected for the Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize 2011', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Analgesic Field (NW Tasmania), painting selected for the Wynne Prize 2011', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Paintings', Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'Counter Works', Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, pp. 22 works (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'The Good Listener', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 22 works (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'Exotic Portrait in Seeing Double', Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, pp. 1 work (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'Vestigial (40), in Contemporary Encounters', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, pp. 1 (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'Broken: Solo exhibition at Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne', Dianne Tanzer Gallery and Projects, Melbourne, VIC, 1, pp. 14 works (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'Stranded: solo exhibition at MOP Gallery', MOP Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney, 1, pp. 6 works (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'Portrait with Paperchains', City of Whyalla, City of Whyalla, pp. 1 work (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'The Shilo Project', University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Touring exhibition to 6 cities, 1, pp. 1 work (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2008Haddon N, 'Broken', Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Haddon N, 'Stranded', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Haddon N, 'Stranded', Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Haddon N, 'Stranded (seed)', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, pp. 1 (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2006Haddon N, 'New Work', Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne (2006) [Published Creative Work]

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2005Haddon N, 'Glister', Criterion Gallery, Melbourne (2005) [Published Creative Work]

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2004Haddon N, 'Wear 04', Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2004) [Published Creative Work]

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2004Haddon N, 'Pitch 041', Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart (2004) [Published Creative Work]

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2004Haddon N, 'Patch no.1 & 3 ', Group Material - Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2004) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Haddon N, 'Signs - HWY 1 exhibition', 10 Days on the Island Festival, Various locations around Kempton, pp. 14 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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1999Haddon N, 'Untitled Haddon', Contemporary Art Services, Hobart, pp. 4 (1999) [Recorded Creative Work]

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1999Haddon N, 'Not Quite Cadmium Red, 1992', Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 8 pp; 12 col. illus (1999) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(20 outputs)
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2019Haddon N, 'All that a heart', Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 3 (2019) [Representation of Original Art]

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2019Haddon N, 'The shore, the race, the other place', Bett Gallery, Hobart (2019) [Representation of Original Art]

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2017Haddon N, 'We bring our own fires in Remanence'', Ten Days on the Island exhibition, Domain House, Hobart, pp. 9 (2017) [Representation of Original Art]

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2017Haddon N, 'We'll bring our own fruit', Academy Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2017) [Representation of Original Art]

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2017Haddon N, 'We bring our own fires', UTAS, Ten Days on the Island, Domain House, Hobart, pp. 9 paintings (2017) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Haddon N, 'Shred 091, Shredder (orange), Purblind Guru (pink) in Primed, New Painting in Tasmania', Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Launceston, pp. 3 (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Haddon N, 'Painting 1766 (Still), Painting 1738 (Trained) included in 'Group Action 7' at Criterion Gallery', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 2 works (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2009Haddon N, 'Purblind (Guru)', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, pp. 1 (2009) [Representation of Original Art]

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2008Haddon N, 'Vestigial (40)', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, pp. 1 (2008) [Acquisition]

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2008Haddon N, 'Now More Than Ever', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 1 (2008) [Representation of Original Art]

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2008Haddon N, 'Reciclar', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 1 (2008) [Representation of Original Art]

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2008Haddon N, 'Glister No.1', Inflight Art, Hobart, pp. 1 (2008) [Representation of Original Art]

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2007Haddon N, 'Wear No.4', Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, pp. 1 (2007) [Acquisition]

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2006Haddon N, 'Survivor - Erase Me', Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, pp. 1 (2006) [Acquisition]

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2005Haddon N, 'Panel (Idol)', Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, pp. 1 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Haddon N, 'Arbour No.3 (Shack Head)', Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, pp. 1 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Haddon N, 'Support - Running Scared & Reconstituted No. 1 (running Scared)', Letitia Street Studios, Hobart, pp. 2 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Haddon N, 'Survivor (Graft)', InFlight Art, Hobart, pp. 1 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2004Haddon N, 'Desabordamiento No.1 & Purblind No.1', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 2 (2004) [Representation of Original Art]

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2003Haddon N, 'Slip No.1 & Slip No.2', Academy Gallery, Launceston, pp. 2 (2003) [Representation of Original Art]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
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2002Haddon N, 'More Minimal Conditions for Painting' (2002) [Masters Research]

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Other Public Output

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Haddon N, 'Hadley's Art Prize Finalists Announced', Win News, Hobart, Australia, 25 May (2021) [Media Interview]

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2019Haddon N, 'Tasmanian artist Neil Haddon chasing second Hadley's Art Prize win: Interview with The Mercury', The Mercury, News Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Tasmania, 6 May (2019) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'Hadley's Art Prize: Interview with Joel Rheinberger', Evenings with Joel Rheinberger, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, 23 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'The War of the Worlds-inspired artwork that just took home a $100,000 prize: Interview with Eddie Ayres', The Hub on Art, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 1 August 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'Tasmanian artist wins Hadley's Art Prize with War of the Worlds-inspired painting: interview with ABC Tasmania News', ABC Tasmania News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 20 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'Hadley's Art Prize 2018: Interview with Olivia Hicks', WIN News Tasmania, WIN Network, Hobart, 20 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'Critical practices: Integrating ideas and practice', NiTRO: Non Traditional Research Outcomes, The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts, Australia, 24 august 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Haddon N, 'Hadley's Art Prize winner says art career is not easy: interview with Linda Smith', The Mercury, News Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 14 October 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2008Haddon N, 'The Glover Prize 2008', Purblind (Opiate), Tasmania (2008) [Award]

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2008Haddon N, 'ABC TV News', The Glover Prize 2008, Hobart, 7 March 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Haddon N, 'ABC TV Stateline', Interview on art practice, Hobart, 3rd October 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Haddon N, 'Fleurieu Biennale', Analgesic Landscape (NW Tas), McLaren Vale, SA (2008) [Award]

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2006Haddon N, 'Survivor (Del Tynk Flynn Gyp)' (2006) [Award]

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2005Haddon N, 'Scrape No. 1', Poimena Gallery, Launceston, TAS (2005) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Neil’s research received international recognition in 2018 with the award of the $100,000 Hadley’s Art Prize. His commitment to practice-led research has been recognised and supported by three major competitive grants from the Australia Council for the Arts ($20,000 in 2005, $20,000 in 2011, $10,000 in 2012). Neil has also been successful in securing several grants from Arts Tasmania. In addition to the Hadley’s Art Prize, Neil’s received other awards that attest to the impact of his work, including the $10,000 Tidal Art Award (2006), the $25,000 Glover Prize (2008) and the $25,000 City of Whyalla Art Prize (2009).

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$18,650

Projects

A Tasmanian Archive: Three Interpretations (2021)$15,700
Description
This project presents a major exhibition of paintings by Tasmanian artists Chen Ping and Neil Haddon at Tongji University Museum in the heart of Shanghai. The exhibition will also showcase the recently published history of Captain James Kelly by Tasmanian author Anthony Hope. The project is one of an ongoing suite of cultural exchanges between Tasmania and China and will further enhance the emerging cultural understanding between the two places.
Funding
Arts Tasmania ($15,700)
Scheme
New work for new markets
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
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Year
2021
An Innovative Visual Questioning via Contemporary Art Methodologies Aligned with Portrait Painting of the Emotive Consequences of Leaving Tasmania in Pursuit of Vocational Success (2010)$2,950
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,950)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
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Year
2010

Research Supervision

Neil’s research-led visual art practice feeds directly into his role as Post Graduate supervisor. He has been a supervisor for Honours, Post Graduate Coursework and Research Higher Degree candidates since 2008. Neil welcomes enquiries from potential HDR candidates interested in the practical and theoretical applications of collage and pastiche within artistic practice and particularly contemporary painting. Neil is also interested in working with myriad ways that creative practice helps us understand place and place-based identity. Many of Neil’s graduands have gone on to successful careers in the visual arts.

Current

4

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDOptimism, Adversity, and Painting: Research, collage, and making sense of home in 21st Century Tasmania2018
MastersFraming the Wilderness: An exploration of the correspondence between painting and walking track construction2019
MastersPop Tasmanian Gothic: A studio-based exploration of place characterised by the Tasmanian Gothic and the tourist experience2019
MastersJewish diaspora, forgotten convict histories, inherited absence, a feminist approach to decolonizing the archive2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Sensation of Place: Translating the experiential sensation of a place through painting
Candidate: Ann Holt
2016
MastersThe Uncanny Threshold as a Device in Painting
Candidate: Benjamin Thomas Reid Taylor
2016
MastersMemorist Evocation: Painting as a mnemonic device
Candidate: Michael William Nay
2016
MastersContinuing the Ellipse: A re-contextualisation of the calligraphic tradition through compression, subtraction and erasure
Candidate: Stephen John Woodbury
2016
MastersObservation, Distillation, Aggregation: Framing Aesthetic Encounters in the Atmospheric Milieu through Expanded Art Practice
Candidate: Claire Elise Krouzecky
2013
MastersMapping Technological Causality: A Visual Exploration into Processes of Technological and Informational Overload
Candidate: Jacob Thomas Leary
2012