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Peter Davidson

Peter Davidson Professional Visual Art History

Born 1958  Australia

2010               Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art), Australian National  University, Research School of Humanities:

Towards and Idiosyncratic Calligraphic Vision in painting

1998               Master of Fine Art (Research), University of Western Australia, School of Architecture and Fine Arts: Research, Object Painting

1993        B.A Honours Class 2a – Visual Art-Edith Cowan University,

1989/86   B.A. Visual Art – Major in Painting – Edith Cowan University

1984        Diploma in Fine Art – Major in Painting, Claremont School of Art

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Art Residency

2010 January – Sensyudo Art Residency – Wajima City – Ishikawa Prefecture – Japan

Member of the Wild Swans Art Group from Western Australia –

Regularly exhibits online at 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Nadeshiko Arts Center, Seishin-Chou, Kobe, Japan

2022 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi Japan – Pastels/Paintings of The Japanese Ume (plum) Tree

by Peter Davidson

2021 Peter Davidson – Portraits – Paintings and Drawings Via Internet – 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi Japan March 2021

2020 Pre/Post Coviad-19 – small works on paper by Peter Davidson – 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi

2020 Plum Omomuki Paintings Runa Gallery Kobe – Japan

2019 Still life and Super Kitsch Early Works Gallery South Fremantle WA

2018 Omomuki Painting Early Works Gallery South Fremantle W A

2017 Lightning one day solo show 2 dogs Art Space Akashi

2015 Solo Show – Ashiya Garo – Omomuki Painting Ashiya Japan

2015 Solo Show Tobin Ohashi Gallery Tokyo

2015 Solo Show 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi Japan Studio Drawing Praxis

2014 Solo Show Gallery 360 Subiaco Western Australia

2014 Solo Show Gallery Horikawa – Paintings & Drawings – Kobe – Japan

2013 Solo Show Gallery Horikawa – Paintings & Drawings – Kobe – Japan

2010 Solo Show Sensyudo Art Residency – Wajima City – Ishikawa Prefecture – Japan

2009 Solo show AD&A Gallery Osaka

2008 Solo Show Gallery Horikowa Kobe Japan

2008  Solo Show Perth Galleries Western Australia

2007 Solo show Gallery Horikowa Kobe Japan

2006 Solo Show Kurb Gallery, Northbridge, Western Australia

2005 Solo Show Paintings of Seishen, Hasetani & Ikawadani

Gallery Horikawa Japan

2005 Landscape and Memory in Objective Calligraphic Vision,

Kurb Gallery, Northbridge Western Australia

2004 The Role of Time in Creating the Intersection between the Objective and the  Calligraphic Vision,James Cook University,

Vincent  Gallery, Townsville 12 – 26 November 2004

2004 The Light of the Ikawa Valley painted through time Gallery Horikawa, Kobe

1999 Solo Show, ‘The Strangeness of Natural Vision and the Fine Art of Decoration”. Kensington,   Melbourne.

1998  Solo Show, Gulag Gallery, Perth Western Australia

1997 Sensation, Kalla Yeedip Gallery, Eastern Arts Centre, Midland, Western Australia

1996 Object Painting, New Collectables Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia

1995 St. John of Gods Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia.

1994 Private Gallery, Perth, Western Australia

1992 Solo Show Kalgoorlie Galleries, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia


 Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Diana Davis and Peter Davidson – From The Store House of Memory and Colour – ajisai Gallery Kobe, Japan.

2022 Wild Swan Art Group from Western Australia Winter Summer Show 2022

2022 Wild Swan Art Group and friends from Western Australia – Golden Time Exhibition

2021 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi Japan – Spring exhibition of 2021 The Wild Swans Art Group

Six Western Australian artists –John Cullinane, Thomas Hoareau, Michael Doherty, Kevin Robertson, Caspar Fairhall, Peter Davidson

2018 Wild  Swans Art Group be Kyoto Gallery Kyoto Japan

2018 The Golden State meets The Golden Time – 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi – Japan

2017 Driven –  2 Dogs Art Space Akashi – Japan

2017 The Wild Swan Art Group – The Australian High Commission Singapore – Singapore

2017 The Wild Swan Art Group with Sadaharu Horio – Nyisztor Studio – Perth Western  Australia

2017 A Friendship Gutai meets Western Australian Artists – 2 Dogs Art Space – Akashi

2017 Harmony and Peace exhibition by artists from Japan and Western Australia, Gallery Opera Labo – Kobe

2016 Dohjidai Gallery 20th Anniversary Independants Exhibition – Kyoto

2016 Wild Swan Art Group , Okinawa Prefectural Museum/ Museum of Art Public Gallery 3

 2016 Wild Swan Art Group, Gallery Opera Labo Kobe Japan

 2014 Collaboration Opera Performance/Painting with Makiko (Soprano), Ayu  Yamamoto (Piano)  Sunmoon             Boutique Resort Perth Western Australia

2014 Collaboration Opera Performance/Painting with Makiko (Soprano), Tetsuro Karitiani (Baritone) and   Ayu Yamaoto (Piano) BB Plaza Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan 2013 Collaborative Opera Performance/Painting Bansuiso French Chateau with Makiko (soprano) & Testuro (Baritone)  Karitani,  pianist Ayu Yamaoto

2012 10 Western Australian Artists Present Independent Visions in Kyoto – Dohjidai Gallery  of Art  – Kyoto

2012 Peter Davidson and Seven Western Australian artists Horikawa  Gallery – Kobe

2012  Gallery O-NUL – Deagu  Art Fair – Korea

2011 Pippa Tandy & Peter Davidson Horikawa Gallery, Kobe

2009 Pippa Tandy & Peter Davidson Horikawa Gallery, Kobe

2009 Peter Davidson Drawings – Mari Murata & Mika Yoshia Archeological rubbings from Urban Tokyo –  Kurb Gallery – June 7th – 13th

2008 Peter Davidson – Hiroko Takahama – Nobuko Hayashi, Idiosyncratic Visions by Three Kobe Artists –   Foyer Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

2006 Group show, Gallery Horikawa, Kobe, Japan

2005 Paintings Peter Davidson & Interior Country Lesley Meaney,

Perth Galleries, Western Australia

2003 Living on the Edge – The coastal experience – An exhibition of art celebrating the opening of the new Western Australian Maritime Museum Victoria Quay, Fremantle

2002 Recent Works, Perth Galleries, Western Australia

2001 The Verge Gallery Group Show, Perth, Western Australia

2000 The Strangeness of Natural Vision, 36 Views of the Mandurah  Estuary, & Recent Paintings,Jonathon Snowball Perth Galleries, Western Australia

1999 City of Joondalup Art Prize, Joondalup, Western Australia

1998 Test One, Gulag Gallery, Perth Western Australia

1997 Chosen for the Fresh 97 Exhibition,

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Western Australia

1996 Post Graduate Exhibition, Jack Sue Gallery,

University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.

1996 The Underfeeted, Cullity Gallery, University of Western Australia.

1994 Peter Davidson & Gareth Morse, Goldfields Art Gallery,Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

1993 The Degree Show, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1993 Portfolio, Parliament House, Western Australia

1992 One Hundred Years of Gold Mining,

The Perth Mint Show, Perth Galleries and the Craft Council of Western Australia

1991 Peter Davidson, Brian Mckay & Toni Donnely, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Western Australia

1988 Group Show, Goodridge Galleries, Perth Western Australia

1987 National Student Art Prize Exhibition, Mitchell College Union, New SouthWales.

1985 Peter Davidson and Tom Alberts, Western Australian College of Advanced Education, Mt Lawley, Western           Australia

1985 Group Show Greenhill Galleries, Perth, Western Australia



1992 Leonora Art Prize – Drawing Highly Commended

1991 The Kalgoorlie/ Boulder City – Mining Prize – First Prize 1991

The City of Nedlands – Tenth Annual Art Award – Highly Commended

1990 Kalgoorlie/Boulder City- Open Painting Prize – First Prize

1990 Leonora Art Prize – Painting – First Prize, Leonora Art Prize – Drawing –  First Prize

1984 Claremont Town Council Acquisition Award – Joint First Prize


Collections and Representations

Australian National University, Canberra

Akashi Rehabilitation Hospital, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Ako Rehabilitation Hospital Japan

Tamatukuri Hospital – Shimane Prefecture

Kobe, Nishi Ku, Medical Center, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Wajima City Office – Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

The Robert Holmes a Court – Western Australia

Edith Cowan University – Western Australia

University of The Northern Territory

Goldfields Art Centre – Western Australia

Kalgoorlie College – Western Australia

King Edward Memorial Hospital – Collection

St Johns Murdoch Hospital Western Australia

Bureau of Meteorology – Western Australia

British Consulate – Perth – Western Australia

Ministry of the Environment – Western Australia

Ministry of Justice – Western Australia

Claremont Town Council – Western Australia

Wespac Banking Corporation – Western Australia

Mt Newman Mining/ BHP Utah

K.C.G.M. Kalgoorlie – Western Australia

Hobsons Press – New South Wales

Homestake Mining – South Australia

Poseidon Mining – South Australia

Clayton Utiz Solicitors – Western Australia



2019  Exhibition Catalogue Peter Davidson Still life & Super Kitsch Earlywork Gallery

2014  Peter Davidson Portraits and Landscapes – Gallery Horikawa Kobe 23 – 28 Jan 2014

2011 Post 3/11, despite the destruction, Ishinomaki is still very beautiful, ARTIST’S PORTFOLIO,

Modern Art Asia, Electronic Journal Issue 8:


Modern Art Asia,  Electronic Journal Issue 7:

2008 Peter Davidson, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe Japan, Overseas Report,

Imprint – Quarterly Journal of the Print Council of Australia Inc, Summer 2008, Vol 43 No 4.

2008 Painted Memories Horikawa Gallery, Kobe, Japan

2007 Abe made right move, Opinion, Readers in Council, Japan Times Newspaper, 29/4/2007

2005 Paintings, Peter Davidson, Gallery Circuit, Vol 18 no 3,

Published by The Association of Western Australia Art Galleries (Incorporated in WA) Jul_Sep_2005, page 22.

2004 The Role of Time in Creating the Intersection between the Objective and the Calligraphic Vision,

James Cook University, Vincent Gallery, Townsville 12 – 26 November 2004

2003 Japanese ideas influenced painter, Opinion, Readers in Council, Japan Times Newspaper, August,

2002 Labels taint feast without cream, Letters, The Australian Newspaper, April 1, 2002, Page 16

2001 Freud analysis, Letters, The Weekend Australian Newspaper, April 21 –22, 2001, page 20

2000 The Strangeness of Natural Vision, 36 Views of the Mandurah Estuary, Perth Galleries, Western Australia

1997 Fresh 97, Temporal Painting, A PICA Press Publication, Perth, Western Australia, 1997, page 9

1996 Object Painting, Centre for the Creative Eye, School of Architecture and Fine Arts, The University of Western Australia,

Nedlands, Western Australia

1996 ‘un-derfeeted’ Exhibition Catalogue, May/June 1996, School of Architecture and Fine Arts, The University of Western Australia.



2019 Peter Davidson Interviewed at Early Works Gallery by

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2019  Peter Davidson – Still Life and Super Kitsch, reviewed by Dr Duncan McKay

2014 Nishi Ku Medical Center Kobe Hyogo Japan

2011 The Story of Peter Davidson’s picture of Awaji Island, Contributors Peter Davidson, Tomoko Yamada, Robin Eve, Takami Tanaka Amenity Group, Published by Department of Orthopedaedric surgery, Nishi-Kobe Medical Center

2010  Australian Artist Paints Wajima Kitaguni Shimbun (Newspaper) 28thJanuary page 29

2010 The Beauty created by Wajima Residency, Yomiuri Shimbun (Newspaper), 28 January, page 29.

2010 Hokuriku Chunichi Shimbun, 14 January page 17.

2009 Japanese Review by Takumi Kobuki

2008 Mapping out the City by Ric Spencer, Visual Arts The Western Australian Today , 30 May 2008, Page 7.

2008 Japan’s Art of Seduction by Louise Bettison, Western Suburbs Weekly, Exhibition, 6-5- 2008 page 25

2005 Views from another side Ric Spencer, Visual Arts, Weekend Extra, The Western Australian, July 16, page 12-13.

2004 Viva, Community Newspaper, Kobe, Japan, 16-4-2004, No 376.

2002 In the Picture, Neville Weston, Arts, Weekend Extra,The Western Australian Newspaper 12-10-2002, page 11.

2001 Freud builds on NGA greats, Bernard Smith, Letters, The Australian Newspaper, 24-4-2004, Page 8.

2000 Home is where the eye is, David Bromfield, Arts, On Show, The Western Australia 30-9-2000, page 6

2000 36 Views of Mandurah, David Bromfield, Arts, Big Weekend,The Western Australian 23 September, 2000, Page 6

1998 Nature Portrayed in Altered States, David Bromfield, Arts, Big Weekend, The Western Australian Newspaper September 12, 1998, page 6

1997 A Successful State of Flux, Fresh 97, An exhibition of time installations, time based electronic media works, PICA, Visual Art and Theatre, The Western Review, No 38, May 97, Page 14

1997 Artists given a Fresh start, Today Arts, The Western Australian Newspaper, March 25, 1997

1997 Fresh 97, “re fresh” essay by Jopinica Sheridan, A PICA Press Publication, Perth, Western Australia, 1997, page 2.

1996 Peter Davidson New Collectables Gallery, Art, Murray Gill, Fremantle Gazette, November 96.

1993 Goldfields has big effect on artist, The Arts, Betty Bryant, Kalgoorlie Miner.

1986 Original reworking of a local tradition, Art, Julie Prott,, The Western Australian Newspaper, 20-12-1986, Page 47.

1985 Painters show skill, Tom Alberts and Peter Davidson, West Advertiser, 18-9-1985, Page 1

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