‘Prints4Ukraine’ at CBD Gallery

Prints by Danielle Creenaune, Simon Fieldhouse, David Frazer, Peter Kingston, Bruce Latimer and Garry Shead are currently on show at the newly opened CBD Gallery in the exhibition Prints4Ukraine.

The first exhibition from CBD Gallery, Prints4Ukraine exhibits 79 prints donated by over sixty artists from Australia and Ukraine to provide assistance to the children of Ukraine. All included works are available for purchase. For more information, follow the link to the exhibition page here.


CBD Gallery
72 Erskine Street, Sydney NSW 2000
20 May – 24 June 2023


Danielle Creenaune  Transcend IV  2015  sugarlift and aquatint etching  edition 17 of 30  28 x 38 cm.

Simon Fieldhouse  Sydney Harbour Bridge  2022  digital print  76 x 45 cm.

David Frazer  Waiting for rain (panel 2, 2nd state) 2013  linocut  68 x 57 cm

Peter Kingston  Au revoir Olli and Rossi (Mackerel Beach) #2  2015  hand-coloured etching  34 x 41 cm.

Bruce Latimer  tree TREE  etching  50 x 44 cm.

Garry Shead  The Darkening Ecliptic (Ern Malley)  2003  ceramic box containing print in nine pieces, which form a completed jigsaw with an image titled Petit Testament  29 x 21 .5 x 6 cm (ceramic box); 15 x 22 cm (etchings).

Garry Shead  The Darkening Ecliptic (Ern Malley)  2003  (detail).

Fairlie Kingston – in Openbook Magazine

Image above: Fairlie Kingston in her brother’s studio. Photo by Joy Lai.

In an interview with arts writer Elizabeth Fortescue for the State Library of New South Wales Openbook magazine, Fairlie Kingston discusses the artistic legacy left by her late brother Peter Kingston (1943-2022), from within the walls of his Lavender Bay home studio where he lived and worked for decades.

The interview took place in conjunction with the State Library’s efforts to photographically document Peter’s house as a site of lasting historic and artistic significance.

“Future generations might not be able to visit ‘Kingo’s’ house,” explains Fortescue in her essay, “but they will be able to see virtually every inch of it, inside and out, thanks to the almost forensic rigour with which Library photographers Joy Lai and Russell Perkins recorded it.” The above image of Fairlie, taken by Joy Lai, shows the Sydney artist in his painting studio at his Lavender Bay home just three weeks after his death last year.

Elizabeth Fortescue’s essay and interview with Fairlie Kingston appears in the Openbook autumn 2023 issue. Openbook is a lavish, award-winning magazine of new writing, fresh ideas and contemporary photography.


Read the essay online.


View towards Sydney Harbour Bridge from Kingston’s linocut workroom. Photo by Joy Lai.

Kingston’s painting equipment. Photo by Joy Lai.

Internal view towards Sydney Harbour Bridge from Kingston’s linocut workroom. Photo by Joy Lai.

Fairlie Kingston – in ‘Manly by Ferry’ at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Fairlie Kingston  Collaroy  2010  ceramic relief  19.5 x 28 cm. MAG&M Collection, acquired 2017.

Works by Fairlie Kingston and Peter Kingston are currently on display at Manly Art Gallery & Museum in Manly by Ferry: Treasures from the Vault.

Fairlie was born in Sydney and is renowned for her ceramic relief tiles of coastal scenes around Sydney. The artist’s deep connection to the coastal environment is reflected through her work.

Fairlie has spent significant time sailing through the coves and inlets of Sydney Harbour with her late brother and celebrated artist Peter Kingston on his boat, the MV Anytime.

Manly by Ferry: Treasures from the Vault celebrates a quintessential Sydney icon and reveals insights into its evolution across the decades. Immortalised in art, music and literature, the Manly ferry is embedded into the cultural fabric of Sydney and has long evoked all kinds of emotions and imagery.


Manly by Ferry: Treasures from the Vault
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
West Esplanade Reserve, Manly NSW 2095
9 December 2022 – 26 February 2023


Vale Peter Kingston

It is with great sadness to tell of the very sad passing of Peter Kingston during his sleep yesterday afternoon, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Our gallery had the great privilege of representing Peter for the past 30 years.

Peter joined us shortly after we opened our gallery in Sydney. He was an extraordinary man, totally dedicated to his attitude of preserving the best of our world rather than have it constantly run over for something new. He adored Sydney Harbour and is famous for bringing us the joys of our old and working Sydney Harbour, with its ferries, jetties, Wylie’s Baths and of course his great love of the Opera House. He was constantly reminding us of the Harbour’s importance, and although he saw its activities modernised he loved and painted its history.

Peter’s paintings have become loved and important as a result. He was a wonderful painter, fabulous printmaker, he made constructions, books and never failed to surprise us with the vast array of his artworks and the following they caused. His observations, intelligence and how he brought them to us so often made us re-see in a better light things we knew.

Our hearts go out to Fairlie Kingston, Peter’s sister, whose great care of him recently may have helped Peter live one or two years more than was perhaps predicted. The two were inextricably linked throughout their lives, and her support of him and his work was paramount.

Peter possessed an unwavering integrity. He believed strongly in good deeds. He never chased stardom and was an unwavering giver through his artistic eye for his entire life. We join all of you who I know will be saddened that this extraordinary fellow is gone.

-Stuart Purves, 30 September 2022

Peter’s wish was for no fuss, funeral or speeches. The show that he has been working on for December this year will now go ahead as a memorial exhibition.