8 - 27 November 2012
about the exhibition
“In the end, my work is about recollections, remembered settings, secrecy in a way – surface realism concealing a kind of off stage drama. In this sense Italy occupies a place in my dreams fairly continuously and it is these dreams and remembered settings that provide the material and subject of my work. My interest is in atmospheres and tones, not the accuracy of facts or any exactitude – more allegorical. Sensed by just a few clues, personal meanings within metaphors and imagery distilled by time and distance aim to encourage imagination to that which is not visible. Accordingly, where these pictures ‘are’, is less relevant than the ideas they represent for the imagination of the viewer to hopefully inhabit the pictures and to explore them for themselves. The objective is an image of universality.” Peter Boggs, 2012.
Born in New Zealand, Peter Boggs began his studies at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1969. In 1972, Peter furthered his studies with a Diploma of Teaching at the Auckland Secondary Teacher’s College and a Diploma of Fine Arts from Auckland University. Peter spent several years teaching painting and drawing in Spain, England and New Zealand, before moving to Australia in 1987. This exhibition will be Peter’s 50th solo show, having exhibited widely throughout Australia and New Zealand. Peter was the winner of the Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize and the Kedumba Drawing Award and has been a finalist in both the McMillan Ford Art Award and the Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize. Peter’s work is represented in various collections including Parliament House, Kedumba Drawing Collection (NSW), News Limited, Tattersall’s Club (Brisbane), Telstra, NZ Education Board, Auckland City Art Gallery (New Zealand).