Salt Lake Yabbie | 2022


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Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 71 × 10 × 52 cm
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Each individual work is unique, others in the series are made in the same way but by the variation in the nature of the found wood each will be different. Using timber cut ready for the log fire works very well for the body of lobsters and yabbies.

Generally legs, claws and tail are from twigs or any other found objects of interest.

For this one I painted using many layers of glaze in an effort to depict the surface of a salt lake.



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Delivery advice for purchasers: Pack and Send. Installation Advice For purchasers: Place and enjoy


Sculptor Bio

Peter Griffen

Peter Griffen

My sculpture is at most times painted and my paintings often include sculptural elements.  I enjoy using found objects to create my sculpture, be it theatrical animals or whatever comes to mind during the construction process.


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
2022 Member Royal Art Society of NSW

Solo Exhibitions (79)

Australia                                                    1975-2022
London                                                          2003,01,99,97,95
France (4 in Paris)                                       2006,03,01,95,93,91
New York                                                    1996
New Zealand                                               2005


Nationally and internationally, including art fairs in UK, Europe, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong    1972-2022

REPRESENTED in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, an agent in France


Public and private, Australia, NZ, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, UK, USA, 18 works collected by Prof Di Yerbury and Macquarie University, Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NERAM, Orange Regional Art Gallery


Several corporate and private, including Public Art for Keeman Constructions, Sydney, 2005


Include Australian Artist, International Artist, Craft Art International, The Qantas Club, Who’s Who of  Aust. Visual Artists, Encyclopedia of Aust. Visual Art, Artist and Galleries of Aust., Canberra Times, two books published by La Fabrique

President of The Glebe Art Show  2013-present
Judged several art prizes, NSW

1972-80 Painting in Adelaide

1980 to present, Painting in Sydney
2013-22 President, Glebe Art Show, NSW, Australia
2008-19 Tutor 3-day studio workshops with Art Gallery NSW Society
2018,14 Tutor workshop, Tiarua, NZ
2018,17,16,15 Tutor 7-day workshop Arkaroola, SA, Australia
2017 Opened exhibition, Barry Canham, Glebe
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
2008-18 Tutor two-day workshop, Carcoar, NSW
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 Ku Ring Gai Art Society
2016,17 Sawtell 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, Whangamata 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, Hervey 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, Ku Ring Gai Art Society
2010,09 Tutor three workshops, Tairua, NZ
2010 Tutor one-day workshop Ku Ring Gai 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
2006 Artist talk, Royal Art Society 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, Wash House Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2004 Tutor four-day workshop, Bermagui, NSW
2004 Tutor ten-day workshop, Yepoon, Qld
2001 to present, Tutor regular own Studio Weekend Workshops
1999 Opened exhibition, Stephanie Jakovac, ABC Centre, Ultimo, NSW
1997 Guest Artist, St Michael's 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 Travelled Europe,(3 months)
1977-80 Owner and Director, Flight Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1973-80 Secondary Teaching,  Maths & Geography, Adelaide
1970-71 National Service, Australia

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