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artist , educator

Neville Edward Weston, British, Australian artist, educator. Certified teacher. Recipient Perth International Drawing prize 1975, Sir Hans Heysen Memorial prize, 1986. Member International Council Fine Arts Deans, College Art Association American, INternat. Society Education Through Art, International Association Art Critics.

Background

Weston, Neville Edward was born on June 26, 1936 in Birmingham, England. Son of Denis and Clara Weston.

Education

Doctor of Fine Arts, University London, 1958. Master of Education, University Manchester, England, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University Adelaide, Australia, 1991.

Career

Based in Australia for many years, before relocating to the UK in 2005 he has held a number of Australia's top academic posts in the field of performing and visual arts, as well as working as an art critic across numerous publications. As a painter his work is represented in major collections internationally. His role as a key player in the Liverpool Avante Garde art scene has been noted in the Tate Liverpool's 2007 exhibition Liverpool - Creative Centre of the Universe.

During his time in Liverpool (1960-1975) he was closely associated with artists including Adrian Henri and Keith Arnatt. At the Slade he was a student of William Coldstream, Claude Rogers, Lucian Freud and Ernst Gombrich. He was a lecturer at Liverpool College of Art 1961-1965 teaching drawing and painting and principal lecturer and head of school, University of Manchester Colleges of Education division, Padgate College of Education (1965-1975).

His first association with Australia came with a visiting fellowship at the Australian National University Humanities Research Centre, Canberra, 1975. In 1977 he relocated to Australia to teach Art History and Theory, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia before moving to Perth to become Dean of School of Visual Art., Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth. 1991-2001 then Adjunct Professor, Curtin University of Technology, 2001-200 and Professor at James Cook University, Townsville teaching painting and art history.

Neville Weston has written extensively about Australian art and is the biographer of leading Australian artist Lawrence Daws.

Achievements

  • Born Birmingham, UK in 1936, he studied painting, drawing, and lithography at Stourbridge School of Art, 1952-1956 (awarded National Diploma in Design) before attending the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 1956, 1957, 1958 (awarded University of London Diploma in Fine Art).

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) Kaleidoscope of Modern Art: Reach of Modern Art, 1972, Lawrence Daws, 1983, Franz Kempf: Graphic Works, 1984, In The Public Eye: Public Art in Australia, 1986. One person shows, London, 1986, 92. Editorial advisory board Grove Encyclopedia of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Art, since 1992.

Membership

Member International Council Fine Arts Deans, College Art Association American, INternat. Society Education Through Art, International Association Art Critics.

Connections

1 child, Adrian.

father:
Denis Weston

mother:
Clara Weston

child:
Adrian Weston