Peter Gardiner

Born 1965
Lives and works in Newcastle, NSW

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Newcastle based artist, Peter Gardiner’s evocative practice draws on a profound understanding of light and dark- as mastered in the Dutch tradition of landscape. Epic bushfire narratives, seascapes and still lives (nature more) bridge centuries of art history through a Contemporary lens. Gardiner is an obsessive painter, concentrating on intimate details within the picture plain- petals, leaves, embers. This intricacy provides a humanist quality, which is quietly contained within the vaster scenery. There is a real sense of innovation which extends his practice beyond the archetypal representative landscape. The artist’s powerful use of scale is a hallmark in the impactful installation and curation of his works. 

"I lean into the landscape, between light and dark... interior and exterior. Sometimes it's so vast it feels like I'm floating in it. I look back to make sense of what I see in front of me. It's my language and I'm making it up every day."

Gardiner holds an impressive acquisition, prize and exhibition history. He was the winner of the Kilgour Art Prize in 2016, and has also been a finalist int Wynne Prize, the Dobell Prize and the Mosman Art Prize. Gardiner’s work has been acquired by significant private and public collections including Gippsland Regional Gallery, Newcastle Regional Gallery, University of Technology Sydney, Newcastle University, the Macquarie Bank Collection and Art Bank.


\ Artworks

Apotheosis IV

2023 \ Oil on canvas \ 150 x 120cm



2024 \ Oil on canvas \ 150 x 120cm

Battle Angel 2

2024 \ Oil on board \ 30 x 40cm

Big BOY (morphine)

2024 \ Oil on linen \ 300 x 180cm



2024 \ Oil on board, framed \ 120 x 90cm


2024 \ Oil on board, framed \ 120 x 90cm



2024 \ Oil on board, framed \ 120 x 90cm


2024 \ Oil on canvas \ 150 x 120cm


2023 \ Oil on board \ 30 x 40cm

Sheep Wash

2022 \ Oil on canvas \ 150 x 119.8cm

Small God 1

2024 \ Oil on board \ 30 x 40cm


2023 \ Oil on canvas \ 200 x 180cm


The Edge

2023 \ Oil on canvas \ 183 x 305cm

\ Exhibitions featuring Peter Gardiner

Peter Gardiner


30 April — 18 May 2024

Landscape and Memory

Group Exhibition

2 September — 23 September 2023

Contact Us

to find out more about Peter Gardiner.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)