Neridah Stockley: A Secular View

National Exhibition Register

  • Building and hills
    Neridah Stockley Building and hills, 2018
    Stoneware with underglaze
    6.5 x 6.5cm, 7 x 7cm and 6 x 4.5cm
    Image Credit
    Image courtesy of the Artist

About the exhibition

Neridah Stockley: A Secular View is an exhibition spanning twenty-five years of sustained practice by Northern Territory based artist Neridah Stockley and is curated by Gillean Shaw, Art Curator, University of Newcastle Art Gallery. Whilst Stockley is best known as a painter, this survey reveals the diversity of her practice including drawings, collage, dry point etchings and a growing body of ceramic work.

The idea of a ‘survey’ plays on the notion of surveying the landscape, whether urban, rural or domestic. Through numerous en plein air encounters Stockley creates a personal record that is later reworked and resolved in the studio. 

Stockley’s work is characterised by abstracted compositions that hint at narrative or symbolic content, traversing memory and experience in an ongoing dialogue with visual interpretation. Domestic in scale, she invites the viewer to encounter a section of surveyed and deconstructed landscape, through a process of re-visioning the natural and manufactured world into linear and geometric planes and forms.

The exhibition explores the depth of the artist’s oeuvre, presenting Stockley’s individual approach to abstraction, gestural mark-making and lyrical style to create a distinctive visual vernacular.

Artists and Curator

Gillean Shaw – Curator – The University Gallery, University of Newcastle

It is through drawing and painting you get to know the bones of a place.

Neridah Stockley 2018

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
19/10/2020 - 01/06/2022
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Artback NT
$3,000 (inc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Other materials
Interpretive materials: Education Sheet and Children’s Trail. Neridah Stockley is available for public programs which need to be negotiated between the artist and the venue.
Primary contact
Jo Foster
Visual Arts Manager
Artback NT
08 8953 5941
Artback NT in association with the University of Newcastle & has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council; it's arts funding advisory body. Artback NT is also proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.