Peter Walker Biography






Victorian Artists’ Society, 1975-1979

Avant Galleries, 1976

Caulfield Art Centre, 1978

Clive Parry Galleries, 1979

Cententary Exhibition, ExhibitionBuildings, 1980

Ivan Hutchinson Award, 1985

Contemporary Art Society, 1986-1990

Alice Prize, 1987, 1988

Eclectic Easel, 1989

Sky Gallery, 1989

Reflections Gallery, 1989

Gretz Gallery, 1989-1999

Gallery Huntly Canberra, 1989/90

Chapman Gallery, Canberra 1989

GrahamGallery, Woollongong 1989

Gretz Gallery/DDB Needham, Private View/3

1st Australian Contemporary Art Fair,

ExhibitionBuildings, Melbourne

2nd Australian Contemporary Art Fair,

ExhibitionBuildings, Melbourne

Solander Gallery, Canberra. 1999-2010

Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart  2000

Contemporary Art Australia, 1990-2003

Despard Gallery. Hobart. 2000/2001

The Oakhill Gallery. 2001.

New Energies 2001.

Gretz Gallery.Oct.2003

Mingaga Gallery. Jan/Feb 2004

EastGippslandArtGallery. Feb.2004.CAA

Steps Gallery. April 2004

Bird’s Gallery Kew. Feb.2005

Oak Hill Gallery. Oct.2005

Coalfields Art Gallery.Oct/Dec.Aug. 2006

Gallery Nineteen. Tilba Tilba. N.S.W.   Nov. 2006

Mingara Gallery. August 2008

The Hub, Acquisitive Art Award, Inverloch 2011

Saraghi Art Space. PhillipIsland. April 2013



The Place, ToorakVillage, 1976

Truffles Gallery, Prahran, 1977

Victorian Artists’ Society, 1979

The Russell Davis Gallery, 1984

Contemporary Art Society, 1987

Gretz Gallery, 1989

Gretz Gallery, 1995

Contemporary Art Australia, 1995

Carlton Gallery, 1997

Contemporary  Art  Australia, May 2000

Contemporary Art Australia, Sept. 2001

GippslandRegionalArtGallery. Nov. 2003

Oakhill Gallery. Mornington. April. 2005

The Framers Gallery. Hawthorn. July 2006

Birds Gallery. Kew. September. 2008

Mingara Gallery. PhillipIsland. 2008

Birds Gallery. Kew. October. 2009

Ceres Gallery. New York. 2010

Mingara Gallery. PhillipIsland. 2011

Mingara Gallery, PhillipIsland. 2011

SoArt Gallery, Narooma. NSW. 2011/12

Saraghi Art Space, PhillipIsland. 2012

Ceres Gallery, New York. 2012

Birds Gallery. Kew. July 2013


Collections in Australia,France, England and America.


“The Age”, June 27, 1979. Article by Mary Eagle.

“ Herald”,  June 28, 1979. Alan McCulloch.

Advertising Art Vol. 1, 1983.

“Adapting the Classical Arts”, p. 63-67.                                         

“Artists & Galleries of Australia.” By Max Germaine 1990.

“The Arts in Victoria”. Illustration representing

Contemporary Art Australia.

New Energies 2001. Contemporary artists of  Sth Gippsland. Cat.

Art & Australia F/P September 2001, represented by Solander Gallery, Canberra  and Despard Gallery, Hobart.

Australian  Art  Auction Records 1989-1991,

Edward D. Craig, Australian Art Sales, NSW, 1991.

A Buyers Guide to Australian Art by Graham Ryles 1992.

Australian Art Sales Digest. Joel’s Melbourne29/3/95. Lot 473.

Art & Australia 1/2 page. December 2002/3. Represented by

Solander Gallery, Canberra.

Australian art and artists-links/auction houses/joel’s. 1990-1999

Art & Australia 1/4 page. December 2003/4.

Gippsland Times. 18/11/03, 25/11/03. “A walk on the wild side”.

Catholic Life.Dec 03/jan 04. “A walk on the wild side”

The Bainsdale Advertiser, “Contemporary art on show” Feb.13 ’04

Australian Art Collector. Half Page. April June. 2007. Rep. by Solander Gallery, Birds Gallery, Gretz Gallery, Framers Gallery.

Front Cover international journal “Epilepsy and Behaviour” with

a work entitled “Foxman”. August 2007 edition. 

Australian Art Collector. Half Page. July/Aug/Sept. 2009. Rep. by

Birds Gallery, Kew.

Australian Art Collector. Half Page. Oct/ Nov/ Dec. 2011. Rep. by

Mingara Gallery, PhillipIsland.



Annual Prize Exhibition , Contemporary Art Society, 1986.

National Gallery Judge Jeffery Edwards. Honorable  mention.


December Prize Show, Contemporary Art Society.

1st prize with a painting entitled  “Primordial Sydney x 200”, 1988.

Judge Lesley Dumbrell.


Annual Prize Exhibition at Contemporary Art

Society, 1987. National Gallery Judge, Jane Clarke.

Honorable  mention.


Annual Prize Show, Contemporary Art Australia, 2002.

Judge David Bradshaw, Director, McClellandArt  Gallery.

Honorable mention.


ASPI  Art Exhibition 2002. Second Prize with a painting

titled “SwanLake, PhillipIsland“.  Judge Paul Satchel.


ASPI Art Exhibition 2004. Highly recommended with a

drawing titled “Artists I admire”. Judges John Hatfield, Phillip Faulkes.


 ASPI Art Exhibition. Nov. 2005.

1st. prize, Portraiture section. Merv Lincoln , Olympian.


ASPI Art Exhibition. Nov.2007.

2nd prize with an Installation titled Phillip Island Rocks.

Judge Jenny Plunkett.


ASPI Easter Exhibition. Sponsorship prize; 1st. Prize with

an installation titled “911 encapsured.” In collaboration with

Martin Rutherford. Judge Marlene Fisher.


ASPI. November 2010 Art Exhibition, 1st. Prize, BassCoast Acquisitive

Art Award. Judge  Dr Colleen Morris.


ASPI. November 2012 Art Exhibition, 1st. Prize, BassCoast Acquisitive

Art Award. Judge Rodney Forbes.

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