King Street Gallery on William

John Peart Estate

King Street Gallery on William and Charles Nodrum Gallery represent the John Peart Estate.

“John Peart produced paintings that are wide-ranging, relentless and investigative. Peart made paintings of profound intelligence and enduring exhilaration, rarely equalled in Australian twentieth-century art.” – Geoffrey Legge, 2016

John Peart was born in 1945 in Brisbane and died at Wedderburn, NSW in 2013.

The retrospective exhibition John Peart Paintings 1964-2004 at Campbelltown Arts Centre aimed to celebrate Peart’s oeuvre. The curator of such, Renee Porter outlined that the exhibition “demonstrates Peart’s artistic development and his significant standing in contemporary Australian painting. He has had a long and distinguished career, rising to national prominence over the past 40 years.” Additionally, he notes the eminence of Peart’s work in various State, regional and corporate collections across Australia and internationally. (Information supplied by Watters Gallery, and the Peart family)

Peart artworks were hung in 36 solo exhibitions at Watters Gallery, the final being John Peart: Painting and Works on Paper – Selected by Elisabeth Cummings, in 2017. King Street Gallery plans a solo exhibition of work selected from the Estate to commence October 27, 2020.

John Peart

Exhibitions

Films

Six Artists | Seven Days

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2017
John Peart: Paintings and Works on Paper selected by Elisabeth Cummings, Watters Gallery, Sydney

2016
John Peart: The Sixtiesa selection from the estate Watters Gallery
John Peart: Homage Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
Gorge Campbelltown Arts Centre, 25 June – 2 July

2015
John Peart Small Works on Paper Watters Gallery

2014
John Peart Collages Watters Gallery
John Peart: Monochrome and Duochrome – Introduction, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

2013
John Peart Land and other Scapes II Watters Gallery

2011
John Peart: Moment Series & Tiru Series Watters Gallery
John Peart: Collages Heiser Gallery, Brisbane

2010
John Peart: Collages Watters Gallery

2009
Mainly Painting Watters Gallery

2008
Tetrads Charles Nodrum Gallery

2007
Themes and Variations Watters Gallery

2006
Small Panel Painting Series Watters Gallery

2005
John Peart – panel paintings Watters Gallery

2004-2006
John Peart – Paintings 1964 – 2004 Campbelltown Arts Centre Travelling Exhibition

2003
Recent paintings Watters Gallery

2002
Paintings Watters Gallery

2001
Collages Watters Gallery

2000
Recent work Watters Gallery

1999
Watters Gallery
Charles Nodrum Gallery

1998
Watters Gallery

1996
Charles Nodrum Gallery
Watters Gallery

1994
Watters Gallery

1993
Charles Nodrum Gallery

1992
Watters Gallery

1991
Mysterious paintings from the mid-seventies Watters Gallery

1990
Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1989
Watters Gallery
Monotypes, Milburn + Arte Brisbane

1988
Powell Street Gallery
Monotypes Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1987
Watters Gallery

1986
Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth
Monotypes Watters Gallery
Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane

1985
Powell Street Gallery
John Peart, Selected Painting 1964-76 Charles Nodrum Gallery
Watters Gallery

1983
Watters Gallery
Seven Paintings by John Peart 123 Charlotte St. Brisbane

1982
Powell Street Gallery
Watters Gallery

1981
Watters Gallery

1980
Solander Gallery, Canberra

1979
Watters Gallery
Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery

1977
Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1976
Watters Gallery
Abraxas Gallery, Canberra

1974
Watters Gallery

1972
Powell Street Gallery
Watters Gallery

1971
Watters Gallery

1970
Watters Gallery

1969
Watters Gallery

1968
Watters Gallery

1967
Watters Gallery

Group Exhibitions [selected]

2019
Abstract 19’ King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
Stuck together [collage & assemblage] Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2016
Modern Australian Painting Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Words, Words, Words… Charles Nodrum Gallery

2015
Little Pictures and Sculptures Charles Nodrum Gallery

2014
Watters Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition Watters Gallery, Sydney
Watters Gallery Five Decades, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2013
Six Artists / Seven Days Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Abstracting the Landscape: Paintings & Works on paper 1953 – 2013 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Vista Charles Nodrum Gallery
Sydney Contemporary Artfair, Carriageworks, Sydney
Homage to Roy Jackson Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
Stuck Together collage and assemblages, Defiance Gallery

2011
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
Abstraction ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
Frank’s Flat Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2010
Black is the Colour… Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, Nowra
Art Month Sydney Watters Gallery
Unframed with Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, John Peart, Robert Hirschmann, Ildiko Kovacs & Roy Jackson Sheffer Gallery, Sydney

2009
The Wynne Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
MONO Uno prints from the Charles Sturt University Collection Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

2008
Abstraction 7 Charles Nodrum Gallery
Rubik Charles Nodrum Gallery

2007
2007: The Year in Art S.H. Ervin Gallery
John Peart and Roy Jackson – 3 x 2 by two Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
Double Visions COFA space UNSW & Orange Regional Art Gallery

2006
Same Place, Many Views Defiance Gallery
Crossing Paths II with Roy Jackson, Ildiko Kovacs, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and John Peart Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2005 Revisited Watters Gallery
Colonial to Contemporary: Queensland College of Arts 125 years Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld
John Peart & Paul Selwood Charles Nodrum Gallery
2006: The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery

2005
2005: The Year in Art  S.H. Ervin Gallery

2004
4.6% – 25 works from the Union Art Collection Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney
John Peart + Gary Gregg – white + black The Depot Gallery, Sydney
Modern Australian Paintings Charles Nodrum Gallery

2002
Abstraction Charles Nodrum Gallery
Modern Australian Painting Charles Nodrum Gallery
Selected Australian Paintings from the 1960’s to the Present Charles Nodrum at Deutscher Menzies Gallery, Sydney
2002: The Year in Art S.H. Ervin Gallery
Field Work: Australian Art 1968- 2002 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Unsaid: The Spiritual in Art Stephanie Burns Fine Art, ACT

2001
A Century of Collecting 1901- 2001 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Australian Art: The Sixties till now Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
Ignite Cellblock Gallery, National Art School, Sydney

2000
Abstract Painting Derived from Landscape Watters Gallery
Selected Works Watters Gallery
Common Ground Ivan Dougherty Gallery

1999
Works on Paper Watters Gallery
The Innovators S.H. Ervin Gallery
The Archibald Prize AGNSW

1998
Australia Day Ambassadors for 1998 Exhibition Government House, Sydney
The Wynne Prize AGNSW
The Archibald Prize AGNSW
Symbiosis Utopia Art Sydney
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
Material Perfection: Minimal Art and its Aftermaths selected from the Kerry Stokes Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building
The Great Art Auction Cell Block Theatre, National Art School
Art & Furniture of the 1960’s, Charles Nodrum Gallery
6 from Wedderburn Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, New South Wales
10th Anniversary Exhibition Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW

1997
WINNER, The Wynne Prize, AGNSW
Large Scale Painting from the Holmes a Court Collection Cullity Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth
Dugongs of Hinchinbrook The Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Contemporary Painting and Sculpture by Artists Awarded the Wynne Prize Turkish Baths Museum, Mount Wilson, NSW
Kedumba Drawing Prize Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW

1996
Hidden Treasures II: Art in Corporate Collections S.H. Ervin Gallery
The Wynne Prize, AGNSW
Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Australian Art NGV
Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
The Contemporary Collection – Part 2 Sir, Herman Black Gallery, University Sydney

1994
The Wynne Prize AGNSW
The Sir John Sulman Prize AGNSW
On Your Mark: An exhibition of drawings by staff of the National Art School National Art School (NAS), Sydney
The Abstract Show: An exploration into Abstraction with works from the Gallery collection (& Artist Talk) Wollongong City Gallery
The King’s School Art Prize King’s School, Sydney
Modern Australian Paintings Charles Nodrum Gallery
Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building
Bushfire Berrima District Art Society, Bowral

1993
On the Other
Hand S.H. Ervin Gallery
Within a Stone’s Throw Campbelltown City & AGNSW
March Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
After the Field Utopia Art Gallery
After the Field Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Whaling Street Studios – Print Show POD Gallery, Sydney
On Paper Sherman Galleries Goodhope Street, Sydney
POD Birthday Ink Show POD Gallery
Group Show: with Richard Larter and Ron Lambert Watters Gallery
Contemporary Australian Painting: Works from the Allen, Allen & Hemsley
Collection (Now Allens), Melbourne International Festival, Westpac Gallery, Victorian Art Centre
Within a Stone’s Throw – in association with Campbelltown City Art Gallery, king street gallery on burton, Sydney
On Paper Sherman Galleries, Goodhope
On Paper Solander Gallery, Canberra

1992
Terracollaboratis (with Roy Jackson, James Jones, Robert Hirschmann, Geoffrey Russell and Elizabeth Cummings), king street gallery on burton
The Wynne Prize AGNSW
Abstract Works from the Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Brisbane
Max Watters’ Collection Muswellbrook Town Hall and Art Gallery, NSW
Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1991
Tribute to Fairweather Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Cross Currents: Contemporary New Zealand and Australian art from the Chartwell Collection Waikato, Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand
Modern Australian Paintings Charles Nodrum Gallery

1990
Art on the Campus
 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Homage to Morandi Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
10 x 10 Milburn + Arte Brisbane
Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourn
The Wynne Prize AGNSW

1998
The Wynne Prize
 AGNSW
The Archibald Prize AGNSW
Portrait of a Gallery: Watters Gallery 25th anniversary exhibition touring 8 regional centres until 1991
Modern Australian Painting Charles Nodrum Gallery
Autumn Exhibition Peter Gant Fine Art, Melbourne

1988
Solo Images – an exhibition of monoprints The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
The Intuitive Line, with sculptor Paul Selwood Watters Gallery
The First Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building
The Caddy Collection Watters Gallery, Sydney
Drawing in Australia from 1770’s to 1980’s, National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Max Watters’ Collection, Muswellbrook Art Gallery, New South Wales

1987
South Bank Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Peter Clarke, John Firth-Smith, John Peart, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
Field to Figuration, NGV
Painters and Sculptors: diversity in contemporary Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Contemporary Art in Australia – a review, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
Painters & Sculptors Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

1986-87
Surface for Reflexion, AGNSW
The Challenge of the Landscape, NERAM, Armidale, NSW

1986
Works on Paper: 1950 to the Present, 312 Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne
20 Years of Abstraction, Ivan Dougherty Gallery

1985
Queensland / Works 1950-1985 University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
The First Decade 1975-1985, Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane
Selected Works from the Last Two Decades Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1984
The Field Now Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne

1983
Project 41: The Mosaic/The Grid, AGNSW, Sydney
Australian Perspecta 1983, AGNSW
Painters Tasmanian Art School, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Twelve Australian Painters, Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)
Tribute to Mervyn Horton, AGNSW

1982
Australian Paintings and Sculpture 1956-1981: A Survey from the Collection, AGNSW, Sydney
Australian Drawings in the Newcastle Region Art Gallery Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
The Seventies: Australian Paintings and Tapestries from the Collection of the National Australia Bank, NGV

1981
John Peart and David Rankin, Watters Gallery

1980
John Peart, Peter Clarke, Anthony Pryor, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
Recent Paintings from the studio of… (with Richard Larter, Jon Plapp and David Rankin), Watters Gallery

1979
Works on Paper, Watters Gallery

1978
21st Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Exhibition, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Abstraction, Watters Gallery

1977
Australian Colourists ’77, Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth

1976
Outlines of Australian Printmaking Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

1975
Inaugural Exhibition, the Little Gallery, Devonport, Tas
Caltex Art Awards, Latrobe Valley Arts Centre, Morwell, Vic
Philip Morris Arts Grant Melbourne City Square, Melbourne

1974
Philip Morris Arts Grant (first annual exhibition)
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Ballarat, Victoria
Ten Years, Watters Gallery
Gifts from Patrick White, AGNSW

1973
Contemporary Australian Painting and Sculpture, Toured New Zealand
Recent Australian Art, AGNSW

1969
Australian Art Today (toured Indonesia)

1968
The Field, NGV, Melbourne and AGNSW, Sydney

1967
Four Sydney Painters, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

1966
Sydney Painters, Auckland Festival of Art, Auckland, NZ
John Peart and Geoffrey de Groen, Watters Gallery
The New Art Scene Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide

1965
John Peart and Robert Williams, Watters Gallery
Four Young Painters, Watters Gallery
Survey of Young Australian Painters, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Vic

Collections

Albury Regional Gallery
Allens
A.M.P
Applecross Evening Technical College, Perth
Artbank
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Australian National University Collection
Baker & McKenzie
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
B.H.P. Billiton
Brisbane Civic Art Gallery and Museum
Chartwell Collection,
City Art Institute, Sydney
Dalby Art Gallery, Queensland
Dawson Waldron
Family Law Courts, Canberra
I.C.I. Australia Ltd
J Walter Thompson
Kedumba Drawing Prize Collection
Kerry Stokes Collection, Western Australia
Latrobe Valley Arts Centre, Victoria
Macquarie University
Monash University
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Australia Bank
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
New England Regional Art Museum
New South Wales Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Orange City Art Gallery, New South Wales
Parliament House, Canberra
Philip Morris Art Purchase Grant
Philip Cox and Partners Pty. Ltd
Philip Morris Art Purchase Grant
Queensland Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria
State Bank of New South Wales
Tasmanian College of Advanced Education
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Townsville Teachers College
UBS bank
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia
Western Australian Institute of Technology
Western Mining Corporation
Wollongong City Art Gallery, New South Wales
World Bank

John Peart 2017

Paintings and collages selected by Elisabeth Cummings, with an interview by independent curator Sioux Garside.

View exhibition catalogue

Watters 50 Years Book

Watters Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition: 18 November – 13 December 2014

View book

John Peart (1945 - 2013) - A Selection from the Estate

John Peart (1945-2013) - Collages

John Peart (1945-2013) - The Sixties - a selection of works on paper from the Estate

Joe Frost and John Peart Exhibition, Watters Gallery, Sydney, 2015

RAW Wedderburn: John McDonald

Johnmcdonald.com / Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald

July 2018

John Peart: still exploring by Joe Frost

Artist Profile, Issue 17, p72-77

2011

Close window interview by Harvey Shields

Seriousart.org

September 2007

Four Wedderburn painters by Peter Pinson

Art & Australia, p270-277

1 May 2001