Was Born in 1950 has been an active artist and lecturer since 1971 .He is currently a practicing artist.
Neil was a lecturer at Victoria College Prahran, the Victorian college of the Arts ,the University of Melbourne and faculty of the VCA from 1983, till 2015, being the Head of the Printmaking Department at the VCA from 2002 till 2013. He received fellowships of Printmaking and Painting from RMIT University in 1972-3 and Masters of Fine Art from RMIT in 1998.
Neil worked as printer for Australian artists George Baldessin, Roger Kemp and John Olsen among others, from 1971 till 1983 and was assistant curator of Monash art gallery in1978-9.
Has exhibited continuously since 1972 and over the last 14 years has undertaken exhibitions in Korea, Japan, China and residencies in Japan and China and Estonia.
"2021 IMTG2021 Internatational Print Triennial Krakow "Dissonant Futures" Krakow ,Poland.
"2020 Swan Hill Prints and Drawings Awards,Swanhill.
"2018 NeliMarkka Museum Residency Alajarvi Finland.
2017 "Splitgraphic Biennial,Split Croatia ,main exhibition.
2017 "Obsession" Stockroom gallery , Kyneton Victoria .
2017 "Mixed Tape " group Exhibition Stockroom Gallery , Kyneton Victoria
2017 Burnie Print Biennial .Burnie Art Gallery ,Tasmania
2016 Fremantle print Prize ,Western Australia
2016 'Sometimes it rains',UnitOne Gallery,HeiQao,Beijing China
2015 'Slippages',Exhibition of prints made during an Artist in Residence at Tartu Print Museum Estonia .Tartu Print Museum Estonia
2015 DI CARTA/PAPERMADE.Bienniale Internazionale 2nd edition,Schio Municipality,Italy
2015 Fremantle Print Prize ,Western Australia,
2015 Tokyo Mini Print Triennial,Tama University ,Tokyo,Japan
2015 Cracow Print Triennial main Exhibition,Poland
2015 Guanlan International Printmaking Biennale Exhibition,China
2015 Burnie printmaking Biennial Exhibition Tasmania(winner)
2014 Open competition International Mokuhang comperition
(Grand prize winner.)
2014 13th Lessedra World Art Print -minni print 2014
2013 Fremantle Printmaking Prize Exhibition
2013 Hanzohou Art Expospozition "Gathering talents" series selection of Printmaking Masters.
2013 invited artist in residence ,Guanlan Printmaking Base ,China
2013 Guanlan international Printmaking Biennial ,China
2013 "there/now/here/then"Stokroom Kyenton Victoria
2012 Prints Tokyo 80th anniversary invitational Intinational Printmaking Exhibition.tokyo
2012 Residency and Exhibition "living winter dreaming spring"Youkobo Art Space Tokyo
2011 "Millenial wind"Anniverary of Tripitaka koreana "Mind"Australian representive,Printmaking ExhibitionSouth Korea
2011 Galaxy Garden group Exhibition Sutton Project Space Melbourne
2008 Youkobo Artist Residence Tokyo
2007" Coincidence" Jenny Port gallery
2007 Print Tokyo 2007
2007 GIAF- international Printmaking Exhibition Seoul
2006 From Paper to digital Seoul Korea.
2005 Busan international Print Festival
2002 Tachikawa international Art Festival Tokyo
2002 Red Gallery Home and Contents
2001 ANZ Bank Tokyo
2000 Gallery Chika Tokyo
2000 Flinders Lane Gallery
1999 Flinders Lane Gallery
1997 Flinders Lane Gallery
1995 Flinders Lane Gallery
1992 Flinders Lane Gallery
1990 Flinders Lane Gallery
1989 Acland street gallery
1987 Acland Street Gallery
Represented Michell Endowment NGV
Melbourne University Collection.RMIT
Mornington Peninsula Art Centre
University of Queensland
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Sydney College of the Arts
University of Vilnius Lithuania.
Awards Visual Arts board travel Grant 1973
Australian Representative at Tachikawa international arts festival 2002