Peter Brook

      25 artworks

      About the artist

      Peter Brook is a visual artist who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. Brook’s current body of work explores the connecting point between digital and handmade. His work draws on visual languages found in our online and urban environments. It is a response to both the pervasive digital algorithms and predictive systems that influence our current Western social and economic cultures, and the ordered abstract patterns found in contemporary architecture. Backlit screens awash with a hyper-alternate reality of digital codes and structures, coupled with observations of light falling on patterns and surfaces in the built environment provide the framework for Brook as he makes this ongoing exploration of the interaction and response of colour. Following his graduation with a BA Fine Art from Victoria College, Brook has maintained a painting practice as well as working among remote communities in Papua New Guinea for over a decade. He continues to maintain connections with artists and communities in the Pacific. Brook re-established a working studio practice at the Brewery Artist Lofts while studying in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and has regularly exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since returning to Australia. His work is included in public and private collections in Australia, USA, Canada, Norway, Africa and Papua New Guinea.

      Peter Brook CV & Selected Exhibitions


      2013-2015 Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies. MA Intercultural Studies

      1999 Summer Institute of Linguistics of Australia. Grad. Dip. Social Sciences in Applied Linguistics

      1989-1991 Victoria College Prahran, Melbourne. B.A., Fine Arts


      2023 Finalist, National Emerging Art Prize

      1991 The City of Prahran Acquisitive Art Award - Award of Excellence

      1991 The Artworkz Award in Painting - Award of Excellence


      Private collections in Australia, Canada, U.S.A., Norway, Benin, Papua New Guinea.

      Permanent public collection of the ‘City of Prahran’, Melbourne. Artworkz Collection, Melbourne. Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Los Angeles.


      2023 Hints, West End Art Space, West Melbourne.

      2023 Truth and Lies, Five Walls Gallery, Footscray, Melbourne.

      2022 Interplay, VMG Art Series. Catherine Asquith Art Advisory and Venetian Media Group, South Yarra, Melbourne.

      2022 Blue Skies, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

      2022 Counterpoint, Tacit Galleries, Collingwood, Melbourne.

      2020 Stockroom #3,Five Walls Gallery, Footscray, Melbourne.

      2020 Juncture | Disjuncture, Five Walls, Footscray, Melbourne.

      2019 Fragments, Tacit Galleries, Collingwood, Melbourne.

      2018 Kati Thanda / suggestion of memories, Tacit Galleries, Collingwood, Melbourne.

      2015 Heaven and Earth, Brehm Gallery and Formation House, Pasadena, Los Angeles.

      2013 Sepik Journey II, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne.

      2007 Sepik Journey, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne.


      2023 National Emerging Art Prize, Michael Reid Art Bar, Pyrmont, Sydney.

      2022 TAPE TWENTY TWENTY TWO, Five Walls Gallery, Footscray, Melbourne.

      2021 TAPE II, Five Walls Gallery, Footscray, Melbourne.

      2021 Group Exhibition, Sandbox Studios, Brunswick, Melbourne.

      2020 20[2020] Tacit Galleries, Collingwood, Melbourne.

      2019 Tacit Presents, Tacit Galleries, Collingwood, Melbourne.

      2013 Revelation, Brehm Gallery, Los Angeles.

      2001 Fruition Arts Festival, Montsalvat, Eltham.

      1994 Landscape, The Blaxland Gallery, Myer, Melbourne.

      1993 Let the Dog Out, The Malvern Community Print Workshop, Riddoch Gallery, Mt. Gambia, South Australia.

      1991 Prahran Faculty of Art and Design, Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, Building A, Victoria College, Prahran, Melbourne.

      1991 First National Student Exhibition, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne.

      1991 Prahran Painters, Building A, Victoria College, Prahran, Melbourne.

      1990 Body Bits, Stare Gallery, Melbourne.

      1990 The Little Picture Show, Stare Gallery, Melbourne.

      1990 Prahran Painters, Linden Gallery, Melbourne.

      1989 Prahran Painters- Works on Paper, Watermark Gallery, Melbourne.

      1989 Prahran Painters, Linden Gallery, Melbourne.