Peter Daverington

Born in Melbourne, 1974


2006 Master of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2004 Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Small Works, Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich
2018 Surface Zero, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Daverington does de Chirico, Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich
2016 Before the Apocalypse, Shanghai Mass Art Center, Shanghai
Weltlandschaft, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Iconophilia, The Lodge Gallery, New York
Lacuna, Chasm Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2014 Because Painting, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2013 From the Future with Love, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Poiesis, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Holy Mountain, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2009 The Continuum, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Peter Daverington, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
Everness, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2007 The Dervish Series, Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Reflections on Hyperspace, Until Never Gallery, Melbourne
Modulations II-Style Crisis, Mars Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Modulations, Mars Gallery, Melbourne
2004 New Paintings, Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Earth, Roar Studios, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
Classic Nouveau, Latchkey Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Latent Content Analysis, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
Digital: The World of Alternative Realities, Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne
2016 The Oasis, Gitler_& Gallery, New York, NY
Divine Abstraction, Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne
2015 Lurid Beauty-Australian Surrealism and its Echoes, National Gallery of Victoria
The Garden, QUT Museum, Queensland
The Hunt of the Unicorn, Gitler_& Gallery, New York
Post Human Utopia, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Synthetic Landscapes, MAF Video, Melbourne Art Fair
Render, Screen Space, Melbourne
Archibald Prize, National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Currents – Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
Perceptions of Space: Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne
A World Apart, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2013 TGF Sports, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
Fleurieu Art Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Banyule Award for Works on Paper, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
New Horizons, Gippsland Gallery
The lie of the land – contemporary landscapes from the collection, Geelong Gallery
Archibald Prize, National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sulman Prize, National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Innovators 1, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
100 Little Deaths, Curated by Tom Sanford, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY
2012 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
Currents-Santa Fe International New Media Festival, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Under The Influence, Kianga Ellis Projects, Brooklyn
2011 New Romantics, curated by Simon Gregg, Gippsland Art Gallery
KIAF11, Arc One Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Art + Architecture II, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2010 John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Gallery
Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
Constellations-Australian Contemporary Drawing1, RMIT Gallery
2009 Turbulent Terrain, Latrobe Regional Gallery
Aurthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Gallery
Lang-scapes, Curated by Kirsten Rann, Conical Inc, Melbourne
Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA
2008 Blake Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
MacarthurCook Award, Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair, with Boutwell Draper Gallery and Arc One Gallery
Bal Tashchit- Thou Shalt Not Destroy, Jewish Museum Australia
2007 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Australian Drawing Part 2, John Buckley Gallery
Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA
2006 Metro 5 Art Prize, Metro 5 Gallery
Abn Amro, Optus Tower, Melbourne
Nude, Mars Gallery. Melbourne
2005 Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Old Castlemaine Gaol
Graduates, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Special, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
Athenaeum Award, Athenaeum Club, Melbourne
ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship, ANZ Bank, Melbourne
National works on paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Umpa Art Prize, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University
2003 Brett Whiteley Travelling Arts Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Gallery, AGNSW
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
Banyule Works on Paper, Banyule City Council Gallery
2018 Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
2003 Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Castlemaine State Festival


2011 The Rupert Bunny Fellowship
2010 Australia Council for the Arts, Skills and Development – Music
2008 John Coburn Emerging Artist Award
City of Melbourne, Arts Project Grant
2006 KPMG Tutorship
2005 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work – Visual Art
2004 National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Postgraduate Award
2003 Dominique Segan Drawing Prize


2016 Sarah Casscone, The Top 30 Most Exciting Street Artists Right Now: Part I, Artnet, Nov 16, 2016
Andrew Frost, Why A Mountain: An Interview with Peter Daverington, The Art Life, Nov 7, 2016
Bronwyn Watson, Peter Daverington’s Welcome to the pleasure dome at Geelong Gallery, The Australian, April, 2016
2014 Matt A.V. Chaban, Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight, New York Times, (front page illus), Nov 10, 2014
Phip Murray, The Bewildering Spectacle, Art Collector, p.160-166, (illus), Oct 2014
Dan Rule, In the galleries: art around Melbourne, The Age, Oct 17, 2014
Phip Murray, On the World Stage, Art Collector, p.76-77, (illus), Jan, 2014
2013 Kirsten Rann, Reviews: International, ARTnews, p.110, Sept, 2013
Sunzhong Qin, Shanghai Evening Post, Front Page, (illus), May 31, 2013
Dan Rule, Around the Galleries- Peter Daverington, The Age, 16 March, 2013
Steve Dow, Big, bold and full of possibilities, Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 1, 2013
2012 Ashley Crawford, The Party Before the Apocalypse, Art Wall, Issue 4, p.8-23 (illus), 2012
Kirsten Rann, Shapeshifter, Art Monthly, p.5-8, (illus), March 2012
2011 Simon Gregg, New Romantics-Darkness and Light in Australian Art, The Glacial, p. 97-106, (illus), 2011
Dan Rule, Peter Daverington, Poiesis, The Age, 24 Sept, 2011
2010 Harbant Gill, Out Of This World, Herald Sun, 18 Jan, 2010
2009 Bryony Nainby, Beyond Imagination,- Into the Abyss, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Sept, 2009
Cabrilo, Harvey, Stamer, Kings Way-The beginnings of Australian Graffiti, p.184,284, 2009
2008 Harbant Gill, Such Lavish Sprays, Herald Sun, 9 June, 2008
Ashley Crawford, Sublime Aspirations, Australian Art Review, p.20-22, Vol 17, 2008
Annemarie Kylie, Digital Life, Vogue Living, Oct-Dec, 2008
Robert Nelson, Air of trepidation in world of uncertainty, The Age, 27 Oct, 2008