Peter Westwood is an artist, curator and arts writer living in Melbourne. In his art practice he has worked through a long-standing interest in painting, but also works through video, drawing, installation and collage. For many years he has also focused on the complementary relationships of artist, writer and curator. Peter has held group and individual exhibitions in a range of public and commercial galleries throughout Australia. His work is included in national public metropolitan and regional museums as well as corporate and private collections. He has also curated two to three annual exhibition projects for the past 20 years in Australia, as well as periodically overseas.
Peter is a lecturer in Expanded Studio Practice in the School of Art RMIT University. Peter established the School of Art International Artist in Residence (iAIR) program which he Coordinated for 6 years until the end of 2010. Prior to this in 1995, he had established and formed Project Space and Spare Room Gallery (PSSR) RMIT University, which he managed as Director for nine years. Peter has published consistently through local and overseas catalogue essays during the past 15 years. Peter is represented by Boutwell Draper Gallery in Sydney and Blockprojects in Melbourne