Wednesday, January 27, 1988


Ned Pamphilon Productions 2013

NPP represent the productions of English artist Ned Pamphilon.
Born in 1963
Graduated 1995 BA (Hons) Achitecture

Several years working as a nightclub DJ in Soho, London while performing with a rock band and undertaking photographic and bit-part roles in TV, film and commercials; first job: TV series The Paradise Club, last job: film The 5th Element.

As painting became the primary career, commissions, exhibitions and projects took place in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Uganda, Texas, New York, Paris, London and Kuala Lumpur. Ned first visited Turkey in 1988 and in later years became increasingly more involved with the country and the Turkish people.

June 1999 collaboration with Adnan & Hasan of Halıcılar Caddesi and sponsor Mogaz: NPP staged a first ever contemporary art exhibition within the Kapalicarsi - Grand Bazaar. NPP concept: Istanbul? Yeah!.. presented bright, colourful and vibrant images promoting Istanbul and Turkey to the home domestic audience and international market. Later in 1999 NPP exhibited at one of the newest venues, Mayadrom Gift & Gormet in Akatlar, presenting: Mayadrom? Yeah! This was followed in November 1999 by an exhibition of portraits of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk: Ataturk Smiles! at The Marmara Taksim.

S.T.F.A. Holding A.S. commissioned portraits of company founders Sezai Turkeş and Feyzi Akkaya while Turkish textile producers commissioned Where East Meets West for Dutch textile company Coltex. Clients and collaborations went on to include Alkaş Marketing, Yapı Markezi Inşaat, Koray Inşaat, The Marmara Hotel Business Centre, Bericap Turkiye, Gebze Chamber of Commerce, Böbrek Vakfı Hastanesi, Coca-Cola, Hamamcioglu Jenerator, Max and Havana restaurants, Solgar Vitamins Turkiye, TAV and Atatürk International Airport, Power Magazine, the TASK/TAY organization, Sabah Publications and Global Investments, Digiturk’s History Channel launch, Yardımcı Shipyard, The International Society of Blood Transfusion, Süzer Holding, The Ritz Carlton, and Koç Holding.

Ned painted the first of several Atatürk portrait in 1997 for private and business clients. These include Ataturk’s Eyes at Mayadrom Sports Centre in Etiler and the 3.5m x 2m Atatürk Gülümsuyor (Atatürk Smiles) installed at The Lutfi Kırdar International Conference & Exhibition Centre.

An appearance on the Zaga Kanal D show in 2003 led to 100,000 hits to website in support of NPP’s Bosphorus Rainbow Bridge Peace Project. In 2004 NPP secured the sponsorship of BASF while Cem Ceminay, Cahit Akyol, Leyla Umar and Gila Benmayor were among supporters within the Turkish media. In 2005 NPP took its painting station to Maltepe University, Tepe Nautilus Carrefour, The British Consulate, Lutfi Kırdar ICEC, Moda Sea Club, Divan Palmira Bodrum and promoted Deniz Temiz. NPP image Ataturk’s Eyes II adorned the advertising screens atop The Marmara Taksim and Pera hotels to commemorate Turkish national days 29 October and 10 November.

In 2006 NPP exhibited at Adam Street Club London under the title of Peace at Home, Peace in the World then back to Istanbul to show Yurtta Sulh Cihanda Sulh at TUGIAD (The Young Turkish Businessman’s Association) as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations. Ataturk Gülümsemek was donated to the Istanbul Police Department commemorating its 161st anniversary; NPP celebrated 23 April Children's Day with students at Istanbul TED Koleji; painted the garage walls with staff at The Marmara Pera hotel; painted with children and staff of project sponsor BASF at Geleceğimizin Cokcuklari Vakfı school and hostel.
NPP began blogging at:

In 2007 NPP started the Learning Turkish project, painted a wall in Cihangir with members of the public to commemorate 23 April Children's Day, produced 3 cows for Tepe Nautilis as part of the Istanbul Cow Parade and produced the Marmaris? Yeah! exhibition at Netsel Marmaris Marina.

In 2008 NPP produced the Think! Dusun! exhibition with Gallery Art & Life before relocating back to the UK and an exhibition at a local countryside village hall titled 'Coney Weston, Istanbul and Back? Yeah!'

Ned painted in public in local towns Bury St. Edmund's, Diss and Thetford and completed several activities paintings in schools from St. Edmund's primary in Bury to Gresham's in Holt in 2010. A song My Name is Edmund was written and recorded while subject matter included Thomas Paine and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II sold to raise funds for St. Nicholas Hospice. He managed the Public Relations for The Waveney Springs Art Collective in 2010

The Rainbow Bridge peace project is always on the table when the Turkish government decides to permit implementation.

NPP artworks/paintings are held in private and public collections around the world, including Britain, Eire, France, Germany, Holland, Austria, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Jordan, India, Pakistan, Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Ecuador, Australia and New Zealand.... blah blah.

2014 and back to Istanbul:

NPP Exhibitions, Commissions & Projects

Lots of things.... for now:

Initiation of Istanbul based:

East Anglian Children's Hospice exhibiton Bury St. Edmunds
Thetford Xmas Lights Swıtch-on public painting

Gresham's School: I Spied With My Little Eye: Istanbul to East Anglia
Waveney Springs: The Closer You Get Diss Appears
Painting & exhibiting at Tattersalls and The July Course, Newmarket
Gresham's School painting in-situ
Group exhibition The Gallery Highwayman's
Adjudicated Gresham's School annual exhibition

Trafalgar Square 4th Plinth One & Other
Waveney Springs Art Collective exhibition Diss Old Stables Gallery &; Open Studios Art Trail
Charles Burrel School Thetford
Ixworth Primary School
Thetford Library: Thomas Paine
Diss Park Pavilion: The Vision of Paine
Cornhill Walk, Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmund returns to St. Edmund's
Recorded and produced CD 'My name is Edmund'

St. Mary's Church, Redgrave
St. Botolph's Primary School
St. Edmund's Catholic Primary School
St. Mary's Church, Redgrave
Cornhill Walk, Bury St. Edmunds, Walk in Wandering - Walk out Wondering
Coney Weston, Istanbul and Back? Yeah!
Think! Dusun!

Marmaris? Yeah!
Istanbul Cow Parade: Tepe Nautilus
Children's Day: painting a wall in Cihangir
The Marmara Taksim screen: Ataturk's Eyes

The Ciragan Kempinski: Bizim Losemili Cocuklar Vakfi
The Marmara Taksim screen: Ataturk's Eyes
Besiktas FC: Ataturk's Eyes on shirts
ATU Esenboga Airport Ataturk's Eyes III
Gelecegimizin Cokuklari Vakfi with BASF and Interium
Istanbul TED Koleji Children's Day
Istanbul Police department 161st Anniversary: Ataturk Gulumsemek
The Marmara Pera garaj painting project
TUGIAD HQ, Tepebasi, Istanbul: Yurtta Sulh Cihanda Sulh
Adam Street Club, The Strand, London: Peace @ Home, Peace in the World

The Marmara Pera Istanbul: atelier & gallery
Divan Palmira Bodrum plus Deniz Temiz
Moda Deniz Kulubu/Sea Club, Istanbul
Fransiz Sokagi, Istanbul
Lutfi Kirdar I.C.E.C., Istanbul Executive Lifestyle Conference
British Consulate, Istanbul: The Queen’s Birthday
Tepe Nautilus Carrefour, Acibadem plus Deniz Temiz
Maltepe University: Children’s Day wall painting
The Marmara Pera Istanbul: Istanbul? Yeah! 2005

BASF offer Rainbow Bridge sponsorship

Kanal D Zaga TV show promoting Rainbow Bridge
STFA Istanbul: Colonel Gadhafi
Business Guide to Polish Hotels: front cover
The International Society of Blood Transfusion conference poster, I.C.E.C., Istanbul

Suzer Plaza/Ritz-Carlton Istanbul: images for web-site and brochures
TAV Ataturk International Airport trade fair merchandise, Berlin
Mayadrom Gift & Gormet, Istanbul: Resmen Ask/Valentines Day
Yardimci Shipyard Tusla, Turkey: Yardimci Sofi, Yardimci Shipyard
Istanbul? Yeah! TASK/TAY desk calendar, Global Investments/Sabah Publications

Tophane, Istanbul: Digiturk History Channel launch with TASK/TAY
Global Investment, Istanbul: Rainbow Bridge
Mayadrom Sports Centre, Etiler: in-house atiler & collection
Hamamcioglu, Istanbul: Efes Miller Coke & Kent
Coca-Cola Eurasia, Ankara
Lutfi Kirdar I.C.E.C., Istanbul: Ataturk Gulumsuyor portrait

Türk Bobrek Vakfi Hastanesi, Bakirkoy, Istanbul: TBV43 Collection
Gebze Chamber of Commerce, Bericap sponsor: Gebze? Yeah!
The Marmara Hotel Business Centre, Taksim, Istanbul: Collection 2000
Solgar Turkiye: media advertising campaign
Max Restuarant, Nisantasi, Istanbul: Max? Yeah!

STFA Holding S.A., Istanbul: Sezai Turkes & Feyzi Akkaya portraits
Coltex, Holland: Where East Meets West
The Marmara Taksim, Istanbul: Ataturk Smiles!
Bericap Turkiye: Caps in Space
Mayadrom Gift & Gormet, Akatlar, Istanbul: Mayadrom? Yeah!
The Yantra Gallery, Cukurcuma, Istanbul
Kapalicarsi Grand Bazaar, Istanbul: Istanbul? Yeah!

The Hilton Galleria, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia: Treasures of the Rainforest
Restaurant Silberstein, Luisenhof, Germany: Mayakovsky portrait
The Regent Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Solgar Turkiye brochures
The Marmara Bodrum: Ataturk portrait
Gallery at 678, New York USA: benefit for Romanian orphaned children

The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Istanbul
Alemdar Yalisi, İstanbul: An Englishman Still in Istanbul
The Hilton Galleria, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia: A Visual Diary of KL

The Art Club, Fulham, London
Le Bistroteque, Camden, London
The Plaza Club, Midland, Texas

Lauderdale House, Highgate, London: Dreams Are What The Real Stuff’s Made Of
Alemdar Yalisi, Istanbul: An Englishman in Istanbul

Crop Circle sound recording: making The Web, Avebury, Wiltshire
Massindi School, Uganda

Xmas Eve Street Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

Mural for the Embassy of Ireland, Saudi Arabia
Marquee Club, Soho, London