Curriculum Vitae

Neil Ernest Tomkins

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2011            Charlie Sheard Studio School
2008-10        Sydney Collage of the Arts BVA Painting
2007-08        Wollongong University BVA Painting / Print



2019           Sea Change Art Prize Finalist exhibition
2016           Waverly Art Prize Finalist exhibition
2015           Fishers Ghost Art Award Finalist exhibition
2014           Wall to Wall Awarded 3rd place
2013           Out of Sight Awarded 1st place
2011           Glebe Art Prize Youth Art Prize Winner

Solo Exhibitions

2019           This Dream Called Reality – 17 Oxford St                     NSW
2019           The Long Walk Home – Day Fine Gallery                      NSW
2019           Synergy Collaborations – Studio Gallery                       VIC
2018           This Could be Your Color – Raizvanguarda                   PT
2018           The Veil – New Standard Gallery                                   NSW
2017           Tomkins at Sea – Private Boat showing                        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
2010           Animals and Landscape – Mil’s Gallery                        NSW
2008          Birds and Friends – Abattoir Gallery                             NSW
2007          New and Old Work – Long Gallery                                NSW 

Group Exhibitions

2019          The Paper Salon – Ambush Gallery                              NSW
2018          Paper and Canvas – New Standard Gallery                 NSW
2017          June – New Standard Gallery                                       NSW
2017          Lost Horizons – Alpha 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
2011           New Blue Moon – Hibernian House                            NSW
2009          Two Young Painters – Cat & Fiddle                             NSW
2007          Ten Young Artists – Project Gallery                             NSW


Neil Tomkins work is held in Private collections Nationally in NSW, VIC, QLD & TAS and Internationally in USA, MX, PT, FR, DE, MN & IN.


2018           Milton Post Office Residency                              NSW
2018           Raizvanguarda Artist Residency Góis                 PT
2018           Unconformity Festival Residency                        TAS
2017           Q Bank Artists Residency Queenstown              TAS
2015           El Ray Private Residency Mazunte                      MX

Selected Engagements

2019           Mural in a Day – Arts Education
2019           Newtown PS – Arts Education
2018           Mural at Jarjum PS – Arts Education
2017-18     Gallery Director – Alpha Gallery
2017           Currambena – Arts Education
2016           Street Creatures – Program Facilitator
2015           Mural Program MELB – Project Facilitator 
2014           Dulwich Hill PS – Arts Education
2013           Screen Print Course Naidoc – Teacher
2012           Matching Grants – Program Facilitator
2011           Charlie Sheard Intern


A 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 Life. 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.

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