Category Archives: TILLEY, PETER

Peter Tilley and Waratah Lahy exhibition lookbooks

We are pleased to present you with the exhibition catalogues for Second Self by PETER TILLEY and Not far from the truth by WARATAH LAHY. Both exhibitions will be on view until Saturday 21 November with the opening on Saturday 31 October from 3-5pm.

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On view from Tuesday 27 October to 21 November 2015

Afternoon drinks with the Artists, Saturday 31 October, 3-5pm

▶ WARATAH LAHY, Not far from the truth
“My current work explores ideas of truth and distortion of memory. I focus on imagery which suggests a narrative, such as the open door, the empty room and the mirror, as well as looking for pattern, colour and repetition.”
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▶ PETER TILLEY, Second Self
“The shadow is one of the many visual elements within the tableau of everyday icons that populate my artworks.”
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Untitled Show

Our Untitled Show features artworks that differ in style, medium, inspiration and affect. The only unifying quality is that they do not allow audiences to rely on a title for further instruction, and instead are open to interpretation.

Artists include Tanmaya Bingham, Robert Boynes, Jim Croke, Sybil Curtis, Todd Fuller, James Guppy, Waratah Lahy, Melinda Le Guay, Al Munro, Carol Murphy, Mylyn Nguyen, Catherine O’Donnell, Leslie Oliver, Lezlie Tilley, and Peter Tilley.

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Untitled Show

On view 29 September to 24 October 2015

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acrylic paint on plywood, 43 x 31cm

‘Untitled’ would appear to be the most common name attributed to a work of art. Despite the word denoting nothingness, the power of the untitled work is that it has the ability to express the opposite. Artists usually name works to convey something further about the piece to an audience, whether that is a feeling, a description, or a nod to its inspiration. An untitled work, on the other hand, asks the audience to think and question a little more in order to uncover meaning.

The works in this exhibition will differ in style, medium, inspiration and affect. The only unifying quality will be that the works do not allow audiences to rely on a title for further instruction and will instead be entirely open to interpretation.


Quarterly 1.4

We are pleased to present the fourth edition of our Quarterly publication which contains all of the exhibition information for October – December 2015. You can view Quarterly 1.4 by clicking here.

Upcoming exhibitions include Mylyn Nguyen, Waratah Lahy, Peter Tilley, Nina Ross, and the curated group exhibitions Untitled Show, Love. Lament. Loss, and the Gallery’s anniversary exhibition, 30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works.


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.

Peter Tilley
‘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.

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‘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