Peter Smets

Fuel Tank

Lift Me Up

Reflection

Take A Break

New Bypass

Milko

Consume

Recycling Plant

Reflections

The Hunter

The Wharf

Newcastle

On Site Meeting

High

Conversation

Excavation

Earthmoving

Water Coming!

Ararat

New Frontier

View Point

On Wylde Street

Phone Box

Man Reading

Passing On

Parking Lot

Corner Shop

Phone Booth

The Road To Success Is Always Under Construction

Waiting

The Roaring Forties (Mt Wellington)

Site Offices #2

Home Sweet Home

Midsummer Solstice

Right Way

Cable Reels

Keep Rolling On

New Home Site

New Underpass

Water Tower

Joint Effort

Convey

The Hook

Boxes In A Row

Concrete Truck Depot

Water Mains

Touching Base

Snail Mail

Past And Present

Progress

Evening Walk

Connect

Piling

Yellow Concrete Trucks

Site Entry

New Project

Roadside Barrier

Yellow Spill

This Side Up

New Paving

Running On Time

Road Barriers

Urban Sprawl

The Crane

Men At Work

Men Working

Man Working

Around The Corner

Monument

Tripod

Site Meeting

Site Meeting

PETER SMETS

Studies

1978-80 Fine Art Course at Maastricht Art School, Holland; specializing in drawing, under Gerard Coenen
1980-82 Colour under Rhein Van Poortvlied (2 years)
1982-84 Still life & Portraiture under Jan Everson  Associated studies in traditional Realism under Jan Trepels  Study tour of Major Art Centre of Europe with particular reference to the Technique of the Old Masters.
1986 Migrated to Australia 1999 Return to Europe to study in more detail the technique of the 17th Century Masters under Orlando Wille, Basel Switzerland.
2008 Study tour of major art centres of Europe with particular reference to the technique of the Old Masters

Born 1962, Koningslust, The Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions

2023 New Works, Anthea Polson Art, Qld (April)
2021 In The Shadow Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2019 Obsolete Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2017 Men At Work Anthea Polson Art. Qld
2015  Moonlighter Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2014 In The Spotlight, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 Movement and Progress Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast Qld
2012 Supervision Harrison Galleries, Sydney
2010 Constructive Viewpoints Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast Qld
2010 Harrison Gallleries, Sydney
2009 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2008 Men At Work – Constructions Schubert Contemporary, Gold Coast
2007 Dewards Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Richard Martin Art, Sydney
2005 Richard Martin Art, Sydney

Art Awards and Prizes

2019 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane
2018 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane
2017 Winner – People’s Choice Award, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane
2016 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane
2016 Finalist – Paddington Art Prize, Sydney NSW
2015 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane
2015 Finalist – Mosman Art Prize, NSW
2014 Finalist – Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2013 Finalist – Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
2013 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane
2013 Salon des Refuses, S.H.Ervin National Trust Gallery, NSW
2012 Finalist – Sulman Art Prize Art Gallery of NSW
2011 Winner, Peoples Choice Award at the Stan and Maureen Duke Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
2011 Salon Des Refuses, S.H.Ervin Gallery, NSW
2011 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2010 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2009 Finalist – Wynne Prize Art Gallery of NSW
2009 Finalist – Sulman Prize Art Gallery of NSW
2009 Finalist – Prometheus Visual Art Award, Gold Coast
2008 Invited Finalist – Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2007 Finalist – Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize, Gold Coast
2007 Finalist – Prometheus Visual Art Award, Gold Coast
2007 Invited Finalist – Finalist Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2006 Awarded Members Vote – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2006 Finalist – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2005 Invited Finalist – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2004 Awarded Members Vote – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
2004 Finalist – Conrad Jupiter Art Award, Gold Coast
2003 Salon Des Refuses, S.H.Ervin Gallery, NSW
2003 Finalist – Conrad Jupiter Art Award, Gold Coast
2001 Finalist – The Konami & South Tweed Realist Landscape
2000 Finalist – Pine Rivers Art Award, Brisbane
2000 Finalist – Redland Art Award, Brisbane

Collections

Ministerie van LNV, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Gemeente Heerlen, Heerlen, The Netherlands; S. Hausen Collection, Dresden, Germany; R. Ubach Collection, Switzerland; P. Anderson Collection, London, England; M.P. Thomas Collection, California, USA; Cristina Madrazo Collection, Mexico; Nanao-shi Ishikawa, Osaka, Japan; MA Financial Group Collection, Sydney; Fairfax Collection; Qanstruct Collection, Tullamarine Airport Melbourne; Zurich Insurance, Sydney; David Dabscheck, New York, USA; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland; Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Centre, NSW; Skybound Capital, Qld; Plus many private and corporate collections throughout Australia.

New Works

April 8, 2023 - April 22, 2023

In The Shadow

June 26, 2021 - July 10, 2021

Obsolete

April 27, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Men At Work

March 25, 2017 - April 8, 2017

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