Peter Radley

1953 Born in Yorkshire, England
1974-8 Attended Falmouth School of Art , Cornwall, England Specialising in silk screen printing and graphic arts.
1980 Emigrated to NZ to work in the commercial arts and print media in Hawkes Bay.
Set up silkscreen workshop for handicapped children at Hohepa Homes, Clive HB Built a studio workshop in Raukumara Ranges, BOP.
1985 Started woodwork making frames for prints and woodturning from NZ native timbers. Moved to Central Hawkes Bay 10years of studio design handcraft furniture making, mostly on commissions. Best work exhibited at HB Craft Reviews, Hastings Municipal Art Gallery Taupo Events Centre, Koru Foyer Sculptures Commission beginning of sculpture making and gallery works.
2000. Moved to Ohiwa Harbour in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and started sculptures, with exhibitions in Whakatane Art Gallery, Masterworks/ Auckland, and Kura Galleries/ Wellington. ("Woodworks II" , "Weave Series", "Looking Within Our Place", " Sensing Our Place".) Currently selling work at Kura Galleries in Akl,Well, and Zea You Gallery, Taupo, as well as Inspirit Gallery, Hamilton Adopt found stones into wood sculptures and progress form to casting shapes in glass bringing light and colour into the work.

"A continuous process since childhood, trying to reflect my experiences of life, into artistic form. I am focussing on both Nature, and my own inner creative self, all the time trying to express it through the materials and ideas sourced from the world around me."