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

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