Category Archives: TILLEY, PETER

Peter Tilley, Sculpture by the Sea, Decade Club at Macquarie Group

Last year, Peter Tilley was inducted into the Decade Club at Sculpture by the Sea as an artist who has partiicpated in the exhibition ten or more times.

In recognition of this achievement, Tilley’s work will be on view at Macquarie Group in August alongside other members of the Decade Club.

We look forward to presenting Tilley’s new body of work here at the Galley in November.

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Peter Tilley, ‘Anticipating the Voyage’ 2015
cast iron, painted timber, 52 x 34 x 19cm

Peter Tilley, winner of Hunter Region Botanic Gardens small sculpture prize

Peter Tilley 'Anticipating the voyage' 2015
Congratulations to Peter Tilley who has won the small sculpture prize awarded by the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens. Tilley won the prize with the maquette ‘Anticipating the voyage’.

Peter Tilley’s next solo exhibition will be on view from 27 October to 21 November. Sign up here to receive a preview.

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‘Anticipating the voyage’ 2015
cast iron and painted timber, 53 x 32 x 19cm

Peter Tilley + Andy Devine, Black Harvest – touring exhibition

blackharvestOn April 23, the touring exhibition Black Harvest by Peter Tilley and Andy Devine will open at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. The show will remain on view until the 5 June 2015. Thus far, Black Harvest has travelled to Moree Plains Gallery, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, The Glasshouse Port Macquarie, and will finish at Manly Art Gallery and Museum in 2016.

The collaborative and individual works in the show reference the landscape and industry of Newcastle. Themes include sustainability and environmental degradation.

Peter Tilley ‘In Search of the Sea’ acquired by Hunter Valley Private Hospital

b62bb606-7432-4596-b387-55b5156a49fdToday the Hunter Valley Private Hospital will be unveiling their recent acquisition of Peter Tilley’s 2012 sculpture, ‘In Search of the Sea’. This imposing sculpture will have pride of place, installed on the front lawn of the hospital.

Peter Tilley will be exhibiting a new body of work from 27 October to 21 November 2015. Sign up here to receive a preview of this upcoming show.

Peter Tilley
‘In Search of the Sea’ 2012
cast iron, Corten steel
186 x 60 x 124cm
Shown installed at Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2012

Peter Tilley Success at Sculpture by the Sea


We would like to formally congratulate Peter Tilley on another successful year at Sculpture by the Sea. On top of joining the Decade Club, which acknowledges Peter exhibiting with SxS for the tenth year, he sold his larger outdoor sculpture and his smaller works from the indoor exhibition. Well done!

Peter will exhibiting a large-scale work in Sculpture Park, 28 January – 14 February 2015.

Peter Tilley, ‘crossing the sky by boat’ 2014
cast iron, corten steel, 170 x 140 x 42cm

Peter Tilley joins Sculpture by the Sea Decade Club

peter_tilley Brenda May, Peter Tilley and partner Lynda at the Sculpture by the Sea Decade Club dinner at Buon Riccordo Ristorante

Peter Tilley has been inducted into the Decade Club at Sculpture by the Sea. The Decade Club was created to honour artists who have exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea for 10 years or more.

Peter will again have a new work at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, from the 23 October to 9 November.

New in the Stockroom Peter Tilley sculptures + Kevin McKay paintings

We have two new assemblages by Peter Tilley available in our stockroom from the ‘Above + Below’ series, which consider the downside of the coal and mining industry in Newcastle. Within the assemblages, Tilley used old foundry patterns alongside graphite electrodes out of the BHP steelworks located in Newcastle. Prior to the closure of the factory in 1999, artists were given access to the site for artistic inspiration.

Having received the Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the AGNSW in 2006, the Sydney City of Villages Art Prize in 2009, the William Fletcher Foundation’s Scholarship to The British School at Rome in 2011, the Kogarah Emerging Artist Prize in 2012 and the Waverley Oil Painting Prize in 2013, we are delighted to have a selection of Kevin McKay‘s applauded renderings of suburban landscapes, created both in his studio and plein air, available at the Gallery.


Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Prize, 2014 International Art Competition, Kennedy Prize, and Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize Finalists

We are pleased to announce that a number of our artists have been selected as finalists in forthcoming prizes.

Finalists in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture prize. Their works (pictured below) will be on view at Deakin University from the 30 October to 13 December 2014.

Tanmaya Bingham’s drawing ‘Smirk’ will be exhibited as a finalist for the competition at the 2014 International Art Festival. The piece will be on view from the 8 to 11 October 2014 in Chelsea, NYC. Bingham will be exhibiting her new body of work English Tea Party…gone wrong starting 7 October. To receive a preview of the work please sign up here.

Apparitions #3‘ from Nicole Welch’s recent solo exhibition has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Kennedy Prize. An edition of this work was also acquired by Artbank earlier this year.

Flatline is a finalist in the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award at Grafton Regional Gallery with the video work ‘A Dance for Paul Klee‘, to be screened from the 17 October to 7 December 2014.