Working mainly in series, Daverington produces paintings, drawings, murals, installations and music, that explore themes developed by his travels and his interest in language and culture, particularly that of the Middle East and the evolutionary exchange of knowledge between Orient and Occident - a strained flux which has continued throughout history to the present day.Read More
He studied Classical Arabic Music in Cairo for two years and Ottoman Art Music in Istanbul specialising on Ney flute with various masters of those traditions, whilst teaching himself Arabic calligraphy and language. He survived by painting murals and Turkish miniatures during those years, whilst making numerous drawings of ancient ruins and Islamic architecture.
Currently his paintings play with ideas of hyper-dimensionality, infinity and the landscape by using perspective and architecture as a conceptual trigger to enter the imagined architectonics of the painted surface. The landscape is often referenced as a site for containing the endless conflict of meaning and information within the cultural histories of religion, science and technology. Within this context the landscape is seen not only as a physical subject but a psychological one as well, a multi-layered collage of information which demonstrates the importance on making visible a system rather than simply creating a composition.
Peter has a Masters of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of Arts and has been represented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as having been commissioned to create murals in numerous locations around the world. Peter’s work is widely collected, with notable inclusions in the collections of Art Bank, KPMG, MacQuarie Bank and The Geelong Gallery. Peter has also been the recipient of a number of grants and awards in recognition of his talents, the most recent of these being an Australia Council Skills and Development Grant for music in 2010.