Australian Art

PETER TILLEY



Born: 1946 Williamstown, Vic.
  • Established
Peter Tilley
Peter Tilley


SELECTED BIOGRAPHY
1946 Born in Williamstown, Vic.
1973-75 Ceramics (p/t) - Newcastle School of Art & Design, NSW.
1975-77 Studied Sculpture, Private Tutor.
1978-79 Certificate of Art, Newcastle School of Art & Design, NSW.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1984 Butchers Exhibit, Sydney.
1985 Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Vic.
1987 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
1988 Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.
1989 Access Gallery, Sydney.
1990 Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery.
Access Gallery, Sydney.
1992 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1994 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1996 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1997 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1999 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
2000-1 Parallels & Crossovers: An Artistic Relationship, Peter & Lezlie Tilley 1991-2000, Touring Show curated by Anthony Bond, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW; Manning Regional Art Gallery, NSW; New England Region Art Museum, NSW; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW; Brenda May Gallery, Sydney (formerly Access Contemporary Art Gallery).
2001 Nick Mitzevich Gallery, Newcastle.
2003 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.
2004 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

SELECTED MIXED EXHIBITIONS
1983 Works on Paper with Lezlie Tilley, Port Stephens, NSW.
1985 Acquisitions 1984-85, Newcastle Region Gallery, NSW.
1986 Fletcher Jones Invitational, Warrnambool Art Gallery,Vic
Tilley Morrison Tilley, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery, NSW.
Hunter Valley Sculptors, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
1987 Innovations Past & Present, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
Acquisitions 1986-87, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
1988 Objects & Images, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery, NSW.
Sculpture Now, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
1988-89 Little Works, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery, NSW.
1989 Acquisitions 1988-89, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
Diamond Valley Art Award, Greensborough, VIC.
1990 The Artistic Relationship, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
Shifting Ground, Art Gallery of NSW.
Sydney Myer Fund Australia Day Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery.
1990-98 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melb.
1990-00 Birthday/Survey Exhibition, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Syd.
1991 Little Works, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery, NSW.
Warpaint, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery, NSW.
Eltham Invitational Art Award, Vic.
Archival Revival, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery, NSW.
3 Artists, Recent Works, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
Saltwater Acquisitive Show, Vic.
Acquisitions 1990-91, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
1992 Access to Adelaide, 7 Sculptors - BMG Fine Art, Adelaide.
Stanthorpe Heritage Arts Festival, Qld.
Objective Subjects - Subjective Objects, with Lezlie Tilley, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
Small Works - Wide Visions, Downlands Exhibition, Qld.
1992 Festival of Port Stephens Art Exhibition, NSW.
Newcastle AH &I Regional Art Competition, Newcastle, NSW.
ACAF•3 Sculpture Exhibition, Curated by Ken Scarlett, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
1993 New Art Eight, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1994 Survey of Men Artists of the Hunter Region, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
The First Eleven, Inaugural Show, Faculty of Art & Design Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW.
1995 Selected, 3rd Annual Contemporary Collection Benefactors' Art Auction, AGNSW.
1996 Artistic Relationship, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
1997 Nexus II, The Art Space, Newcastle, NSW.
Newcastle National Ceramic Award, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
1998 Steel Works - A Regeneration, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW.
The Rose, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW.
Stretched, 5 artists, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
1999 New Sculpture 1999, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
2000 Sculpture 2000, Curated, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Syd.
Contemporary Sculpture, 2 artists, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW.
A Contemporary Perspective -An Exploration of Medium, Port Stephens Community Arts Centre; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre; Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW; curated by Peter Tilley.
Elements of Sculpture, 2 artists, Tamworth Region Gallery, NSW.
Opening Exhibition, Nick Mitzevich Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.
Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Melb.
2001 Junk Art, A-Space on Cleveland, Sydney.
Well Connected: Dobell + Company, curated by Meryl Ryan, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.
Contemporary Ceramics, Nick Mitzevich Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.
Represented Artists, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2002 New Objects/New Things, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Three Colours - Red, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Self Portrait, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Birthday Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Sculpture 2003 - Dangerous Toys, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Three Colours - Blue, Brenda May Gallery,
Kinetica, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
2004 Sculpture 2004, Brenda May Gallery.
The Frank Saxby Bequest Intivation Art Acquisitions Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree.
Three Colours - White, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
The Winners, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW.

AWARDS/PRIZES/COMMISSIONS
1979 Von Bertouch Galleries Prize.
1992 Pottery Prize, Festival of Port Stephens Art Exhibition.
Acquisitive, Tomago Aluminium Sculpture Prize.
Newcastle AH & I Association Sculpture Prize.
Maitland Art Prize, Maitland City Art Gallery.
Acquisitive, Beyond the Vessel, Ceramic Prize, Stanthorpe Heritage Arts Festival, Qld.
Acquisitive, Costain Ceramic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery.
1993 Major Sculpture Commission, Gilbert & Tobin, Sydney.
Newcastle AH & I Association Sculpture Prize.
Miniature Prize, Shoal Bay Art Prize, NSW..
Hunter Valley Ceramic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW.
1997 Major Public Sculpture Commission- Maitland Mercury for the City of Maitland.
1998 Newcastle AH & I Association Special Prize.
2000 Acquisitive, Hunter Valley Ceramic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery.

PUBLISHED/REPRODUCED - SELECTED
1986 Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, April 29.
1987 Newcastle Herald, Elizabeth Potter, Feb 6.
1987 Newcastle Herald, Ann-Maree Lourey, Aug 21.
The Sun Herald, Jill Stowell, Aug 23.
1988 Newcastle Herald, Yvonne Colelough, Jan 21.
Newcastle Herald, Margaret Ely, Jan 25.
Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, Nov 1.
1989 Port Stephens Times, June 27.
1990 Craft Arts, Iconic Assemblages, Isabel Thompson, No.18, Mar/Jun.
Artemis, Newcastle Gallery Society Magazine, Jan Chesterfield-Evans, Vol.20 No.3, July/Sept.
Catalogue, Shifting Ground, Newcastle Artists, AGNSW, Aug 15-19.
Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, Aug 22, Oct 29
Art City, Out of Town, Volume 2, Sept.
Artists & Galleries of Australia, Max Germaine, Craftsman House.
1991 Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, Jan 7, Apr 8, Jun 11, Oct 28, Dec 10, Dec 16.
Art City, Warpaint, Maria T Raper, No.10, July.
Article/Reproduction, Maitland Herald, Recent works featuring Hunter Valley sculptures, Oct 23.
Art City, Sculpture for a Post-Modern World, Margaret Turner, No.14, Nov.
1992 Adelaide Advertiser, Noris Ioannou, Feb 5.
Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, Feb.
Review, Port Stephens Examiner, Feb 19.
Reproduced, Interiors Magazine, New Art, Vol.6 No.1, Feb/Mar, p17.
Article/Reproduction, State of the Art, Sculpture Features at Access, Courtney Kidd, March, p13.
Port Stephens Examiner, June 3.
Newcastle Herald, Margaret Ely, June 15.
Catalogue, Small Works, Wide Vision, Downlands Art Exhibition, Jul.
Reproduced, Asian Art News, Sculpture at the Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Peter Hill, Nov/Dec p62
1993 Newcastle Herald, Michael Hedger, Jan 2.
New Art Eight, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
New Sculpture, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
1994 Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, Feb 4, April 15.
Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Alan & Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin.
Catalogue Reproduction, ACAF•4.
1995 Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists, DW Thorpe (in assoc with NAVA).
1997 The Mercury, Aug 4, p23.
Newcastle Herald, Aug 6.
Port Stephens Examiner, Oct 15.
Article/Reproduction, Maitland Mercury, Oct 22, front page.
1998 Thinking Business, University of Newcastle Publication, Issue No.11.
Exhibition views steelworks closure through artists' eyes, Newcastle Herald, Donna Page, March 30, p4.
Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, May 16, p6.
1999 Sydney Morning Herald, Sept. 21.
Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 - 30 Sept.
2000 Catalogue -Contemporary Sculpture by Leslie Oliver and Peter Tilley, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, NSW.
Newcastle Herald, Weekend Feature, Jill Stowell, July 8.
Newcastle Herald, Jill Stowell, August 26.
SMH, Metro, Sebastian Smee, Sept 24-30.
SMH, Bronwyn Watson, Sept 21.
Harmonious marriage, Meryl Ryan, Newcastle Herald, Nov 11, p 26.
Sculpture of the month, Nov, Maitland City Art Gallery Newsletter, Dec.
2001 Newcastle Herald, Weekender, Jill Stowell, Feb 10; July 7; Aug 18.
SMH, Metro, Sept 21-27.
2002 Exhibitions, critic’s picks, Metro, SMH, June 28-July 4. p27.
2003 The Week’s Best, Metro, SMH, Sept 12-18, p2.
Human Rights Defender, vol. 12, issue 3, p15.
2004 TV Feature, ‘Sculpture 2004’, Today show, TCN9, Jan 28.


REPRESENTED
Artbank; University of Newcastle Collection; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW; Warrnambool Art Gallery,VIC; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW; Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW; Stanthorpe Art Gallery, QLD; Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW; Clayton Utz, Sydney; Hunter Urban Division of General Practitioners; Tomago Aluminium Collection, NSW; Clayton Utz, Syd.

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