Neil Liddell Face to Face Back to Back

From the 25th of March to the 7th of April 2014

the Serpentine Community Gallery

was the venue for

"Face to Face, Back to Back"

- a showcase of new and old works by Neil Liddell.

Official opening night: Friday 28th of March, from 7pm.

Artist Background

Neil Liddell has worked from a Lismore based studio for the last 7 years, but this is his first solo show here.

Since going Professional as a Portrait Artist in 2000, he has exhibited between commissions

 mostly in Portrait Artists Australia (the Professional Association) annual group shows in major capitals

and the odd art prize. The last being, “The Innovators”, PAA Exhibition, in Parliament House, Canberra.

He has been commissioned to paint politicians, pop stars, explorers, scientists, vice chancellors,

aboriginal elders and prominent artists in his career.

This exhibition however will feature locals, models and muses,

with a few older studies of commissioned works. Primarily, it’s an exploration of light on the human palette.

 “I’m not bothered with trying to entertain with some distinct style or compete.

  I just paint it as I see it, the impression of reality is important to me but it’s more than that.

It’s the process of silent collaboration, the challenge and discovery of a character in the work

and the way light, as much as form, plays a role in it’s creation.”

Neil works mostly in oils on canvas and soft pastels.

'Bukulatjpi Ga Gondarra Gurrutu (A Whale and A Crow)'

soft pastel on carson paper

'Our Hard Working Maori People (Wally)'

oil on canvas

'Postie Girl'

soft pastel on carson paper


oil on canvas


oil on canvas

'Hyzanthalay (The Swan)'

oil on linen