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Peter Blizzard - A retrospective


Saturday, October 31, 2009 - Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Potter Gallery
Admission: Free

  • Artist
    Peter Blizzard
  • Title
    Whalesong moon halo
  • Date of Production
    2008
  • Medium
    steel & stone
  • Dimensions
    206.4 x 192.8 x 49cm

One of the most important contemporary sculptors, Peter Blizzard, is honoured with a major retrospective examining his  career over more that four decades. The exhibition explores Blizzard's work and also his working method, including the evolution of major local commissions - the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in the Botanical Gardens.
  
Blizzard has long had an affinity with nature and has developed a series of symbols over the span of his career that reference the environment both literally and spiritually.  The exhibition highlights the balance that he achieves between line, form, mass, void, surface, and the symbols and vision that inform his practice. Blizzard's sculptures have a presence that looks well beyond the surface and invites us to reflect upon our connection to the earth, our experience of our environment and the spiritual connection between all things.
  
In Blizzard's own words "venerate the earth and walk lightly upon it"
affinity.