Peter Thomas Finalist in the 2017 Hadley’s Art Prize – Saturday, 22 July 2017
Aire River beach, Gadubanud country, 2017, 97 cm by 76 cm
Congratulations to Peter Thomas – his piece Aire River beach, Gadubanud country has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Hadley’s Art Prize, on view at the Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania from 15 July – 25 August 2017. Fox Galleries will exhibit the work as part of our first exhibition of 2018, New Dawn.
The Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart, is a celebration of painting and drawing and the 2017 theme is ‘History and Place’, inviting artists to connect with place through the past, such as through family histories, cultural traditions, or tracing events, memories and stories in the land.
Peter Thomas graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010, and was that year’s recipient of the Athenaeum Club Acquisitive Prize. In 2012 he was awarded the inaugural Stuart Black Travelling Scholarship. He was shortlisted for the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award in 2012 and the Paul Guest Drawing Prize in 2016. His work has been shown extensively in Melbourne and interstate including First Draft Sydney (2011), Sutton Projects (2012), Linden New Art (2013), the Not Fair (2014), and Bendigo Art Gallery (2016) as part of the Paul Guest Prize exhibition. Thomas will have his next solo at Fox Galleries in early 2018.