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1956       Born Murwillumbah, Australia
1974-76 Diploma of Fine Art, Brisbane College of Art
1976-79 Diploma of Art, City Art Institute, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Melbourne to Leura - 2003 to 2017, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2015 Marsupial II, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2014 Marsupial I, Martin Browne Contemporary at Melbourne Art Fair
2013 Through the Archipelago II, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2012 Through the Archipelago I, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2011  Through the Archipelago, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2010  Gould Galleries Melbourne Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2009  Where we know with Toni Warburton, Wollongong City Gallery
2009  Focused, Bathurst Regional Gallery
2008  Peter Cooley: Mixture, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
2007  Peter Cooley, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2005  Peter Cooley, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
2005  Peter Cooley: Jamison Valley Panorama, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2005  Peter Cooley, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
2003  More Tea Towels, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2002  Central and Northern Australia revisited (after the tea towels), Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1999  Paintings from Central and Northern Australia, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1998  From Leura to Blackheath, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1996  Peter Cooley, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1994  Homemade and Slutty: Paintings and Ceramics, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1993  Paintings and Ceramics, Gallery Rhumbarallas, Melbourne
1992  Screen or Scream, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1992  Peter Cooley, Sammlung Gallerie North, Germany
1991  Peter Cooley: Paintings on Metal, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1990  Peter Cooley: Paintings, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1989  Ceramic Show, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1989  Peter Cooley, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1988  Peter Cooley, Girgis and Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1986  Show Time, Studio 666, Paris
1985  Peter Cooley, Mori Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2017 Martin Browne Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney
2017 From Nature, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2016 Winter Group Show, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2016 Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, Gold Coast Art Centre
2015 21, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2015 Martin Browne Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney
2015 Previewfor Art Month, Martin Browne Contemporary, NSW
2014 Sculpture Show, Wangaratta Regional Gallery, VIC
2014 Woollaha Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra, NSW
2013 Woollaha Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra, NSW
2012 Picturing the Great Divide, Blue Mountains Regional Gallery, NSW.
2012 Animal Human, Univeristy of Queensland Art Museum, QLD
2009  Sylvania Waters, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
2007  Pots of Paint, The Delmar Gallery, NSW
2006  Living Treasures, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW
2006  Director’s Choice, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, no. 18, illustrated
2003  Home Sweet Home: works from the Peter Fay collection, National Gallery of Australia,         Canberra, illustrated
2003  Hung, Drawn & Quartered – 25 Years, 25 Artists, Tin Sheds Gallery, Faculty of Architecture,         Sydney University, illustrated
2001  GOULD contemporary, Gould Galleries, Melbourne
2000  Australian Landscape, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2000  Thinking Aloud, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1999  Exchange, Ray Hughes Gallery at the George Gallery, Melbourne
1998  Swish, Casula Powerhouse, Casula
1997  Ceramic Show, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1997  Queers Crossing, Ivan Dougherty, Sydney
1996  Group Exhibition, Craftspace, Sydney
1996  Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1996  Contemporary Australian Abstraction, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1996  Road to Love, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
1996  Ray Hughes at Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane
1995  Asia and Oceania Influence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1995  It’s about time, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1993  Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1993  Contemporary Australian Paintings, Allen, Allen & Hemsley Collection
1993  Rotary Collection of Australian Art from NGA, Touring Sydney &Melbourne
1993  After the Field, Manly Art Gallery, NSW
1993  We are Here, ACCA, Melbourne
1993  Sshh…, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1993  Rotary Travelling Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1992  You are Here, ACCA Melbourne, IMA Brisbane, CAS Melbourne
1992  Wish Hard, Biennale Satellite, Wollongong City Gallery
1992  Ceramic Design Group, Mori Annexe, Sydney
1992  We are Here, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1991  Microcosm, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1991  Rules for Drawing, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1991  Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1990  Art within Text, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1990  Art Frankfurt 1990, Mori Gallery and Frankfurt
1990  Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1988  Invitational Prize, Centre Regional Gallery, Queensland
1988  Dissonances, Espace, Vendome, Paris
1988  The New Generation, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987  Modern Objects, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1987  Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Grand Palais, Paris
1987  A First Look, Drill Hall, ANG
1987  Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1985  Queensland Works, University of Queensland Art Museum, Queensland
1985  Colour-Form-Pattern, University of Tasmania Art Gallery, Tasmania
1984  Five from Sydney, Loaded Brush Gallery, Seattle, USA
1983  Landscape, Mori Gallery, Sydney

AWARDS

2014 Highly Commended, Woollahra Small Aculpture Prize
2010  Gold Coast International Ceramic award

COLLECTIONS

Powerhouse Museum Sydney
Bathurst Regional Gallery
Goulburn Regional Gallery
The Australian National Gallery, Canberra
The British Museum, London
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of South Australia
Phillip Morris Collection
Art Gallery of Western Australia 
Macquarie Group
Wollongong City Gallery
University of Queensland Art Museum           
NRMA
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
John McBride Collection
Artbank
Peter Fay Collection
Allen, Allen and Hemsley Collection
University of Queensland Art Museum

BIBLIOGRAPHY

John McDonald, Sculpting a Living, Spectrum, SMH , August 23-24, 2014
Stella Rosa McDonald, Rebel Heart, Art Collector, Special Edition Melbourne Art Fair, 2014
William Sturrock, Peter Cooley, Artist Profile, Issue 28, 2014
Glenn Barkley, So Hot Right Now? Contemporary Ceramics and
Contemporary Art, Artand, Issue 51.4, 2014
Sotheby's Catalogue, Fine Asian, Australian and European Art Design, Melbourne, 18 June 2013
New 3, Selected Recent Acquisitions, 2013
Gavin Fry, The Peter Elliott Collection, 2013
Gavin Fry, Picturing the Grat Divide, 2012
Katrina Strickland, Australian Financial Review, February 2012
Glenn Barkley, The Ground Underfoot, CEramics Art and Perception, Issue 83, 2011
Review by Elizabeth Fortescue, Daily Telegraph 12 March 2010
‘Spectrum’, Sydney Morning Herald 20 March 2010
‘Reality Takes a Beating’, Sydney Morning Herald 14 October 2009
Mark Bayly, ‘Peter Cooley – Phantasmagoria’, Ceramics: Art and Perception, issue 62, 2005, pp. 37-40
‘Recent Acquisitions’, Art Bank, no. 6, 2002
Benjamin Genocchio, ‘Review’, The Weekend Australian, 9-10 March, 2002
Michael Reid, ‘Art Market’, The Weekend Australian, 11-12 September, 1999
Sebastian Smee, ‘Metro’, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March, 1998
‘Domain’, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March, 1997
John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February, 1996
Bruce James, ‘Arts Beat’, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 October, 1996
Anna Johnson, ‘Review’, ABC Television, 7 October, 1996
Jo Holder, ‘The Cosmopolitan Esperanto of Coffee Shops’, Monument, no. 8, 1995
Felicity Fenner, ‘Astronaut of British Abstraction’, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July, 1994
Felicity Fenner, ‘When Bad Means Good’, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July, 1994
David O’Halloran, ‘A Specific Framework’, The Advertiser, 21 October, 1993
David Phillips, ‘You are Here’, Eyeline, Autumn, 1993
Bronwyn Watson, ‘Haunted by War’, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 February, 1993
Terry Ingram, ‘Art Frankfurt Review’, Australian Financial Review, 6 May, 1993
Terence Maloon, We are Here, ACCA, Melbourne, 1993. (cat)
Sue Smith, ‘Gay Art Fired with Wit’, The Courier Mail, 20 November, 1992
Bronwyn Watson, ‘Shoplifters Scream’, Sydney Morning Herald, 31July, 1992
Jo Saurin, ‘In the Abyss of Uncomfortable Truths about Art and Life’, Review, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March, 1991
Joanne Mendhelssohn, ‘Taking a Risk on Art’, The Bulletin, 14 June 1988, p.108
Catherine David, Dissonances, Union des Assurances de Paris, 1988 (cat)
A new Generation, the 80’s Catalogue, National Gallery of Australia (cat)
Salon de Jeune Peinture, Paris, 1987 (cat)
Mori Gallery at United Artists, Melbourne, Mori Gallery, 1986 (cat)
Queensland Works, University of Queensland Press, 1985. (cat)

























Artwork 6552
Peter Cooley
Pelican 3

2017

earthenware

63.00 x 61.00 x 36.00 cm

$9,000.00

Artwork 6551
Peter Cooley
Pelican 4

2016

earthenware

58.00 x 59.00 x 36.00 cm

$8,000.00

Artwork 6549
Peter Cooley
Princess Parrots (pair)

2017

earthenware

74.00 x 34.00 x 23.00 cm

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Artwork 6548
Peter Cooley
Regents Parrots (pair)

2017

earthenware

74.00 x 34.00 x 23.00 cm

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Artwork 6545
Peter Cooley
Echidna & Glenbrook Gorge

2016

earthenware

62.00 x 52.00 x 44.00 cm

Artwork 6543
Peter Cooley
Echidna & Copeland's Lookout

2016

earthenware

38.00 x 39.00 x 30.00 cm

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Artwork 6538
Peter Cooley
Major Mitchell Cockatoo 1

2003

gouache on paper

42.00 x 59.00 cm

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Artwork 6536
Peter Cooley
Bluebonnet

2003

gouache on paper

59.00 x 42.00 cm

$2,900.00

Artwork 6535
Peter Cooley
Black Cockatoo's 2

2003

gouache on paper

42.00 x 59.00 cm

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Artwork 6507
Peter Cooley
Brushed Tailed Rock Wallaby, 6

2015

earthenware

29.00 x 47.00 x 47.00 cm

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