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Archived News (2005-2010)

Updated: Oct 23, 2018

Neville French is the inaugural winner of the $5000 National Ceramics Award at Clunes.

Mungo Light 3 2010 is now in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Neville French has been shortlisted as a finalist in the $15,000 City of Hobart Art Prize at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Exhibition 23 July – 29 August. 2010

He is a finalist in the $10,000 27th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award. Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland. Exhibition 21 August – 21 October. 2010

Neville French’s work Lunette 1 2010 appears on the cover of The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol. 49/2 2010.


Exhibition Dates: Thursday 8 April until Monday 1 May 2010

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm

310 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141

Ph: (03) 9826 0822 E:

View complete exhibition at website Mossgreen Gallery

Exhibition: HERE/NOW

18th February – 21st March 2009

Mossgreen Gallery Artists Neville French has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council to create a new series of porcelain vessels based on the Willandra dry lake basins in southern NSW. This is an area of profound significance for its record of geological evolution and cultural record of earliest Australians. It is a place of great spiritual significance and national heritage. At Lake Mungo the land has been sculpted by climatic changes spanning 120,000 years and the light, saturated colour and vast space are extraordinary.

Neville French has also been shortlisted for the Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Winter Vessel 2007 was selected by the judge Marea Gazzard for acquisition for the Gold Coast Art Gallery permanent collection.

16 August – 19 October 2008

Exhibition: South Australia

Off Shore 111

14th May – 14th June 2008

Solo exhibition at Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

20th Nov – 8th Dec 2007 Archived News: 2006: Impressions of Australia

Oct 15th – November 12th, 2006

(Ceramic: Steven Benwell, Robin Best, Merran Esson, Neville French, Hermannsburg Potters. Glass: Clare Belfrage, Joanna Bone, Scott Chaseling, Mathew Curtis, Tim Edwards, Richard Whiteley)

Holbornsches Haus Rote Str. 34 D-37073 Goettingen, Germany Galerie Rosenhauer Tel:  49-(0)-551-20-52-100

2005: Neville was recently selected to have his artwork showcased at COLLECT, a major international art fair for contemporary objects, to be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from the 12th to the 17th of Jan 2005. The exhibition was established by the British Crafts Council in 2004 to promote outstanding contemporary craft and design and involves invited international galleries showing selected artists work. Neville’s work will be exhibited alongside the work of Robin Best and Merran Esson, under the banner ‘Australian Contemporary’, with the curatorial theme ‘Perceptions of Antipodean Identity – A Survey of  the Sense of Place.’

“Landscape, nature and identity are the themes explored by the three selected artists presented by Australian Contemporary at Collect 2005. The artists have been selected for the eloquence with which their ceramic work communicates an intimate sense of place in relation to aspects of Australian landscape, nature and identity by drawing on experience and observation. They all share a focus on explorations of the environment coupled with searches for central issues.”

Stephen Bowers Director of Jamfactory Contemporary Craft and Design in Adelaide and co-ordinator of Australian Contemporary to be shown at Collect 2005 London.

“Neville has been invited to give an “artist’s talk” on Perceptions of Antipodean Identity:

A Survey of the Sense of Place, at the Menzies Centrte for Australian Studies at Kings College, London.”

Collect Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


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