Peter Gardiner’s most recent visual practice has been fuelled by his developing interest in exploring the debris resulting from cataclysmic events such as natural disasters or human activity. His poignant investigations reflect the damage such occurrences have on landscapes and societies by suggesting notions of change are as precarious as they are inevitable. Primarily a painter, Gardiner has become increasingly interested in animation and film.
During his residency, Gardiner aims to present an interpretation of Hill End’s history through a suite of paintings and a multi-channel animation. For Gardiner, the historically rich site of Hill End will offer an opportunity to examine history as a metaphorical structure.
IMAGES: (L to R) Peter Gardiner Green Pile 2015, oil on paper. 1.8m x 1.5m. Courtesy of the artist. Peter Gardiner Pile (You are here 1) 2015, oil on paper. 2m x 1.5m. Courtesy of the artist. Peter Gardiner Yellow Pile 2015, oil on paper. 2m x 1.8m. Courtesy of the artist. MENU IMAGE: Peter Gardiner Pile (Blue Corp) 2015, oil on paper. 2m x 1.5m. Courtesy of the artist.