Peter Wegner

b. 1953

Figurative painter, sculptor and draughtsman Peter Wegner received a postgraduate diploma in fine arts from the Philip Institute of Technology in 1988. Wegner famously painted his friend Graham Doyle more than 100 times since they met in art school in the 1980’s. He has held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne and his work has been included in group exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Wegner was awarded the Doug Moran Prize in 2006 and completed a commission sponsored by BHP for the National Portrait Gallery. He has lectured in drawing at Ballarat, La Trobe, RMIT and Monash since 1996. His work is held in the collections of the National Library of Australia, Canberra; the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne and several regional and tertiary galleries.

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In Blog

Peter Wegner in ‘The Changing Face of Victoria’

Peter Wegner’s Black Saturday series feature in the State Library of Victoria’s current exhibition, ‘The Changing Face of Victoria.’ Comprised of …

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Vale Erwin Fabian

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Camie Lyons – Ralph Woodford Artist Residency, Byron Bay

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Drawing Workshop on Lord Howe Island

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Installation view of Feathers (2014), charcoal on paper, 13.5 x  31 cm (each) Join artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne …

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