Wednesday 2 August
1–2pm Black Theatre
Peter Cooley came to prominence as a painter in the 1980s and has now spent over a decade committed to his ceramic practice, known for his bold majolica glazes and native Australian animals and birds. His ceramics have been widely acknowledged through a number of awards, including the Gold Coast International Ceramic Award and an Australia Council residency at the Greene St Studio in New York. His work has been collected by many galleries including the British Museum, National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria. Peter holds a Diploma of Art from City Art Institute and a Diploma of Fine Art from Brisbane College of Art, and is represented by Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney and Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne.
Peter will discuss his ceramic practice and its relationship to his painting practice, and the outcome of the 2D in his 3D works. The talk will also emphasize the relationship between the Blue Mountains environment and its history to recent developments in Peter’s practice.
Peter Cooley, A pair of Black Tailed Swamp Wallabies 3, 2015