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I have worked in the Australian arts and cultural sector for almost 40 years. Most of my working life has been spent as an independent researcher and cultural worker with a portfolio practice that includes self-directed projects, as well as employment in a range of cultural, educational and media contexts.



My published writing ranges from poetry and prose fiction, to art criticism and feature articles, art exhibition catalogues, self-paced teaching materials and academic papers (for detail see my CV).
My current practice involves a mix of writing, research and curatorial projects, including a PhD in creative writing at Swinburne University.


Artist, poet, curator, researcher


Linkedin Excerpt:

Peter Anderson has extensive experience working in the arts with particular expertise in:

– curatorial projects and exhibitions;
– arts project management;
– cultural policy research and development;
– arts journalism, creative and critical writing.

His employment history in the arts industry includes working in a freelance capacity for numerous clients including all levels of government (local, state and Commonwealth) as well as universities, arts organisations and arts publications. His professional activities include membership of a number of arts boards and committees, and consultancy based professional development work with individual artists.



Independent Cultural Producer – an art writing & curatorial practice.
Peter Anderson

February 1992 – Present (24 years 6 months)Melbourne, Australia

For the last two decades I have worked across a portfolio of activities inculding arts journalism and critical writing, cultural research and project management, and curatorial projects. I have written for most Australian art journals as well as various newspapers and general magazines. I have worked on cultural research projects for government agencies and arts organisations, and have initiated and organised events ranging from conferences to touring exhibitions. Current key curatorial project – The Artist Run Scene – Brisbane 1980 – 1990 (UQAM 2016). Current key writing projects – “Art / Writing” (see PhD, below) & “Robert Jacks: artists books & exhibitions 1968-1978 (Conceptual / Perceptual)”.



Artist Barbara Campbell with Peter Anderson. The Seduction of Art, 1982 {0ne Flat Exhibit 1982], 1983 [Ivan Dougherty Gallery], 1986 [Performance Space, Sydney] and with Peter Anderson in 1996 as part of “Re-collection: The Griffith University Art Collection – 25 years” at the Brisbane City Gallery, 15 August, 1996. Photographer: Unknown. Gift of the artist to the Griffith University Art Collection. This excerpt is courtesy of Urszula Szulakowska, author ” Experimental Art in Queensland; 1975-1995; an introductory study by Urszula Szulakowska “, 1998, p.48

Art Practice Keywords:

Performance Art, Poetry, Spoken Word, Text, Word-play, Creative Writing

Artist Role Keywords:

Poet, Artist, Writer

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Various Private Collections