|PETER LAVERTY (1926 – 2013)
Born England 1926.
Lived in Australia since 1951.
Painter, art educator and gallery director.
Works in oils, watercolour and graphic media.
Studied at Winchester School of Art, England.
Taught at Winchester School of Art, England.
Taught at the National Art School Sydney from 1952-1971.
Held several positions in the School including Head of the Division of Fine Arts 1968-1970 and Head of the National Art School and State Supervisor of Art in 1971.
Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales 1971-1977.
Guide Lecturer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales 1954 -1961.
Peter has been a Member of several Art Societies, International Society of Art Critics as well as serving on numerous committees for the Arts and a judge of numerous art competitions and prizes.
Painted full-time since 1978.
ARTARMON GALLERIES 2015
Lewers Bequest & Penrith Regional Gallery Selected Work from 5 decades, 1996
Selected Group Exhibitions
The Studio Tradition National Art School 1883-2001 touring NSW 2001 to 2004
’80 and Over’ Sydney 2007
Five Artists Exhibition Sydney 1995, 1999
Survey Exhibition ‘New Directions 1952-1962’ Penrith Regional Gallery 1991
20th Century Australian Watercolours Art Gallery of NSW 1989
Australian Print Survey touring all States 1963-1964
Joint Exhibitions with Ursula Laverty:
Maitland City Art Gallery, 1982
Trinity Delmar Galley ‘Four Sydney Print Makers’ 1985
Von Bertouch Gallery Newcastle 1963
ARTARMON GALLERIES 2010
Joint Exhibition with Shay Docking
Represented in Australia:
State Galleries of NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA; Regional Galleries of Bathurst, Grafton, Hawkesbury, Muswellbrook, Penrith (Lewers Bequest)Toowoomba; Universities – NSW, QLD(Darnell Collection), Southern QLD; Parliament House Canberra; City Art Galleries – Bendigo, Campbelltown, Castlemaine, Maitland; East Sydney Technical College; Sydney College of Fine Arts; FM Curtis Collection (Bendigo College of Advanced Education); Reserve Bank; Artbank; National Trust SH Ervin Gallery; Mosman Art Gallery; Manly Art Gallery & Museum.
Represented in several Overseas Exhibitions of Australian Art including:
Six Australian Artist Qantas New York 1961; Sixth Biennale Sao Paulo Brazil 1961; Pan-Pacific Artists International Tokyo & Japan 1961-1962; Travelling Exhibition of Australian Painting USA 1966; Federation of Canadian Artists’ International Exhibition Vancouver Canada 1990’s;
McCulloch Encyclopaedia of Australian Art; International Who’s Who in Art & Antiques; Who’s Who in Australiasia and the Far East; Dictionary of International Biography Vol 15; Selected Works of Australian Painting Vol 2 Ed. Gennady Liu & Di Wu Liaoning China 1990; Australian Watercolour Painters 1790-1980 Jean Campbell; Australian Art 1770-1970 Smith; Artists and Galleries of Australia Max Germaine; Concise Dictionary of Australian Artists G.Robb & E. Smith Melbourne University Press 1993.
Artist Clem Millward’s major exhibition during September 2004 once again reflects the aesthetic of the Australian bush with Clem’s unique vibrancy of colour on his richly painted canvas surfaces. During the 1950s Clem studied fine art in Romania for four years. Clem then won the prestigious Wynne Prize in 1973 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales whilst still teaching art in technical educational colleges. He retired from teaching in 1985 and began to pursue the development of his own work on a full time basis. Clem was now free to paint and journeyed to China in 1995 where he spent three months painting and lecturing in the North West Xinjiang Province. He taught art and experienced a similar landscape to that of Australia.
Clem’s current exhibition is not to be missed as his deep commitment to the Australian landscape is even more intense for this exhibition. His skilful handling of the paint surface depict reality as well as the artist’s mind’s eyeview. This allows us also to contemplate and be reminded of our contemporary Australian wilderness - travelled, or imagined.
Clem Millward reflects the aesthetic value of the Australian continent primarily with landscape structures. His ability to use rich paint surfaces with an inherent vibrancy of colour portrays the many moods of our natural world. Clem's paintings are included in important public, corporate and private collections in Australia, China, Europe and America.ARTARMON GALLERIES has represented Clem Millward since 1976 and would commend his work to any serious collector interested in establishing a selection of Australian landscape art.
Art Gallery of NSW, The Archibald Prize 1958; Art Gallery of NSW, The Sulman Prize 1966
The Wynne Prize 1973 to 1987 (Awarded the Wynne Prize, 1973 at Art Gallery of NSW), Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide “Spectrum NSW”; Toorak Gallery, Melbourne “Sydney Painters”
Von Bertouch Gallery Newcastle ”North Shore Painters” 1982, Group Exhibition 1999
Tattersall’s Landscape Prize 1993 to 2005, Awarded South Tweed Prize, 2001
|Art Institute, Urumqi, Peoples Republic China, Xinjiang||1995|
|Artarmon Galleries, Sydney||
1976, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999,2001, 2004, 2008, 2011, Next Proposed 2014
|Arts Council Gallery, Sydney||1971
|Australian Galleries, Melbourne||1979, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1994|
|Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide||1977|
|Impressions on Paper Gallery, A.C.T.||2005, 2007|
|Lister Gallery, Perth||1978|
|Lodge 241 Gallery, Belligen||1996|
|Nowra Regional Gallery||2006|
|Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane||1995|
|Ronlyn’s Gallery, Wollongong||1970, 1972|
|Shoalhaven Regional Gallery||2006|
|Toorak Gallery, Melbourne||1975|
|Von Bertouch Gallery, Newcastle||1999|
|Wollongong City Gallery||2010|
|A.C.T. Government Collection||Alcoa Collection, Pittsburgh, USA|
|Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney||BHP|
|Australian National Gallery, Canberra||Coles Myers, Melbourne VIC|
|Art Gallery of Northern territory, Darwin||Collins House, London, UK|
|Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane||Commonwealth Banking Corporation|
|Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth||Holmes a Court Collection, Perth WA|
|Campbelltown Art Gallery, NSW||Pacific Dunlop|
|Caulfield Technical College, Melbourne||Qantas|
|Gold Coast Gallery, Surfers Paradise||Westpac Banking Corporation|
|Grafton City Collection, Grafton NSW||Wilh. Wilhelmsen Limited, Norway|
|Graylands Teachers’ College, Perth|
|Lane Cove Council, Sydney||
|Manly Art Gallery, Sydney|
|Manning River Gallery, Taree NSW|
|Mitchell Library, Sydney||Art & Australia (reproductions in 11 vols from 1976 to 1990)|
|National Maritime Museum, Sydney||Encyclopaedia of Australian Art McCulloch 1984 and 1994|
|Queensland Parliament||Television SBS “Australian Mosaic” March 1989 includes work by Clem Millward|
|Rockhampton City Art Gallery, QLD||Australian Artist Magazine, Articles in Oct 1984, Sept 1996|
|Royal Collection of Malaysia||American Artist Magazine, Article in May 1983|
|S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney||The Australian Landscape in Oils and Watercolour, Illustrations 1983 Australian Artist Editions|
|The Jewish Holocaust Museum, Sydney||
Australian Realist & Impressionist Artists, (Ed) Tom Roberts, Graphic Management Services, 1990 Melbourne
|The Jewish Holocaust Museum, Melbourne VIC|
|Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC|
|Wollongong City Gallery|
Numerous other corporate and private collections in Australia and Overseas
Born in Tasmania and educated at the Launceston Grammar School and then the University of Tasmania, Thomas Lindesay Clark LLB. Began his working life as a farmer and grazier in Northern Tasmania.
While at the University he attended the classes of George Davis, a well known Tasmanian painter. He went into practice in Tasmania in 1965 after admission to the Supreme Court of Tasmania as barrister and solicitor. In 1966 he went abroard to further his studies in Fine Art.
In London he procured a place at the City and Guilds of London School of Art in Kennington and there, for a year, he studied, for the majority of the time in the sculpture studios and under James Butler.
He returned to Australia in late 1967, and to the Law, where he worked mainly in the field of legal historical research and legislative drafting in New South Wales, but has continued to paint in oils and model in wax as an amateur ever since.
He has been an artist full time since mid 1989. In October 1991 a one man exhibition of his bronze sculpture, paintings and drawings was held at Artarmon Galleries, Sydney. He has since shown works in Canberra and in the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale, PCI Exhibitionists (1997) Group Show (Sculpture), Robin Gibson Gallery (“Sculpture 6 & 7”) 1994, 1995; North Shore Fine Art (Sculpture) (1998), North Sydney & Mosman Annual Art Competitions, the Fleurieu Prize 1998, Barker College Art Exhibition 1999 (Sculpture).
In 2001 Thomas held his second solo exhibition at the Artarmon Galleries showing both sculpture and paintings. Dr Joan Kerr in her opening address on 28th August 2001 spoke of Thomas’ continued theme of the post-synthetic mode in his paintings and his further exploration of the allegorical theme of Leda and the Swan in his bronze and aluminium sculpture.
In 2004 Thomas exhibited his sculpture at the Embleton & Kuzemko Gallery. After a travel tour to New York in early 2005 to visit several modern art museums (including Whitney, MOMA and the Guggenheim) Thomas returned to Sydney Australia to commence working towards his third Solo Exhibition with Artarmon Galleries in 2006.
In 2011 Artarmon Galleries held the memorable last exhibition of remaining works from Thomas’ Estate and his nephew Andrew Firth pays tribute to Thomas with recent work of Chinese Ink paintings and a set of photographs of Namibia. The exhibition was officially launched by Mr Clive Lucas in April of the same year and Artarmon Galleries may be contacted for further sales of sculpture and paintings from the Estate.
|1974||Study Tour: Italy, Northern France, Switzerland and Southern England|
Diploma in Art Alexander Mackie College
|1988||Study Tour: Central Australia and Northern Territory|
|2002||Study Tour: Southern England and Rome|
|2004||Study Tour: Italy, London and Barcelona|
|2006||Study Tour: Italy and Paris|
|2007||Study Tour: Central Australia and Northern Australia|
|1989||Seasons Gallery North Sydney|
|1990||Seasons Gallery North Sydney ‘Works on Paper’|
|1991||Forest Bluff School, Chicago USA|
|1992||Seasons Gallery North Sydney ‘Living on an Island’|
|1993||Forest Bluff School, Chicago USA ‘Works on Paper’|
|1994||Featured at VISUAL OUTLINES GALLERY, CHICAGO USA|
|1995||Seasons Gallery North Sydney ‘UNICEF Greeting Cards’ Launch|
|1998||Seasons Gallery North Sydney ‘a Painter’s World’|
|2004||Artarmon Galleries Gallery I and II|
|2006||Artarmon Galleries Gallery I and II|
|2008||ARTARMON GALLERIES ‘Central Australia’ 25 ‘Works on Paper’|
|2010||ARTARMON GALLERIES 24 works on paper in Group Exhibition with John Coburn and Ruth Faerber|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|Artarmon Galleries ‘Art & Theatre’ Exhibition||
|Artarmon Galleries ’50 Year Anniversary Show’||2005|
|Australian Catholic University ‘Touching the Surface’||2003|
|Avalon Primary School Pittwater Festival ‘Art from the Edge’||1998|
|Balmain Watch House ‘Exhibition Exotica’||1994|
|Blaxland Gallery ‘ Five Young Painters’||1979|
|Gadfly Gallery Dalkeith ‘Christmas Show’||1999|
|Graham Gallery Kembla Heights ‘Flowers, Fronds & Fruit’||1998|
|Greenhill Galleries South Australia ‘Christmas Show’||1998|
|Ivan Dougherty Gallery Paddington ‘5 Graduate Students’ (1979);||
|Ivan Dougherty Gallery Paddington ‘Its About Time’ (1995)||1995|
|Macquarie Galleries ‘Young Sydney Painters’||1977|
|Millburn Gallery Chicago USA ‘Three Person Show’ (1991)||1991|
|Narrabeen Tramshed ‘Art from Overseas- Painters from Scotland Island’||1987,
|North Sydney Fine Arts Gallery ‘From the Mountains to the Sea’ and||2000|
|North Sydney Fine Arts Gallery ‘Inside and Outside the Garden’||2000|
|North Sydney Council Chambers ‘Inspired b Nature’||2005|
|NSW Writers Centre Rozelle ‘Book Covers with Helen Geier’||1993|
|Open Studio – Pittwater Festival||1995|
|Scotland Island Community Hall ‘Island Renaissance’ (1995)||1995 also Artists Exhibition 1998, 1999,2000|
|Seasons Gallery North Sydney ‘ The Cup That Cheers’||1990|
|Studio of Artist open to the Public||1995|
|Studio Showcase Rozelle ‘Women’s Images of Women’||1995|
|Numerous Private Collections in Australia, England, USA, Spain and New Zealand|
Germaine ‘Artists & Galleries’ 2nd Edition (Boolarong Puublications); Germaine ‘Encyclopaedia of Australian Woman Artists’
Reproductions of Work:
Book Cover ‘Waterlilies Kakadu’ for ‘Collected Poems of Les Murray 1992 (Heinemann Octopus Press London)
Book Cover ‘Paper Bark Trees’ for ‘The Paper Bark Tree’ Les Murray 1993 (Heinemann Octopus Press London)
|Book Cover ‘Trincomalee by the Sea’ for ‘Mysteries’ - poems by Jamie Grant 1993 (William Heinemann, Australia)|
UNICEF New York - Greeting Cards in 1995 – three paintings selected
Other Cards for UNICEF: ‘On the Road to Alice Springs’ (1996), ‘On the Road from Uluru’(1997), ‘Burrewarra Point Lookout’ (1998), Mother’s Day 1999 ‘Banksias’, ‘Burrewarra Point Lookout (2001)