Selected Bibliography


* essays and interviews


Art Collector feature.   The Test of Time  Issue Jan - Feb 2022

Dr Peter Hill*                 VAULT magazine - feature article August-October 2019

Dr Peter Hill*                 Art Collector interview for the 2016 edition of SPRING1883. pp.8-9

Kirsty Grant*                 Under Construction - Chaos and Order Catalougue essay for SCAPE8: New Intimacies, Christchurch, New Zealand 2015

Laura Thomson*           A conversation with Peter Atkins, OCULAR 2015

Charlie Gates                New Christchurch sculpture turns roadwork signs into art The Press, Christchurch Sept 19, 2015

Alex Baker  *                 Two Takes on the Pop Object Catalogue essay for Polaroid Project 2014

Jane O'Neill *                Catalogue essay for SILENCE Greenaway Art Gallery, 2014 

Gene Sherman              Collective Identity(ies) - This Is That Time September, 2013

Jane O'Neill *                 Play Money catalogue essay August, 2013

Andrew Frost                 JAZZ | The Art Life June 28th, 2013

Emma Mayall *               Peter Atkins - 101 Contemporary Australian Artists  Catalogue essay pp.24-25 National Gallery of Victoria Publication, 2012

Jake Walker*                  Interview with Peter Atkins by Jake Walker - Art Studio Visit Blog 2012

Robyn Stuart                  Das Platforms Emerging and Contemporary Art, June, 2012.

The Arts The Age          Chairman Of The Board, May 30th, 2012 pp.13 

Ashley Crawford  *        Artist Profile Issue 19, 2012 pp 80 - 85

Francis E. Parker  *       Catalogue essay for 'The Monopoly Project' Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, 2012.

Studio Visit                    Art Guide Australia  September/October 2011pp.44-45

Stephen Banham          Characters - Cultural Stories Revealed Through Typography. Thames and Hudson 2011 pp.242 - 243

What's On                      Contemporary Encounters NGV Magazine Nov - Dec 2010

Ashley Crawford         Readymade Abstraction Australian Art Collector Oct-Dec 2009 pp.170-175

Alex Baker  *                  Peter Atkins - Clemenger Contemporary Art Award catalogue essay,September 2009

Meryl Ryan                    The Museum Effect catalogue essay 2009

Wendy Walker  *            New Work - Interview  Art World Issue #1 Feb/Mar 08 pp.94-99

Annemarie Kiely           Readymade Vogue Living Jan/Feb 2008 pp.76

Ray Edgar  *                  The Collector Monument issue 77, 2007, pp.44-47

Wendy Walker  *            The Collections of Peter Atkins and Dana Harris, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 3, autumn 2007,

Gillian Serisier               Acquisitions by the public galleries an important guide to “what to buy”’, Australian Art Market Report no.22, summer 2006–07, pp. 20–22

Celia Lendi                     Salon, Australian Art Collector, issue 38, October – December 2006, p. 343

Charles Green                Critics Picks, Artforum, 17 May 2006

Natalie King                Duration and Memory  Catalogue essay for 'Precious Things'  Sherman Galleries, 4 - 27 May 2006

Laura Murray Cree        Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986–2006, Craftsman House, Melbourne, 2006

Leeta Keens  *               Street stories, Belle, August–September 2005, pp. 90–93

Deirdre Macken             Unfinished Business, Australian Financial Review Magazine,December 2005, pp.16–24

William Wright  *            Perceptual Identity catalogue essay, ‘Peter Atkins Paintings 2000-2005’ Bett Gallery, Hobart

Wendy Walker  *           The World Around Me Catalogue essay The World Around Me Sherman Galleries Sydney 6 - 29 May, 2004

Deborah Hart                 Peter Atkins: United States Journal, Developing a Collection: Acquisitions 2001–2004, Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2004

The Atkins Diet             The Art Life, May 11th 2004

The Atkins Effect          Art, The Reader, no. 48, 21 May 2004, p. 33

Wendy Walker  *            Peter Atkins Essay for ARCO catalogue. Madrid Art Fair, 2003

Andrew Frost                 Peter Atkins, Australian Art Collector, issue 28, April–June 2003, p. 184

Max McLean  *               Paper Forms, Paper form, catalogue essay, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, November 2003

Jill Stowell                      Small Curios At Large Newcastle Morning Herald 11.10.2003

Daniel Thomas  *          Tender Buttons, catalogue essay, Peter Atkins 1990-2003, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery,2003

Maria Bilske                   ‘Most collectible artists’, Australian Art Collector, issue  23, January 2003

Paco Barragan  *           El arte que viene  – The art to come, Subastas, 2002, pp. 32–3

Elena Taylor                   Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia, Thames and Hudson, Melbourne, 2002, p. 424

Deborah Hart  *              Peter Atkins: Finding Beauty in the Everyday, Art & Australia  (cover image), vol. 39, no. 4, winter 2002, pp.

Annette Larkin               Contemporary Art, Australian Art Market Report, p. 10, issue 4, winter 2002

Laura Murray Cree         Awesome! Australian Art for Contemporary Kids, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2002

Peter Timms                  The Shape of Air (Flat), catalogue essay, Bett Gallery, Hobart, 2002

Donald Williams   *        In Our Own Image – the Story of Australian Art, McGraw Hill, Sydney, 2002

Max McLean  *               Handmade, catalogue essay, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, August 2001

Nick Waterlow               A century of collecting 1901–2001, catalogue essay, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFAUniversity of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 March – 28 April 2001

Elena Taylor  *               Uncommon World: Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art, catalogue essay, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 15 July – 22 October 2000

S. Kronenberg  *           Documenting aesthetic responses, Accumulation, catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney, February 2000

Timothy Morrell            Art and the Everyday, catalogue essay, Exploring Culture and Community for the 21c Global Arts Link, Ipswich, Queensland,1999

Margaret Moore  *        Soft Edge, catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney,1998

Bruce James                Galleries: Inspired by the Everyday, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May 1998

Timothy Morrell            Art Objects, catalogue essay, Urban Artefacts, Ipswich Regional Gallery, Queensland,1997

Anna Johnson              ‘Art’s new wave’, Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 April 1997

Felicity Fenner  *          Catalouge essay ‘New Work’ Sherman Gallery 1996

Donald Williams   *       Art Now: Contemporary Art Post-1970, book 2, McGraw Hill, Sydney,1996

Akihiko Takami             Compounding Australian Identity (review of Systems End), Bijutsu-Techo, August 1996

Tamaki Hara                  Probe into the present contemporary art in the southern hemisphere, Maihichi Gravure- Amuse , no. 14, 24 July 1996

Chris Ashton                 Australian Contemporary Art, QANTAS Spirit, March–April 1996

Peter Ward                    State of the arts. What’s hot in 1996, Weekend Magazine, Australian,6–7 January 1996

Art Monthly                    (cover image), Dec–Feb 1995

Elwyn Lynn                   Double Vision, Australian, 17 February 1995

Terry Ingram                 What to watch in 1995, Australian Financial Review, 29 December 1994

Michele Helmrich         VIII Indian Triennale – Peter Atkins, Art & Text, vol. 48, 1994

Anjali Sircar                  A comment on superficial realities?, The Hindu, 13 March 1994

K. I. Kaul                        A subtle and meaningful fare, Statesman, 8 March 1994

Carmel Dwyer               A journey built on obsession, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1994

Suneet Chopra              Confronting the global village, Hindustan Times, 29 January 1994

Annette Larkin  *           Peter Atkins ‘World Journal,  exhibition catalogue,VIII Triennale-India 1994,

& Peter Timms              A.E.T.A.,Melbourne,1993. Indian Triennale related material

Michael Hutak               Young at Art: The New Painters, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 January 1994 Oz Arts January 1994

Robert Rooney             Exploiters of Exotica, Weekend Australian, 21–22 August 1993

Chris Heathcote           Keeping the faith in the miraculous power of a prize, The Age, 13 August 1993

Daniel Thomas             Australia Made by Art, Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, catalogue,Melbourne,1992

Peter Timms                 Painting by Numbers – Melbourne Report, Art & Australia, vol. 29, no. 4, winter pp.429-433,1992

Ken Shepherd               Il sud del mondo/The other side of the world, exhibition catalogue, Masala, Italy, 1991

Jonathan Turner *         Who are the artists to watch, Artnews, New York City, April 1991

Jo Saurin                       Reward of sensual pleasure, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 March 1991

Elwyn Lynn                   Intimacy and Nature, Weekend Australian, 18 June 1989

Elwyn Lynn                   The individual in perspective, Weekend Australian, 10–11 June 1989

Ken Shepherd              The Way Of The Spirit In Paint, Australian Perspecta 1989, catalogue, A.G.N.S.W, Sydney, 1989

Elaine Merkus               Here and There, exhibition catalogue, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, 1987



Selected wirtings by the artist


Influences and Parallels - Clement Meadmore

The Variations - Michael Hirst

The Variation (cont.) - Michael Hirst

Beautiful Corners - Leonard Brown

Songlines - Alexander Karinsky

Orzel - Jan Van Schaik

No Locomotives - A talk given by the artist at the State Library of Victoria on the early sculptural practice on Clement Meadmore