curriculum vitae peter dyson


exhibitions (solo)

2009 Feb – Mar Life, death and other things, solo exhibition, Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne – painting, installation, video, photography, sculpture

exhibitions (group)

2015 May readyMADEready – Fondation de Duchamp, Paris – The blind man, video installation

2014 Mar MFA exhibition – Postgraduate Gallery, Monash University – Being present: here and there, video installation

2012 Dec Creative Spaces Open Studio – River Studios – video installation

2012 Sep Agency for Unrealized Projects – Daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany – Heautoscopia, conceptual project

2011 Oct London Lift-Off Film Festival – Tricycle Cinema, London, UK (finalist) – video installation

2011 Aug SALA Festival Moving Image Project Bang & Olufsen, Adelaide – video installation

2011 Aug SALA Festival Moving Image Project Peel Street, Adelaide – outdoor projection

2011 Jul Zero Film Festival – Shortwave Cinema, London, United Kingdom – Lista di Spagna, video installation

2011 Jun ArtBasel – Agency for Unrealized Projects – Kopfbau, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland – conceptual project

2010 Aug SALA Festival Moving Image Project Queens Theatre, Adelaide – video installation

2009 Nov Monash Graduand Exhibition – Monash University, Caulfield Campus – video installation

2009 May aRtECYCLE, Incinerator Arts Complex, Melbourne – sculpture

2008 Aug Constance Gordon-Johnston Sculpture and Installation Prize Exhibition, SASA Gallery, Adelaide – video installation

2008 Aug SALA Festival Moving Image Project Queens Theatre, Adelaide – video installation

2008 May aRtECYCLE, Incinerator Arts Complex, Melbourne – outdoor sculpture

2007 Dec – 2008 Jan ArtWest, Adelaide – video installation

2007 Dec SASA Graduate Show – video installation

2007 Aug SALA Festival – Moving Image Project – Hope: A Moving Image – Arts SA –video installation

2007 Aug SALA Festival – Moving Image Project – First@RichmondHotel /Belgian Beer Cafe – video and sound installation

2007 Apr The Dream Republic – SASA Gallery – in collaboration with Heri Dono

2007 Apr Meet & Greet – Downtown Art Space, Adelaide – mixed media, 20x20x30cm

2007 Apr Refill2 – Aroma Art Space, UniSA, Adelaide – sculptural installation

2006 Dec ArtWest group exhibition – Holiday Inn, Adelaide – /span>

2006 Aug SALA Festival group exhibition – Arts SA, Adelaide – 24/7 video installation

2006 June Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye group exhibition – SASA, UniSA, Adelaide – external video installation

2006 May Rock Paper Scissors group exhibition – SASA, UniSA, Adelaide – sculptural installation

2005 Oct Sculpture installation – Lounge Gallery, SASA, UniSA, Adelaide – sculptural installation

2005 Oct Public Intervention collaborative project (with Michelle Rodgers, Corinna Freytag and Louise Sibenaler) – Installation, Light Square, Adelaide – The Waiting,

2005 Sept The Florey Medical Research Foundation Extraordinary Art Exhibition – National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide – Moor_001, acrylic on canvas 50x60cm



2014 Master of Fine Art by Research - Photomedia – Monash University, Melbourne

2009 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) – Monash University, Melbourne

2007 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) – South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia

1975 Associate Diploma of Graphic Design – RMIT, Melbourne


awards, grants, residencies & memberships

2011 Postgraduate Travel Grant (Monash)

2010 Residency – Prato Centre (Monash), Prato, Italy

2009 Board of Examiners' Letter of Commendation (Monash)

2008 Residency Incinerator Arts Complex (Melbourne)

2007 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation (UniSA)

2007 Appointed to South Australian School of Art School Board

2006 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation (UniSA)

2006 Member: National Association for the Visual Arts (professional)

2006 Member: Golden Key International Honour Society

2005 Chancellor's Letters of Commendation (UniSA); Dean's Merit Award (UniSA)



2009 "Artist finds many happy mediums" Moonee Valley Leader (11/2/09)

2008 "Turning trash to treasure" Moonee Valley Leader (5/5/08)



2005-present desertpony design practice (Adelaide/Melbourne, Australia) – owner and manager
– primarily publishing design for tourism, government and educational clients

1987-2004 P.A.G.E. Pty Ltd (Southbank/Port Melbourne, Australia) – company director and graphic designer
– graphic design and print consultancy for corporate, government, educational and publishing clients: corporate identity and literature, magazine and book publication, multimedia, image manipulation and digital retouching; studio management including network systems design

1976-1987 Dyson Design Studio (Melbourne) – graphic designer/manager
– freelance graphic design (full-time 1986-1987)

1976-1986 Herald & Weekly Times Ltd (Melbourne) – art director and graphic designer
– magazine design and layout (Home Beautiful and Epicurean magazines, various books and supplements); photo direction and styling for studio and on location assignments; picture editing; prepress and production liaison

1973-1976 Herald & Weekly Times Ltd (Melbourne) – layout artist
– layout of feature section for daily and weekly newspapers; illustration and cartooning

1972-1973 Austarama Television Ltd – Channel 0/10 (Nunawading, Victoria, Australia) – floor manager/staging technician/cameraman and boom operator
– backstage production; co-ordination on live and pre-recorded television broadcasts; scenery flying; set construction and strike; studio & OB camera and sound boom operation