Incandescence Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Incandescence
Incandescence 2023
IncandescencePeta MinniciIncandescence
Incandescence2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
$6,000  ENQUIRE
Portal to a Landscape Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Portal to a Landscape
Portal to a Landscape 2023
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Portal to a Landscape2023
oil on linen 1
91 x 122 cm
$6,000  ENQUIRE
Slow Burn Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Slow Burn
Slow Burn 2023
Slow BurnPeta MinniciSlow Burn
Slow Burn2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
$6,000  ENQUIRE
Chair by the Stair Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Chair by the Stair
Chair by the Stair 2023
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Chair by the Stair2023
oil on linen
122 x 91 cm
SOLD 
Fire and Ice Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Fire and Ice
Fire and Ice 2023
Fire and IcePeta MinniciFire and Ice
Fire and Ice2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
$6,000  ENQUIRE
Amber and Ice Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Amber and Ice
Amber and Ice 2023
Amber and IcePeta MinniciAmber and Ice
Amber and Ice2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
$6,000  ENQUIRE
Between the Dark and the Light Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Between the Dark and the Light
Between the Dark and the Light 2023
Between the Dark and the LightPeta MinniciBetween the Dark and the Light
Between the Dark and the Light2023
oil on linen
100 x 100 cm
SOLD 
Opalescence Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Opalescence
Opalescence 2023
OpalescencePeta MinniciOpalescence
Opalescence2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
$6,000  ENQUIRE
Shadow on the Horizon Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Shadow on the Horizon
Shadow on the Horizon 2023
Shadow on the HorizonPeta MinniciShadow on the Horizon
Shadow on the Horizon2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
SOLD 
Beyond the Hall Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Beyond the Hall
Beyond the Hall 2023
Beyond the HallPeta MinniciBeyond the Hall
Beyond the Hall2023
oil on linen
122 x 91 cm
SOLD 
A Rose Companion Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - A Rose Companion
A Rose Companion 2023
A Rose CompanionPeta MinniciA Rose Companion
A Rose Companion2023
oil on linen
100 x 100 cm
SOLD 
Ambiance Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Ambiance
Ambiance 2023
AmbiancePeta MinniciAmbiance
Ambiance2023
oil on canvas
112 x 112 cm
SOLD 
Serene and Green Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - Serene and Green
Serene and Green 2023
Serene and GreenPeta MinniciSerene and Green
Serene and Green2023
oil on linen
100 x 100 cm
SOLD 
INSTALLATION VIEW 'The Duality of Reality' Peta Minnici Peta Minnici - INSTALLATION VIEW 'The Duality of Reality'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'The Duality of Reality' 2023
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THE DUALITY OF REALITY, 2023

My still life paintings explore the perception of light through objects in space. The interplay of light travelling through objects both translucent and opaque creates unique patterns of shadows and reflections, which play an integral part in each of my compositions. The shadows are the essence of the objects themselves and connect them individually to each other, while the reflections symbolize the duality of reality; the world we see is not always the same as the world that truly exists. The shadows serve as a connection between the physical and the spiritual.

This duality of the physical and spiritual worlds is further explored in my interior paintings, in which windows and doorways act as a portal between the two. Each composition joins the reality of the interior spaces I have physically occupied and connected with, (in this case the home of the late renowned Australian artist Sir Arthur Boyd) in a montage of landscapes both perceived and imagined, overlapped and intertwined.

Peta Minnici 2023

Peta Minnici 'The Duality of Reality'

Peta Minnici is a Sydney based artist whose work encompasses oil painting, drawing and watercolour. Selecting subjects based on personal memory, her subjects range from humble figurative portraits and still life images to familiar landscapes and interior settings.

Minnici deconstructs imagery creating a time-lapse effect which draws attention to the materiality of painting and drawing. Her drawing focuses on mark making, employing a labour-intensive process of vertical or horizontal hatching which is formed over time, while her paintings comprise numerous layers of thin paint which aims to undo the representation of each subject into small brush strokes of tone and colour.

Shifting between representation and abstraction these processes parallel the nature of time, the recording of personal memory and the complex nature of viewing time.

Peta Minnici attended the Julian Ashton Art School and has completed a Bachelor and Master of Fine Art from the National Art School.

Peta's work has been exhibited in Australia at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, National Art School, The Brett Whiteley Studio, Redland Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Manning Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery, Griffith Regional Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery and Tamworth Regional Gallery.

In 2015 she was awarded the John Olsen Prize for Drawing, The Parkers Fine Art Award for painting and the Parkers Fine Art Award for all disciplines. In 2017 she was selected as a finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. In 2019 and 2020 she was selected as finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize and was awarded the Kedumba Drawing award. Her work is held in private and public collections throughout Australia.

Peta Minnici

Born 1990, Sydney

Lives and works in Sydney

EDUCATION

2018

  • Master of Fine Art (Drawing), National Art School, Sydney

2015

  • Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), National Art School, Sydney

2012

  • Diploma of Fine Art, Northern Beaches Campus, Sydney

2011

  • Ceramics Certificate 3, Northern Beaches Campus, Sydney

2009

  • Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

'The Duality of Reality', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2022

  • 'Upon Reflection', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • Survey Exhibition with 333 Art Projects at Clayton Utz, Sydney
  • 'Kaleidoscope', Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney

2021

  • 'Marking Time, Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Landscape Dreaming', Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney

2020

  • 'Looking In, Seeing Out', May Space Gallery, Sydney

2019

  • 'Light on Nostalgia', May Space Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • Still Life', Michael Reid Gallery, Northern Beaches, Sydney

2021

  • 'Opening Exhibition', Jennings Kerr Gallery, Sydney
  • Dobell Drawing Prize and Travelling Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

2020

  • 'Bundanon Dreaming', Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney

2019

  • Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition, Lost Bear Gallery, Katoomba
  • Dobell Drawing Prize and Travelling Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

2018/19

  • Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award and Touring Exhibition

2018

  • Redland Art Award exhibition, Redland Art Gallery, QLD
  • ‘In the Quiet’, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2017

  • Finalists Exhibition, Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whitely Studio, Surry Hills, Sydney
  • ‘Out of Line’, May Space, Waterloo, Sydney
  • Postgraduate Exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney
  • ‘The Other Art Fair’, Eveleigh, Sydney

2016

  • Co-Lab group exhibition, Centenary Institute & Dominik Mersch Gallery, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney
  • ‘The Chairman's Dinner’, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney
  • Variance National Art School Stairwell Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2015

  • Undergraduate Exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney
  • Drawing Exhibition, National Art School Open Day, Darlinghurst, Sydney
  • 3rd Year Painting The Grid, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2008

  • ‘Express Yourself’, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney
  • Nominated for Art Express

2004-17

  • Warringah Art Prize Exhibitions

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2021

  • Finalist Dobell Drawing Award, National Art School, Sydney
  • Artist in Residence, Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney

2020

  • Artist in Residence, Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney

2019

  • Winner, Kedumba Drawing Award, Lost Bear Gallery, Katoomba
  • Finalist, Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School, Sydney
  • Artist in Residence, Bundanon Trust (Awarded Fellowship)

2018

  • Finalist, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton
  • Finalist, Redland Art Award, Redland Art Gallery, QLD

2017

  • Finalist, Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship, AGNSW

2015

  • Winner, The John Olsen Award for Drawing, National Art School, Sydney
  • Winner, Parkers Fine Art award for Painting, National Art School, Sydney
  • Winner, Parkers Fine Art Framing Award for All Disciplines, National Art School, Sydney

2007

  • Highly Commended, Warringah Art Prize, Sydney

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA

2021

  • Book: 'Still Life' by Amber Creswell Bell. Thames & Hudson

2020

  • Interview with Richard Morecroft ‘Artist Exhibition Series’, Youtube

2019

  • Art Collector. ‘Debutantes: Peta Minnici’, written by Victoria Hynes, 14 January

COLLECTIONS

  • PLC Sydney Collection
  • Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings
  • National Art School Collection
  • Private collections in Australia

May 6, 2022

Peta Minnici - Finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize

The Dobell Drawing Prize is an unparalleled celebration of drawing technique and innovation. Presented by the National Art School in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice. The 2021 exhibition showcased work by 64 finalists from around the country, demonstrating the vitality and scope of current Australian drawing.

Minnici's drawing are formed intuitively using a gradual technique of mark making, creating a blurring of focus and a slowing of viewing time; emphasising the tonal structure of each image through the loss of edges and turning the photographic image into a series of atmospheric sensations reminiscent of a memory.

READ MORE HERE

Looking into Bundanon 2019
ink in saunders paper
83.5 x 66.4 cm

May 6, 2022

Peta Minnici - Featured in 'Still Life'

Peta Minnici has been featured in the book 'Still Life' written by Amber Creswell Bell, published by Thames & Hudson.

May 6, 2019

Peta Minnici - KEDUMBA DRAWING AWARD

The Kedumba Drawing Collection was started in 1990 and embodies and reflects all the elements of outstanding drawing created in Australia over more than 50 years and has acquired almost two hundred drawings.

Peta Minnici subject of her work depicts Minnici almost as a voyeur peering from outside through glass windows of Bundanon Homestead during my recent residency.
Capturing both inside and surrounding landscape in one frame, as a play on reflections, allows the internal foyer and staircase to fuse seamlessly with the mountains and trees.

Minnici has been selected to have her artwork 'Looking In, Seeing Out - Bundanon' acquired for this collection.

READ MORE HERE

Looking in, Seeing out – Bundanon 2018
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19 December 2023 – 30 January 2024
THE SUMMER SHOW

7 – 21 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

6 September 2023 – 3 October 2023
Peta Minnici ‘The Duality of Reality’