Photo by Yuri Nezovic







Neil Ernest Tomkins
Sydney Based Painter











Through ten years of oil painting, Tomkins continues to explore a contemporary approach to mark making & this classic medium.

Including an extensive collection of various commission projects & murals, Neil has also been involved in various artists residencies and studio programs. These include locations such as Portugal, India, Peru, Mexico & Tasmania.


  • Wollongong University
  • Sydney College of the Arts
  • Charlie Sheard’s Academy SchoolPrizes and Residencies
  • Glebe Art Prize, Winner Youth Prize, Sydney 2011
  • Matching Grants, City of Sydney, 2012
  • Out of Sight Wining Mural, Leichardt City Council, 2012
  • Wall 2 Wall, 3rd Prize Winner, Leichardt City Council, 2014
  • Fishers Ghost Art Award, Finalist, 2015
  • Waverly Art Prize, finalist, 2016
  • Qbank Residency, TAS, Australia, 2017
  • Raizvanguarda, Gois, Portugal, 2018
    Major Exhibitions
  • Tomkins at Sea, Private Boat Showing, Sydney, 2017
  • Rising Dark, New standard Gallery, Sydney, 2017 (solo)
  • A Deep Rumble, New Standard Gallery, Sydney, 2016 (solo)
  • East Of Eventuality, GINKGO gallery, Sydney, 2014 (solo)
  • Neil Tomkins and Lina Zinal, Skunkworks Gallery, Sydeny, 2014
  • Neil E Tomkins, GINKGO gallery, Sydney, 2013 (solo)
  • SCA Graduation Show, Sydney Collage of the Arts, 2010
  • Animals and Landscape, MiLs Gallery, Sydney, 2010 (solo)
  • Birds and Friends, Abattoir Gallery, Sydney, 2008 (solo)
  • New and Old work, Long Gallery, Wollongong, 2007 (solo)     Selected Group Shows
  • June Group show, New Standard Gallery, Sydney 2017
  • Lost Horizons, Alpha Gallery, Sydney 2017
  • Higher Ground, Kinokuniya Gallery, Sydney 2016
  • Urban Art- Parked, Artesian4, Sydney 2015
  • Artesian4, North Sydney, 2014
  • Until Next Time, Tate Gallery, Sydney 2014
  • We, The Muse, Ambush Gallery, Sydney 2014
  • Juddy Roller, Melbourne, 2013
  • Project Ugly at Outpost, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 2012
  • Communicating with Rocks, MiLs Gallery, Sydney 2011
  • New Blue Moon, Hibernian House, Sydney 2011
  • Driftwood, Oh Really Gallery, Sydney, 2009
  • 2 Young Painters, Cat and Fiddle Gallery, Sydney, 2009
  • 10 Young Artists, Project Gallery, Wollongong, 2008A long-standing & productive residency at the Annandale Higher Ground Studios continues to be host to his exploration of painting, mark making & his continued play with the notions of these themes. His current subject matters are focusing on; Australian &  South American Landscapes, Expressive Portraiture and Still Lifes. Tomkins goal is to explore the malleable nature of expressionism. Having been labeled as both an impressionist and an expressionist by various features in media throughout his ten-year career. His overall goal is to create a balance between these two schools of practice.
Photo by EARS

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If you would like to contact Neil for a commission based work, mural or for general sales & inquiries contact:

PH: 04 301 299 53




Public Murals Nationally and Internationally and works in private collections in New York, Mongolia, Mexico and South America.


Community-based artistic workshops created around drawing, painting, and skateboarding. Created in collaboration with the community and based on youth empowerment and art therapy.

For bookings contact me at www.streetcreaturesworkshops.com

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