Posted on

A window into Peter’s studio

We should do this more often – a peek into a typical day in Peter’s studio. Restarting a commission – because there is no Ctrl-Z undo function when it comes to actual hand drawing. Three year old daughter in improvised ballerina costume dancing in the background. The studio is quite cold in the winter, hence the beanie and jacket though the cold doesn’t seem to affect ballerinas so much.

Continue reading A window into Peter’s studio

Posted on

Brunswick Arts Exhibition

Chalk board advertising the exhibition. Not a very prominent gallery.

Preserving the highlights of the great Melbourne Art Exhibition.

Opening 1st May 6-9pm Exhibition 2nd May to 10th May
Avalon Prand
Peter Brandt
The value in his work is more as an exercise; to him, the finished piece is incidental.

Peter’s daily discipline produces prolific portraiture. Vindicated by an online appetite for consistent sources of content, people all over the world volunteering their faces for his habit. And a drawing archive of thousands to match. But even a cultivated habit requires courage to break. The struggle between being too conservative with colour, but hating to waste a drawing by being too crazy. This is his careful tightrope act to extract that elusive, effective technique.

Continue reading Brunswick Arts Exhibition

Posted on

Art Drop Day

Art Drop Day Logo

Remember this for next year: Art Drop Day 1st Tuesday in September.

We’re brainstorming how this idea could help find homes for the many portraits waiting in Peter’s studio.

The general idea is to join a world wide treasure hunt for random artwork. Each artist leaves work in a public place and posts to social media using the hashtag #artdropday. They can be as clear or cryptic as they want. Anyone can browse posts with this tag and look out for any drops in their area.

Continue reading Art Drop Day

Posted on

Grandview Exhibition 2014

I can read your mind
Peter has two works entered in the Grandview Exhibition this year.

The exhibition runs from 11th August to 25th October.

The Grandview Hotel is prominent on the Great Western Highway on the south side, just east of the main shopping area. It is an easy walk from the train station.

Wentworth Falls is famous for its spectacular waterfalls on the south side. Locals might prefer the manmade lake on the north side – made to provide water for steam engines when the rail line came through last century. The lake has two playgrounds and new footpaths and covered bbq area.

There are 14 artworks on display from members of the Blue Mountains Artist Network.
Continue reading Grandview Exhibition 2014