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Peter MacMullin

Background
While this is my first year as a visual art practitioner although my entire working life has been immersed as a career artist, either as a political cartoonist, illustrator or designer. I have enjoyed a successful career and been fortunate in working in many publications in Australia including The Australian newspaper as their Chief Artist, 1991-1997, and received a number of awards. My work has been included in The National Museum of Australia exhibitions, published in collections and I have illustrated 3 books.

Social and political commentary has been a common motivation throughout my professional life that will continue to inform my work as a visual artist.

Artist Statement

I’m interested in the idea of disruption in the perception of ourselves. The feeling of uncertainty that occurs naturally during the course of any day, but particularly during a moment of fundamental change in our lives. It doesn’t discriminate based on age, gender or culture. It may only be a transient feeling before our focus, confidence and direction is restored.

This body of work explores the impact that job loss has on the sense of self. What we do in our career plays a significant role in defining who we are. This is particularly so for mature age workers who have acquired specific skills and certainty in their careers, and now must meet the challenge of redefining themselves in the digital age.

The blurred figure becomes a metaphor for the disrupted identity in a moment of doubt.

b. 1962

Education

2017
Bachelor of Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide

Group exhibitions

2017
ACSA Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide
ACSA Student 10”x10”, Adelaide

2013
The Fleurieu Water and Environment Prize, Adelaide

Peter MacMullin

Barry


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61cm

2018


 

$1,250

Peter MacMullin

Bianca


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61cm

$1,250

Peter MacMullin

Gribbs


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61cm

$1,250

Peter MacMullin

Lyndall


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61cm

$1,250

Peter MacMullin

Mark


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61cm

$1,250

Peter MacMullin

Self Portrait


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61cm

$1,250

Peter MacMullin

Whistles


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61cm

$1,250

Peter MacMullin

Tricia


Oil on acrylic

81 x 61 cm

$1,250

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