John Neylon

John Neylon is an Adelaide-based independent author, curator and formerly Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia (1988 – 2005).He has worked continuously as a media arts writer and art critic since the 1980s, is the inaugural art critic The Adelaide Reviewlectures in contemporary art history and theory at Adelaide Central School of Art, is a national tour lecturer for the Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) and a member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA). In 2005 he received the Ministers’ Award for Excellence in Arts Education and in 2014 The Lorne Sculpture Biennale Scarlett Award for critical writing (contemporary sculpture).

He has written numerous exhibition reviews, catalogue essays and books on artists including; Franz Kempf: Aspects of a Journey, Wakefield Press 2016; ‘Robert Hannaford: Distinguishing Features’, exhibition publication essay for Robert Hannaford survey exhibition Art Gallery of South Australia 2016; ‘Shared perspectives’, Geoff Wilson: The Interrogated Landscape, Samstag Art Museum 2015; Edge of Time: Greg Johns Sculpture: 1977 - 2015, Wakefield Press 2015; Beyond Bravura: the ceramic art of Stephen Bowers (co-authored with Milton Moon) SALA Series, Wakefield Press 2013; Robert Hannaford: Natural Eye, Wakefield Press 2007; I love painting (monograph on Aldo Iacobelli), SALA Series, Wakefield Press 2006; Hans Heysen, Into the Light, Wakefield Press (co-authored with Jane Hylton), Wakefield Press 2004; Horizon: Greg Johns Sculptures 1977 – 2002, Macmillan 2002.