Peter Atkins: Concepts and Process

Next date: Thursday, 24 June 2021 | 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

Peter Atkins Working studio pic.jpg

WRITING & CONCEPTS is a lecture and publication series exploring the insights that visual arts practitioners have in to their own creative and cultural practices, and provides an opportunity for them to discuss and publish these insights in a public forum. Contributors include practitioners for whom the written form is their primary professional output and practitioners whose work manifests as exhibitions or events within the domain of contemporary art.

WRITING & CONCEPTS is produced by Future Tense and moderated by Jan van Schaik and Fjorn Butler.

Supported by MvS Architects and RMIT’s School of Art and School of Architecture & Urban Design, Melbourne University and ART + AUSTRALIA, and each of the host venues. 

In ‘Concepts and Process’ Peter Atkins will delve into and discuss ideas around a series of unexhibited or unrealised projects/concepts from the past decade through images and small maquettes, including the works Disconnected, Beach Motel and Deconstructed Meadmore. Not everything that an artist makes or develops in the studio progresses to a realised outcome in an art gallery or public space. This is especially so when your practice is project based. These ideas however, can often progress into exciting new projects or provide entirely new ways of considering particular outcomes.

Peter Atkins is a leading Australian contemporary artist and an important representative of Australian art in the International arena. He is a graduate of the National Art School, Sydney and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He has held around 50 solo exhibitions in Australia and Internationally and has been included in several recent important group exhibitions including SCAPE8 Biennale, in Christchurch N.Z, Melbourne Now, Contemporary Encounters, and the prestigious Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, all held at the National Gallery of Victoria. His work is represented internationally and in every major Australian State Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and prominent Institutional, Corporate and Private collections.

Peter is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and GAGPROJECTS Adelaide | Berlin

Image: Peter Atkins  


  • Thursday, 24 June 2021 | 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM


Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Mornington 3931  View Map

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