State Library of South Australia

Images of War - A collection of paintings by Neil Sheppard

Date: 1 August 2015 to 30 September 2015

Time: 10am to 5pm

Location: Institute Gallery, Institute Building

Note: Free entry, open daily

Painted by Neil Sheppard Jamie Larcombe Sapper Killed Afghanistan 2011 A Kangaroo Island boy 2011
Neil Sheppard, ‘Jamie Larcombe, Sapper. Killed Afghanistan 2011. A Kangaroo Island boy’, 2011


We regret to announce that the artist of this exhibition, Mr Neil "Shep" Sheppard passed away on Wednesday 9 September 2015 in Kingscote Hospital on his beloved Kangaroo Island.

This moving exhibition, the last opened in his lifetime, is now dedicated to his memory.

May he Rest In Peace

"Which is worse - to die on the battlefield, covered in glory, or to die a thousand deaths in the years that are left?"

This exhibition is dedicated to the artist's father, David Herbert Sheppard, who served in the Royal Fusiliers (Britain) during World War II. David suffered the remainder of his life from what is now known as "post-traumatic stress disorder" but was commonly called "shell shock".

The exhibition is in memory of the thousands of people who had their lives forever altered by their wartime experiences, on both sides of the battlefront.

About Neil Sheppard

Neil Sheppard is an Australian impressionist and contemporary artist, living on Kangaroo Island.

From an early age Neil always enjoyed drawing and started his art career working in pen and ink. In 1998 he ventured into colour, painting in acrylics, and in 2005 began experimenting with oils. He currently paints full time and has taught painting/drawing workshops and enjoyed periods of invited 'artist in residence'.

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