Vale Peter Brown (January 2022)
A latecomer to the printmaking world, Peter Brown had earlier gained a reputation for his photographic work - particularly his high contrast black and white imagery. But on his retirement from the world of dentistry, Brown discovered a new passion - that of etching, where his high contrast approach to image-making lent itself perfectly to the copperplate and heavy (or not so heavy) inking of those plates.
His subject matter is traditional - he enjoys the natural landscapes of, in particular, his native Victoria. But Brown is not averse to travelling further afield and discovering the joys of other parts of Australia.
Recent exhibitions include
2021 Editions, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2020 Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2019 Bridget McDonnell Gallery; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2018 Editions, Tacit Galleries 2017 Bridget McDonnell Gallery; Editions, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne 2016 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne; Editions, Tacit Contemporary 2015 Bridget McDonnell Gallery; 13 Melbourne Printmakers, Rathdowne Galleries, Melbourne 2014 Bridget McDonnell Gallery; Impressions, Australian Print Workshop; Joshua McLelland Gallery, Melbourne 2013 Bridget McDonnell Gallery; Cotham Gallery, Melbourne