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Peter Hudson: The mystery of being here

The largest career survey of Sunshine Coast-based artist, Peter Hudson.
Peter Hudson Moon And Stars, Beerburrum 2018 Oil On Board 106.0 X 112.0 Cm Private Collection, Noosa. Photo Mick Richards
Peter Hudson
The mystery of being here

19 August—29 October 2022
Curated by Megan Williams

Presented as part of Horizon Festival 2022

The mystery of being here is the largest career survey of Sunshine Coast-based artist, Peter Hudson.

Since the 1990s, Hudson has explored aspects of the natural world through painting and drawing. The landscape has been a constant for Hudson, particularly the Glass House Mountains and hinterland around Maleny where he resides. The moon, ocean, fish, birds and snakes also reoccur in his paintings, analogies for complex systems and relationships in nature including gravity, navigation and migration.

In 1998, Hudson made the first of many trips to the Aboriginal communities of Daguragu and Kalkarindji in Gurindji Country, Northern Territory. So began a decades-long association with the Gurindji people that transformed Hudson’s understanding of nature and spirituality and inspired him to make portraits.

The mystery of being here features more than 50 artworks drawn from public and private collections to investigate Hudson’s overarching interest in our relationship with the world around us.

Opening Event
3pm, Saturday 20 August 2022
Exhibition to be opened by Euan Macleod. All welcome, bookings essential for catering purposes.
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Peter Hudson In Conversation
11am, Saturday 17 September 2022
Join Sunshine Coast-based artist Peter Hudson in conversation with Megan Williams, curator of his career survey exhibition.
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Peter Hudson Moon and stars, Beerburrum 2018. Oil on linen, 106 x 112 cm. Private Collection, Noosa. Photo: Mick Richards.