Neil Elliott

Neil  Elliott

About the Artists:

Neil was born in Adelaide in 1963 and moved to Perth with his family in 1978.
He then decided to pursue a career in graphic design and studied at Perth Technical College from 1980-1982. It was here that he developed his drawing and painting skills.

Always seeking to explore and expand his own boundaries, Neil trained in many fine art mediums, including but not exclusive to, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media. These skills, coupled with his ability to merge the technical world of design with the emotive and often sensitive world of visual art, has created a style that is distinctively his.

Neil's prime objective when creating is to explore and to have fun. By constantly experimenting and introducing new mediums he is able to maintain passion and excitement toward his work. His paintings are usually on board as it offers a robust surface that allows him to glue, screw, nail or rivet items to the surface. The items that are attached are usually recycled or found objects, chosen because of their texture or colour.

Neil’s sculptures are usually made from found objects and display a sense of fun.


Solo exhibitions

2017-2018 Art On The Move , ‘Creations from the Man Cave’. Touring exhibition of sculptures throughout regional Western Australia.

2014 Creative Emotive - Studio 281 Maylands

2012 Drawn to colour - Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda

2010 Serious Fun - Old Bakery Gallery Maylands

2009 A few of my favourite things - ABD The Gallery

2008 Colours of Africa - ABD The Gallery

2007 A search within, MinniMon

2006 Don’t wait till I’m dead - Big Picture Factory

Group exhibitions include:

2017, 2016 Kalgoorlie Art Awards

2017 Northam Art Prize

2017, 2016 Town of Claremont Art Awards

2017, 2013 Cossack Art Awards

2017 Methodist Ladies College Art Exhibition

2017, 2016 Mandjar Art Award

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Hale School Art Award

2016 - 2013 St Mark’s Annual Art Exhibition

2016 - 2011, 2009 Mazenod Art Award


2016 – 2013 Guildford Grammar Annual Art Exhibition
2016 - 2014 City of Bayswater Art Awards
2016, 2015 Feature Artist Gallery 360 Subiaco
2017 - 2014, 2012, 2011 Newman College Art Expo
2016 - 2011 Darlington Arts Festival
2017 - 2011 Mundaring Hills Open Studios
2014, 2012 St Brigid’s College Art Exhibition

2014, 2010 Mundaring Hills artists - Zig Zag Gallery

2016, 2014 Morawa Art Award
2016, 2014 Pigments of imagination - Carmel College
2014 Art in the hills

2014 Upcycle Art Awards Subiaco
2016 Studio 281, 10th birthday exhibition
2015, 2013 Studio 281 Christmas exhibition
2013 Next Generation Gallery Kings Park
2013 Vic Park Centre for Arts Xmas show for tutors
2016, 2013, 2012 ArtInvesta Subiaco WA
2017, 2012 Perth College Art Award
2011 Western Australian Print Media Award
2011 Scrap to Sculpture - Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda

Art training include:

2013 Woodcarving workshop
WS Art Studio Ubud Bali

2013 Encaustic painting techniques - Julia Sutton, Artsource Studios Midland

2011 Metal Sculpture Polytechnic West - Peter Knight

2011 Printmaking Polytechnic West - Sue Starcken

2012, 2011, 2010 Sculpture techniques - Kalamunda Community Learning Centre

2002, 2003 Mixed Media painting at Claremont School of Art, Gabrielle Mazalevskis

2002, 2003 Printmaking Swan TAFE with Russell Bell

2002 Life drawing classes with Cedric Baxter

1992 Certificate in teaching Hobby Ceramics

1991 Watercolour Classes Kalamunda TAFE

1987 Ceramics Edith Cowan University

1980-1982 Diploma in graphic design at Perth School of Art and Design

Accolades include:

2017 Judge and curator at City of South Perth emerging artist awards

2016 Opening speech William Boissevain exhibition - Nest Gallery, Darlington

2016 Judge at Wickepin Art Awards

2016 Judge at Glass+ Exh. Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda
2015 Judge Darlington Arts festival, youth section

2014 Curate/judge Kalamunda Youth Art Award, Zig Zag Gallery

2014 Opening speech for Ben Brennan solo exhibition, Ellington Jazz Club

2014 Feature artist Art Trends Magazine Canada

2014 Gallery Watch West TV featured artist

2013/2014 St Mark’s Art Exhibition (feature artist)

2013 Curator - All that Glitters by John Baldock - Zig Zag Gallery Kalamunda

2013 Judge - Seniors Art Award Shire of Kalamunda

2012 Opening of Earth, Water, Air and Fire exhibition, - Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda

2011 Curator - Scrap to Sculpture - Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda



Associated Exhibitions

1 December - 24 December, 2017
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