The gilded touch – Art News New Zealand, Spring 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

A curiosity for the environment and Greek mythology inspires an Auckland exhibition.

NZ Horse & Pony Magazine – November 2016

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

‘From the Outside’

Auckland painter Neal Palmer has strayed into new territory with his latest exhibition ‘Horsing Around’ which features thoroughbreds from the Karaka Sales…











Verve Magazine

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Verve Magazine, 4th April 2016

Article and gallery – here.



Central Leader – Mt Eden painter utilises ancient art technique

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Central Leader, 15th October 2015

Mt Eden painter utilises ancient art technique – read the article here.

Neal Central Leader


Sunday Star Times – Gilding the Pohutukawa

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Eleanor Black visited the studio for a gilding lesson and promo for my upcoming show – Complex Rhythms at nkb Gallery, Mt Eden (October-November 2015)

Article and video here

Neal in SST studio





Video – Egg #62

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The egg, from start to finish:

For the Love of It video


The Gardens magazine interview, October 2013

Friday, October 18th, 2013

What’s In The Galleries?

Silver Linings, NKB Gallery, Mt Eden 24/10/13 – 12/11/13


Design Folio

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

New Zealand’s definitive design destination…

See ‘Pinball’ in situ here.

NZ House & Garden – February 2010

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Neal Palmer’s quadtych painting Hide and Seek hangs above the dining table.

NZ House & Garden – Island Time.

Sunday Magazine – Home, Sunday Star Times

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

“The floor was a labour of love for me.  It’s based on the squares of the tapa cloth, using the geometric shapes to break up the areas.  It took two weeks – I used acrylic and hand to paint a layer a day.  The whole family was around at the time but eventually they got kicked out while I varnished it.  It’s been down seven years so it’s lasting.

It’s a good home for the three children.  It was particularly good when they were toddlers – being open plan you could keep tabs on them but as they got older we put some extra doors in to block off the TV area and give them some privacy.

It’s a mixture of our personalities.  My work comes and goes as I paint for shows.  In the most recent I was interested in the shapes and forms flax create.  The Dick Frizzell tiki in the back is a favourite of my wife Ang’s.  The coffee table was her idea.  She’d been collecting those teacups – they’re all slightly different colours and slightly transparent.”

Photograph: Patrick Reynolds

Interview: Olivia Tully

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