Peter Day/Silent Poetry

Essay from the catalogue for beacheSANDeserts exhibition, written by Jeremy Eccles. As we talk about his forthcoming exhibition in Lane Cove, Peter Day bowls me a googly. “Of course,”, he marginally misquotes, “Thelonius Monk once said, ‘Writing about art is like tap-dancing about architecture”. In fact, the original quote concerned music not art, and Day […]

Peter Day – a creative chameleon with an activist heart

Arts Hub Article by Gina Fairley Not just one of Australia’s great public art practitioners, this ten-year survey demonstrates that Day is right on point with one of the art world’s most pressing global concerns. In March this year, tens of thousands of young Australians walked out of their classrooms demanding action on climate change. […]

In Conversation with Cities Leadership Institute

Celebrating Cities – What shapes a great public place? 1 Introduction Good evening everyone. Thank you Dr Katherine O’Regan and Professor Edward Blakely for the introduction and inviting me to speak this evening. I must admit I’m a little intimidated by such an audience. In a similar situation, a friend of mine, David Harding a […]

The Valley & Tableaux Exhibition – 11-23 October 2016

Paintings of the Capertee Valley from the air and small bronze sculptures of psychological associations and anomalies. “It is with much pleasure that we have the privilege to exhibit these recent paintings and sculptures by Peter Day. Significantly known for his large public installations, these smaller works exemplify the wide range of ideas and understanding […]

Community Artist and Gallery Artist

Arts Hub Article by Emma Clark Gratton Peter Day’s large-scale public artworks have influenced his more gallery-friendly pieces. Most artists tend to focus on one or two media: illustration, watercolours, sculpture. But Peter Day, Artistic Director of Peter Day – Environmental Art and Design, has worked across a wide variety of media over his career, […]

Rituals of Cultural Intercourse

Peter’s previous sculptural work explained the opportunities that arose in transforming existing 2D images (ie. Digital prints) into 3D by building objects that used only the shapes that exist in the 2D images. They were constructed from foam core, plastic, mild steel, corten steel, bronze and aluminium. Examples of this work are the Hard Country Series […]

Celebration – works from 1979 to 2008

The opening of the long-awaited new studio is a great opportunity to showcase Peter Day’s cache of works created between 1979 and 2008, and celebrate his professional career as an artist. This exhibition showcases his personal favourite paintings, prints and etchings. Peter’s range of materials are arches paper, linen, timber, steel, glass, cotton materials and […]

The Three Amigos – 5 October 2007

Waterholes, Dams, Banks & Shores New pictures which inhabit the plight of the waterless west -Marianne Newman Gallery 2007 This new crop of work, heralded in the DAY-Survey show at Marianne Newman Gallery October 2006, grew out of the arid outback landscapes of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Peter’s preoccupation with waterless and peopleless spaces […]