Peter Hudson

Peter Hudson - Artist

Since the late 90s most of my paintings and drawings have been about the land and systems of the land. The history of evolution, astronomy, astrology and mythology, the magic of fossils, the science of palaeontology and the moon continue to be favourite subject matter. Creatures that can fly, or live life underwater, animals with the ability to migrate the earth and its oceans skilfully navigating phenomenal distances are inspirational.

In 1998 I made the first of many trips to the Aboriginal communities of Daguragu and Kalkarinji in the Northern Territory. This is Gurindji country. The Gurindji people, their land and their historic Wave Hill Walk Off story have been and continue to be a large part of my work. Involvement and research with the Gurindji has thankfully steered me towards portraiture.

....Peter Hudson 2007

Biographical Notes and Exhibitions

1950 Born, Townsville, Australia

1972-75 Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

1976-80 Jewellery Apprenticeship, Brisbane

1992 Solo Exhibition. Impact Art Gallery, Maleny, Qld.

1995 Artist in Residence (Jewellery) Mulgara Gallery, Ayres Rock, Northern Territory

1996 Group exhibition, Direct Sun. Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

1997 Artist in Residence, (Jewellery) Mulgarra Gallery, Ayres Rock, Northern Territory

1999 Group exhibition, Cintra Gallery, Brisbane Queensland

2000 Solo exhibition, Inaugural exhibition, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Qld

2001 Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize exhibition, Brisbane, Qld.

2001 Solo Exhibition ASN Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2002 Solo exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth, Qld

2004 Images of the Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, qld.

2005 Solo exhibition, NEO Gallery, Brisbane Qld.

2006 Solo exhibition, (Ownership), 40th Anniversary of the Wave Hill Walk Off, Caloundra Regional         Gallery Qld

2006 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld.

2007 Archibald Prize 2007 Exhibition, Art Gallery, NSW.

2007 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld

2007 Solo exhibition NEO Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld

2008 Collector's Choice, Lasting Impression Gallery, Kenilworth

2009 Solo Exhibition "NEW WORKS" Neo Gallery. Brisbane QLD.

2010 Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize Exhibition..Brisbane QLD

2010 Solo Exhibition "TWENTY TWO OVER SIXTY" The Arts Park Australia. Mt. Mellum, QLD.

2011 "NEW FACES, NEW STORIES" National Portrait Gallery,Canberra ACT.

2011 Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize Exhibition.. Brisbane QLD.

Caboolture Regional Gallery. . .Caboolture QLD.

2012 Solo Exhibition, "FROM GLASSHOUSE TO COOKTOWN". Woollongabba Art Gallery. QLD.

2013 National Portrait Gallery. Canberra ACT. purchase portrait of Chad Morgan OAM.

2013 Solo Exhibition, "LANDSCAPE AND THE MOON" Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery. Sydney NSW.

2013 Group Exhibition, "PAUL KELLY AND THE PORTRAITS" National Portrait Gallery. ACT.

2014 Group Exhibition, "EAST COAST ENCOUNTER" National Maritime Museum, Sydney NSW.

2014 Group Exhibition, "DRAWN IN" Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD.

2014 Solo Exhibition, "THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM" Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD.


Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory

Ken Hinds Cultural Heritage Collection

Parliament House Brisbane, QLD.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Collection, QLD

Sunshine Coast Regional Council Collection, QLD

Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection, VIC

National Portrait Gallery, ACT


1978 Jewellery Award. Kangaroo Point College of TAFE. QLD.

1997 First prize Caloundra Art Festival (Drawing and Mixed Media)

1998 First prize Maleny Art Award (Open Award)

1999 First prize Maleny Art Award (Painting)

2001 First prize Caloundra Art Festival (Open Award)

2005 First prize Wespac Bank/Mount Olivet Reflections of Life Art Prize 2005

2008 Mayor's prize Kenilworth.

2009 Sunshine Coast Art Prize