contemporary art wales neale howells

new welsh art, compelling and imaginative


neale howells

studio unit21 addison road, port talbot,, UK. SA12 6HZ.

ba(hons) painting, bath college 1990. d.o.b.1/8/69.

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exhibitions solo

1996 "the Wall", neath museum, neath.

1997 "Berlin works" swansea arts workshop, swansea.

1997 works 94-95, pontardawe arts centre, pontardawe.

1998 recent work, washington gallery,penarth,

1998 "croeso i cymru, **** ", oriel 31 newtown mid wales. cancelled.

1998 liverpool film festival.

1999 contact gallery, norwich. cancelled.

1999 washington gallery penarth,

2000 tabernacle machynlleth.

2000 washington gallery penarth wales.

2001 studio voltaire gallery clapham london may.

2001 ormeau baths gallery belfast june/july.

2001 sept washington gallery penarth.

2002 millennium plaza cardiff march/april.

2002 nov washington gallery, penarth,

2003 June phoenix gallery brighton..

2004 may/june washington gallery penarth south wales..

2005 march john martin gallery Chelsea London.

2007 GAREJ pontcanna Cardiff june 29 - july 14..

2008 mission gallery Swansea…

2008 23 april - 10 may john martin gallery london.... animation and sound LCD big

2009 july / august screens swansea /cardiff city centres .

2010 big screens jan/feb/march  swansea,cardiff.

2012 john martin gallery london

2012 edward cutler gallery milan italy

exhibitions group

1995 national eisteddfod of wales, conway.

1997 national eisteddfod of wales, bala.

1997 9th mostyn open, llandudno, north wales.

1998 young wales 4, rca, north wales.

1998 purchase prize, university of glamorgan.

1998 brittany.

1998 national eisteddfod, bridgend.

1998 black and white, y-tabernacl, mid wales.

1999 "reading images", st davids hall, cardiff.

2000 purchase prize pontypridd.

2000 national eisteddfod llanelli.

2000 tabernacle machynlleth, welsh group/ pencil power.

2000 unterland ausstellung germany promotion of neath.

2000 battersea art fair london.

2001 14th June - 26th July ormeau baths gallery belfast,

2002 feb - march fresh 3 charpter arts centre cardiff..

2003 phoenix gallery brighton..

2003 nov slice night...

2004 art fair London john martin gallery

2004 ‘essence of wales’ st davids hall cardiff june/july

2004 august national eisteddfod Newport..

2004 slice 2. 2004 sept air gallery London Lexmark...

2004 battersea ats fair..

2004 newyork art fair john martin gallery.

2005 islington art fair London john martin gallery…

2005 june artlondon

2005 october buenos aires cosa design jonathon adams..

2005 november slice 3 chapter arts centre Cardiff.

2005 november Taliesin arts centre swansea ‘artist rolls’ screening-

2006 january swansea arts festival ‘artists rolls’ film .mission gallery

2006 janurary islington arts fair

2006 feb mission gallery artists rolls...

2006 july artist of the year Cardiff..

2006 august national eisteddfod Swansea

2006 sept - oct moncrieff-bray gallery west sussex …

2007 january ART LONDON.

2007 june - july ARTIST OF THE YEAR Cardiff ..


2008 august artist of the year cardiff...

2008 july g39 build it and they will come .

2008 august tactile bosch alternative eisteddfod

2009 january london art fair  john martin gallery

2009 april 2-25th 'storylines' john martin gallery

2009 welsh artist of the year group cardiff

2009 may kowalsky gallery london

2009 august yale college wrexham 'made in wales' 2009...

2010 january 'art london'.

2010 andrea schulewitz gallery square one west sussex may 9th.

2010 artist of the year st davids hall cardiff

2010 art-athina greece john martin gallery

2011 Arte Fiera, John Martin Gallery, Bologna, Italy

2011 edward cutler gallery april milan italy.

2011 june arthina art fair greece john martin gallery.

2011 june mostyn gallery north wales.

2011 june artist of the year cardiff wales.

2011 july national eisteddfod wrexham

2011 september street art exhibition lyon france.

2011 september lyon art fair france.

art reviews

1996 rubbish art, south wales evening post, jan 20th. 1996 feb,8th p14, unorthodox art, pauline mclean, western mail.

1997 finetime, suzzanne glaser. 1997 July, bbc wales, jane o’brien. lsh icon,11th feb, p13. 1998 neale’s world, south wales evening post, 25th June. 1998 painting is dead?.

- western mail, 13th jan. 1998 art news, penarth times, jan 9th. 1998 freakish, repellent, macabre,but is it art?,

western mail, 6th aug,p10. 1998 controversy, western mail 11th aug,p2. 1998 bums brush, news of the world, 16th aug,

p11. 1998 "end of the week show", huwland productions, LWT, 28th August. 1998 "fresh" htv transmission 3rd October.

1998 rude word is gallery show stopper!, western mail,11th nov,p8. 1999 "infame! infame!" big issue April 5th-11th p40.

1999 "started to mellow" western mail 20th April,p12. 2000 interview bbc digital wales transmission march 2000.

2000 interview HTV wales high performance 27th April 2000. 2000 article bigissue 3rd-9th July.

2000 western mail 17th July all his own work ith help from son....2000 mirror (wales) 25th July p15 finger lookin good...

..2001 art review "manic street painter" P10. 2001 high performance HTV wales manics billboard cardiff 19th march.

2001 CNN week outlook 12th-19th march manics. 2001 bbc wales radio drive time 4-5pm 8th march lisa mathews.

2001 "Q" online article manics 6th march. 2001 south wales echo 17th march "he’s got it covered"

2001 south wales echo 25th march "artist in trouble over obscene painting" 2001 south wales evening post march 12th

"new hit" p2. 2001 western mail 24th march art work succeeds in shocking public" p3 2001 NME 31st march manics new

art riot offensive" p4. 2001 "Q" magazine may "a design for strife" p20. 2001 neath guardian April 12th

"causing a stir" p18. 2001 this way up htv wales 28th may. 2001 25th sept htv wales ‘here, now’ documentary

scheduled 25th September. 2001 12th western mail p13 ‘focus on artists work’. 2001 ‘one wales magazine top ten’

issue 2 oct/nov 2001 ‘dec ‘planet’ the naming of things’ p.71 2002 ‘cardiff galleries welcome new artists’ western mail

28th feburary. 2002 prize goes to film on manics and bad boy howells’ 22nd western mail. 2002 ‘celtic cousins

honour manics film’ 23rd march western mail. 2002 ‘exhibition offers ffresh look at welsh art’ 23rd march western mail.

2002 artist likes to be given a hand’ 2nd April western mail. 2002 4th - 10th November big issue ’ interview’

2002 30th dec western mail ‘ artist brands nation visually ilerate’..2003 artbrings light to dark areas’ evening post

8th may p2. 2003 radio 4 ‘today’ interview by rebecca jones 11th June . 2003 11th june‘wales today’ bbc1 6.30pm 2003

western mail ‘minister of ignorance and ‘artist hits at welsh choice for international bienalle’ 12th June.

2003 ‘evening post ‘artist hits out’ 14th June. 2003 ‘on show’ bbc1 transmission 22nd June. 2003 evening post

‘artist hits out’ 14th Saturday p8. 2003 ‘onshow’ bbc1 29th June artist studio.2003 August tasci/ eisteddfod/big issue..

2003 nov ‘one wales’ p45 museum of contemporary art wales...2003 westernmail 28th nov... 2004 march ‘buzz’ magazine unit21

2004 ‘bandit’ s4c digital 10pm 8th April ...2004 ‘in search of originality’ evening post 26th march...

2004 lexmark prize wales 11th may ..2004 artspeaks for itself south wales evening post June 4th ..2004 9th 0ct

western mail’ come and have a go if you think you art enough’ 2004 nov bbc radio five live bannister 2005 september

death hoax evening post… 2006 april/may ‘one wales’ interview about artes mundi..2007 buzz mag august ‘garej’ ..

2008 westernmail 11 january (in the frame)... 2008 local guardian post....2008 18 febuary s4c 3pm wedi 3...


1996 welsh arts council travel grant, berlin.

1998 travel grant, newyork

1999 welsh arts council bursary. .

2003 studio bursary welsh arts council..

2004 lexmark European arts prize wales regional finialist.

2007 arts international travel award Venice..

2007 CREATIVE ARTS AWARD ‘animation project’ arts council of wales…

2010 celeste arts prize sponsorship 2010.

commissions/ public/ private collections

1998 black & white, grand theatre swansea. y- tabernacl, wales.

2001 sony head office london

2001 red dragon radio cardiff .

2002 millennium plaza cardiff studio on site.

2004 oct 9th western mail ‘wales vrs england illustration….

Newyork, London, germany, japan,wales..

projects art awards

1995 welsh arts council.

1996 goya symposium, sweden.

marc evans film director ‘dal yma nawr’ cinema wales nov 2003… television 27th November 2005 s4c 9pm repeated S4C digital 14th December 2005…

2009 july , august big LCD screen swansea and cardiff city centre..

catologues, books, articles written and publications

1996 berlin works. 1998 croeso i cymru, .... 2000 y tabernacle. 2000 ‘darllen delweddau’ by iwan bala...

2001 neale howells. 2001 October ‘one wales’ 2001 review will roberts national museum of wales ,

‘golwg’ welsh magazine sepember. 2002 cardiff capital of culture ‘golwg’ welsh arts magazine.

2002 wales online ‘ millennium arts centre, is it our saviour?.... 2003 nov ‘collector plan wales’ image....

2003 ‘here now’ by iwan bala...2003 ‘imaging wales’ by hugh adams... 2005 ‘sideway glances’ edited by jenni Williams

parthian books. 2005 john martin catologue ‘neale howells’.. 2006 artists rolls mission gallery swansea

2008 mission gallery 2009 'storylines'


john martin gallery london

artwork for manic street preachers

album and singles

why so sad, found you soul released 26th February 2001. album know your enemy released 19th march 2001.

promotional art on billboard butetown square cardiff wales 5th march -20th march 2001. single ocean spray

released 4th June 2001.

More information about future exhibitions and unit21 studio which is open to the public can be found by

visiting the website

Projects Drawing god, random arts of kindness…







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