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PETER BLIZZARD’S EXHIBITION AT AUSTRALIAN GALLERIES



I was privileged to receive an invitation to the opening of Peter Blizzard’s Exhibition at Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street, Collingwood. The Exhibition was opened by Ken Scarlett and was enjoyed by all. Liz’ photographs although superb, do not do justice to the works in the flesh. They are very powerful, beautifully executed and presented. The materials used are: brass, steel, bronze, and stone. Sometimes all of these materials are used in one piece. The effect is breathtaking. The shapes that Peter keeps on repeating represent his reverence of nature. “…an ongoing investigation into ideas and responses to nature, the environment, landscape, and about the relationship of nature to the human spirit and culture”. Comment by Peter Blizzard. The circle represents the sun, the half circle – the moon, the zig-zags the mountains, the wavy bits (for want of a better word) possibly joy. I hope that I have interpreted them correctly. Peter Blizzard is the only Australian to have received an invitation to exhibit by the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Tokyo. His work is in private collections around the world. Even in The Vatican.
Bronwyn Culshaw

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