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Hadyn Wilson

Hadyn Wilson

Born in 1955, Hadyn Wilson has been a practicing artist for more than thirty five years and in that time has had over thirty solo exhibitions both here and overseas as well as participating in numerous group shows.
He attended The Julian Ashton Art School and East Sydney Tech in the 70s and then did a post graduate degree at the A.N.U. and a Masters degree at the U.N.S.W. and has recently completed a PhD at the University of Newcastle. He has travelled abroad on various scholarships, including the S.M.H travelling art scholarship and a Dyson bequest grant from the A.G.N.S.W. travelling and exhibiting in Europe. In the 1980s and later went to Europe again on an Amnesty International Art prize. He has won various awards including the Mosman Art prize, The South Sydney Sculpture Symposium, Art in the Rocks, the Gallipoli Art Prize and Artist in Residency postings. He has exhibited in the Sulman, Wynne and Archibald prizes, the Hazelhurst and Adelaide Perry drawing prizes and numerous 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. He has had various commissions including a large sculpture for Mosman Council for the Centenary of Federation in Spit Park, Sydney.
One of his abiding interests has been artwork based on botanical specimens and specifically extinct plants, which was the basis of a major exhibition in 2010. Over the past ten or so years Hadyn has produced three separate exhibitions based on this project. His interest in this area has spilled over into writing and the many narrative extracts that accompany some of the images are taken from an ever increasing body of associated texts which he hopes can eventually be compiled into a substantive work in itself.
He has lived in the Hunter Valley, (near Wollombi) for fifteen years with his partner Penny and daughter Correa where he maintains an abiding love of nature and a lifetime’s ongoing commitment to environmental projects and concerns. He was recently short-listed for the Newton John medal for contributions to culture and the arts by the University of Newcastle.


The Sydney Morning Herald Travelling Art Scholarship
The Dyason Bequest, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
The Mosman Art Prize
The Qantas Amnesty International Art Award
Artist in residency, University of Technology, Sydney
Sculpture Symposium Prize (South Sydney Council)
Pokolbin Drawing prize
Art in the Rocks, first prize
Gallipoli Art Prize
Finalist, The Newton John Medal, University of Newcastle

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