• Peter Kingston
  • Peter Kingston

Peter Kingston

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Peter Kingston was inspired from an early age by films and comics to create quirky cartoons and illustrations, later contributing to the infamous Oz magazine of the 1960s, and becoming part of Martin Sharp's Yellow House collective in Potts Point, where he would also experiment with filmmaking. Around this time Kingston met and established a lasting and inspiring friendship with Brett Whiteley, became his neighbour in Lavender Bay – not far from another of Kingston's beloved Sydney Harbour icons, Luna Park. From his new vantage point of the harbour, Kingston would go on to create some of his most impressive works such as Passing Ferries and Sacred House.
His passion has been to document the great energy and character of Sydney Harbour, its moods and movement, the perpetual ebb and flow of the ferries, the human activity, and that great symbol of Sydney, the Opera House. 'I have spent countless nights watching the moon reflect upon the water and the shadow of this great building creating colours and unique impressions each passing day.' These subjects have become increasingly important to Kingston during the last two decades, when he has devoted himself more fully to painting and drawing.

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