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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Peter Atkins

Australia

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.

Featured Artworks

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The Passengers No 1 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 1, 2018–2019 Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
Tolarno Galleries
The Passengers No 2 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 2, 2018–2019 Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
Tolarno Galleries
The Passengers No 3 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 3, 2018–2019 Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
Tolarno Galleries
The Passengers No 4 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 4, 2018–2019 Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
Tolarno Galleries
The Passengers No 5 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 5, 2018–2019 Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
Tolarno Galleries
The Passengers No 6 by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsThe Passengers No 6, 2018–2019 Acrylic on board
62 x 42 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Tamiya Colour Chart by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsTamiya Colour Chart, 2016 Acrylic on paper, a multiple in 40 parts, framed
Tolarno Galleries
Love letters by Peter Atkins contemporary artwork
Peter AtkinsLove letters, 2016 Acrylic on paper
Tolarno Galleries

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 Galleries, Melbourne
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 Galleries, Melbourne
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 Galleries, Melbourne

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Peter Atkins Ocula Conversation Peter Atkins Artist, Australia

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 2 Dec 2013 : Emily Cormack for Ocula

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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