Peter Churcher


Peter Churcher (given birth to 1964) can be an Australian musician. He paints portraits and statistics in an authentic style.

Life and work

Peter Churcher was created in Brisbane, Queensland. He's the child of Betty Churcher, who was simply the director from the Country wide Gallery of Australia from 1990-1997. Churcher happens to be living and employed in Barcelona, Spain. Churcher offers two kids, Saul and Charlotte who live with Peter and his wife Andrea in Spain.He keeps a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from Melbourne University or college that he acquired in 1986, he also keeps a Bachelor of Good Arts in Painting from Prahran College of Artwork and Style, that he acquired in 1991. His 1st solo exhibition is at 1994. He was chosen from the Australian Battle Memorial to become the state Australian war designer for the Battle on Terrorism in 2002 where he was delivered to the Persian Gulf and Diego Garcia, he documented individuals and operations from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Royal Australian Air flow Force (RAAF).He has entered in ten Archibald awards and been hung six instances. He was displayed in the 1996, 1997 and 1999 Archibald Awards, aswell as the 1998 and 2000 Sulman Reward.He was interviewed in the 2005 Peter Berner documentary about the Archibald Reward called Loaded Clean. Churcher was also lately awarded first reward in "Un Concurso de Grabados" (Printmaking Reward) de Sant Lluc, Barcelona, 2008. He was an Archibald Reward finalist in 2005 along with his Family portrait of Jeffrey Wise, in 2006 along with his painting Bruce, Linde and me on the path to Guadelupe, in 2014 and 2015.

Artist statement

"Since graduating from artwork school, I have already been primarily worried about the painting from the human being figure inside a narrative framework as well as the depiction from the human being presence - this is the Family portrait. This concentrate all is due to my devotion to the fantastic figurative masters such as for example Velasquez and Rembrandt and my company perception and personal pursuit to depict our very own surrounding globe of visible, sensory and psychological stimuli through color on canvas."


Country wide Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Work National Family portrait Gallery Canberra, Work Parliament Home, Melbourne, VIC College or university Art Museum, College or university of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC Assortment of Kerry Stokes, WA Assortment of William S Lieberman, USA Shell Australia, Melbourne, VIC Assortment of Margaret Olley, NSW Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne, VIC

Notes and references

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