Neil Haddon

Even Our Monuments Will Fall, 2017

oil & enamel paint on aluminium panel

130 x 120 cm

From the artist

Using diverse materials and processes, the artist conflates fragments of Gustave Doré’s A New Zealander Contemplating the Ruins of London and John Glover’s Corrobery of Natives in Mills Plains, bringing them together to picture an unstable, abstracted ‘Tasmanian landscape’ that is slowly reclaiming the ruins and monument of previous cultures.

Artist background

Born Epsom, Surrey, UK in 1967. Moved to Tasmania in 1996 after living in Barcelona, Spain for six years. Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting since 1990 in UK, Spain and Australia including 'Theatre of the World', MONA 2012, and other group shows at TMAG 2011, National Gallery of Victoria 2010, and Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne 2009. Finalist in Fleurieu 2008, Tidal Devonport Art Award 2006, and City of Hobart Art Prize 2005. Winner of Poimena Art Award 2005. Work held in collections of NGV, TMAG, City of Wyalla, Devonport Regional Gallery & Gold Coast Arts Cesntre.

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart & Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne