Peter Dingli

associate member

All art contains contemplation at its center. The aim of my work is to show what this contemplation looks like. Art is also a public possession; it can be said to be a place where we learn about what it is like to feel. Because feeling is subjective, a viewer will bring to any artwork their range of emotions. My sculpture shows what the viewer is feeling in relation to the piece. In a sense my feelings become public, however, the viewer brings their own emotions to the artwork. Biography Originally from Malta, Europe, I have been living and working in Melbourne, Australia since 1974. After moving to Australia my interests led me to study photography, However, I transferred to sculpture where I worked in forged and welded steel. I graduated from Prahran College, Melbourne, in Fine Arts, Sculpture in 1985, and gained a Masters in 2005 from The University of Melbourne. Soon after graduating I became a member of Caravan Sculptors, a studio of artists in Richmond, Melbourne. Since then I have been working and teaching within the Arts. I worked as a curator in an Aboriginal art gallery where I was responsible for the purchase of paintings and sculpture from communities as diverse as the Western Desert Region, The Kimberley and other Northern Territory art collectives. I now work with wax and cast sculpture in bronze, My work is influenced by the impressionists, and similarly inspired by the the human form. My art is held in private collections in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and San Diego. I moved to San Diego in 2019

associate member

Peter Dingli

All art contains contemplation at its center. The aim of my work is to show what this contemplation looks like. Art is also a public possession; it can be said to be a place where we learn about what it is like to feel. Because feeling is subjective, a viewer will bring to any artwork their range of emotions. My sculpture shows what the viewer is feeling in relation to the piece. In a sense my feelings become public, however, the viewer brings their own emotions to the artwork. Biography Originally from Malta, Europe, I have been living and working in Melbourne, Australia since 1974. After moving to Australia my interests led me to study photography, However, I transferred to sculpture where I worked in forged and welded steel. I graduated from Prahran College, Melbourne, in Fine Arts, Sculpture in 1985, and gained a Masters in 2005 from The University of Melbourne. Soon after graduating I became a member of Caravan Sculptors, a studio of artists in Richmond, Melbourne. Since then I have been working and teaching within the Arts. I worked as a curator in an Aboriginal art gallery where I was responsible for the purchase of paintings and sculpture from communities as diverse as the Western Desert Region, The Kimberley and other Northern Territory art collectives. I now work with wax and cast sculpture in bronze, My work is influenced by the impressionists, and similarly inspired by the the human form. My art is held in private collections in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and San Diego. I moved to San Diego in 2019