Artist, Hadyn Wilson

Hadyn Wilson is an Australian Artist, represented in NSW by Frances Keevil Gallery.

Locus Non Consequensia is a project Hadyn initiated in the early 2000’s and one he has recently revisited.

Born in 1955, Hadyn has been a practising artist for more than thirty years and in that time has had over twenty seven solo exhibitions both here and overseas.  He attended The Julian Ashton Art School and East Sydney Tech (National Art School) in the 70s and then did a post graduate degree at the ANU and a Masters degree at the UNSW and has completed a PhD at the University of Newcastle.

He has travelled abroad on various scholarships, including the SMH travelling art scholarship and a Dyson bequest grant from the AGNSW travelling and exhibiting in Europe.  In the 1980s and later he went to Europe on an Amnesty International Art prize.  He has won various awards including the Gallipoli Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, The South Sydney Sculpture Symposium, Art in the Rocks and Artist in Residency postings.  He has exhibited in the Sulman, Wynne (as recently as 2016) and Archibald prizes on numerous occasions, the Hazlehurst and Adelaide Perry drawing prizes and various invitational exhibitions including the Waterford’s Natural History prize at the Museum of South Australia and the Redlands Westpac exhibitions.  In 2007 he had a major survey show at the Manly Regional Gallery, Sydney.

One of his abiding interests has been artwork based on botanical specimens and extinct plants and has written extensively on the subject.

He was recently short-listed for the Newton-John medal for Alumni from the University of Newcastle for contributions to the Arts.

He has lived in the Hunter Valley, (near Wollombi) and has maintained an abiding love of nature and a lifetime’s ongoing commitment to environmental projects and concerns.

 

Hadyn Wilson, his career and Incidental Landscape Exhibition, 2015.  Filmed by Andrew Arestides, Sea Coast Films.