Introduction: Peter Rowe artist
Peter Rowe is a proud traw wool way man (North East Tasmania) who has worked in the Albury/Wodonga area since 1978. Peter was formerly an Army Reserve and full-time lawyer in Wodonga and other locations around Australia plus he formerly worked as a media studies teacher at Wodonga Senior Secondary College served one term on Albury City Council. Peter’s art practice takes him deep into the natural bush, river and rock areas and significant cultural sites of the border region. Combining photography and painting to explore themes of conservation and his connection to the land, Peter's work speaks to his belief that we "owe a sacred duty to protect and care for the land, air, and water." Peter currently lives between Kaoota (Huon Valley TAS) and the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia and is a PhD student at University of Tasmania.
Murray Arts interview questions:
Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise for the fresh new day, sunset for my photography for the light
As a local artist, what inspires you most about living and working in the Albury/Wodonga Australia region? I love the rivers, rocks, art, and bush near Beechworth and the Alpine areas of Victoria and New South Wales.
What are your tips for someone dreaming of a career in the arts? Be realistic. Finding the balance between artistic pursuits and making money is a big challenge. If you can combine the two, you are lucky. Work out your costings in order to properly structure your business, then utilise your passion to make it happen.
What would be your dream project? Travelling around Australia (especially Tasmania, outback and local region) living in my caravan whilst doing my artworks and selling and marketing online.
Text: Murray Arts Newsletter Issue 1 - February 2018
2020 October - Attended Iltja Ntjarra Centre (Albert Namatjira Art School) in Alice Springs for workshops
2019 June 1 - stall holder and exhibiter at Art on Bundjalung Market, Lismore NSW.
2018 April 24 - Artist Talk: Saturday 24 April 2018 at 1PM artist Peter Rowe presented his "Artist Talk" at Burrraja Gallery, (next to La Maison restaurant) Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga VIC. Click on the PHOTOS button to see some pics.
2018 Feb 28 Exhibition about to open - click for WATCH VIDEO button for a short video
2018 Mar 01 Exhibition Opening great success. The relaunch of the renovated gallery and opening of the new Peter Rowe exhibition was attended by around 60-70 people from Albury-Wodonga region.
Click the PHOTOS button for viewing some of the pics.
2018 Mar 7 Great article in just released Koori Mail newspaper Edition 671 at page 38. Click on the button to read/download: