PETER BOGGS

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The true ‘subject’ of my work results from what I see – regardless of where and what that might be.

Location is important yet equally quite incidental. At one level I paint the real and visible world resulting from some intuitive inclination to observe some things and not others.
 
The outcome by process however, is aimed more toward metaphor than any mimetic description, the intention being that the provision of a  few clues connected to the subject will generate enquiry to that which is not visible, leading to engagement with that unseen dimension.
 
By memory and by time, literalness is diminished, and a new truth is created, almost as in a dream.
 
My intention is not to be illustrative of place or item so much as to seek to achieve a sense of the universal; a kind of symbolism triggering references for the viewer to the idea of having experienced such things in ones ‘minds eye’ if not perhaps by direct experience.
 
Since the late ‘90s one of the main ‘subjects’ of my work, has been the Boboli Gardens in Florence. The inherent natural and man made geometry at play in these gardens has provided a stage set around which “a very limited number of elements are structured and restructured to reveal intimate secrets like a diary of pictorial truths” as Professor Sasha Grishin, The Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National University has described.
 
The extensive body of my work on the Boboli, represents a commitment to explain the metaphysical experience of this garden and its example serves as an opportunity to explore other similar gardens in an effort to reveal inherent and universal mysteries of 'place'.
 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1949 in New Zealand, Peter studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, graduating in 1973. After completing teacher training at the Auckland Secondary Teachers College, and following a period teaching and studying in England and Spain, he commenced an art teaching career in Auckland that continued until 1987 when he moved to reside in Australia.
 
He lives in Leura in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
 
His first exhibition was in Auckland in 1974 and thereafter exhibited annually in New Zealand through his arrival to Australia. From the early 1990’s he has continued to exhibit annually in Australia and abroad.
 
In Australia, his work is represented by Phillip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries in Sydney and Beaver Galleries in Canberra.
 
He has been a finalist on numerous occasions in national art awards, including the Fleurieu Biennale in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
In 1998 he was awarded the Tattersalls Landscape art award and the Kedumba Drawing award in 2004 and 2008.
Amongst others, his work is held in:

  • Australian Embassy, Rome;
  • Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand;
  • Te Papa Museum, Wellington New Zealand;
  • Parliament House Collection, Canberra;
  • Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW;
  • Kedumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls, NSW;
  • Queensland University Art Museum, QLD;
  • Castlemaine Art Gallery, Castlemaine, VIC
and numerous corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad including the Steve Martin Collection, Los Angeles, California.
 
In March April 2014, the survey exhibition, 'Mysterious Realities; the art of Peter Boggs' was held at Orange Regional Gallery NSW.
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2015, Different Realities; Survey Show, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
2015, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney
2014 Mysterious Realities; the art of Peter Boggs, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2013 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2013 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2012 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2012 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2011 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2011 BMG Art, Adelaide
2011 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2010 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2010 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2009 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2009 Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2008 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2007 BMG Art, Adelaide
2007 Maunsell Wickes, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2007 Beaver Gallieries, Canberra
2006 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2005 “Small paintings”, Ferner Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2005 “Small paintings”, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2004 “5 x 5”, Ferner Galleries, Wellington, NZ
2004 “Metaphysical Landscapes”, Ferner Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2004 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2003 BMG Art, Adelaide
2003 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2003 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2003 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2002 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2001 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
2001 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2001 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2000 BMG Art, Adelaide
2000 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
1999 Cintra Galleries, Brisbane
1999 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ
1999 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
1997 Cintra Galleries, Brisbane
1996 - 1997 Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1983 - 1986 John Leech Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1979 - 1983 New Vision Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1975 - 1978  Dunham Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1974 Osborne Galleries, Auckland, NZ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015, Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
2014 Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2013 Len Fox Art Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery, VIC
2013 Small Works, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2013 Christmas Exhibition, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2011 "On a Small Scale", Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2011 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. Finalist
2011 200 Years of Australian Works on Paper; 1811 to 2011,
        Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2011 Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2008 - 2011 “SQUARED”, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2008 - 2009 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2008 “Rome”, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
2008 Kedumba Drawing Award, NSW
2007 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2006 - 2007 “SQUARED”, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2004 “McCahon’s Legacy”, Ferner Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2004 Kedumba Drawing Award, NSW
2004 “Crossing the Equator”, Ferner Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2004 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, SA
2003 “Southern Crossings”, Ferner Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2003 “Still life”, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2003 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2002 Kedumba Drawing Award, NSW
2002 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2002 “A French Connection - NZ artists and France”,
         Ferner Galleries, Wellington, NZ
2002 Fleurieu Biennale, SA
2001 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
2001 “Works on paper”, The Bell Gallery, NSW
2001 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2001 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, NSW
2000 “37th Anniversary Exhibition”, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
2000 “The first show of the last year of the Millennium”,
         Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2000 “The art of drawing”, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999 Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland
1999 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
1998 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
1996 “Still life”, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1996 Waterman Fine Art, London, UK
1996 “Still life”, Cintra Galleries, Brisbane
1983 “Ranges of Inspiration”, New Vision Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1982 Auckland Festival Exhibition, New Vision Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1982 “Educators as Artists”, Auckland City Gallery, NZ
1981 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
1981 Amnesty International, New Vision Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1980 “Graphics 80”, Auckland Society of Arts, NZ
1980 Lake Macquarie Community Gallery, NSW
1976 Benson and Hedges Art Award, Barrington Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1976 AA Art Award for Young NZ painters, Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, NZ

AWARDS

2015, Kilgour Prize, Finalist, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
2008 Winner, Kedumba Drawing Award, NSW
2006 Finalist, Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, SA
2004 Winner, Kedumba Drawing Award, NSW
2004 Finalist, Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, SA
2002 Finalist, Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, SA
1998 Winner, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
1998 Hill End Residency, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
1985 Finalist, McMillan Ford Art Award, Auckland, NZ
1980 Recipient, Carnegie Travelling Scholarship (travel to Australia)
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2014 'Mysterious Realities; the art of Peter Boggs', Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
2009 - 2010 “The metaphysics of life”, Sasha Grishin, Australian Art Review, #21
2009 "What now", Peter Boggs, Australian Art Collector, #48
2009 “The metaphysics of life”, Sasha Grishin, Canberra Times,
         Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
2007 Exhibition preview, Sasha Grishin, Australian Art Collector,
        #42 October-December
2007 “Mysteries hover beyond the frame”, Sasha Grishin,
         Canberra Times, 10 November
 

COLLECTIONS

Te Papa Museum, Wellington, NZ; Castlemaine Art Gallery, VIC; University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane QLD; Parliament House, Canberra; Kedumba Drawing Collection, NSW; News Limited; Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane; Telstra; NZ Education Board; Dilworth Trust Board; Auckland City Art Gallery; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle; Australian Embassy, Rome, Italy; Steve Martin Collection, California.