Peter Vandermark | Sydney Morning Herald top five art picks for 2014

Olsen Irwin would like to wish everyone a happy 2015! This year promises to be just as, if not more exciting than last with everyone involved with the gallery – artists, managers, installations team and directors – working harder than ever to produce some fantastic exhibitions and some truly special pieces of art. Things are already off to a very good start with the Summer Theme and Variations exhibition at the main gallery and New Years hang at 40 Queen St showcasing some wonderful works. So it is with great excitement that we look ahead to what 2015 has in store.


But we have decided to kick off the year by looking back, with artist Peter Vandermark’s 2014 exhibition Modulations featuring in the Sydney Morning Herald’s top five art picks for 2014. Held at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space, The show considered the significance of design to living life in the 21st Century, with a focus on aspects of the domestic, the urban and the architectural amongst others.

“Peter Vandermark’s Modulations was exemplary of his continuing explorations into the built environment and our complex relationships with that environment…Vandermark’s telling and stylistically sophisticated interrogations offered opportunities for layered and varied responses, each as valid as the other.” – Peter Haynes, Sydney Morning Herald

2014 was an extremely successful year for Peter, with one of his works from modulations, ‘Conductor’ being acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.

You can read the article here.


Peter Vandermark | Modulations, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Modulations is the latest exhibition by sculptor Peter Vandermark, held at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. The show considers the significance of design to living life in the 21st Century in regards to aspects of the domestic, the urban and the architectural amongst others.

“An exploration of the relationship between the human body and the built environment, Modulations is an uncanny reimagining of architecture, furniture, maquettes and design in general.” – Benjamin Judd, QT Life

Modulations exemplifies the way in which Peter’s practice involves itself not only with the sculptural traditions of art history, but also engages with features of modern and contemporary living.

10 October – 15 November 2014
Canberra Contemporary Art Space
CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon, A.C.T