Long-time love affair with art

Published on 22 November 2018

Neil Morris Art Exhibition

Neil Dennis Morris has had a love affair with art making for the past 35 years. Neil approached The Q earlier this year to discuss the possibility of holding his first exhibition in the venue. Exhibition coordinator Georgina Perri was quite amazed at the sheer number of artworks that Neil had in his personal portfolio, and the huge diversity of mediums and creative approaches, including, painting, sculpture and drawing.

“After meeting with Neil and hearing about how important and consistent creating artwork has been in his life for the past 35 years, I encouraged him to investigate if his National Disability Insurance Scheme benefits could be utilised to help fund this important event. The good news was that Neil was in fact able to use his funding support in this way to achieve the life-long ambition of holding his very own solo exhibition,” Georgina explained.

“I started the 35 years of my love of art in the last two years of high school. This really happened when my teacher Mr Van Ewyk gave me a book on Vincent Van Gogh. I was hooked on his works and you will see many of my reproductions of his works, plus an influence in my other works. The other influence on my art are the dot paintings by Aboriginal artists,” said Neil.

The exhibition continues until 8 December at The Q Exhibition Space, 251 Crawford St, Queanbeyan. Open weekdays 10am – 4pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

To further information please contact please contact Georgina Perri, Team Leader Arts, Culture and Museums on 6285 6170 or cultural.services@qprc.nsw.gov.au