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Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

Born: c. 1940

Deceased: 2014

Language Group: Southern Arrernte (Aranda) and Luritja

Country: Alice Springs, Northern Territory and Ntaria (Hermannsburg), West of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Watercolour on Board

Subjects: Landscape - Hermannsburg School, Untitled Landscape

Peter was born in South Australia and his father was a Station Hand who regularly worked on stations all the way up to Hermannsburg in Central Australia. Peter often accompanied his father on these trips as a young boy. Hermannsburg is a beautiful part of the Australian country, set amongst the Western MacDonnell Ranges. It is also home to many Aboriginal watercolour artists, including Albert Namatjira.
After completing his schooling in South Australia, Peter moved to Alice Springs and painted alongside other Aboriginal watercolour artists where he developed his artistic skills. Peter began his art career as a watercolour landscape artist during the 1990's and continued through the 2000's. Peter was able to travel to Shanghai as part of the Desart program in 2013, shortly before his passing the following year.
Peter's work has been showcased in many exhibitions and is also a part of many private and gallery collections.
Collections
Lasseter's Casino, Alice Springs, NT
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
Donald Kahn collection, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, USA
Princess Anne Collection
Exhibitions
1991
Australian Aboriginal Art from the Donald Kahn collection Dreamings - Tjukurrpa: Aboriginal art of the Western Desert Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2003
Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2006
Hermannsburg School of Art - Watercolour Exhibition, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, NT
2008
Indigenart, Perth, WA
2012
Shadow and Light, CCAE, Darwin, NT
2012
The Beyond Billabong Fundraiser, QLD
2013
Contemporary Aboriginal Art From Australia, Château de l'Etang, Paris, France
2013
Living Watercolours, Southbank Centre, London
2014
Five Generations: The Strength of Namatjira’s Legacy, Araluen Galleries, NT
2014
Right Now, Boomalli, Sydney, NSW
2014
Regeneration, Metropolic Gallery, Geelong, VIC
2014
The Men Artists of the Hermannsburg School of Art, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2014
Namatjira to Now, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
2015
Hermannsburg Horizons, Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2019
Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurn-kanha, Itla Itla Nurn-kanha (Our family, our country, our legacy), Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA