Born in Bairnsdale and currently living in Venus Bay, Peter Cole is a true Gippsland artist, his studio and home overflowing with bright and colourful creations. The Circus of Life invites the viewer to step inside the sacred space of the studio and learn more about the art and creative practice of one of Gippsland’s prominent sculptors.
Cole’s works are largely autobiographical, depicting his reaction to oppression in its various social, political and personal forms. He states, “there is evidence in the work of my anger at the many injustices and wanton environmental destruction I see happening around the world”.
Using birds, animals and human forms as symbols to express these ideas, Cole also draws on his early influences of art of other cultures during his travels in Mexico, South America, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Northern Australia.
The exhibition celebration for The Circus of Life will take place on Friday 14 February, 6:00pm, and all are welcome to attend.
Join us for an exclusive tour with artist Peter Cole on Saturday 14 March at 10:30am, followed by morning tea provided by the Friends of the Gallery. Free event, RSVP appreciated.
The Circus of Life will be on display from 15 February to 3 May 2020.