About The Artist

About The Artist

 (photograph by Andrew Horton)

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PETER COAD

Peter is a confident, energetic artist who uses vibrant colours for his vigorous interpretations. They capture the glowing earthy yellows and oranges of the land and mountains, the ephemeral purples, aqua and blues of the sky and lagoons and they reflect the uniqueness of the terrain, the changes of the day and seasons and one can feel he has connections and awareness of the indigenous myths and legends of the land.  

Born in 1947, Peter spent the first 10 years of his life in the Mallee town of Karoonda approximately 120kms south-east of Adelaide. He was surrounded by huge inspiring vistas and enormous skies which explains his abiding interest in the landscape, its open spaces and respect for the harmony of nature.

His career began in graphic arts excelling and winning awards in the fields of Silk Screen Printing and Signwriting but his passion and demand for his paintings eventually saw him become a full-time professional artist. He has been painting for nearly 40 years, held 67Solo Exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows. One major group show in particular was an All Australian Artists exhibition held at the prestigious Kubo-Kuxta Gallery in San Sebastian, Spain. He has also served two terms as Vice President of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, lectured on his art and been a participant, advisor and curator of exhibitions in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.S.A. He makes regular artistic treks to many destinations in Australia and overseas. The knowledge gained of a particular area clearly assists in capturing the essence and feeling of the land as well as the colour and spirit of the place and from these journeys Peter produces several series of work.

His achievements in other areas of the arts are many, the following being just a few. In 1991 he organized and curated an exhibition held in Penang, Malaysia, of artwork of members from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts for the Adelaide/Georgetown Official Sister City, 25th Anniversary Celebration Visit with the Lord Mayor and Council Members of the City of Adelaide. One of his paintings was given as a gift to the City of Georgetown. In 2001 the Adelaide Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages chose Peter to be the first contemporary landscape artist to have two of his paintings reproduced for the Australian Commemorative Birth Certificates for the Year of the Outback. In 2005, Hollister Incorporated of Illinois U.S.A. chose one of Peter’s works to reproduce for their Christmas gift to their worldwide clients. Cairns City Council in Queensland, Australia, chose Peter’s paintings to give to two of their Sister Cities, one in 2005 to the City of Oyama in Japan as a commemorative gift for the signing of their Sister City Agreement and in 2006 one was given to the Mayor of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province, China, for the Official Opening of the Australian designed “Friendship Gardens” in Zhanjiang.

Peter is also well-known to Film audiences as being commissioned by internationally acclaimed Australian Film Director, Rolf de Heer, to paint 14 large canvases which appear as static scenes in the Award Winning film ‘The Tracker’. (A main feature of the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2002 and the 51st Melbourne International Film Festival, also selected to participate in numerous International Film Festivals). The inclusion of original artwork in this way was a first for an Australian feature film and the process taken and images of these paintings are published in a Book and can be seen on a Documentary appearing on the DVD of the Film. Peter has also produced several documentaries which record his career in travel and painting. 

Peter’s paintings reveal to us landscapes of harsh yet breath-taking beauty as he skilfully blends symbolic interpretations of mountains, wetlands, vegetation and bird life in an endeavour to convey an awareness of the delicate balance of the environment.

PUBLISHED AND/OR FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS/MAGAZINES:

  • 2017   Unbridling the Western Auteur – The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • 2016   SA Life Magazine, November 2016
  • 2016   Studies in Australasian Cinema or Film History by Dr Marita Bullock, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2016   Arts & Medicine Section of the Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy Magazine, Ohio, U.S.A. http://cdt.amegroups.com/article/view/11705/15033
  • 2016   Artwork Featured on the Cover of the New Soiuth Wales Legal Aid 2017 Diary – Australia
  • 2015   Artwork Featured on the Cover of the New South Wales Legal Aid 2016 Diary – Australia
  • 2014   International Westerns – Re-Locating the Frontier, Miller & Van Riper – U.S.A. (http://www.filmandhistory.org/bookreviews/index.php)
  • 2014   Artwork Featured on the Cover of the New South Wales Legal Aid 2015 Diary  – Australia
  • 2013   Artwork Featured on the Cover of the New South Wales Legal Aid 2014 Diary  – Australia
  • 2012   Artwork Featured on the Cover of the New South Wales Legal Aid 2013 Diary – Australia
  • 2011    Artwork Featured on the Cover of the New South Wales Legal Aid 2012 Diary – Australia
  • 2010   Boab Bulletin – No. 100 October 2010 – Landscape Art and the Kimberley – Kimberley Society Inc. Western Australia.
  • 2010   Intangibles in Terra  Australia , Sala Kubo-Kuxta, Spain
  • 2010    Skywest Inflight Magazine OUT there, May,  Western Australia/Northern Territory
  • 2007    The Advertiser Review, May 5, South Australia
  • 2006    YouYu Adelaide Japanese lifestyle magazine no. 28 South Australia/Japan
  • 2006    Destinations Australia – Queensland
  • 2003    Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia, Michael Berry – Victoria
  • 2002     Peter Coad, Paintings and Drawings for the Film, The Tracker – South Australia
  • 2000     International Artist Feb/March – New South Wales
  • 1997    Camapa No. 3 Magazine – Russia
  • 1991    Australian Artist Magazine, October – Sydney
  • 1990    Craft-Arts Magazine, Oct/Dec – Sydney
  • 1990    Artists and Galleries of Australia – Max Germein – Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition Craftsman press, Sydney, Page 126
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Peter Coad in Red

1947             Born. Spent his first 10 years in Karoonda, South Australia. 

1957             Moved to Adelaide with his family.

1963-68        Studied Graphic Arts, Sign Writing and Silk Screen Printing, Marleston Technical College.  Dux of Class 1965,1966,1967,1968.

                     1967 Won the Sandusky Cup for Silk Screen Printing and Design.

                     Began participating in Group Exhibitions.

1969-1974    Worked as a Graphic Artist for the South Australian Government.

                     Assisted Terry Lavender, Dept. of Recreation and Sports, with the design and printing of the Heysen Trail signage.

1975-1977    Established a Graphic Design and Sign Writing business and sold it to pursue his painting career whilst continuing in Sign Writing employment.

1978             First Solo Exhibition, Coach House Gallery, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia.

1979             Began overseas travels, visiting the West Coast U.S.A, Mexico and Hawaii.

1980             Lived in, owned and managed, Olivet House Restaurant/Gallery, Stirling South Australia, sold this to again pursue his painting career.

1981-1983    Travelled to Bali, Indonesia, Tahiti, South East Asia and China.

                     Painting excursions to various South Australian locations, including the River Murray and Coorong National Park.   

1984             Travelled to Egypt.

                     First Duo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia.

1985             First Private Solo Exhibition, Highgate Hill, Toorak, Victoria.

                     Solo Exhibition, Le Paris Restaurant/Gallery, North Adelaide, South Australia.

1986             Travelled to Greece, Turkey, Belgium and London.

                     Private Solo Exhibition, South Yarra, Victoria.

                     Solo Exhibition, The Barn Art Gallery, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

1987             Invited to become a member of the Royal South Australia Society of Arts.

                     Private Solo Exhibition, Tremayne’s, Toorak, Victoria.

                     Solo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia.

1988             Travelled to the Seychelles and East Africa.

                     Solo Exhibitions, Reade Art Gallery, Eastwood and The Barn Art Gallery, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

                     Painting Excursions to Kakadu, Katherine and Mataranka, Northern Territory.

1989             Painting Excursions to the Coorong and Bool Lagoon, South Australia also Cairns and surrounding areas in Queensland.

                     Lectured at the Southern Districts Art Society, Victor Harbour, South Australia.

1990             Solo Exhibitions, Casey Gallery, Paddington, New South Wales, Reade Art Gallery, Eastwood, South Australia and Studio Star Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory.

                     Travelled U.S.A. and Canada.

                     Painting excursions to Bremer River and waterfall areas, Lake Eyre, Coopers Creek and surrounding areas in South Australia.

1991             Solo Exhibitions, Elgin Gallery, Carlton, Victoria, Bridge Street Gallery, Woollahra, New South Wales, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Painting excursions to Palmer Hills and surrounding areas in South Australia.

1992             Travelled to Bali and Lombok, Indonesia.

                     Solo Exhibitions, The Gallery Wall, Edgecliff, New South Wales, Reade Art Gallery, Eastwood, South Australia.

                     Painting excursions to The Coorong National Park and Mannum Falls and surrounding areas, South Australia.

1993             Solo Exhibition, Elgin Gallery, Carlton, Victoria.

                     Travelled to Bali, Indonesia.

                     Became an Associate Member of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, South Australia.

1994             Solo Exhibition, The Barn Art Gallery, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

1995             Solo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia and Studio Star Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory.

                     Travelled to Bali, Indonesia.

1996             Became a full-time artist.

                     Painting Excursions to the Coorong, Murray River and Yunta areas in South Australia and Broken Hill, New South Wales.

                     Lectured at the Burnside Art Society, South Australia.

                     Elected to the Committee of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

                     Travelled to Broome, Western Australia.

1997             Participated in a Group Exhibition of Australian Artists at the Jung Yung Gallery, Jung Yung Industries Co. and Seoul Living Design Show, Korea.

                     50th Birthday Solo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion through the Kimberley area, North West of Western Australia with Artists, Ingrid Windram and James Ainslie.

                     Curator of the “Nudes” Exhibition, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Exhibited and travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for “Journey and Discovery” Exhibition of Selected South Australian Artists, at Galeri Petronas.

                     Received his Diploma of Fellowship from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

                     Elected as Vice President of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

                     Painting excursion to Litchfield National Park, Darwin, Northern Territory.

1998             Painting excursion to the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, South Australia.

                     Co-curator of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, “The Captured Image” Photographic Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Travelled to England, Spain, Morocco and Germany.

                     Solo Exhibition, Michael Commerford Gallery, Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales. 

1999             Solo Exhibition, Antipodes Gallery, Sorrento, Victoria.

                     Curator of Exhibition of artworks from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, held for the Adelaide/Georgetown Official Sister City, 25 year Anniversary,

                     Komtar Building, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia and guest speaker at the Official Dinner.  One of Peter’s paintings was presented to the City of Georgetown.

                     Solo Exhibition, Without Pier Gallery, Sandringham Victoria.

                     Travelled to Japan to exhibit with Australian Sculptor Silvio Apponyi and Artist Dieter Engler in Okayama and Tsuyama and lectured to students at two schools.

2000             Solo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition and Artist in Residence, Monsoon Gallery, Cable Beach International Resort, Broome, Western Australia and guest speaker at the Official Dinner for the

                     honoured guests from Japan for the Shinju Festival.

                     Travelled to Lake Eyre via Flinders Ranges, Muloorina to Birdsville, Coongie Lakes, Coopers Creek and Innamincka.

                     Resigned after two terms as Vice President of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

2001             Spent one month in Arkaroola, South Australia to do preliminary artwork for the paintings to be featured in the film “The Tracker” (by Rolf de Heer) for release at the

                     Adelaide Festival of Arts 2002.

                     Solo Exhibition in his home town of Karoonda, South Australia.

                     Lectured and gave workshops to the students of the Karoonda Area School and East Murray School and a talk “Evening with Peter Coad” on his travels and art

                     styles to the local community, also gave a radio interview and addresses at the Annual Sheep Fair.

                     Solo Exhibition, Gallery at the Wentworth, Sydney, New South Wales,

                     Painting excursion to the Grampians, Victoria.

                     Solo Exhibition, Without pier Gallery, Sandringham, Victoria.

                     Two of Peter’s paintings were selected and purchased by the Dept. for Births, Deaths & Marriages, for reproduction on Birth Certificates for the Year of the Outback 2002

                     for South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

2002             Launch of the book titled “PETER COAD – Paintings and Drawings for the Film THE TRACKER” at Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia along with an

                     exhibition of the “Location Studies” completed in Arkaroola during the filming.

                     Solo Exhibition during the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2002 at the Adelaide Hilton Hotel of the large canvas’s which appear in the film ‘The Tracker”, Adelaide,

                     South Australia, (in conjunction with Greenhill Galleries, and Art Images Gallery).

                     Solo Exhibition, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Her Majesties Theatre, of the Final Colour Studies for the film ‘The Tracker”, Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion to The Coorong National Park, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, Western Australia.

                     Travelled to Bali, Indonesia.

                     Solo Exhibition during the 51st Melbourne International Film Festival, “Paintings from the film The Tracker and other works”, Without Pier Gallery,

                     Sandringham, Victoria.

                     Solo Exhibition, “Paintings from the film The Tracker and other works” Gallery at the Wentworth, Sydney, New South Wales, during the National Launch of the film.

                     A Documentary is featured on the DVD of the Film The Tracker, of Peter painting for the film.

                     Major Supporter of the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation’s Curtain Raiser Appeal.

2003             Solo Exhibition, Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria.

                     Solo Exhibition, Mulgara Gallery, and Artist-in-Residence, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory.

                     Painted a portrait of the performers on stage during “The Mary G Show” (Australia’s Leading Aboriginal comedian) Festival Centre, Adelaide Festival of Arts, South

                     Australia.

                     Invited by the Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide to be a Member of the Organizing Committee for an inaugural artistic event incorporated into the Synod Opening

                    Eucharist at St. Peter’s Cathedral.  Images of Peter’s paintings were projected behind the Alter and an original painting offered as a gift to be auctioned for Anglicare.

                     Peter also produced 8 original works on banners which adorned the pillars of the Cathedral and these are on permanent display at the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene in

                     Adelaide.

                     Produced a personal documentary on painting for the series of work titled “North by North West”.

                     Solo Exhibition, Monsoon Gallery and Artist-in-Residence, Cable Beach Resort, Broome, Western Australia.

                     Published in the Book titled “Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia” by Michael Berry.

                     Solo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia

                     Exhibited at Bark Modern Art Gallery in Hong Kong in conjunction with Manyung Gallery of Victoria.

2004             Painting excursions to the Coorong National Park, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Gallery at the Wentworth, Sydney, New South Wales,

                     Travelled to the Hawaiian Islands and Los Angeles, U.S.A.  Established a gallery connection in Los Angeles.

                     Feature Artist, Mazenod College 11th Fine Arts Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia.

                     Feature Artist at the Official re-opening of the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales.

                     Solo Exhibition, Without Pier Gallery, Sandringham Victoria.

                     Solo exhibition, Gullotti Galleries, Perth, Western Australia.

2005             Opened the Royal South Australian Society of Arts “Outback” Exhibition.

                     Solo Exhibition, Monsoon Gallery and Artist in Residence Cable Beach Resort, Broome, Western Australia.

                     Feature Artist at Trio Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion to Cairns, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

                     Hollister Incorporated of Illinois U.S.A. chose on of Peter’s paintings to reproduce for their Christmas Gift to their worldwide clients.

2006             Solo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries/Hilton Hotel Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Lectured on his work for the Film “The Tracker” (2002) to the Southern Districts Art Society, Victor Harbor, South Australia.

                     Moved to live in Port Noarlunga South, and purchased a Studio in Port Noarlunga, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion to Broome, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Oscar Ranges, Willie Creek in Western Australia.

                     Painting excursion to Moolooloo Station, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

                     The city of Cairns, Queensland, presented Peter’s painting “Emu Study – Ancient Land” to the City of Oyama, Japan, to commemorate the signing of their Sister City

                     Agreement.

                     The final scene painting from “The Tracker” was chosen to be used for the Third Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival Poster in Denver Colorado, U.S.A.

                     Participated and exhibited in the Artistic Exchange “Double Vision”, between City of Onkaparinga, South Australia & City of Greater Bendigo, Victoria, during the

                     Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale.

                     Produced and directed the DVD documentary “Double Vision – The Journey”.

                     Solo Exhibition, Gullotti Galleries, Perth Western Australia.

2007             Retrospective Exhibition 1975 – 2005, Greenhill Galleries, North Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Reef Gallery, Cairns, Queensland.

                     Travelled to Japan to exhibit at Slogadh Gallery, Okayama, with South Australian Sculptor, Silvio Apponyi and Artist, Dieter Engler and toured Hiroshima, Mirajima,

                     Himeji, Kyoto & Tokyo.

                     Solo Exhibition, Monsoon Gallery, Broome, Western Australia.

                     Featured on the Channel 9 Television programme “Postcards”, South Australia

                     Painting excursion to The Coorong, South Australia.

                     The city of Cairns, Queensland, presented one of Peter’s paintings titled “Waterline – Oscar Ranges”, to the city of Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, China (a sister city

                      of Cairns), to commemorate the official opening of the “Friendship Gardens”.

                     Painting excursion to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

2008             Painting excursion to the Parachilna and Moralana areas of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Prairie Hotel, during the “Tastes of the Outback”, Parachilna, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Framed – The Darwin Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory.

                     Painting excursion from Darwin in the Northern Territory back to Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion to Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

                     Opened Studio for the first time specifically for the SALA Festival.

                     Feature Artist, Mazenod College Fine Arts Exhibition, Perth Western Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Wentworth Gallery Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition “Beyond Parachilna” Exhibition at Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, South Australia on his new Flinders Ranges Series.

                     Painting excursion to the Flinders Ranges, including Arkaroola and Wilpena Pound, South Australia.

2009             Solo Exhibition, LK Galleries, Perth, Western Australia.

                     Painting excursion to the Southern Coastal Areas and Stirling Ranges, Western Australia, The Nullarbor, Great Australian Bight, Streaky Bay, South Australia.

                     Conducted two Master Class workshops at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, South Australia.

                     Participated in a group exhibition held at the Dubai Hotel Exhibition, International Conference Centre, Dubai.

                     Invited to design one of 20 Kangaroo’s which he titled “Roo with a View” for the G’day UK “Kangaroo Island Hunt”, Competition.  His ‘roo’ is now owned by Tourism

                    Australia and stands in the Lobby Entrance of their Office in London, UK.

                     Gave a welcoming speech at the Citizenship Ceremony at the invitation of the Mayor of the City of Onkaparinga, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion to Broome, Cape Leveque, The Kimberley and was the Feature Artist at Monsoon Gallery, Broome, Western Australia.

                     Opened an exhibition of artwork by Jacinda Bayne at Monsoon Gallery, Broome, Western Australia.

                     Due exhibition with James Ainslie, Without Pier Gallery, Cheltenham, Victoria.

                     Resigned from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

                     Moved and established a new studio at Lynton in the Adelaide foothills, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion to the Parachilna and Moralana areas of The Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

                     Opened an exhibition on “Surf Art” at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, South Australia

2010             Travelled to San Sebastian, Spain for the Opening of the “Intangibles in Terra Australia” Exhibition in which he participated with other Australian Artists at the

                     prestigious Sala Kubo-Kuxta Gallery, San Sebastian, Spain – organized by Asun Bassas MA FRSASA, International Business Ambassador to South Australia.

                     Travelled to France.

                     Solo Exhibition, Waverley Homestead, ‘Subconsciously Coad’, for SALA, Willunga, South Australia.

                     Feature Artist and Speaker at Dinner Event, “Subconsciously Coad” Manyung Gallery,  Mt. Eliza, Victoria.

                     Solo Exhibition, Glenferrie Contemporary Art Gallery, “Subconsciously Coad”, Malvern, Victoria.

2011             Solo Exhibition at Portsea Art Gallery, and speaker at Dinner Event, Portsea, Victoria.

                     Participant in “Intangibles in Terra Australia” reciprocal Exhibition, Flinders University City Gallery, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition at The Prairie Hotel “Beyond Parachilna” Parachilna, South Australia

                     Opened exhibition by Artist Sonya Unwin, during SALA 2011 at Elite Picture Framers.

                     One of Peter’s Paintings chosen for the cover of the NSW Legal Aid 2012 Diary.

                     Solo Exhibition for Karoonda Centenary Event, Karoonda Council Chambers, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Greenhill Galleries “Traveller in Landscape” North Adelaide, South Australia.

2012             Travelled to Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Salerno in Italy.

                     Solo Exhibition, “When Memory Becomes Art” Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco, Western Australia.

                     One of Peter’s paintings again chosen for the cover of the NSW Legal Aid 2013 Diary.

2013             Peter’s painting of a Mallee Fowl owned by the Karoonda Council was chosen for the Mallee Libraries Card, South Australia.

                     Travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia.

                     Travelled to Hawaii, U.S.A.

                     Painting excursion to the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia.

                     Another of Peter’s paintings chosen for the NSW Legal Aid 2014 Diary.

                     Solo Exhibition at The O’Connell Café/Gallery, North Adelaide, South Australia.

2014             Solo Exhibition, Wentworth Galleries, “A world without words”, Sydney, New South Wales.

                     Again one of Peter’s paintings chosen for the NSW Legal Aid 2015 Diary.

                     Peter painted “Owl Boots” in support of the Hutt St. Centre’s “Walk a Mile in my Boots” Fundraising Event, Adelaide, South Australia

                     Solo Exhibition, “A Moving Moment”, for SALA 2014 in support of the Hutt St Centre for the homeless, Toop and Toop Real Estate, The Abbey, Goodwood,

                     South Australia.

                     A section of one of Peter’s Paintings was selected for the Seppeltsfield 2012 Adelaide Hills Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon wine label.

2015             Painting excursion to the Coorong National Park, South Australia.

                     Painting excursion to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

                     Again one of Peter’s paintings chosen for the cove of the NSW Legal Aid 2016 Diary.

                     Solo Exhibition, The Bridgewater Mill Restaurant, Mt. Barker, South Australia.

                     Travelled to Eastern Europe with Sculptor Silvio Apponyi cruised the Danube, Main Canal and Rhine Rivers to film, sketch and document the River areas to develop a

                     series of work to be exhibited in 2016 at Art Images Gallery Adelaide.

                     Featured on the Television series “Put Some Colour in your life”.

                     Famed Australian Singer/Songwriter, Russell Morris chose two of Peter’s paintings for the cover of his new CD titled “Red Dirt – Red Heart” released October 23rd.

2016             Represented by Wentworth Galleries of Sydney at the Singapore Art Fair.

                     Donated a Giclee Print for Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots 25th Anniversary online auction.

                     Represented by Wentworth Galleries of Sydney at the Basel Art Fair, Hong Kong.

                     Moved to live in Walkerville, South Australia.  Set up his Studio ‘Rooms’.

                     Participated in the Inaugural Exhibition ‘Duo of SA Master Artists” with Kate Breakey (Photographer – work on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia),

                     City of Salisbury, Salisbury, South Australia.

                     Solo Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Norwood, South Australia

                     Painted the Backdrop for the Independent Theatre production of “Ross”. (Story of Lawrence of Arabia) Space Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia.

2017           Represented by Wentworth Galleries, Sydney at the Basil Art Fair, Hong Kong

                   Painting excursion to the Great Ocean Road, Victoria and the Coorong, South Australia

                    Painting excursion to The Flinders Ranges, South Australia 

                    Painting excursion to Byron Bay, New South Wales

                    Painting excursion to Ramco, Waikerie, South Australia

                    Represented in Hong Kong Art Show by Wentworth Galleries, Sydney, New South Wales.

                    Solo Exhibition, “Under an Open Sky”, Wentworth Galleries, Sydney, New South Wales.

                    One of Peter’s paintings again chosen for the cover of the NSW Legal Aid 2018 Diary.

                     Painting excursion (cruise) to Islands in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

 

 

 
 

 

Futher Information

Futher Information

Russell Morris and Peter 13-10-15

Peter and Russell Morris 13/10/15

Famed Australian Singer/Songwriter Russell Morris chose two of Peter’s Artworks for his album Red Dirt – Red Heart released 23rd October 2015.

November 2016 – With this album, Russell won the Aria Award for the best Blues and Roots Album.

Peter’s painting  and the words to one song appear on this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIWrAqj6GVo .

Click on the links on this site or order a CD: www.russellmorris.com.au

OTHER LINKS:

 

Peter is featured on the Television Program “Put Colour in your Life” aired on 20th November 2015 on Australian Television Channel 74.  You can view it on the link: 

https://www.colourinyourlife.com.au/tv-show-ep/peter-coad/

 

THE FILM ‘THE TRACKER’

Peter & David Gulpilil on the film set

Purchase your copy of the book “Paintings and Drawings for the Film The Tracker” for the special price of A$20 (plus postage) by contacting Peter.

The book describes the paintings used in the film and the process taken to produce the final canvases. Peter’s involvement in the film is explained here-under.

Peter was commissioned by Internationally acclaimed Australian Film Producer/Director, Rolf de Heer, (www.vertigoproductions.com.au) to paint 14 Canvases which appear in his award winning feature movie THE TRACKER, which had its World Premiere as the opening film of the “Shedding Light” program for the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2002. It was also the opening film for the 51st Melbourne International Film Festival and was invited to participate in the 59th Venice Film Festival and other international Film Festivals. Peter spent one month in March 2001 at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in northern South Australia where he painted Location Studies, did thumbnail sketches, drawings and coloured images, to gain the feel for the land, characters and story of the film. After his return to Adelaide he viewed the rushes doing more small pencil and watercolour sketches which he and Rolf would discuss prior to Peter painting the Final Colour Studies. These were again discussed before Peter painted the Final Canvasses which were filmed, then edited into the movie as static scenes.

The book, “PETER COAD Paintings and Drawings for the Film THE TRACKER” , explains the whole process and journey that Peter took to arrive at these 14 Canvases. It also gives his inner thoughts and the reasoning behind them. (Copies are available by contacting Peter directly using the Contact Details page or by ordering it through Galleries who exhibit Peter’s work).

THE MOVIE is about the Fanatic (Gary Sweet), a government trooper, who leads two white men, the Follower (Damon Gameau), an unseasoned trooper, and the Veteran (Grant Page), an experienced fighter. On horseback they follow an Aboriginal, the Tracker (David Gulpilil), searching for traces of the Fugitive (Noel Wilton), an Aboriginal accused of murdering a white woman. Massacre and murder follow. Clear cut notions of truth and justice are subverted and the question becomes not one of – will the Fugitive be caught, but what is black and what is white and who is leading whom?

Excerpts from a few of the numerous reviews on the movie:

De Heer’s use of Coad’s paintings adds an uncanny power to the film, strangely making the violence more meaningful, more tragic, taking away any notion that’s it’s only a movie. ….It’s actually a film that’s important not to miss… Margaret Pomeranz – The Movie Show

Another brilliant aspect is the use of art. Artist Peter Coad was commissioned to paint 14 landscape and figurative works for inclusion in the film, a first for an Australian Film. The paintings are used ingeniously to display violence in the film, a method that works to both soften the impact of the actions, and also make them so much more powerful. The works are melded beautifully into the landscape of the film, using dramatic and bold colour to depict the shocking and harsh nature of the land…..The Tracker is a socially important film in the history of Australia….Belinda Yench – The Blurb

The film’s mythic point of view is evocatively underlined by the substitution of illustrations for live action whenever violence erupts. These stylised images by the Australian artist Peter Coad create an aesthetic distance from the cruelty, lending the atrocities the stature of events in a historical mural that freezes the past into an eternal present…. Stephen Holden – The New York Times

But here, and in the further bloody incidents that occur as the tension mounts, de Heer avoids voyeuristically dwelling on the violence, by illustrating these dramas with painted images (by the Australian artist Peter Coad). This lends them a mythic quality, as though they were descriptions of events, passed down from generation to generation, finally to find expression in popular art…. Roderick Conway Morris – International Herald Tribune

These are the kind of devices that could appear as contrived, but here they work. The end result is something deceptively simple and potent….Rebort – jofilm U.K.

The interstitial artwork by Peter Coad is not just a novel trick of independent filmmaking, it’s an empathetic attack on the mind, jolting you out of your screen-fed complacency so that you have to think about what you’re seeing….Craig – bscene

Limited Edition Giclee Prints

Limited Edition Giclee Prints

The following “Giclee” prints are limited to an edition of 20 each. Price: $A400 each plus postage. ($A20 within Australia $A65 internationally) If posted directly overseas, the price is less 10% GST. Payment can be made by Cheque or Bank Transfer.

If you contact any of the galleries listed below regarding any they have in stock – please ask if they have been framed in which case the price will be higher to cover the cost of framing. For all the other numbers, please use the contact page. All sizes are the print size but have a border to allow for framing.

Please Note: Reproduction of any image shown on this site may not be made for any reason whatsoever without the artists permission – Copyright remains with the artist.    For more information, see www.copyright.com.au and www.copyright.org.au.

 

Giclee - Autumn FloodplainAutumn Floodplain Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm
Available Numbers  Nos. 8/20  (framed) from Place on Brougham, North Adelaide, 9/20 (framed) available from Artworx Gallery, Goolwa South Australia
10/20 to 20/20 available from the Artist’s Studio

 


 

Then Came The Evening Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm

Available Numbers:  Nos 3/20 available at the Artworx Gallery, Goolwa,  17/20  to 20/20 available from the Artist’s Studio



 

Corridor – Before Parachilna Gorge Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm

Last in Series: No.  AP (framed) available at The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia.

 


Owls of Winninnie Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm

Available Numbers: No. 4/20 (framed) available at Artworx Gallery, Goolwa.  No 3/20 available at the Studio Gallery, Yallingup Western Australia.

Nos: 1/20, and 5/20 to 20/20 available from the Artist’s Studio


Autumn – Brachina Creek Size of the print approx 35.5 cm x 53cm

Available Numbers: Nos. 3/20 to 7/20 and 17/20 (framed)available at the Prairie Hotel Parachilna South Australia

 


 


 

Owl – Coorong Moon Size of the print approx 38.5cm x 53cm

Last in the Series :  Nos  3/20 (framed) available at The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna South Australia

 


 

Wedge-tailed Eagle Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm

Available Numbers: No. 9/20 (framed) 7/20 and 10/20 to 16/20 Available from The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna South Australia. Nos. 17/20 to 20/20 Available from the Artist’s Studio


 

 

Boabs Before the Pentecost Size of the print approx 45cm x 45cm

Available Numbers: No.17/20 & 18/20 available at The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, Western Australia

Nos 19/20 and 20/20 available at the artists studio


Before the Rain – Kimberley Size of the print approx 40cm x 56cm

Available Numbers: No. 8/20 available at the Studio Gallery, Yallingup, Western Australia No. 9/20 to 20/20 available from the Artist’s Studio


Daintree Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm

Last in the Series: No. 8/10  available from the Artists Studio


Owl - Coorong Moon

Owl and Coorong Moon Size of the print approx 45cm x 45cm

Available Numbers No. 3/20 (framed) available at Place on Brougham, North Adelaide, South Australia,  No. 6/20 available at Artworx Gallery, Goolwa, South Australia

Nos 7/20-20/20 Available from Artists Studio


Red Ephemeral

Red Ephemeral Size of the print approx 40cm x 52cm

Available Numbers No. 5/20 (framed) available at the Artworx Gallery, Goolwa, South Australia, No. 4/20 (framed) available at the Place on Brougham, North Adelaide

 No. 1/20, 6/20-20/20 Available from Artists Studio


giclee - Cooper Creek

Cooper Creek    Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm

Available Numbers  No. 3/20 (framed) and Nos. 6/20 to 7/20 available from the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia No. 9/20 to 20/20 available from Artists Studio


Giclee - Beyond Parachilna

Beyond Parachilna  Size of the print approx 40cm x 53cm

Available Numbers No. 2/20 (framed) No. 3/20 to 7/20 available from the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia, No. 1/20 and 9/20 to 20/20 available from Artists Studio


Boabs – Before the Night Size of print approx. 35 x 53cm

Available Numbers: Nos 2/20 & 3/20 available at The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, Western Australia,

4/20 (framed) available at the Place on Brougham, North Adelaide, 1/20 and 5/20 to 20/20 available at Artists Studio


River Inlet – Lake Carlet   Size approx. 35 x 53cm

Available Numbers: Nos 2/20 & 3/20 available from The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, Western Australia, and 5/20 to 20/20 available from Artists Studio


 

Paintings

Paintings

Some of the paintings on this page may have been sold but if any are of interest to you, please contact us using the “Contact Details” page as there may be others in the series still available or contact one of the galleries on the “Exhibitions” page. If you are interested in discussing commissions or other work not shown on this site, please contact us.

Please Note: Reproduction of any image shown on this site may not be made for any reason whatsoever without the artists permission – Copyright remains with the artist.    For more information, see www.copyright.com.au and www.copyright.org.au.

Rainforest - Byron Bay series 90cm x 120cm canvas

“Rainforest – Byron Bay Series” 90cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas


Aerial Study - Cooper Creek 1 60cm x 90cm canvas

“Aerial Study 1 – Cooper Creek” 60cm x 90cm Mixed Media on Canvas


Lagoon 2 - Byron Bay Series 60cm x 90cm canvas

“Lagoon 2 – Byron Bay” 60cm x 90cm Mixed Media on canvas


Full Moon Rising 90cm x 150cm canvas

 

“Full Moon Rising” 90cm x 150cm Mixed Media on Canvas


Wedge tailed Eagle “Wedgetailed Eagle” 90cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas


 

"Then Came the Evening" 90 cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas “Then Came the Evening” 90 cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas


 

“Corridor – Before Parachilna Gorge” 90cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas


 

  “Waterbirds River Murray” 120cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas


 

“Lake Eyre 1” 120cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas


 

“River Inlet – Lake Carlet” 90cm x 120cm Mixed Media on Canvas


PassagePassage” 120cm x 180cm Mixed Media on Canvas


Exhibitions

Exhibitions

If you wish to be invited to Peter’s next exhibition in your area please contact us using the Contact Details page or contact the galleries listed below.

The following galleries have stock of Peter’s work if you care to contact the one nearest to you or you are welcome to contact Peter as per the ‘contact details’ page.


Peter is represented in Victoria by:

Manyung Gallery 60 Mt Eliza Way, MT ELIZA VIC 3930 ph: 03 9787 2953 email: staff@manyunggallery.com.au   www.manyunggallery.com.au

(also at 113A Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento Victoria  and 8 Claremont Avenue, Malvern Victoria)


In Western Australia by:

Linton & Kay Fine Art 299 Railway Road(Cnr Nic holson Road) Subiaco WA 6008 Ph: (08) 9388 3300 email: colleen@lintonandkay.com.au www.lintonandkay.com.au

The Studio Gallery Marrinup Drive Yallingup Ph: 08 97566797 Mobile: 0408097323 email: studio@thestudiogallery.com.au    www.thestudiogallery.com.au


In New South Wales by:

Wentworth Galleries (Sofitel Arcade) 61-101 Phillip Street, SYDNEY 2000 Ph: (02) 9222 1042 email: art@wentworthgalleries.com.au      www.wentworthgalleries.com.au


In South Australia by: 

Art Images Gallery, 32 The Parade, NORWOOD  SA  5067      ph: (08) 8363 0806   email: info@artimagesgallery.com.au     http://artimagesgallery.com.au/

Artworx 12 Hays Street GOOLWA SA 5214 Ph: (08) 8555 0949 email: art.worx@bigpond.net.au   www.artworxgallery.com.au

Peter’s work is also featured at: The Prairie Hotel – Parachilna South Australia ph: 08 8648 4844 email: info@prairiehotel.com.au  www.prairiehotel.com/

Contact Details

Contact Details

Contact Details.

 

 Ph:  61+ (0)8 8420 0267 

Mobile: 61+ (0)428 493 180

e-mail: petercoadart@bigpond.com