Biography

One Person Exhibitions
Selected Mixed Exhibition
Art Prizes
Commissions
Works in institutional or public collections
Publications
Articles of art criticism
Citations and Biographical entries
Selected exhibition reviews, interviews, etcetera

  • Born Birmingham, UK. 1936.
    Studied painting, drawing, and lithography at Stourbridge School of Art, 1952-1956.( awarded National Diploma in Design)
  • Studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 1956,1957,1958 . ( awarded University of London Diploma in Fine Art) .Student of William Coldstream , Claude Rogers, Lucian Freud and Ernst Gombrich. Also attended Courtauld Institute of Art history with Anthony Blunt and Douglas Cooper.
  • Studied Art Education at Birmingham University, 1960-1961., ( Art Teachers Diploma).
  • Lecturer, Liverpool College of Art 1961-1965. (teaching drawing and painting).
  • Principal lecturer and head of school, University of Manchester Colleges of Education division, Padgate College of Education (1965-1975).
  • Australian National University, Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, Canberra, 1975.
  • 1978, Awarded Master of Education of University of Manchester.
  • Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia.
  • Dean of School of Visual Art., Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth. 1991-2001
    Ph.D awarded by University of Adelaide, 1992.
    2001-2003 visiting lecturer at various Canadian and American Universities.
    Adjunct Professor, Curtin University of Technology, 2001-2004.
    2003 and 2004, Professor at James Cook University, Townsville teaching painting and art history

One Person Exhibitions

Jun 2003 - Jul 2003
  Italy Revisited, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, Western Australia.
1998
  The French Connection, s.e.a. Gallery, Perth
Dec 1995 - Feb 1996
  The French Connection Art Space, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia.
Oct 1995
  The Vasse Suite, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 1995 - Aug 1995
  Poor Vasse, Australian Embassy, Paris, France
1993
  Solander Gallery, Canberra
Jun 1992 - Jul 1992
  Small Paintings from the Big Country. Queensland House Gallery, The Strand, London
Oct 1992
  The Barn Gallery, McLaren Vale
Jul 1991
  Painted Gardens, Festival Centre, Adelaide
Aug 1990
  BMG Fine Art, Adelaide
Apr 1989
  BMG Fine Art, Adelaide
Feb 1989
  Here and There, Solander Gallery, Canberra
1988
  Architects’ Week, R.A.I.A., Festival Centre, Adelaide
1987
  Harbours and Arbours, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1986
  Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1985
  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1984
  Greenhill Galleries, Perth
Greenhill Galleries, Sydney
David Ellis Gallery, Ballarat
1978 - 1980
  Avenel Bee Gallery, Adelaide
1975
  Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1975
  Australian National University, Canberra
1975
  Major retrospective exhibitions:
-Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland, U.K.
-Warrington Museum, Cheshire, U.K.
1970 - 1974
 

Regular one person shows:
- Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
- Lantern Gallery, Manchester

1973
  Irish Tourist Board, Manchester
1971
  Birley Gallery, Didsbury College, Manchester
1966
  First one person show, G.B.E. Ltd., Liverpool
   

Selected Mixed Exhibitions

2001
Fleurieu Peninsula Prize Exhibition.
1999
Whyalla Prize Exhibition
1997
Qantas ‘Visions of Australia’ continuing series of exhibitions organised by Wall Street Exchange
1995
Mandoola Invitation Art Prize
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, W.A.
1994
Hale Art Exhibition, WA
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA
1993
P & O Art Awards
Australian National Maritime Museum
1992
Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1991
Solander Gallery, Canberra
1988
The Wilderness Fine Art Collection, Adelaide, SA
Bicentennial exhibitions - Port Adelaide ACTA Maritime Art Award (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
R.E.I.Q. Exhibition, Brisbane
M.B.A. Prize Exhibition, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
Solander Gallery, Canberra
1987
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Works on paper, Charles Nodrum, Melbourne
Sydney Cultural Council, Heritage Exhibition
ACTA Maritime Art Award
Gold Coast Prize Exhibition (invited)
1986
Conclurry, Ernest Henry Memorial Exhibition
Hans Heysen Memorial Exhibition, Landscape Painting (First Prize)
1985
Touring exhibition, U.K. British Painting of the Sixties and Seventies (Granada Collection)
1983
Mornington Peninsula Spring Festival of Drawing
1978-87
The Alice Prize Exhibition, Alice Springs
1978
‘Now and Then’. Adelaide Festival of Art
1975
Perth (Western Australia) International Drawing Exhibition
Winner of Perth Prize (overseas section)
1973
Middlesborough Drawing Biennale
1972
Royal Academy, London
1970-74
Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
Lantern Gallery, Manchester
1965-66
Bradford Spring Exhibition
1963
Sheffield Open Exhibition
Young Northern Artists (Conrad Atkinson to Neville Weston), Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The London Group
Royal Society of British Artists, London
1956-58
Young Contemporaries, London
1956-60
Artists International Association, London
1962-74
Liverpool Academy of Arts, Liverpool

Art Prizes

1998
Acquisitive Prize, Kununurra, judge Betty Churcher, Director of Australian National Gallery
1988
First Port Adelaide Art Prize:
Judge: Ainslie Roberts
1986
First Prize, Ernest Henry Memorial Prize, Queensland
Judge: John Rigby
1986
First Prize (Joint Winner) Hans Heysen Memorial Prize
Judge: D Driden
1975
Perth Prize for Drawing (overseas entry)
Judge: Sir John Rothenstein (ex-Director, Tate Gallery, London)

Commissions

1993
2 x 3m x 1.5m paintings for Q.V.I. Building, Perth Western Australia.
1991
6m mural for “La Fourchette”, Entrecasteaux, Provence, France.
1990
Paintings for State Bank of South Australia and South Australian Government Tourism Department.
1990
Architectural drawings, Price Waterhouse, Australia.
1989-90
43m x 1.5m in 9 panels for Terrace Hotel (Now Stamford Plaza Hotel), Adelaide.
1988
Rupert Bunny Memorial commission, Lakeside Hotel, Canberra
1987
Paintings for Travelodge and Park Royal, Adelaide.
1987
6m x 1m painting for Adelaide City Council, Town Hall, Adelaide.
1985-86
28 paintings for Sheraton Hotels, Alice Springs and Darwin, through Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide.

In 1963 I was a founding member of W.E.B.A. Group, Liverpool, Designers and Consultants in colour, mural decoration, exhibition design, display and typography. The other members were John Edkins, Arthur Ballard and Keith Arnatt. Between 1963-1966 we fulfilled several commissions for Liverpool architects, including several major sculpture works, as well as ephemeral pieces for exhibitions, fashion shows and music/dance events.

Works in institutional or public collections

  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Australian War Memorial, Canberra
  • State Bank of South Australia
  • South Australian Government offices
  • University of Adelaide, South Australia
  • Australian National University: Faculty of Arts
  • Bruce Hall and Humanities Research Centre
  • Art Bank
  • University College, London, U.K.
  • Bradford City Art Gallery, U.K.
  • Bowes Museum, County Durham, U.K.
  • Granada (TV) Collection
  • Merchant Taylors School, U.K.
  • Wilderness School, Adelaide, South .Australia
  • Design Council, London, U.K.
  • Price Waterhouse, Australia
  • Australian Wheat Board (London)
  • Adelaide City Council
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Lord Campbell of Croy, U.K.
  • Warrington Art Gallery, U.K.
  • City of Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Estate of the late David Niven, Switzerland
  • University of Canberra
  • Church of St Francis of Assisi, S.A.
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, U.K.
  • Anglican Cathedral of Adelaide
  • Also in private collections in the U.S.A., Japan Canada, England , Scotland, Wales, Australia, and Amman..

Publications

  • ‘Franz Kempf : Graphic Works’. Wakefield Press , Adelaide 1984.
  • ‘In the Public Eye : Art in Public Places in Australia’. Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Sydney, 1983.
  • ‘Lawrence Daws’. AH and AW Reed, Sydney, 1982.
  • ‘Kaleidoscope of Modern Art’, George Harrap, London.. Revised edition, 1978, first edition, 1968.
  • ‘The Reach of Modern Art’, Harper and Row, New York, 1970
  • ‘Kaleidoscop der Modernen Kunst. Bertelsman Kunst Verlag, Gutersloh, 1970.

Also many articles of art criticism in art journals including :

  • Craft Arts International;
  • Studio International;
  • Western Review;
  • Art Network.
  • Sole art critic for the Advertiser,Adelaide from 1980 to 1986, and The West Australian from 2001 to 2003.
  • Between 1978 and 1980 contributed art reviews and book reviews to the National Times, Sydney.

Citations and Biographical entries

  • Marquis, ‘Who’s Who in the World’, 2005 edition. New Providence, USA.
  • Peter Davis, ‘Arthur Ballard: Liverpool Artist and teacher’. Old bakehouse, UK, 1996.
  • Alan and Susan McCulloch ( eds) ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’. Allen and Unwin, London, 1994.
  • K.C. Bensley, Contemporary Gippsland Artists. La Trobe Valley Art Centre, 1990.
  • Nevil Drury, ‘New Art Four’, Craftsman House, NSW, 1990.
  • Ann Lee Moran, ‘International Contemporary Arts Directory’, St James press, Chicago and London, 1985.
  • Jean Campbell, ‘Australian Watercolour Painters’, Rigby, 1983.
  • Max Germaine, ‘ Artists and galleries of Australia and New Zealand’, Landsdowne press, Sydney, 1980.

Selected exhibition reviews, interviews, etcetera.

  • Lyn DiCiero. ‘ The Art of Neville Weston’. Artists Chronicle May 2003
  • John Emery. ‘ The French Connection, Castaway finds creative shore’ The Advertiser, 20th December, 1995.
  • John Neylon. ‘Survival Story’, Adelaide Review, February, 1996.
  • David Harris. ‘Shifts in the Paradigm’. Western Review, Perth, January, 1995.
  • Claude Gouet. ‘De la Fourchette au Pinceau’, Var Matin, France, 5th November, 1991
  • John Neylon. ‘Cultivation’. Adelaide review, August 1991.
  • Amanda Lynch. ‘Dislocation of Space’, Canberra Times, 9th February, 1989.
  • Sasha Grishin. ‘Maturity in middle age’, Canberra Times, 1989.
  • John Emery. ‘The Big Picture’. Advertiser , 26th August, 1989.
  • Neville Weston. ‘ Confessions of an artist’ Arts magazine, November 1987.
  • Margot Osborne, ‘Being there: an interview with Neville Weston’, CAS Broadsheet, March 1987.
  • Samela Harris, ‘Literally taking art to the streets’, the Advertiser, Adelaide, 2nd October, 1986.
  • Susan Hoskings, ‘ Different approaches to Art: Mysterious and cheerful extrovert,’ Australian Book Review, August 1985.
  • Merete Bates, The Guardian, London, 1972.
  • M Ingham, Review of Neville Weston exhibition. Arts Review London, October 1973.
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