King Street Gallery on William

Peter O’Doherty

Peter O’Doherty was born in 1958 in Auckland, New Zealand and immigrated to Australia in the late ’60s with his family. He has been exhibiting regularly for just over 20 years, across Australia and internationally; he has been a part of group exhibitions across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, New Zealand and England.

O’Doherty’s work typically pinpoints ‘urban suburbia’; fibro and brick houses, blocks of flats, high-rise facades, kitchen sinks, aeroplanes and landscapes. His representational paintings are tonal assemblages of oblique geometric detail, imbued with dense shadow and vivid Australian light. Peter has won the Paddington Art Prize for Landscape, the Commendation Award at the Mosman Art Prize, and the Alan Gamble Memorial Prize for the Built Environment. He has also been a finalist in various other prizes such as the Sulman, at the Art Gallery NSW and the Salon des Refuses.

Peter’s work can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery NSW, Artbank, Cowra Regional Gallery, Mosman Regional Art Gallery, the Union club NSW, Town Hall Collection Sydney, NERAM, Armidale and the Pat Corrigan Collection.

For two decades Peter was prominent musically, as the bass player in the band Mental As Anything. Since leaving in 1999, he and his brother Reg Mombassa (musician and illustrator) release albums together as Dog Trumpet.

King Street Gallery has represented Peter since 2009. His next exhibition commences from March 17, 2020. Peter’s studio is based in Malabar, NSW.

Peter O'Doherty

Exhibitions

Films

Peter O'Doherty interview with Richard Morecroft April 2020

Your Friend The Enemy, Gallipoli

Documentary film maker Bruce Inglis travelled to Gallipoli in 2014 with a group of Australian and New Zealand artists to document painting in the landscape and the human figure in the landscape. Full length DVD available through SYNC Pictures and King Street Gallery on William.

Artist Peter O'Doherty talks with Maria Stoljar in his studio

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2020
The distance between us King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2018
Ocentennial Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly
Somewhere to live King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2017
Moving House Maitland Regional Art gallery Maitland, NSW

2016
Through the window King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2015
Moving House NERAM, Armidale, Rockhampton Art gallery, Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

2014
From the Street Gould Galleries, Vic
Constructed King Street Gallery on William
Moving House with Susan O’Doherty Cowra Regional Gallery & Gosford
Regional Gallery, Katoomba Culture Centre & Gallery, Sydney.

2012
In Conversation King Street Gallery on William

2011
Double Vision Australian Print Workshop [with Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombasa] Melbourne

2010
North and South Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane
Paper and Canvas King Street Gallery on William

2009
New Paintings King Street Gallery on William

2008
Malabar Sydney Grammar School, Sydney

2007
Built Up NG Art Gallery, Sydney

2006
Interiors/Exteriors Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2005
Paintings Span Galleries, Melbourne

2004    
Peter O’Doherty
Gadfly Gallery, Perth
New Works Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney

2003
New Paintings Barry Stern Galleries
Recent Paintings Doggett Street

2002    
New Paintings
Barry Stern Galleries
New Paintings Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
Peter & Susan O’Doherty Bowen Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2001
Recent Paintings Barry Stern Galleries
Recent Paintings Doggett Street Gallery
Recent Paintings Jackman Gallery

2000
Recent Paintings Mary Place Gallery
Recent Paintings Jackman Gallery
Recent Paintings Mary Place Gallery

1999
Paintings Jackman Gallery

1998
Paintings Atrium Gallery, Sydney

1997
Recent Paintings Mary Place Gallery

1996
Paintings Mary Place Gallery

1993
Peter O’Doherty POD Gallery, Sydney

Group exhibitions [selected]

2020
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2019
Mixed Grill Bruce Heiser Projects, M Arts Precinct, Murwillumbah, NSW

2018
The Art of Friendship Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW

2017
Artist Profile Australasian Painters Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Cats, Bruce Heiser Gallery, QLD

2016
Paint my Place Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
Sulman Prize Finalist Exhibition Art Gallery of NSW

2015
Your Friend the Enemy 100 Years On Gallipoli, S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney, ANU
Drill Hall Gallery Canberra, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Pataka, New Zealand,
The Piano has been Drinking [Not Me], Matiland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Your Friend the Enemy, 100 Years On, Gallipoli, The Drill Hall, Canberra ACT
A Salute Gallipoli Drawing Show Goulburn Regional Gallery NSW
Band Wagon Heiser Gallery QLD
Suburban Dreams Glass House Gallery
Watters Gallery Sydney NSW
Stations of the Cross Uniting Church, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2014                 
Oz to Waiheke
Waiheke Community Art Gallery, NZ
In/Two Art Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW
The Silver Light Bowen Galleries, NZ
Packsaddle New England Regional Art Gallery

2013
Suburban Noir Museum of Sydney
Artists Books Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery
The Hazelhurst Works on Paper Show Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW
IN [TWO] ART, travelling: Wollongong City Art Gallery, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; Swan Hill Regional Gallery, NSW
Beyond the Back Fence Heiser Gallery Brisbane, Qld

2012
The Animal Show King Street Gallery
Virtual Reality: Interpreting the Landscape [King Street Gallery @ Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
IN [TWO] ART Maitland Regional Gallery, travelling: S.H. Ervin Gallery; Orange Regional Gallery;  Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW; Dalby Regional Gallery, Qld; Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW;  Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Qld

2011
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery
Sydney’s Contested Landscapes: Art meets science Art & About Customs House Forecourt, Sydney

2010
In Two Art Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW

2008
Art Fellow, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney
Urban King Street Gallery on William

2007
Alan Gamble Memorial Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2006
Group Show, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
Painted Egg Charity auction for Sydney Children’s Hospital
Sydney Art Fair, Fox Studios, Sydney

2005
Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Paddington Art Prize Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney

2004
Dublin Art Fair Dublin

2003
Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery

2002
Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery

2001
Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery
Sulman Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
ANCA Gallery, Canberra
Urban Dreams Bartley Drey Gallery, London, UK

1999
Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery
Black and white painting show Level Gallery, Sydney

1998
Group Show [with Mental As Anything], Chapel off Chapel Gallery Melbourne; Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Grafton; Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree; Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, Tamworth; Orange Regional Gallery, Orange; Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
Redlands Westpac Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery

1997
Redlands Westpac Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery
Salon Des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery
Group show [with Mental As Anything] Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney

1995
Guitar Shaped World Tamworth Regional Art Gallery

1993
Mentals II [with Mental As Anything], Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW
Mentals II Westpac Gallery, Melbourne

Collections

Art Gallery of NSW
Artbank, Australia
Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
The Union Club, NSW
Town Hall Collection, City of Sydney
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Max Watters Collection  NSW
Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery NSW
NERAM, Armidale NSW
Pat Corrigan Collection

The distance between us 2020

Through the window 2016

Your Friend the Enemy 2016

Constructed 2014

In Conversation 2012

Episode 40: Peter O'Doherty

Talking with painters

2018

Collecting for the diary by Ashley Crawford

Art Collector, Issue 83, pg 200-01

2018

Your friend the enemy: Peter O'Doherty excert

Artist Profile Magazine Online

2014

Exhibition review

The Art Life

2012

Australia Day

Sydney Morning Herald

2009

Uncommon ground

Sydney Morning Herald

2004

Suburbia, more or less by John McDonald

Sydney Morning Herald

September 2004

Peter O'Doherty feature

Sydney Magazine

September 2004

The Weeks Best: Exhibitions - Peter O'Doherty excert

Sydney Morning Herald

20 September 2002

Exhibitions: Gentle as anything by Sebastian Smee

Sydney Morning Herald

May 2000

Familiar chords by Morgan Richards

Monument Magazine

April - May 2000

Peter O'Doherty: Motel Bin

The Daily Telegraph

1997