Highly awarded and collected wood artist Peter Carrigy has explored and experimented with his chosen medium with great success. He creates functional or decorative objects using native timber collected from coastal and outback areas, often combining other natural mediums such as Grasstree resin, paper pulp and ochre. Nature inspires Peter both artistically and spiritually which reflects in his Artworks.
Peter Carrigy – Artist Biography
Lives Adelaide, S.A.
Expressions of the Australian landscape combining different media with native timbers, (glass,iron, paper pulp, ochre, paint and natural resins). Functional or decorative objects in wood. The ‘ancient Australia Landscape’ inspires me artistically and spiritually. I utilise native wood collected from coastal and outback regions which is felled by fire, wind, rain and old age.
2011 Collector Space ‘Bush Marks’ – Jam Factory Studios Galleries Shops, Adelaide
1999 Purple Space Display Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide
1998 Feature Display Object, Customs House Centre for Contemporary Craft, Sydney
1988 Wood Sculpture Studio 50, South Australia House, London
2010 Coast to Coast Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, W.A.
2009 Masterpieces in Wood III Narek Galleries, The Old Church, Tanja N.S.W.
2007 Masterpieces in Wood II Narek Galleries, The Old Church, Tanja N.S.W.
2005 The Collectors Exhibition Neogallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2005 Masterpieces in Wood Narek Galleries, The Old Church, Tanja N.S.W.2004 Sacred Soil Spirit Sea Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide S.A
2003 Foyer Display TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Melbourne Vic
2003 Something Special (National) Bungendore Wood Works Gallery N.S.W.
2002 Crate Expectations (Wood Art Award) Tweed River Gallery, Murwillumbah N.S.W.
2002 An Eclectic View Kirra Australia Gallery, Melbourne Vic
2002 Mokkumto Dept Store Aust-Korea Foundation Seoul, Craftwest, Perth W.A.
2001 Contemporary Wood Art SOFA Chicago, U.S.A. Narek Galleries Australia
2000 Contemporary Wood Art SOFA Chicago, U.S.A. Narek Galleries Australia
1999 Contemporary Wood SOFA Chicago, U.S.A. Narek Galleries Australia
1998 Supporting Display (New Worlds from Old – Australian and American Landscape Painting in the 19th Century) National Gallery Canberra
1993 Sister State Exhibition (Peter Carrigy – Milton Moon), RDK Centre Okayama, Japan
1993 For Tomorrow (juried) Woodworkers assn of N.S.W. Macquarie Library, Sydney N.S.W.
1991 Asia Pacific Craft Conference Kyoto Museum, Japan, Craft Australia
1989 Redgum Crafts of Necessity Touring Exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide S.A.