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

Rains of the forest

2023 \ Oil on board \ 50 x 40cm

The Dam

2022 \ Oil on board \ 137 x 111.5cm

The garden

2023 \ Oil on board \ 45 x 34cm

The oasis

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

\ News


N\H Finalists - 2024 Archibald and Sulman Prizes

7 June 2024

Congratulations to Nanda\Hobbs artists—Yoshio Honjo, Nicola Higgins, Caroline Zilinsky, Kirsty Neilson and Ben Smith who are all Archibald finalists, and Katherine Hattam and Nick Santoro who are selected for the Sulman Prize. 

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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)