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6th December 2017

Added my December Monthly Display presenting Vic-20 Graphics. See a list of past monthly displays.

2nd November 2017

Added my November Monthly Display presenting a portrait, “The Linguist”. See a list of past monthly displays.

2nd November 2017

Updated my special Monthly Display presenting my 20 Year Anniversary of Neil Huggett's Web Gallery, so that the 12 selected past monthly displays continue to be presented in Gallery 4. See a list of past monthly displays.

20th September 2017

Entered a pastel portrait, "The Linguist", into the 2017 Prospect Portrait Prize. After not getting my portrait selected as a finalist, I present it in my November 2017 Monthly Display.

2nd May 2017

I registered this web gallery as an exhibition venue as part of the 2017 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, which will take place during 1-31 August 2017. The special exhibition on my web gallery will to titled "20 Year Anniversary of Neil Huggett's Web Gallery". This exhibition will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the festival time (1-31 August).

I would like to thank the City of Burnside Council for their kind sponsorship of my SALA exhibition registration and listing.

March 2017

Sold two prints of my charcoal drawings to a bush poet and artist who lives at Bourke in New South Wales.

14th February 2014

I was very pleased to receive a Highly Commended Prize of $2,000 for my entry in the inaugural Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize, exhibited at the Adelaide Festival Centre Artspace Gallery. More...

January 2014

One of my drawings has been selected as a finalist piece in the inaugural Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize, to be exhibited at the Adelaide Festival Centre Artspace Gallery during the 2014 Adelaide Festival. More...

March 2013

Added "3D photographs" section and "Mandelbrot Abstract" section to Gallery 4.

September 2012

One of my drawings has been selected as a finalist piece in the 2012 Heysen Prize, for Interpretation of Place. More...

August 2011

Abstracts 3 (Adobe Illustrator Abstracts) and Photographs 3 have been added to Gallery 4.

July 2011

Other Microcosm Project Drawings have been added to Gallery 4.

December 2009

Website given a major update, and expanded to include more work.

August 2009

Website moved from "www.geocities.com/neil.huggett" to "www.neilhuggett.com". Previous provider, Yahoo, increased its web hosting charges dramatically, and made it worthwhile for me to find a better web host.

September 2008 Selected as a finalist in the 2008 Heysen Prize, for Interpretation of Place. More...
July 2008 Selected as a finalist in 2008 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, held at the South Australian Museum. More...
September 2007 Finalist in the 2007 Heysen Landscape Art Prize. More...
July 2006 Selected as a finalist in 2006 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, held at the South Australian Museum. More...
September 2005 Won 3rd prize in Category B (works on paper) in 2005 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, held at the South Australian Museum. More...

 



About this Website

This web gallery is a presentation of some of my artwork and some of my written ideas. It is an attempt to share some of my thoughts, ideas and experiences with others. It is my “Message in a Bottle”. I live in Adelaide, South Australia.

I produce all of this website myself: code all of the pages (including the occasional piece of Javascript coding), photograph my artwork and adjust the digital files using Adobe Photoshop Elements. I try to show some new displays of artwork every month (usually within the monthly display section), so please come back regularly.

This web gallery was established in 1997. Over the years, as a result of this website, I have been contacted by many people from all over the world, which is a very pleasing outcome.

Please email me for more information, at: neil.huggett@yahoo.com.

 

About the Artist, Neil Huggett


I am primarily a self-taught artist. I was born in 1959. I grew up in Sydney, but have lived in Adelaide since 1982. I have always enjoyed drawing, making things, and looking at reproductions of artwork in books.

I attended Mount Kuring-gai Primary School, Ermington Primary School (in West Ryde) and then Marsden High School (in West Ryde), all within Sydney suburbia.

After finishing high school, I found an excellent job in a small graphic design studio. I learnt a wide range of professional skills. After a couple of years, I found myself using my artistic skills, discipline and ‘sensibilities’ to realise other people’s ideas. This led me to thinking that I should be using my skills and ‘sensibilities’ to realise my ideas. Thus began a purposeful journey of personal discovery, and personal expression.

I went to Tasmania for about six months to explore painting and drawing full-time. I returned to Sydney for a year of working, then moved to Adelaide and continued full-time painting and drawing for another year and a half, living off the money I had saved.

After a range of short-term jobs I undertook a tertiary qualification in Art Teaching. I have since worked as an Art and Design teacher in secondary schools, a computing teacher in a university, an educational multimedia developer in a university, and as an IT support officer.

Throughout my entire working life to date, I have produced artwork and been a keen photographer outside of my working time (including while travelling to work, at lunchtimes, and while travelling home from work, etc). I have also used computers for producing and/or manipulating images since my degree.

I have enjoyed overseas travel with my wife (who can speak 5 European languages), to The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. There are some photographs from these travels in the Travel section.

I find art to be an important inspiration. It's about describing the experiences of living in this world we are in. I especially value producing positive artwork outside, directly from life.

I like walking, looking, drawing, analysing what I see and experience, playing tennis, looking, listening to music, computing, watching movies, eating, travelling, taking photos, looking, reading, wondering, talking, ...

 


 
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