John Neylon is an Adelaide-based art writer, educator, curator and artist.
Art education experience includes; Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia (1988 – 2005), Lecturer in Art History, University of Adelaide (2000 – 2005) and Adelaide Central School of Art (2012 – 2020). He is a National Tour Lecturer for the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS). He has written numerous essays and is the author of several publications on South Australian artists including; Robert Hannaford, Greg Johns, Franz Kempf and Hans Heysen. Curatorial projects include; Robert Hannaford: Open Studio; Patterns of Thought, Greg Johns Retrospective Exhibition 1977- 2006, and Being Contemporary, Contemporary Art Society of South Australia 50 Years Exhibition. Media art writing: art critic for The News, The Advertiser, The Melbourne Review and The Adelaide Review, (from 1985 until its closure in 2020) and is currently art writer for InReview. He is the recipient of The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2014 Scarlett Award for critical writing and is researching contemporary Adelaide sculpture and public art for a forthcoming (Wakefield Press, 2022) publication.