Anne Neil was brought up in Queensland, arriving in Western Australia in 1980 after living and working in London for 4 years.
In 1985,She gained a BA with Distinction in Art and Design at Curtin University of Technology, with a double major in Jewellery and Ceramics. In 1992, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in sculpture at the Australian National University, Canberra ACT.
Anne’s early training and arts practice in jewellery continues to inform her sculpture. Metals remain her passion and although the scale of her current work can only be accomplished through industrial fabrication, the counter-balance of subtle surface treatments illustrate her joy of handcrafted techniques.
In 2003, Anne began an association with Main Roads Western Australia through which she has precision cast artworks into bridges on major highways in Perth and the south west of Western Australia.
Anne is represented in collections in Australia, Malaysia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Switzerland and has enjoyed overseas art residencies in Basel Switzerland, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Seoul Korea.
In 2012 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by ArtSource in Western Australia in recognition of the breadth and scale of her art practice and her generosity in mentoring other artists.