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 announced as the winner of the 2021 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for his painting Guy Warren at 100. He 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 – Feature in ABC News

Above Image: Peter Wegner (right) pictured with subject Sylvia Drager (centre) at Benalla Art Gallery  2022   Peter Wegner continues …

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Peter Wegner – Spectrum Article, October 29 2021

Image: Cover of Spectrum, The Age, October 30 2021 We asked Archibald winner Peter Wegner to paint himself at 100. …

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Peter Wegner – Drawn From Life

Image above: Close-up detail of Portrait Magazine featuring Peter Wegner’s drawings of Marg Mossop (2015) and Hilda Heley (2015) In …

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Greg Johns – ‘Work of the Week’ at the New Art Centre, England

Image above: Greg Johns  Transfigure  2006  Corten steel  edition 5  240 x 57 x 40 cm Sculptor, Greg Johns’ work, …

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Raymond Arnold – Finalist in the 2022 John Leslie Art Prize

Image above: Raymond Arnold  To see the bones and the tombstone at once / Huon pine  2022  oil on canvas  …

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Sue Anderson, Ron Robertson-Swann and Ayako Saito – 2022 Deakin University Small Sculpture Award Finalists

Image above: Ayako Saito  Artemis Bow  2021  steel, painted  29 x 51 x 37 cm Congratulations to Sue Anderson, Ron …

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Martin King – Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize touring exhibition

Image above: Martin King  tree of life, unsuccessful species  2021  etching, dry point, chine colle and hand colouring  edition 3  168 …

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Graeme Peebles – Groep van Roey Print Commission

Image above: The two intaglio plates Graeme has been working on for the print commission Congratulations to Graeme Peebles who …

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Mary Tonkin – Winner of the 2022 Salon des Refusés People’s Choice Award

Image above: Mary Tonkin  Hot Kiss, Kalorama  2021  oil on linen  183 x 214 cm Congratulations to Mary Tonkin who …

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William Kentridge in Artist Profile

Image above: Mechanic 2021  mohair tapestry in collaboration with Marguerite Stephens  edition 1/6  261 x 281 cm We are delighted to …

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Wayne Viney – ‘Into a new landscape’ – IMPRINT Magazine

Image above: Wayne Viney  Little Horn, Cradle Mountain  2021  monotype  unique  17.5 x 27.5 cm Wayne Viney Landscapes Tasmania  2- …

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Glenn Morgan and Terry Matassoni in North West City News

Terry Matassoni  Neighbourhood  2022  oil on linen 122 x 168 cm Terry Matassoni’s recent exhibition Neighbourhood and Beyond Glenn Morgan’s exhibition …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Feature in Vanity Fair UK

Above image: Vanity Fair UK July / August Cover  2022  and  ‘The Drawing Board’  Feature   Artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne has …

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