Drawings & Paintings – Peter Poulet




Drawings & Paintings will be the second solo exhibition by Peter Poulet at Despard Gallery. Poulet has been a well-received artist at Despard and in Hobart having held the position as State Architect for a number of years. This body of work focuses on a process of abstraction and will include a large installation of drawings to be shown along side his paintings.

Poulet’s abstract paintings use colour, fluidity of line, and the juxtaposition of forms to create new environments. His work is influenced by nature and natural phenomenon – light, air, the feeling of space, enclosure and human interaction with nature – giving his art an organic sentiment. His body of work has evolved to explore more complex relationships between objects and forms as he brings in more from the outside world into his pieces. Introduced elements reflect his ideas about the world and include thoughts that were present from the earliest works, thus maintaining continuity of influence and motivation – nature and expression of his feelings and emotions. This awareness of nature is also crucial to his architecture and his interest in sustainability.

Peter Poulet holds numerous awards and appointments across art and architecture. Poulet was honoured as Artist in Residence at Bundanon in 1999 and at the New England Regional Art Museum in 2002. His work is held in the collections of the major law firms Allen Arthur Robinson and Baker & McKenzie, and also in the University of New South Wales, Artbank, the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, and the Bundanon Trust.