Neil Haddon

Breach No.7

NEIL HADDON Breach No.7  2004 enamel on aluminium 118 x 118 cm


Born in England, Neil Haddon is a contemporary artist and educator currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. Haddon uses a combination of traditional painting media with less common materials and methods, including enamel and polyester paints sprayed onto composite aluminium panels. His work incorporates a wide variety of influences and styles, from hard edge geometric abstraction to looser, expressive figurative painting.

Breach No.7 was created for solo exhibition Wear 04, held at Criterion Gallery Hobart in 2004.  It incorporates hard edge enamel sprayed areas set against bare metal surfaces and indicative of Haddon’s earlier painting style, which re-evaluated the formal characteristics and methodologies associated with Minimalism.

Neil Haddon is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Painting Studio at the School of Creative Arts and Media, University Of Tasmania. He was awarded a Master of Fine Art from the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania] in 2002 and a PhD in Creative Arts in 2021. Haddon’s work has been preneted in major curated exhibition, including at MONA and La Maison Rouge, Paris, National Gallery of Victoria and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.  Haddon has been awarded multiple prizes, including the Hadley’s Art Prize, the Glover Prize and City of Whyalla Art Prize. Haddon’s work is held in private and public collections internationally and in Australia by the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Sydney, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Univeristy of Tasmania Fine Art Collection, Devonport Regional Gallery and the Gold Coast Arts Centre.

*Work has some surface wear, including minor chips and dents.

Neil Haddon
Breach No.7 2004
Enamel on aluminium
118 x 118 cm

Exhibited Criterion Gallery, Hobart
Private Collection