Neil Haddon

Grafted Landscape (Southern Tas), 2011

high gloss enamel and polyester paint on aluminium

150 x 120cm

From the artist

As a migrant to this island I have been grafted onto the rootstock of a Tasmanian family and place. Over the years the scion has fused with the rootstock but I am not clear what hybrid merging has occurred, what fruit I bring and what is welling up through me, something darker and older.

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