John Peart 'Figures and Grounds' 1988 130.0 x 302.0 seine twine no. 18, wool, cotton and linen tapestry Gift of Orica Limited through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2014 Courtesy of the artist's estate
6 February - 1 May 2016

Free exhibition

John Peart (1945 - 2013) was an outstanding artist, winning the 1997 Wynne Prize and the 2000 Sulman Prize, and gained a reputation as one of Australia's great modernists. Drawing on Newcastle's own holdings, this exhibition pays homage to John Peart, featuring 18 works across a range of media, including paper, paintings, collage and tapestry from the period 1968 – 2002. The exhibition showcases the diversity of his practice and Newcastle Art Gallery's ongoing commitment to collecting and celebrating the careers of artists over successive decades. A highlight of this exhibition is the newly acquired tapestry Figures and Grounds from 1988, donated from Orica Limited, Melbourne in 2014.



  • Exhibition entry FREE


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill