TILLEY, Peter (1946 - )
A room of one’s own (2012)
Cast iron, steel, reclaimed timber sculpture, measures 32.5 cm (h) x 41.5 cm (w) x 16 cm (d), signed and inscribed underneath base, fine condition.
Born in Williamstown, Victoria in 1946, Tilley now lives and works in NSW. Tilley received a Certificate of Art and Ceramics from the Newcastle School of Art and Design, NSW and was also privately trained as a sculptor. He was awarded his Master of Philosophy (Fine Art) from Newcastle University.
Still-life has been the primary focus of Tilley’s recent work and remains a current influence. Drawn to the spatial relationships of scale and context, Tilley continues to investigate the connection of objects and figures as they are precisely staged by the artist. His work investigates the human condition in our contemporary world. He uses animals as avenues for affection, patience and compassion that are not always available in human relationships. They also serve as a metaphor for human behaviour and personality.
Tilley’s exhibiting history is extensive, with over 70 group shows and 20 solo exhibitions to his name. He has exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea regularly since 2004, including Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark in 2009 and 2011.
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, November 2013
Acquired from the above (original paperwork included)