Acme Studios — Peter Burgess

Supporting Artists since 1972

Peter Burgess

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Peter Burgess is a visual artist whose work focuses on the negotiation of relationships between private and public levels of experience. In his work, ordinary situations become infused with possibility so that found objects and images are each recognized for their individual narrative potential. Objects and experiences that are normally taken for granted are rearranged, repackaged or recontextualised to take on new and unexpected meanings.

Peter has shown work in solo and group exhibitions across Australia, North America and Europe, including in Australian Perspecta, AGNSW, 1983 and Prints and Australia – Presettlement to the Present, Australian National Gallery, 1989. He is the twice recipient of the Fremantle Print Prize and is held in collection at the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Monash University, Melbourne; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; and the Zona Archives, Florence. Peter is Head of Printmaking at the National Art School, Sydney.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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