Peter Thomas


Peter Thomas is a Melbourne based artist who makes work that addresses violence, trauma and memory.

He holds a Master of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, and was that year’s recipient of the Athenaeum Club Acquisitive Prize. In 2012 he was awarded the inaugural Stuart Black Travelling Scholarship. He has been shortlisted for the 2012 Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award, 2016 Paul Guest Award and 2017 Hadley’s Art Prize. His work as been collected by Artbank and is held in several private collections.


Listen to Peter Thomas’ interview on his Fox Galleries solo Manipulations on The Arts Show hosted by Alex McCulloch, which aired 14 March 2018 on Melbourne 87.8 FM. 


Master of Fine Art (research), VCA

Postgraduate Diploma of Visual Art, VCA

1994 – 1996
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts – Printmaking) RMIT University


2017 Finalist, Hadley’s Art Prize
2016 Finalist, Paul Guest Prize
2015 Finalist, M Collection Award
2012 Stuart Black Memorial Travelling Scholarship
2012 Finalist, Swan Hill Acquisitive Print and Drawing Awards
2010 Athenaeum Club Acquisitive Award winner
2010 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
2010 Friends of the VCA Arts Grant Recipient
2009 Friends of the VCA Arts Grant Recipient
2008 Finalist for The Athenaeum Club Award


Manipulations (solo), Fox Galleries, Melbourne

Hadley’s Art Prize exhibition, Galleries at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

Night Club (solo), Fox Galleries, Melbourne
Paul Guest Award exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

UnCollected Works (solo), Rubicon ARI, Melbourne

NotFair 2014, Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne

Coma Country (solo), Linden Contemporary Art, Melbourne

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