Peter Daverington (b.1974) began his painting life as a graffiti artist on the streets of Melbourne in the mid 1980’s. He traveled extensively throughout the world after leaving his native Australia in 1992 at eighteen years of age during which time he visited 46 countries over the course of 12 years. During this nomadic period of travel he survived by painting Orientalist miniatures in Istanbul, painting murals for the Bedouins in the Sinai Egypt and privately commissioned murals in the USA, Germany, Turkey, Guatemala and Argentina. Since returning to Australia to complete a Master of Fine Art degree at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006 he was awarded the KPMG tutorship award to teach in the painting department. Daverington has completed ten solo exhibitions since 2004 and has received numerous awards, such as two Australia Council for the Arts grants in 2005 and 2010, a John Coburn Emerging Artist Award in 2008 and a Rupert Bunny Fellowship in 2011.
Daverington is also a recording artist, teacher and performer on the Turkish Ney flute. He has created sound installations, recorded solo improvisations in the Great Pyramids of Egypt and released two albums, The Dervish Series, 2007 and The Continuum, 2009. Recent performance highlights include Adelaide Music Festival and Aya Irini Chapel, Topkapi Palace Istanbul in 2010 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012.
Represented by Arc One Gallery in Melbourne