Brendan Neiland, Drwawing on Life

Drawing on Life

17 October 2017 - 4 November 2017
The Redfern Gallery

An exhibition of paintings on canvas

"In some ways the work in this latest show can be defined in conventional art gallery terms: the still life; the portrait (siren, child); the landscape; the decorative motif and so on."

Paul Finch 2017



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Mending Broken Hearts iamge

The Light Fantastic

07 October 2014 - 08 November 2014
The Redfern Gallery

An exhibition of large scale paintings and intimate works on paper by acclaimed contemporary artist and printmaker, Brendan Neiland.

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2013 - The Cut, 45 Park Lane

2013 - Searcys at the Gherkin


Neiland at 70

11th. October until November 10th, 2011

I was Brendan’s tutor at the Royal College of Art in the
1960’s, and i’ve followed his career with interest since then.
The last four years have seen many changes, and it has been
a period of introspection and total full time commitment to
his painting, the first time he’s been able to do this for some
years. In this exhibition ‘Night and Day’ Brendan has
pursued his lifetime exploration of the city, but the work has
taken on a new, more abstract direction. In the ‘Nocturnes’,
a series of paintings at night, the excitement of the night city
as a pleasure ground, together with feelings of slight
foreboding, are brought into focus through the forms and
vibrant colours. Based on reality, the work becomes mystical
and abstract. The ‘Nocturnes’ have influenced the ‘Day ’
series in subtle ways. This is very exciting new work.

Sir Peter Blake,
October 2008

Brendan Neiland has been a great friend and supporter of
The University of Sheffield for several years. In 2002 the
University commissioned Brendan to paint the University
Library and this striking painting now hangs there. The title
of the painting is the University’s motto - Rerum Cognoscere
Causas– and means “To Discover the Causes of Things”
(from Virgil’s Georgics II, #490). Through art we are constantly
discovering new things about ourselves and the world we
live in. The University thanks Brendan for all his support
and is delighted to be sponsoring this exhibition catalogue.

Professor Keith Burnett, FRS
Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield University

Neiland at 70

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