Neil Haddon

The Trees at Castra (for John Glover), 2014

enamel paint & auto clearcoat on aluminium

150 x 120

From the artist

After viewing Glover's work at the exhibition Glover and the Colonial Picturesque at TMAG a decade ago, I started to appreciate that perhaps Glover, in his odd trees, was showing us the experience of confronting those forms for the first time; that observation and accuracy were only part of his intension. This painting recalls that shift in my appreciation of Glover's works and consequently a renewed appreciation of my own migratory encounter with the Tasmanian landscape, ranging across personal experience, historical fact and anecdotal narrative.

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