Peter Phillips, born in Birmingham England in 1939, is one of the preeminent British Pop Artists of our time. His work ranges from oils on canvas to multi-media compositions and collages. Vibrant in colour and filled with borrowed iconography of images drawn from daily life, Peter’s work appeals to the spectator’s memory, elevates curiosity and awakens their minds to the world around them. Peter’s work has been exhibited in countless museums worldwide, featured in BBC films and documentaries, visited by the Queen, commissioned for the World Cup and listed in countless history books globally. Having created over a thousand pieces of art Peter is considered one of the most prolific artists of his time.
Over the last few years, Peter has been building and curating his very own Gallery, filled with his own works from over the decades, right here on the Sunshine Coast – in the Hinterland beyond Noosa to be exact. May 18th, Peter will finally open his doors – as part of the Noosa Food and Wine Festival – to ticket holders and guests for the first viewing with bubbly and canapés aplenty – a fantastic night of art, food and invigorating discussion, culminating in the screening of a new documentary featuring Peter himself. Guests will enjoy contemporary canapés by acclaimed creative Chef Josh Lopez, best known for his role at the lauded two-hatted GOMA. Noosa-based Fortune Distillery will unveil six limited-release London Style Gin bottles designed by Peter. Specialist family wine company, Freeman Vineyards, located in the hilltops of NSW, will present their handcrafted, fine, dry-bead Freeman Prosecco. Festival-goers can learn about the history of Pop Art from the Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Australia, Lucina Ward; meet the artist and hear stories of his celebrated career.
On the following day ‘Progressive POP’ on Sunday 19 of May, guests will enjoy an exclusive six-course menu inspired by Peter’s work prepared by celebrated Chef Josh Lopez and pairings provided by Torbreck Wines. Each course will include a wine pairing and will be accompanied by rare artworks from Peter’s collection, as well as limited edition take-away cards signed by the artist. Guests will receive a personal gift created in collaboration with fashionably acclaimed Swedish sock company Happy Socks. Inspired by Phillips’ unique craft and legacy that consist of over a thousand pieces of art, the designs take cues from some of his most iconic and memorable imagery, including “Four Stars” (1963), “Impeller” (1972), and “Custom Painting No. 6” (1965). The collaboration will be presented in a 400 limited edition box set containing three pairs of socks – with Phillips’ artwork prominently featured.
For more information on the evening, visit Peter Phillip’s official website here and secure your tickets quick!