Australian Art

PETER ATKINS



  • Painter
  • Established




P E T E R A T K I N S

Biography

1963 Born, Murrurundi, NSW
1983–84 Art Certificate, Newcastle, NSW
1985 Higher Art Certificate, National Art School, Sydney
Currently lives and works in Melbourne


Solo Exhibitions

2004 The World Around Me, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2003 Big Paintings1990–2003, survey exhibition, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales; Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria
Paperform, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
2002 lo-tech, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Simple Pleasures, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2001 Handmade, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Materiality, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
2000 Accumulation, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Paintings and Works on Paper, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
Live From Brunswick, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1999 Polyrhythm, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1998 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Soft Edge, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1997 Urban Artefacts, Ipswich Regional Gallery, Queensland
1996 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1995 Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
APA Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1994–95 World Journal, VIII Triennale–India 1994, curator Annette Larkin, Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi, awarded Gold Medal; Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia; Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth; Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra; Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne; Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney; New England Regional Art Museum, NSW; Ipswich Regional Gallery, Queensland; Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria; University Gallery, Launceston
1993 Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1991 Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1990 Galerie Cannible Pierce, Paris
1989 Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1988 Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1987 Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
Galerie Cannible Pierce, Paris
New South Wales House Gallery, London


Group Exhibitions

2003 New Acquisitions, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
The Barcelona Studio: Fragments of a Brief History, Plimsoll
Gallery,University of Tasmania, Hobart
ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
MCA Unpacked II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
A Small Private Eye, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
2002 Group Exhibition, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Dressing and Dreaming, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
The Art of Collecting, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
The Shape of Air (Flat), curator Heather B. Swann, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2001 Five Painters, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
A Century of Collecting 1901–2001, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Hermanns Art Award, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney and regional galleries tour
Well Connected: Dobell and Company, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW; Contemporary Benefactors Auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2000 Uncommon World: Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1999 fashion & art, Gallery 4A, Sydney
Five Continents and One City, curator Gao Minglu, Mexico City Gallery, Mexico
ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
Global Arts Link, Ipswich Regional Gallery, Queensland
National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1998 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Sydney
The Mecenat Collection, Sherman Galleries Goodhope and Hargrave, Sydney
Sets and Series, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
‘Something…’ , Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1996–98 Flagging the Republic, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, and regional galleries tour
1997 Anon, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
The Crate Show, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Tokyo International Art Festival, Tokyo
Za Moca Foundation Works on Paper, Tokyo
Sydney Fundraiser Exhibition, Gallery 4A, Sydney
Contemporary Benefactors Auction, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1996–97 Systems End: Contemporary Art in Australia, curators William Wright and Takeshi Kanazawa, OXY Gallery, Osaka; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo; Dong-Ah Gallery, Seoul; Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
1996 Moët et Chandon Touring Exhibition, touring Australian state galleries
Contemporary Benefactors Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1995 Moët et Chandon Touring Exhibition, touring Australian state galleries
Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair, Yokohama
Windows on Australia I, Australian Embassy, Tokyo
The Loti and Victor Smorgon Gift of Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney
1994 Two Weeks, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1992 Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
Moët et Chandon Touring Exhibition, touring Australian state galleries
1991 Over East, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth
Il sud del mondo/The other side of the world, Masala, Italy; then touring France and the United States
Microcosm, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1990 Moët et Chandon Touring Exhibition, touring Australian state galleries
Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
Working up to Yellow, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
1989 Australian Perspecta 1989, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1988 First Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
Shards of Consciousness, Galerie Cannible Pierce, Paris
1987 Here and There, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne


Collections

Chartwell Collection, Waikato Museum of Art & History, Hamilton, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
Shell Company of Australia
Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney
Pat Corrigan Collection
Derwent Collection, Tasmania
Artbank

Numerous private collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe



Awards, Residencies and Commissions

2003 Commission for the Crown Promenade Hotel foyer, Melbourne
2002 New work grant, awarded by the Australia Council
2001–02 Artist in residence, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
2001 Artist in residence, Bundanon, NSW
Artist in residence, Mt Scopus College, Melbourne
1998 Barcelona Studio Residency, awarded by the Australia Council
1994 Awarded Gold Medal, VIII Triennale–India 1994, New Delhi
1992 Project Grant, awarded by the Australia Council
1991 Muswellbrook Open Art Prize, NSW
1989 Sir William Dobell Art Foundation Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1987 Artist in residence, Dr Denise Hickey Studio, Cité International des Arts, Paris
Artist in residence, The British School, Rome, August–September
1986 Dyason Bequest, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1985 New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship (two years)
1984 Maitland Student Art Prize, NSW


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