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PETER COOLEY Through  the  Archipelago


PETER COOLEY Through  the  Archipelago

Opening: Thursday  2  February  2012  6-­8pm Exhibition:  2  -­  26  February  2012


© Martin  Browne  Contemporary ©  All  images  copyright  the  artist This  catalogue  is  copyright.  Apart  from  any  fair  dealing  for  the  purposes  of  private  study,   research,  criticism  or  review  as  permitted  under  the  Copyright  Act,  no  part  may  be   reproduced  by  any  process  without  written  permission. COMPILERS:  Martin  Browne  and  Electra  Foley PHOTOGRAPHY:  Silversalt  Photography COLOUR  SEPARATIONS:  Spitting  Image,  Sydney PRINTING:  Southern  Colour,  Sydney Cover  Image:  Corellas  2,  2011,  earthenware,  29  x  31  x  17  cm


LIST OF  WORKS Major  Mitchell  Cockatoo  4,  2011,  earthenware,  53  x  27  x  22  cm Palm  Cockatoo,  2011,  earthenware,  56  x  31  x  47.5  cm Palm  Cockatoo  and  Corella,  2011,  earthenware,  65  x  33  x  38  cm Major  Mitchell  Cockatoo  1,  2011,  earthenware,  60  x  34  x  56  cm Major  Mitchell  Cockatoo  2,  2011,  earthenware,  65  x  30  x  63  cm Tree  and  Ringnecks,  2011,  earthenware,  61  x  35  x  34  cm Corellas  1,  2011,  earthenware,  50  x  22  x  45  cm Corella,  2011,  earthenware,  43  x  30  x  28  cm Lumholtz’s  Tree  Kangaroo,  2011,  earthenware,  48  x  34  x  42  cm Pair  of  Cockatiels,  2011,  earthenware,  26  x  16  x  16  cm Major  Mitchell  Cockatoo  3,  2011,  earthenware,  57  x  34  x  57  cm Galahs,  2011,  earthenware,  30  x  32  x  14  cm Maquette  for  Lumholtz’s  Tree  Kangaroo,  2011,  earthenware,  23  x  26  x  28  cm King  Parrot,  2010-­11,  earthenware,  43  x  19  x  25  cm King  Parrots,  2010-­11,  earthenware,  34  x  26  x  30  cm 4  Corella  Cups  (Maquettes),  2011,  earthenware,  10  x  17  x  17  cm 4  Major  Mitchell  Cups  (Maquettes),  2011,  earthenware,  7.5  x  16  x  17  cm Corellas  2,  2011,  earthenware,  29  x  31  x  17  cm


Through the  Archipelago These  new  majolica  ceramics  are  a  continuation  of  the  parrot  theme.  The  works  were   LQÀXHQFHGE\WKHLife,  Death  and  Magic  exhibition  at  the  National  Gallery  of  Australia   in  2010,  which  explored  the  ancestral  art  of  South  East  Asia. It  was  interesting  to  me  to  see  how  in  many  of  the  artworks  in  the  NGA  exhibition,  the   WKUHHGLPHQVLRQDODQGWZRGLPHQVLRQDOEHFDPHLQWHUWZLQHGDQGWKHLQÀXHQFHVIURP India  and  China  became  localised.  Referencing  Australian  parrots  and  marsupials,   DQGDFNQRZOHGJLQJWKHLQÀXHQFHRILife,  Death  and  Magic,  this  new  body  of  work   considers  what  we  have  here  at  ‘the  end  of  the  archipelagos’  -­  Australia. Peter  Cooley,  January  2012


Major Mitchell  Cockatoo  4,  2011 Earthenware 53  x  27  x  22  cm


Palm Cockatoo,  2011 Earthenware 56  x  31  x  47.5  cm


Palm Cockatoo  and  Corella,  2011 Earthenware 65  x  33  x  38  cm


Major Mitchell  Cockatoo  1,  2011 Earthenware 60  x  34  x  56  cm


Major Mitchell  Cockatoo  2,  2011 Earthenware 65  x  30  x  63  cm


Tree and  Ringnecks,  2011 Earthenware 61  x  35  x  34  cm


Corellas 1,  2011 Earthenware 50  x  22  x  45  cm


Corella, 2011 Earthenware 43  x  30  x  28  cm


Lumholtz’s Tree  Kangaroo,  2011 Earthenware 48  x  34  x  42  cm


Pair of  Cockatiels,  2011 Earthenware 26  x  16  x  16  cm


Major Mitchell  Cockatoo  3,  2011 Earthenware 57  x  34  x  57  cm


Galahs, 2011 Earthenware 30  x  32  x  14  cm


Maquette for  Lumholtz’s  Tree  Kangaroo,  2011 Earthenware 26  x  16  x  18  cm


King Parrot,  2010-­11 Earthenware 43  x  19  x  25  cm


King Parrots,  2010-­11 Earthenware 34  x  26  x  30  cm


4 Corella  Cups  (Maquettes),  2011 Earthenware 10  x  17  x  17  cm


4 Major  Mitchell  Cups  (Maquettes),  2011 Earthenware 7.5  x  16  x  17  cm


Corellas 2,  2011 Earthenware 29  x  31  x  17  cm


FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS McLean  Edwards   Adrienne  Doig

1 -­  25  March  2012

Tim Maguire  

29 March  -­  22  April  2012

3 -­  27  May  2012

Alexander McKenzie  


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