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Neil Ernest Tomkins

Neil Ernest Tomkins

Neil Ernest Tomkins


Contemporary landscape painter Neil Ernest Tompkins has developed a painting style recognisable for its blending and fragmenting of imagery and perspectives. He is renowned for his distinctive approach to mark-making and has been featured in myriad exhibitions across the globe, as well as being part of extensive commissions, murals, and residencies in Portugal, India, Peru, Mexico & Tasmania. Tomkins’ process usually begins en plein air, loosely drafted with a focus on composition and framework. Often, the artist refines his imagery by cutting up photographs taken while travelling, arranging them into collages that form a reference for his ensuing paintings. He is regularly exhibited and represented by galleries across Australia.

“My aim is to connect with place, to find the spaces of stillness within the motions of the everyday. In this sense I would approach direct references to landscape to be conceptual, abstract. Often breaking down the subject matter into fragments, my work alludes to a connection through displacement. With each body of work, I try to develop that idea of movement through the understanding of color. Travel contextualises my work, where the shifting light is more abstract, unrooted and adaptable.”

Neil Tomkins, 2023


2022 Return of Rivers, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, NSW

2021 Between Dreams, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, NSW

2020 Now Here. Nowhere, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, NSW

2019 This Dream Called Reality, 17 Oxford St, NSW

           Synergy Collaborations, Studio Gallery, VIC

2018 This Could be Your Color, Raizvanguarda, PT

           The Veil, New Standard Gallery, NSW

2017 Rising Dark, New Standard Gallery, NSW

2016 A Deep Rumble, New Standard Gallery, NSW

2014 East of Eventuality, Ginkgo Gallery, NSW

2013 Neil E Tomkins, Ginkgo Gallery, NSW

2010 SCA grad Show, Sydney Collage of Arts, NSW

          Animals and Landscape, Mil’s Gallery, NSW

2008 Birds and Friends, Abattoir Gallery, NSW

2007 New and Old Work, Long Gallery, NSW


2023 country x Country, Cooee Art Leven, NSW

2021 X-mas show, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, NSW

2020 Showcase, Michael Reid Gallery, NSW

2019 Open Call Salon, Delphain Gallery, UK

2018 Paper and Canvas, New Standard Gallery, NSW

2017 June, New Standard Gallery, NSW

2016 Higher Ground, Kinokuniya, NSW

2015 Art Parked, Artesian 4, NSW

2014 We, The Muse, Ambush gallery, NSW

2012 Outpost Festival, Cockatoo Island, NSW

2011 Communicating with Rocks, Mils Gallery, NSW

2009 Two Young Painters, Cat & Fiddle, NSW

2007 Ten Young Artists, Project Gallery, NSW


2018 Milton Post Office Residency, NSW

            Raizvanguarda Artist Residency Góis, PT

            Unconformity Festival Residency, TAS

2017 Q Bank Artists Residency Queenstown, TAS

2015 El Ray Private Residency Mazunte, MX


Neil Tomkins’ work is held in Private collections Nationally in NSW,

VIC, QLD & TAS and Internationally in USA, MX, PT, FR, DE, MN & IN.

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