PETER SMITH Biography
Peter Smith was
in Gloucester (England) in 1936. Dr Peter Smith
accomplished sculptor and passionate about art, sculpture,
painting and photography, film and music, food and wine.
certified medical doctor at Bristol University,
medicine in 1962.
Peter Smith arrived to Australia in 1964, he continued
working as a doctor at the same time he embraced making
sculpture. Peter Smith developed enthusiasm for making
bronze sculpture to portray a woman in her sensual aspects.
Peter Smith worked mostly in bronze however he also used
clay and concrete. He was personally involved in finishing
his bronzes with a chosen patina. He
had widespread understanding and practice in making the
moulds for his own sculptures.
talent is accompanied by vast knowledge of materials and
experience in sculpture, and
wide-ranging expertise in casting bronzes.
Peter Smith accepted a president position of Boort Fiesta
from its Conception, an annual festival devoted to the Arts.
He participated in many art exhibitions.
Peter Smith work is
represented in many private collection
Australia, New Zeland and Europe.
Peter Smith was a very colourful person and fun-loving,
good-humoured, lovable man, who loved life. He was ‘larger
than life’ works of art he created continue be enjoyed by
1984 Bendigo Fine Arts Gallery, VIC
1987 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, VIC
1988 Shearers Arms Gallery, Geelong, VIC
1989 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1891 Terra Australian Gallery, Melbourne,
1994 Forest Gallery, NSW
1993 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1995 Noosa Fine Arts Gallery, QLD
1995 Redhill Fine Arts Gallery, QLD
1996 Galeria Aniela Fine Art Gallery,
Kangaroo Valley, NSW
997 Redhill Fine Arts Gallery, QLD
1998 Forest Gallery, NSW
1999 Galeria Aniela Fine Art Gallery, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
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mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human
and the tail of a
fish. Mermaids appear in the
folklore of many cultures worldwide,
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Assyria, in which the goddess
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sometimes depicted as perilous creatures associated with floods, storms,
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