Peter Hudson

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

Selected Artwork Previously Sold at Gallery Beneath

Finalist - Archibald Prize 2007
Winner - Maroochy Council - Mayors Prize 2007
Finalist - Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2006,2007, 2008, 2009 & 2012
Winner - Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2009

Peter Hudson is a painter 'with his own special paint magic and vision'.

The incomparable Australian landscape is Peter Hudson's reason for making art and the inspiration for his unique painterly language. This love of natural beauty and the Australian landscape stems from his childhood in northern, central and outback Queensland. After studying art and design at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane he undertook a jewellery apprenticeship. Since the early 1990s his paintings and jewellery have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. The solo exhibition of paintings, 'On His Selection', was the inaugural exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery when it opened in 2000. His work has received various awards and is represented in Australian and international public and private collections. Peter lives and works in Maleny in south-east Queensland. Through his paintings, the artist conveys the importance, complexity and fragility of the natural world and his deep commitment to preserving it.           

“Since the late 90s most of my paintings and drawings have been about the land and systems of the land. The history of evolution, astronomy, astrology and mythology, the magic of fossils, the science of palaeontology and the moon continue to be favourite subject matter. Creatures that can fly, or live life underwater, animals with the ability to migrate the earth and its oceans skilfully navigating phenomenal distances are inspirational.

In 1998 I made the first of many trips to the Aboriginal communities of Daguragu and Kalkarinji in the Northern Territory. This is Gurindji country. The Gurindji people, their land and their historic Wave Hill Walk Off story have been and continue to be a large part of my work. Involvement and research with the Gurindji has thankfully steered me towards portraiture.”






Biographical Notes and Exhibitions

1950 Born, Townsville, Australia

1972-75 Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

1976-80 Jewellery Apprenticeship, Brisbane

1992 Solo Exhibition. Impact Art Gallery, Maleny, Qld.

1995 Artist in Residence (Jewellery) Mulgara Gallery, Ayres Rock, Northern Territory

1996 Group exhibition, Direct Sun. Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Queensland

1997 Artist in Residence, (Jewellery) Mulgarra Gallery, Ayres Rock, Northern Territory

1999 Group exhibition, Cintra Gallery, Brisbane Queensland

2000 Solo exhibition, Inaugural exhibition, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Qld

2001 Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize exhibition, Brisbane, Qld.

2001 Solo Exhibition ASN Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2002 Solo exhibition, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth, Qld

2004 Images of the Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, qld.

2005 Solo exhibition, NEO Gallery, Brisbane Qld.

2006 Solo exhibition, (Ownership), 40th Anniversary of the Wave Hill Walk Off, Caloundra Regional         Gallery Qld

2006 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld.

2007 Archibald Prize 2007 Exhibition, Art Gallery, NSW.

2007 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld

2007 Solo exhibition NEO Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld

2008 Collector's Choice, Lasting Impression Gallery, Kenilworth

2012-13-14-15-16  Solo Exhibition, Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney NSW


Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory

Ken Hinds Cultural Heritage Collection

Parliament House Brisbane, QLD.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Collection, QLD

Sunshine Coast Regional Council Collection, QLD

Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection, VIC

National Portrait Gallery, ACT


1978 Jewellery Award. Kangaroo Point College of TAFE. QLD.

1997 First prize Caloundra Art Festival (Drawing and Mixed Media)

1998 First prize Maleny Art Award (Open Award)

1999 First prize Maleny Art Award (Painting)