Hilary Peterson - Visual Artisit
Born in Singapore, I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to the Bega Valley, in NSW 33 years ago. My love of nature was evident as a child, spending endless hours at the local creek, in the bush and in and on the water of the northern beaches area of Sydney. Initially trained as a commercial textile designer, I completed a Master of Visual Arts in 2002 researching areas of interest involving landscape, the natural world, inter-connectivity/interdependence and place. This research continues to underpin my work in many media including painting, drawing, printing, dyeing and stitching. Natural dyeing in most of my textile work attaches it to place and fixes it in time. Journeying through a place my work investigates fragility and ephemeral beauty, an unconscious memorising of particular aspects of the landscape that later resurface into consciousness.
Hilary Peterson - CV
2012 Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training -update
2012 Certificate IV in Retail Management
2010 Diploma of Business
2009 Certificate IV in Business Administration
2002 Master of Arts (Visual and Performing) - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
2011 Co judge ‘Books … beyond words, evolution’, East Gippsland Art Gallery
2008- South Coast Solar Print Project
2007 Youth art project, Spiral Gallery
2000-2014 Workplace Assessor/Case Manager, often working on art projects with youth at risk
2004-2010 Art Teacher, TAFE
1993– Present- Private Art Teacher
(2008 to 2019 – Tutor for TAFTA; 2007/6 - Tutor for CSU Com Ed)
1997-1999 Workplace Trainer - Marketing and Management (Cultural Industries)
1976-1987 Textile Designer in Australia and UK
2017 ‘Nature Embodided’ - ArtEssence, Pambula
2014-2010-2007 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo
2013 ‘Littoral to Land’ - Spiral Gallery, Bega
2012 ‘the dreaming memory of land as it lay this way and that’ – ANCA Gallery, ACT
2005 ‘Notes from Nature’ – Spiral Gallery, Bega
2002-2003 ‘Littoral Landscape’ –Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2002 ‘Littoral Landscape’ – Gallop Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
1999 'Inner Visions', - Spiral Gallery, Bega
selected group exhibitions
2020 ‘Water’ – Spiral Gallery, Bega
2019 ‘Endangered’ – Spiral Gallery, Bega
2016 & 2018 ‘Interwoven II’ & ‘Interwoven III’ – Spiral Gallery, Bega
2015-2016 Book Exchange exibited as part of Imprint, Spiral Gallery, Bega; North Berwick Yacht Club, Scotland; Coastal Voyage, Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
2013 Sinclair Gallery, Geelong
2012-2013 Bega Valley Art Award, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2010 Basil Sellers Exhibition, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2008 Land Script, Kingstudio, Milton; Sunprints, Megalo Print Workshop, Canberra & Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2008 Meroogal travelling exhibition
2008 ‘Fragments’ - Spiral Gallery
2008 ‘In Off On’ - Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2007 ‘Site Specific 1’, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2006 & 2007 Art Resource Book and Diary 2007, Spiral Gallery;Art Resource Book and Diary 2008, Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2007 ‘Out of the Box’ - Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2007 ‘Interiors’ South East Modern Art Group, BVRG
2006 ‘Making Do’ – ANCA Gallery Canberra
2006 ‘Out of the Box’ - Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2004 ‘Ourland’ – Horsham Regional Gallery
2003 ‘Figure in the Landscape’ - S.E. Modern Art Group, BVRG; 2001 - 'The Power of Black and White'- S.E. Mod Art Group, BVRG
1999 Earth, Experience and Interpretation,S.E. Modern Art Group, BVRG curated by Andrew Sibley.His comment on my work - "Two of the most successful paintings in the exhibition. Quote Picasso 'There is always a battle between the artist and his work of art - if he is lucky, the work of art wins.' ".
December/January- Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore.
November - Hunter's Hill Gallery
February - 'Small Pictures, Great Harmony' Art Exhibition, Nakano City, Japan, for the Nagano Winter Olympic Memorial Culture Program.
1998 January/February - Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore.
1997 July-August - Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore-a joint exhibition of seven south coast artists.
1997 Boyd Fine Art Gallery, Camden- Aust. Soc. of Min. Art.
1997 'Progressions'- S.E. Modern Art Group at the Bega ValleyRegional Gallery
1996 'Rebirth of a Passion'- Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney.
1995 'Aspects' -S.E. Modern Art Group at the Bega Regional Gallery.
1995 Southern District Quilt Festival, Cobargo
1994 Melbourne Quilt Exhibition-
2012 TEXTILES, The Art of Mankind Mary Schoeser, Thames & Hudson
2012 Textile Fibre Forum Issue 4, No. 108.
2011 Books … beyond words, evolution catalogue
2009 Get Creative Magazine
2008 & 2007 Art Resource Book & Diary, SEAR
2004 Echoes, quarterly journal of the International Felt makers Association
2002Textile Fibre Forum Vol. 22. Issue 3, No.71
2000 Miniature Art of Australia
1998 Small Pictures, Great Harmony, Japanese Exhibition catalogue
1994 'Colours of Australia' - Sydney Quilt Festival.