Melbourne, 17 May 2016 — 5 Jun 2016

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

White on white
- Peter Wegner

While my recent work has focused on portraiture and figurative subjects, the study and examination of the human, I have long held the desire to rekindle my interest in still life. To look inwards, closer to home, to the domestic. My wife Jenny’s wealth of collected objects offered the first spark for this new exploration. These beautiful shapes that curve and twist in an elegance that reminded me of my early childhood when such objects were a familiar part of our own household. The matte white glaze that was popular in the 50’s and 60’s and the quality of whiteness piqued my interest.

Peter Wegner
Figurative painter, sculptor and draughtsman Peter Wegner received a postgraduate diploma in fine arts from …
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Peter Wegner – Before Hand – The private life of a portrait

This wonderful portrait of Professor Graeme Clark by Peter Wegner is now showing in the exhibition Before Hand – The private …

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Peter Wegner – 2020 Archibald Prize

Congratulations to Peter Wegner who has been announced as a Finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize. Five-time Archibald finalist Peter …

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Peter Wegner: Flesh after Fifty

Peter Wegner’s work will feature in ‘Flesh after Fifty’ – an upcoming group exhibition at the Abbotsford Convent which aims …

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Lorne Sculpture Biennale: Cocktail Party & Fine Art Auction

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Belynda Henry – Arts-Matter Interview

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Nick Howson – Melbourne bollards

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‘First Light: the art of Peter Kingston’ – S.H Ervin Gallery

Image: Peter Kingston, Lady Herron II (2014), oil on canvas, 111 x 141cm First Light: the art of Peter Kingston …

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National Gallery of Australia – Mandy Martin acquisition

Congratulations to Mandy Martin’s whose powerful and large-scale painting Wanderers in the Desert of the Real: Wallerawang Powerstation has recently …

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Jimmy Rix – Parliament House Art Collection acquisition

Jimmy Rix  A Symbiotic Relationship  2018  cast bronze with steel base  47 x 62 x 26 cm  edition 9/9 Congratulations …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, SAM

Images: Beetles, bugs and butterflies, charcoal, paper, timber, glass, 7 domes, dimensions variable Jennifer Keeler-Milne’s beautiful work comprised of double …

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Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery

Image above: Jimmy Rix  St George and the Dragon II  Corten steel Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines …

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Marina Strocchi ‘New York New Work’ at Araluen Arts Centre

Image above: Marina Strocchi  Manhattan III  2019  gouache and acrylic on paper   New York New Work is the outcome of Marina Strocchi’s time …

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Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

The work of G.W. Bot and Inge King are among 170 artists featured in the recently opened exhibition, Know My Name: …

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