Biography:

Peter Westwood is an artist, curator and arts writer living in Melbourne. Peter completed his undergraduate study, a Diploma of Fine Art at the University of Ballarat in 1978. His postgraduate studies include a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from RMIT University (1981), a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne (1982) and a Master of Arts by Research from Monash University (1995). He is currently completing his PhD at RMIT University. His PhD research topic is titled Transition and passage: Agency and the idiom of Painting as a marker of change.

Peter’s painting reveals or describes perpetual change in order to capture or embody the passing nature of experience. His practice focuses on both the production and installation of painting as a method to present ideas of social experience as a type of unending passivity shaped through continuous viewing and consumption.

Peter has been included in group, and individual exhibitions in public and commercial galleries in Australia and overseas. He has curated two to three annual exhibition projects for the past 20 years in Australia, and periodically overseas. Peter is employed at RMIT University in the School of Art as a Senior Lecturer and is Program Coordinator of the Honours Program.