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Peter Daverington
updated: 04/05/2009
website: www.peterdaverington.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Dervish Series - Installation View
The Dervish Series, (Installation View)
The Dervish Series, (Installation View)
The Dervish Series, (Installation View)
The Dervish Series - Detail
The Dervish Series - Detail
Dervish #12
Dervish #16
Mevlana
Mevlevi Tekke
Wall Painting Installation (Arc One Gallery)
Painting Installation
Painting Installation (Arc One Gallery)
Arcadia
Meta-Morphosis
 
Portfolio Keywords:  spiritual, optical, meditative, landscape, conceptual, biomorphic, surreal
 
 
The Dervish Series - Installation View by Peter Daverington
The Dervish Series - Installation View
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper (26 panels)
2003-2007
60" x  1040" 
The Dervish Series, (Installation View) by Peter Daverington
The Dervish Series, (Installation View)
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper (26 panels)
2003-2007
60" x  1040" 
The Dervish Series, (Installation View) by Peter Daverington
The Dervish Series, (Installation View)
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper (26 panels)
2003-2007
60" x  1040" 
The Dervish Series, (Installation View) by Peter Daverington
The Dervish Series, (Installation View)
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper (26 panels)
2003-2007
60" x  1040" 
The Dervish Series - Detail by Peter Daverington
The Dervish Series - Detail
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
2003-2007
Dimensions variable
The Dervish Series - Detail by Peter Daverington
The Dervish Series - Detail
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
2003-2007
Dimensions variable
Dervish #12 by Peter Daverington
Dervish #12
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
2003-2007
60" x  40" 
Dervish #16 by Peter Daverington
Dervish #16
Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
2003-2007
60" x  40" 
Mevlana by Peter Daverington
Mevlana
Charcoal, Gesso and Pastel on Paper
2007
60" x  40" 
Mevlevi Tekke by Peter Daverington
Mevlevi Tekke
Charcoal, Gesso and Pastel on Paper
2007
60" x  60" 
Wall Painting Installation (Arc One Gallery) by Peter Daverington
Wall Painting Installation (Arc One Gallery)
Acrylic, Enamel, Canvas, Wood, Mirror and Speakers
2008
0" x  0" 
Painting Installation by Peter Daverington
Painting Installation
Oil, acrylic, Enamel, Canvas, Wood, Mirror and Speakers
2008
Dimensions variable
Painting Installation (Arc One Gallery) by Peter Daverington
Painting Installation (Arc One Gallery)
Oil, acrylic, Enamel, Canvas, Wood, Mirror and Speakers
2008
Dimensions variable
Arcadia by Peter Daverington
Arcadia
Oil, Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas
2008
60" x  84" 
Meta-Morphosis by Peter Daverington
Meta-Morphosis
Oil on Canvas
2008
60" x  48" 

Artist Statement

I work across a variety of media including painting, drawing, Installation and music. To create an immersive space that encourages the viewer to experience the subtleties of their existence is the main objective of my work.

 

The Dervish series is a large series of drawings on the Sema ritual of the Whirling Dervishes. From the macrocosm to the microcosm the dervish spins out of nothingness, being one of an infinite variety of selves, all in motion and never still. Everything in the universe is spinning, from the atoms in our bodies to the stars and planets around us. For me, the Sema ritual beautifully evokes this idea of a dynamic universe, where we exist as an entity within a unity of multiplicity. This Installation is best experienced with the sound component, which is a recording of the Turkish Ney flute I made inside the kings chamber of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. The Ney Flute is central to the Sema and its sound evokes the longing of the soul for the beloved.

 

The Painting Installation is about the notion of infinite space. The subject of the work is the landscape, but here it is inverted to disorientate. The landscape is held hostage by the rampant development occurring around it. It has become a relic of the past, the only thing we have to look forward to is a romantic simulation of nature experienced through an interface of film, photography, the garden, the zoo or the Museum. I am interested in this eternal aspect of constant change and dynamic flux. Time unlike Space, cannot be destroyed by mankind, it is the realm of the sublime where one can search for beauty in the world.  For this reason I find sound to be a critical dimension to my work for it accompanies the visual element of space with the time based element in sound and music.

Artist Bio / CV

 From 1992 until 2003 Peter travelled the world visiting 46 countries with extended periods In Egypt, Turkey, Germany, USA and Guatemala. Since 1994 he has studied Turkish and Arabian Ney flute with several masters of the instrument in Turkey and Egypt, specializing in the Ottoman and Sufi Music of Turkey.

Education

 2006  - Master of Fine Art (Research), Victorian College of the Arts

2004 - Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts 

Solo Exhibitions

 2008 - ‘Peter Daverington’, Arc One Gallery,Melbourne

           - ‘Everness’, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2007   - ‘The Dervish Series’, FortyfivedownstairsGallery

2006   - ‘Reflections on Hyperspace’, Until Never/City Lights

           - ‘Modulations II, Style Crisis’, Mars Gallery

2005   - ‘Modulations’, Mars Gallery

2004   - ‘New Paintings’, Smyrnios Gallery Australia

Performances

 2008 -‘Sufi-Jazz Fusion’, with Kudsi Erguner Ensemble, BMW Edge, Melbourne International Arts Festival                                                    

 -‘Alchemy of Joy’, Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery

-‘Mystical Journeys’, Monash University

2006 -‘Turkish Sufi Music ceremony’, fortyfivedownstairs

2005 -Turkish Sufi Music performances at Parliament House Canberra and State Parliament House Victoria

2001- STV, Turkish Television, live performance with Ertugrul Erkisi

  - ‘Spaceboat TV’, Experimental Music Project, Seattle

1998-2000 – Principal Ney Flute with the Mevlevi of North America

 Awards

 2008 - John Coburn Award

 - City of Melbourne, Arts Grant

2007 - Artist in Residence, Australian Embassy, Buenos Aires

2006 - KPMG Tutorship

2006 - City of Melbourne, Arts Grant

2005 - Australia Council for the Arts, ‘New Work’ Grant

2004- National Gallery Women’s Association Postgraduate Award

2003- Dominique Segan Drawing Prize