Peter Griffen

Born: 1948 Adelaide, SA

Qualifications

  • 1986 City Art Institute, NSW, Australia, Dip. Post. Grad. Studies
  • 1983-85 City Art Institute, NSW, Australia, B.A. (Vis.)
  • 1972 Sturt C.A.E., SA, Australia, Advanced Dip. T (Maths, Art)
  • 1966-69 Sturt C.A.E., SA, Australia, Dip. T (Maths, Geog. Biol)
  • 2014 Member of Australian Watercolour Institute

Professional

  • 1972-80 Painting in Adelaide
  • 1980 to present, Painting in Sydney
  • 2019,18,17,16,15,14,13 Chairman, Glebe Art Show, NSW, Australia
  • 2019,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,09,08 Tutor 3-day studio workshops with Art GalleryNSWSociety
  • 2018,14 Tutor workshop, Tiarua, NZ
  • 2018,17,16,15 Tutor 7-day workshop Arkaroola, SA, Australia
  • 2017 Opened exhibition, Barry Canham, Shop Front Gallery, Glebe, NSW, Australia
  • 2017,15 Tutor 6 day workshop, Olhao, Portugal
  • 2018,17,16,15 Tutor 5-day workshop University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • 2017 Tutor two 2-day workshops, Noosa, Qld, Australia
  • 2018,17,16,14,13,12,11,10, 09, 08 Tutor two-day workshop, Carcoar, NSW
  • 2017 Tutor 2-day workshop, Canberra Art Workshops, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • 2018,17 Tutor 1-day workshop, Derivan, Rhodes, NSW, Australia
  • 2017 Tutor 2-day workshop, Victor Harbor, SA, Australia
  • 2017 Demonstration, Art Shed, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
  • 2017 Tutor two 2-day workshops, Brisbane Painting Classes, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
  • 2017 Tutor 6-day workshop, Grampians Brushes, Halls Gap, Vic, Australia
  • 2016 Opened Combined Art Societies of Sydney annual exhibition and Guest Artist, NSW, Australia
  • 2016,15,12,10, 09, 07, 06, 05 Tutor five-day workshop, The Artists’ Society of Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • 2017,16,15 Teaching painting, term course, Art Est, Sydney, Australia
  • 2016,06 Tutor two-day workshop, Kiama Art Society, NSW
  • 2016 Studio visit by Kuringai Art Society
  • 2016,17 Sawtel Art Society, 2-day workshop, Sawtel, NSW, Australia
  • 2014,13 Tutor 4-day workshop, University Southern Qld, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
  • 2014,12 Tutor two-day workshop, Queanbeyan Artists Society, NSW, Australia
  • 2014 Opened exhibition, Kristine Ballard, CK Gallery, Newtown, NSW, Australia
  • 2013 Three week en plein air painting trip, Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia
  • 2012 Opened exhibition by Jan Cristaudo, Painters Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • 2012 Tutor workshops at Auckland, Katikati, Whangamatta and Tiarua, NZ
  • 2013,12,11 Tutor 3-day workshop, Haddon Rig, NSW, Australia
  • 2012,10, 08, 07, 06, 03, 01, 99, 97, 95, 93, 92, 91, 90 Painted in Europe and/or USA
  • 2011,10, 09, 08, 07, 06 Tutor five-day workshop, Cairns Art Society, Qld
  • 2011 Tutor 4-day workshop, University of Southern Queensland, Harvey Bay, Qld, Australia
  • 2010, 09 Tutor two-day workshop Art Gallery of SA, SA, Australia
  • 2010 Guest speaker, opening of graduating students exhibition, Hornsby TAFE, NSW
  • 2010,08 Tutor ten-day workshop, Cottanello, Italy
  • 2010 Tutor one-day workshop Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • 2010 Guest speaker, Kurringai Art Society
  • 2010,09 Tutor three workshops, Tairua, NZ
  • 2010 Tutor one-day workshop Kurringai Art Society
  • 2010,08 Tutor two-day workshop, Mackay, Qld, Australia
  • 2009 Tutor 2 two-day workshops, Fielding, NZ
  • 2009 Opened exhibition, Rosalie Rigby and Robyn Jackson, Glebe, NSW
  • 2009, 08, 07 Tutor three-day workshop, Willunga, SA
  • 2009 Tutor five day workshop, Birdsville, Qld
  • 2009 Tutor two day workshop, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
  • 2009,07, 05, 04, 02 Tutor six-day workshop, Artsfest, Grafton, NSW
  • 2008 Guest artist, Portrait Society annual exhibition, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney, NSW
  • 2008 Tutor two-day workshop, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
  • 2008 Tutor two-day workshop, Batemans Bay, NSW
  • 2007,06, 05 Tutor three-day workshop, Byron Bay, NSW
  • 2007 Painting demo, Oatley 101 Society of Artists, NSW
  • 2007, 06(2), 04, 03(2), 02, 01(2) Tutor 5-day workshops, Mitchell School of Creative Arts, Charles Sturt Uni, NSW
  • 2006 Opened exhibition, Graham Cossey, Aquarelle Gallery, NSW
  • 2006 Speaker, Opening, Blake Prize Exceptions Exhibition, Chase Gallery, NSW
  • 2006 Tutor two-day workshop, Albury Art Society, NSW
  • 2006 Artist talk, Royal Art Society NSW
  • 2006 Tutor six-day workshop, Oakey Art Society, Lake Perseverence, Qld
  • 2006 Opened exhibition, Rosalie Rigby, Gig Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2006 Opened group exhibition, Gallery NTK, NSW
  • 2005,04 Tutor four-day workshop, Whangerai, NZ
  • 2005,04 Tutor three-day workshops, Clifton, Qld (two workshops in 2004)
  • 2004 Opened exhibition, Mary Ann Parry, Washouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2004 Tutor four-day workshop, Bermagui, NSW
  • 2004 Tutor two-week workshop, Uni of Southern Queensland, Qld
  • 2004 Tutor ten-day workshop, Yepoon, Qld 2003 Opened Exhibition, Glenda Carter, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003, 02 Tutor two-day workshops, Willandra Art Society, NSW
  • 2002 Tutor five-day workshop, Camp Creative, Katoomba, NSW 2001 Tutor weekend workshop, abstract art, Willandra, NSW
  • 2001 Tutor two-day workshop, Blackheath, NSW
  • 2001 Tutor two-day workshop, Parkes, NSW
  • 2001 to present, Tutor regular own Studio Weekend Workshops
  • 1999 Opened exhibition, Stephanie Jakovac, ABC Centre, Ultimo, NSW
  • 1997 Guest Artist, St Michaels College Art Exhibition, Adelaide, SA
  • 1989 Guest lecturer, Painting Techniques, Hornsby TAFE, NSW
  • 1984 Guest lecturer, Painting Techniques, Penrith TAFE, NSW
  • 1984 Guest lecturer, Painting Techniques, Werrington TAFE, NSW 1982-88 Secondary School Teaching (casual, part time) – Art, Maths, Science, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 1980 Traveled Europe,(3 months)
  • 1977-80 Owner and Director, Flight Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA
  • 1973-80 Secondary Teaching, Maths & Geography, Adelaide, SA
  • 1970-71 National Service, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 “Outback”, Soho Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2018 Chatswood Foyer exhibition, Soho Galleries, NSW, Australia
  • 2016 “Landscape, My Perspective” The Design Gallery, Terrigal, NSW
  • 2015 “Life on Earth”, Chifley Tower, (Soho Galleries), Sydney, Australia
  • 2014 Cessnock Regional Gallery, Cessnock, NSW, Australia, Touring exhibition
  • 2014 Painters Gallery, Manly, NSW, Australia
  • 2013 Orange Regional Art Gallery, Orange, NSW, Australia, Touring exhibition
  • 2012 NERAM, Armidale, NSW, Australia, Touring exhibition
  • 2012 Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia, Touring exhibition
  • 2012 Wagner Art Gallery book launch, “In and Out of Abstraction”, Sydney, Australia
  • 2012 Painters Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 2011, 04 98, 95, 94, 91 Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Aust
  • 2009, 05, 03, 02, 01 Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 2008, 05 Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA, Aust
  • 2007 Greenhill Galleries (Hilton Hotel), Adelaide, SA
  • 2007 Nepean College of TAFE , NSW
  • 2006 Art Feeling, Lyon, France
  • 2006 Chase Tribal and Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 2005 Gadfly Gallery (Perth Concert Hall), WA, Aust
  • 2005 Bruce Macfie Gallery of Fine Art, Gold Coast, Qld
  • 2005 Reybourn House, Whangerai, NZ
  • 2003 Macquarie University, (Survey exhibition), NSW,
  • 2003 Australian Embassy, Paris, France
  • 2003, 01, 99, 97, 95 James Colman, London, UK
  • 2003, 01 Australian Film Festival, St Tropez , France
  • 2003, 02 Dagmar Art Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Aust
  • 2002, 93, 88 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, SA, Aust
  • 2001 Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW, Aust
  • 1999, 96, 94 Qantas Domestic Terminal, NSW, Aust
  • 1997, 98 North Sydney Fine Art Gallery, NSW, Aust
  • 1997 Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 1996 The Oven, New York, NY, USA
  • 1991, 93, 95 Gallerie Etienne de Causans, Paris, France
  • 1995 Espace Alliance, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 1995 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT, Aust
  • 1995 Andrew Vincent Galleries, Brisbane, QLD, Aust
  • 1995, 96 Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Vic, Aust
  • 1993 Breewood Galleries, Katoomba, NSW, Aust
  • 1994, 93, 92 Sydney Oyster Bar, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 1994, 92 Mary Reiby Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 1990 Orange Regional Gallery (West Room), Orange, NSW, Aust
  • 1993, 91, 89 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 1987 Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney, NSW, Aust 1986 First Impression Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 1986, 85 Nicholson Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Aust
  • 1979, 78 Flight Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA, Aust
  • 1975 Vargas Gallery, Adelaide, SA, Aust

COLLECTIONS

  • James Colman, Norwich, UK
  • Gallerie Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • Nance and Associates, Los Angeles, USA
  • Massachusetts Education Dept., Massachusetts ,USA
  • New England Regional Art Museum, NSW, Australia
  • Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NSW, Australia
  • Price Waterhouse, Sydney, NSW
  • Hyatt Coolum, Qld
  • Westpac, Sydney, NSW
  • Giant Resources, Sydney, NSW
  • Malleson Stephen, Jaques, NSW, QLD
  • Potter Partners, Sydney, NSW
  • Regent, Sydney, NSW
  • Park Royal, Sydney, NSW
  • Park Lane, NSW, Hong Kong
  • Sydney City Council, NSW
  • Baulderstone-Hornibrook, NSW
  • NSW Treasury Corporation, Sydney, NSW
  • Trinity Grammer, Sydney, NSW
  • Meridan School, Sydney, NSW
  • Department of Transport, Canberra, ACT
  • Crown Casino, Melbourne, VIC
  • Qantas, NSW, QLD & New Zealand
  • Macquarie University, NSW
  • Professor D. Yerbury, Sydney, NSW
  • Lois Going, NZ
  • Private collections: Australia, Europe, USA, Asia, New Zealand

Represented

  • Soho Galleries, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Linton and Kaye, Perth, Australia
  • Dagmar Cyrulla, agent, Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020 Paddington Art Prize, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 2020 Sculptures in the Garden, Rosby Vineyard, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
  • 2020 Greenway Art Prize, Artest, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 2020,18,17,16,15,12,07,92,91,90,89,83 Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia
  • 2020 Gang of Five, The Shop Gallery, Glebe , NSW, Australia
  • 2019 “Abstracts from the Lowlands and Down Under” 4-person, Buren, Netherlands 2019 “Group Abstract Exhibition”, SoHo Galleries, NSW, Australia
  • 2019 “Responses to the Landscape” 2-person, Leichhardt Library, NSW, Australia
  • 2019 “Wandering West” 2 person, The Design Gallery, Terrigal, NSW, Australia
  • 2019, 17 “Gang of Five”, Bowral, NSW, Australia
  • 2018 4-person Chateau de Gizeux, Loire Valley, France
  • 2018,17,16,15,14 Annual Australian Watercolour Institute exhibition, NSW, Australia
  • 2018 “Earth Poetry”, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA, Australia
  • 2018,11,1997, 92, 84 Hunters Hill Art Prize (finalist), Sydney, NSW
  • 2018,17 Dunedoo Art Prize,NSW, Australia
  • 2017 Kiama Art Society, guest artist, NSW, Australia
  • 2017,13,11,05,97,95,93,91 Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
  • 2017 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
  • 2017 Hornsby Art Prize, Hornsby Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • 2016 Guest artist Canberra Artists Society Spring Exhibition, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • 2016 “Hunters and Gatherers”, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale,SA, Australia
  • 2016 2-person with Denise Lithgow, Pandora Gallery, Coolah, NSW, Australia
  • 2015 2-person exhibition (with Denise Lithgow), “Coastal Watch”, Curve Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
  • 2015 2-person, (with Denise Lithgow),“The Two of Us”, Breathing Colours, Sydney, Australia
  • 2015,12, 09, 08, 07 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • 2014 “Flowers, Figures and Felted Vessels”, two person (with Denise Lithgow), Painters Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • 2014 Collectors Choice, Artsite Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • 2013 Wagner Art Gallery, NSW, Australia, Drawing: A Fundamental Liberation 3
  • 2013 Walking the Landscape, four person, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 2012, 02 Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia
  • 2012 2-person (with Bernard Ferriere) Galleri Art Feeling, Millau, France
  • 2012, Figurative Difference, 2-person, (with Dagmar Cyrulla), Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • 2012, 2-person, (with Denise Lithgow), Grenfell Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • 2017,16,15,14,13,12,11,10, 09,08,07,06 Glebe Art Prize, NSW
  • 2011, 89 Sulman Prize AGNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 2010, 97, 96 Tattersalls Club Art Prize, Invitation, Brisbane, Qld
  • 2010 Art Melbourne 10, May Street Studios
  • 2010, 06, 05 Art Sydney 10
  • 2010 Chilli Rooms (two exhibitions), Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 2008 Blake Prize(traveling), NSW, Australia
  • 2006 Art Melbourne 06 Icon Gallery(self and African tribal art)
  • 2005 Icon Gallery, Sydney, NSW, “Parallel Stories”
  • 2005,04 03 Taylor Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2004, 02 Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize, McLaren Vale, SA
  • 2004, 00, 99, 89, 88 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003 Art e Nim, Nimes, France, Galerie Art Feeling Millau, France
  • 2003 Gold Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2003 Galeri Aniela, Kangaroo Valley, NSW ( 3 Person )
  • 2003 Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth, NSW, “Double Vision”
  • 2003, 02 Wagner Art Gallery, NSW, Summer Exhibition
  • 2003, 02, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91 Delmar Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2002 Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW, Artsfest Tutors
  • 2002-1992 (continuos) Qantas Club, Sydney Domestic Terminal, NSW
  • 2001 Wagner Art Gallery, NSW, Collectors’ Choice
  • 2001 Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
  • 2001 Wagner Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2000-01 Messagers de la Terre, France & Belgium
  • 2000 Sir Hermann Black Sculpture & Art Gal, Sydney, NSW
  • 1997 Singapore Art Exp., Singapore
  • 1996 Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • 1996 Werrington TAFE, Sydney, NSW 1996 ART, Islington (James Colman Gallery), UK
  • 1996, 95 British Art Fair (James Colman Gallery), London, UK
  • 1995, 91 LineArt Ghent Art Fair, Belgium
  • 1994 Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT
  • 1994 Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney, NSW (2 person)
  • 1994 Gallery on Booth, Sydney, NSW
  • 1994, 93, 92 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
  • 1991 John Olsen Drawing Prize, Bathurst, NSW (Finalist)
  • 1991, 88 Faber-Castell Drawing Prize (finalist), Sydney, NSW 1991 “Sydney and the Fringes”, Invitation, Holdsworth Gallery, NSW
  • 1990 Biennale Internationale du Pastel, St. Quentin, France
  • 1990 “Visual Instincts”, Curated drawing, University of NSW
  • 1990 Australian Contemporary Art Fair (Holdsworth Gallery), Melbourne, Vic 1990 University of Vermont, USA
  • 1990, 89, 88 North Sydney Contemporary Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1989 Sulman Art Prize (finalist) Art Gallery of NSW, Aust
  • 1988 City of Lake Macquarie-Charlestown Shopping Square, Contemporary Art Prize, Invitation, NSW
  • 1988, 87 Cooper Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1987 Stadford Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1986 N.B. Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1986 Nidus Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1986, 85 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1986, 85 Arthaus, Sydney, NSW
  • 1981 Ebert & Boussage Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1979 Contemporary Art Society of S A, Adelaide, SA
  • 1972 David Sumner Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Commissions

  • 2018 Sam Noakes, NSW, Australia
  • 2016 Client of Soho Galleries, NSW, Australia
  • 2005 Simon Parry-Okeden, NSW
  • 2004 Keaman Constructions, Public Art, Sydney, NSW
  • 2003 Frank Howarth, Sydney, NSW
  • 2002 The Good Guys, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2000 Resmed, Sydney, NSW
  • 1998 Geelong Private Hospital, Geelong, Vic
  • 1998 National Capital Private Hospital, Canberra, ACT
  • 1997 Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 1997, 92 Diamond Press, Sydney, NSW 1996 Capital Plaza, Sydney NSW
  • 1994 Optus Communications, Sydney NSW
  • 1993 Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, Sydney, NSW
  • 1992 Dr Joe and Billy-Jean Scoppa, Sydney, NSW
  • 1992 Canberra Casino, Canberra, ACT 1992 Capital Park Royal, Canberra, ACT
  • 1992 Park Lane, Sydney, NSW 1991 Century Radison Hotel, Sydney, NSW
  • 1991 Paul Ramsey Private Hospitals, Sydney, NSW
  • 1988 Hyatt Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Publications

  • Australian Artist, May 14, Oct 13, Apr 10, Oct 04, Jul 04, Oct 04, Jan 00, Aug 95, Apr 95, Jul 94, Jul 93
  • Look, Art Gallery Society of NSW, Jill Sykes, Feb 2012
  • Artist’s Palette, June 2012
  • In and Out of Abstraction, Peter Griffen, book published by la Fabrique, 2011
    Canberra Times, 2011
  • Sydney Town Hall , Margaret Betteridge, Council of the City of Sydney 08
  • Independent Weekly, SA, Adam Dutkiewicz, 4 Sep 07
  • Herald Sun, Vic, Jeff Makin, 18 Mar. 2002
  • The Qantas Club (& Flight Deck) Win 01, Aut 01, Spri 99, Jul 98, Mar 94
  • International Artist Issue No. 1 July 98
  • Craft Art International, Issue No. 4 Oct. 98
  • Canberra Times, Sasha Grishin , 1Nov.05, 18Nov.98, 21Jul.95, 18Jun.94, Aug.91
  • Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, Thorpe, 1995
  • Alice Springs News, Kieran Finnane 28 June 95
  • Centralian Advocate, Dorothy Grimm, 16 June 95
  • Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin 1994
  • Sydney Morning Herald, Bronwyn Watson 30 July 93
  • Weekend Australian, Elwyn Lynn 17 July 93, 13 July91, 27 June 87
  • Artists and Galleries of Australia, Vol. 1, Max Germaine, Craftsman House
  • Antipode, Australia- France Association, Paris, France 1997
    Artvoice Vol. 1, Dec 94

Prizes

  • 2019 Textures of One Colourist Prize, Blayney, NSW, Australia
  • 2011 Muswellbrook Open Art Prize Section B works on paper NSW, Australia
  • 2003 Blackfriars Trust Acquisitions Award, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia
  • Represented as a finalist in several art prizes, see “Group Exhibitions”
  • 2020, 19, 18 Judge Waverly-Woollahra 9×5 prize, NSW, Australia
  • 2018 Judge, Ryde Art Prize, NSW, Australia
  • 2013 Judge, Waverley-Woollahra Art Prize, NSW, Australia
  • 2014 Judge, Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Prize, NSW, Australia
  • 2014 Judge, Bloomin’ Arts, Leichhardt Council, NSW, Australia
  • 2016 Judge, Royal Art Society of NSW Autumn Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
  • 2016 Judge, Hawkesbury Show Art Show, NSW, Australia
  • 2018 Judge, Tumut Art Prize, NSW, Australia
  • 2018 Judge, Camden Art Prize, NSW, Australia

Media

  • TV Chanel 44, “Our Time” interview with Janice Baker, May 2013
  • ABC TV and Radio Interview, Armidale, 2012 (Traveling exhibition)
  • ABC TV Landline segment, “Desert Dauber” 2009
  • ABC TV 7.30 Report, re the new Glebe Island Bridge 1996
  • 5AA Radio, Adelaide, SA Interview with Mark Aiston, 4 Jan 2011
  • 2RRR Radio, Sydney, Interview with Maggy Mason, Australia, 13 Oct 2015
  • Radio 88.1 Burwood, Interviewed by Neil Lithgow
  • Various other radio interviews