John Neylon is an Adelaide-based independent author and curator and formerly Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia. He is one of Australia’s most experienced art critics having worked continuously since the 1980s, for the Adelaide Advertiser and currently The Adelaide Review. He lectures in Art History and Theory at the Adelaide Central School of Art and is a regular tour lecturer for the Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society.

He has written numerous catalogue essays, several books on nationally prominent artists (including Hans Heysen, Robert Hannaford, Aldo Iacobelli and Greg Johns) and curated several exhibitions on South Australian artists including an exhibition of West Coast artists, titled Tougher Love to be presented at the Flinders University Art Museum during the 2013 Adelaide Festival.