Kirsty Neilson

Born 1987
Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

There is an obsessive intensity to the painting practice of Kirsty Neilson. Her celebrated career to date as a portrait painter¾including being a three times finalist in the Archibald Prize (most notably with her 2021 portrait of Australian of the year, Grace Tame)¾has been marked with laser-like technical precision. Her inclusion in other major awards¾the Darling Portrait Prize, and the Portia Geach Memorial Award in recent years¾with works that celebrate those championing social justice goes to the heart of her commitment to a more equitable world.

Throughout Neilson’s career, the counterpoint to the rigours of realist portraiture has been a joyously expressive landscape oeuvre. Created en plein air from the desert to the pastoral, she has immersed herself in the landscape. 

\ Artworks

An inscription of utopia

2023 \ Oil on board, framed \ 50cm x 70cm


By the water

2023 \ Oil on polycotton, framed \ 46 x 36cm


Every sound is a song

2023 \ Oil on board, framed \ 70 x 100cm


Fern Gully

2023 \ Oil on linen \ F. 78.5 x 63.5cm


Golden hour

2023 \ Oil on board, framed \ 40 x 60cm


Rains of the forest

2023 \ Oil on board \ 50 x 40cm

The Dam

2022 \ Oil on board \ 137 x 111.5cm

The Dam 1

2022 \ Oil on board \ 40 x 30cm


The garden

2023 \ Oil on board \ 45 x 34cm

The gorge

2023 \ Oil on board, framed \ 70 x 100cm


The oasis

2023 \ Oil on board,framed \ 50 x 80cm

The palms

2023 \ Oil on board \ 70 x 50cm


The valley of palms

2023 \ Oil on board, framed \ 50 x 35cm


Under the palms

2023 \ Oil on board, framed \ 80 x 60cm


\ News

NH Event


13 December 2022

In this collection are available artworks from this year’s solo gallery program; some that were not released at the time—all great examples from our talented stable.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Kirsty Neilson

Kirsty Neilson


18 October — 4 November 2023

Landscape and Memory

Group Exhibition

2 September — 23 September 2023

Kirsty Neilson

My Giverny

15 June — 2 July 2022

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)