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Peter Atkins Biography

Peter Atkins was born in Murrurundi, New South Wales in 1963. He studied at the Newcastle Art School, NSW (1983/84) and National Art School, Sydney (1985). Peter has had an extensive solo and group exhibition career with exhibitions including Quirky: From the Collection, Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW (2010); Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2009); Contemporaneous: Australian Contemporary Painting, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, VIC (2008); Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria (2007). Collections include the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Peter currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

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Peter Atkins was born in Murrurundi, New South Wales in 1963. He studied at the Newcastle Art School, NSW (1983/84) and National Art School, Sydney (1985). Peter has had an extensive solo and group exhibition career with exhibitions including Quirky: From the Collection, Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW (2010); Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2009); Contemporaneous: Australian Contemporary Painting, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, VIC (2008); Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria (2007). Collections include the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Peter currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Peter Atkins Featured Artworks

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The Passengers No 1 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 1, 2018–2019Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
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The Passengers No 2 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 2, 2018–2019Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
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The Passengers No 3 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 3, 2018–2019Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
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The Passengers No 4 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 4, 2018–2019Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
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Peter Finch by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsPeter Finch, 2015Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire about this work
William Holdens by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsWilliam Holdens, 2015Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire about this work
Un Mundo Implacable by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsUn Mundo Implacable, 2015Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire about this work
Network by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsNetwork, 2015Acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire about this work

Peter Atkins Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Peter Atkins, The Passengers at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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23 March–27 April 2019 Peter Atkins The Passengers Tolarno GalleriesMelbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, @50 Part 2 at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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28 July–12 August 2017 Group Exhibition @50 Part 2 Tolarno GalleriesMelbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, @50 Part 1 at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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6–22 July 2017 Group Exhibition @50 Part 1 Tolarno GalleriesMelbourne

Peter Atkins Represented By

Tolarno Galleries contemporary art gallery in Melbourne, Australia Tolarno Galleries Melbourne

Peter Atkins In Ocula Magazine

Peter Atkins Ocula Conversation Peter Atkins By Laura Thomson, Christchurch

Australian artist Peter Atkins was one of 7 artists invited to create new site-specific public art works for the forthcoming Christchurch Biennial, SCAPE8: New Intimacies, curated by Rob Garrett. An important figure in Australian contemporary art, Peter Atkins has exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally and is...

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Melbourne Now Ocula Report Melbourne Now By Emily Cormack, Melbourne

For a city consistently referred to as Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has had a track record of casual disregard for the vigorous cultural activities that have been occurring in its midst. It has seemed odd at best, that despite healthy acquisitions of contemporary...

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