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Peter Davidson Professional Visual Art History

2010         Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art), Australian National  University, Research School of Humanities: Towards and Idiosyncratic Calligraphic Vision in painting
1998         Master of Fine Art (Research), University of Western Australia, School of Architecture and Fine Arts: Research, Object Painting
1993         B.A Honours Class 2a – Visual Art-Edith Cowan University,
1989/86  B.A. Visual Art – Major in Painting – Edith Cowan University
1984        Diploma in Fine Art – Major in Painting, Claremont School of Art

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2010 January – Sensyudo Art Residency – Wajima City – Ishikawa Prefecture – Japan


2017      Lightning one day solo show 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi
2015      Solo Show – Ashiya Garo – Omomuki Painting Akashi Japan
2015      Solo Show Tobin Ohashi Gallery Tokyo
2015      Solo Show 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi Japan Studio Drawing Praxis
2014      Solo Show Gallery 360 Subiaco Western Australia
2014      Solo Show Gallery Horikawa – Paintings & Drawings – Kobe – Japan
2013      Solo Show Gallery Horikawa – Paintings & Drawings – Kobe – Japan
2010      Solo Show Sensyudo Art Residency Wajima City – Ishikawa Prefecture – Japan
2009      Solo show AD&A Gallery Osaka
2008      Solo Show Gallery Horikowa Kobe Japan
2008      Solo Show Perth Galleries Western Australia
2007      Solo show Gallery Horikowa Kobe Japan
2006      Solo Show Kurb Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia
2005      Solo Show Paintings of Seishen, Hasetani & Ikawadani Gallery Horikawa, Kobe, Japan
2005       Landscape and Memory in Objective Calligraphic Vision, Kurb Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia
2004      The Role of Time in Creating the Intersection between the Objective and the Calligraphic Vision, James Cook University, Vincent Gallery, Townsville 12-26 November 2004
2004      The Light of the Ikawa Valley painted through time, Gallery Horikowa, Kobe
1999       Solo show,  ‘The Strangeness of Natural Vision and the Fine Art of Decoration’, Kensington, Melbourne
1998       Solo Show,  Gulag Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
1997       Sensation, Kalla Yeedip Gallery, Studio Gallery, Eastern Arts Centre, Midland, Western Australia
1996       Object Painting, New Collectables Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
1995       St. John of Gods Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia
1994       Private Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
1992       Solo Show,Kalgoorlie Galleries, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia


2017      The Wild Swan Art Group -The Australian High Commission Singapore, Singapore
2017     The Wild Swan Art Group with Sandaharu Horio -Nyisztor Studio, Perth Western Australia

2017     A Friendship Gutai meets Western Australian Artists -2 Dogs Art Space – Akashi
2017     Harmony and Peace exhibition by artists from Japan and Western Australia, Gallery Opera Labo, Kobe
2016     Dohjidai Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Kyoto
2016     Wild Swan Art Group, Okinawa Prefectual Museum/Museum of Art Public Gallery 3
2016     Wild Swan Art Group, Gallery Opera Labo Kobe Japan
2014      Collaboration Opera Performance/Painting with Makiko (Saprono), Ayu Yamamoto (Piano) Sunmoon Boutique Resort Perth Western Australia
2014      Collaboration Opera Performance/Painting with Makiko (Saprono), Tetsuro karitiani (Baritone) and Ayu Yamaoto (Piano)
BB Plaza Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
2013       Collaborative Opera Performance/Painting Bansuiso French Chateau with  with Makiko (soprano) & Testuro (Baritone)  Karitani pianist Ayu, Yamaoto
2012       10  Western Australian Artists Present Independent Visions in Kyoto – Dohjidai Gallery of Art – Kyoto
2012       Gallery O-NUL – Deagu – Korea
2012       Peter Davidson and Seven Western Australian artists Horikawa  Gallery – Kobe
2011        Pippa Tandy & Peter Davidson Horikawa Gallery, Kobe
2009       Pippa Tandy & Peter Davidson Horikawa Gallery, Kobe
2009       Peter Davidson Drawings – Mari Murata & Mika Yoshia
Archeological rubbings from Urban Tokyo – Kurb Gallery – June 7th – 13th
2008       Peter Davidson – Hiroko Takahama – Nobuko Hayashi,
”Idiosyncratic Visions” by Three Kobe Artists –
Foyer Gallery, Australian National University ,Canberra, Australia.
2006        Group show, Gallery Horikawa, Kobe, Japan
2005        Paintings Peter Davidson & Interior Country Lesley Meaney, Perth Galleries, Western Australia

2003       Living on the Edge – the coastal experience exhibition of art celebrating the opening of the new Western Australian Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, Fremantle
2002        Recent Works, Perth Galleries, Western Australia
2001        The Verge Gallery Group Show, Perth, Western Australia
2000        The Strangeness of Natural Vision, 36 Views of the Mandurah Estuary & Recent Paintings, Jonathon Snowball, Perth Galleries, Western Australia
1999        City of Joondalup Art Prize, Joondalup, Western Australia
1998        Test One, Gulag Gallery, Perth, University of Western Australia
1997        Chosen for the Fresh 97 Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Western Australia
1996        Post Graduate Show, Jack Sue Gallery, Perth, University of Western Australia
1996        The Underfeeted, Cullity Gallery, University of Western Australia
1994        Gareth Morse & Peter Davidson, Goldfields Art Gallery, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
1993        The Degree Show, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
1993        Portfolio, Parliament House, Perth, Western Australia
1992        One Hundred Years of Goldmining, The Perth Mint Show, Perth Galleries Craft Council of Western Australia
1991        Peter Davidson, Brian McKay & Toni Donnely, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Western Australia
1988        Group Show, Goodridge Galleries, Perth Western Australia
1987        National Student Art Prize, Mitchell College Union, New South Wales
1985        Peter Davidson & Tom Alberts, Western Australian College of Advanced Education, Mt Lawley, Western Australia
1985        Group Show, Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Western Australia

1994        Kalgoorlie Consolidated Art Prized – Open – First Prize
1992        Leonora Art Prize – Drawing Highly Commended
1991        The Kalgoorlie Boulder City – Mining Prize – First Prize
1991        The City of Nedlands – Tenth Annual Art Award – Highly  Commended
1990        The Kalgoorlie Boulder City – Open Painting Prize – First Prize
1990        Leonora Art Prize – Painting – Winner – First Prize
1990        Leonora Art Prize – Drawing – Winner – First Prize
1984        Claremont Town Council Acquisition Award – Joint First Prize


Australian National University, Canberra
Akashi Rehabilitation Hospital, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Tamatukuri Hospital – Shimane Prefecture
Kobe, Nishi Ku, Medical Center, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Wajima City Office – Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
The Robert Holmes a Court – Western Australia
Edith Cowan University – Western Australia
University of The Northern Territory
Goldfields Art Centre – Western Australia
Kalgoorlie College (now Curtin University) – Western Australia
King Edward Memorial Hospital – Collection
St Johns Murdoch Hospital Western Australia
Bureau of Meteorology – Western Australia
British Consulate – Perth – Western Australia
Ministry of the Environment – Western Australia
Ministry of Justice – Western Australia
Claremont Town Council – Western Australia
Wespac Banking Corporation – Western Australia
Mt Newman Mining/ BHP Utah
K.C.G.M. Kalgoorlie – Western Australia
Hobsons Press – New South Wales
Homestake Mining – South Australia
Poseiden Mining – South Australia
Clayton Utiz Solicitors – Western Australia




2014  Peter Davidson Portraits and Landscapes – Gallery Horikawa Kobe 23 – 28 Jan 2014

2011 Post 3/11, despite the destruction, Ishinomaki is still very beautiful, ARTIST’S PORTFOLIO,

Modern Art Asia, Electronic Journal Issue 8:


Modern Art Asia,  Electronic Journal Issue 7:

2008 Peter Davidson, Hyogo Prefecutural Museum of Art, Kobe Japan, Overseas Report,

Imprint – Quarterly Journal of the Print Council of Australia Inc, Summer 2008, Vol 43 No 4.

2008 Painted Memories Horikawa Gallery, Kobe, Japan

2007 Abe made right move, Opinion, Readers in Council, Japan Times Newspaper, 29/4/2007

2005 Paintings, Peter Davidson, Gallery Circuit, Vol 18 no 3,

Published by The Association of Western Australia Art Galleries (Incorperated in WA) Jul_Sep_2005, page 22.

2004 The Role of Time in Creating the Intersection between the Objective and the Calligraphic Vision,

James Cook University, Vincent Gallery, Townsville 12 – 26 November 2004

2003 Japanese ideas influenced painter, Opinion, Readers in Council, Japan Times Newspaper, August,

2002 Labels taint feast without cream, Letters, The Australian Newspaper, April 1, 2002, Page 16

2001 Freud analysis, Letters, The Weekend Australian Newspaper, April 21 –22, 2001, page 20

2000 The Strangeness of Natural Vision, 36 Views of the Mandurah EstuaryPerth Galleries, Western Australia

1997 Fresh 97, Temporal PaintingA PICA Press Publication, Perth, Western Australia, 1997, page 9

1996 Object PaintingCentre for the Creative Eye, School of Architecture and Fine Arts, The University of Western Australia,

Nedlands, Western Australia

1996 ‘un-derfeeted’ Exhibition Catalogue, May/June 1996, School of Architecture and Fine Arts, The University of Western Australia.




2014 Nishi Ku Medical Center Kobe Hyogo Japan

2011 The Story of Peter Davidson’s picture of Awaji Island, Contributors Peter Davidson, Tomoko Yamada, Robin Eve, Takami Tanaka Amenity Group, Published by Department of Orthopedaedric surgery, Nishi-Kobe Medical Center

2010  Australian Artist Paints Wajima Kitaguni Shimbun (Newspaper) 28thJanuary page 29

2010 The Beauty created by Wajima Residency, Yomiuri Shimbun (Newspaper), 28 January, page 29.

2010 Hokuriku Chunichi Shimbun, 14 January page 17.

2009 Japanese Review by Takumi Kobuki

2008 Mapping out the City by Ric Spencer, Visual Arts The Western Australian Today , 30 May 2008, Page 7.

2008 Japan’s Art of Seduction by Louise Bettison, Western Suburbs Weekly, Exhibition, 6-5- 2008 page 25

2005 Views from another side Ric Spencer, Visual Arts, Weekend Extra, The Western Australian, July 16, page 12-13.

2004 Viva, Community Newspaper, Kobe, Japan, 16-4-2004, No 376.

2002 In the Picture, Neville Weston, Arts, Weekend Extra,The Western Australian Newspaper 12-10-2002, page 11.

2001 Freud builds on NGA greats, Bernard Smith, Letters, The Australian Newspaper, 24-4-2004, Page 8.

2000 Home is where the eye is, David Bromfield, Arts, On Show, The Western Australia 30-9-2000, page 6

2000 36 Views of Mandurah, David Bromfield, Arts, Big Weekend,The Western Australian 23 September, 2000, Page 6

1998 Nature Portrayed in Altered States, David Bromfield, Arts, Big Weekend, The Western Australian Newspaper September 12, 1998, page 6

1997 A Successful State of Flux, Fresh 97, An exhibition of time installations, time based electronic media works, PICA, Visual Art and Theatre, The Western Review, No 38, May 97, Page 14

1997 Artists given a Fresh startToday Arts, The Western Australian Newspaper, March 25, 1997

1997 Fresh 97, “re fresh” essay by Jopinica Sheridan, A PICA Press Publication, Perth, Western Australia, 1997, page 2.

1996 Peter Davidson New Collectables Gallery, Art, Murray Gill, Fremantle Gazette, November 96.

1993 Goldfields has big effect on artist, The Arts, Betty Bryant, Kalgoorlie Miner.

1986 Original reworking of a local tradition, Art, Julie Prott,, The Western Australian Newspaper, 20-12-1986, Page 47.

1985 Painters show skill, Tom Alberts and Peter Davidson, West Advertiser, 18-9-1985, Page 1






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