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Peter Smeeth: Portraits - Free Exhibition

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Phillip Adams – The Rematch, 2008, oil on canvas - Finalist 2008 Archibald Salon des Refusés

The Gosford Regional Gallery is currently hosting a special exhibition dedicated to the celebrated works of multi award-winning portrait painter Peter Smeeth.

Caelan ("As Bob the Builder"), 2013, oil on canvas - Finalist 2014 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

Simply titled 'Peter Smeeth: Portraits', this retrospective exhibition displays 37 portraits, including high profile subjects such as Clover Moore, Peter FitzSimons and Philip Adams as well as Smeeth's notorious self-portrait 'The Artists Fate', which was the recipient of the 2011 Sulman Prize in controversial circumstances.

The Artist's Fate, 2010, oil on canvas Winner 2011 Sulman Prize

Known for this realist portraits, Smeeth is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW, Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and Member of Portrait Artists Australia.

Since 2008 he has worked as a professional portrait artist in Sydney and the Central Coast (he was previously a Family Doctor for 34 years) and has been a finalist in many prominent art prizes including The Archibald Prize, The Archibald Salon des Refusés, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and many others.

Karina Lee, 2006, oil on canvas - Finalist 2006 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards Peoples Choice Winner

Smeeth "strives to make his portraits life-like and alive so that the viewer feels the subject is actually present" and his portraits and figurative works all reflect his keen interest in anatomy and the human condition.

This exhibition is FREE to attend and is great opportunity to art enthusiasts to explore Smeeth's illustrious career and his many fascinating subjects.

The Stone Sculptor, 2014, oil on linen - 2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize semifinalist

The Gosford Regional Gallery, incorporating a Restaurant and Japanese Garden, is located 90 minutes from the Sydney CBD, and makes for a very pleasant day trip.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit

The exhibition is open daily, from 10:00am - 4:00pm until Sunday 6th of September, 2015.

Nelson Salesi protecting his Artworks, 2010, oil on canvas - Winner 2010 Mortimore Prize
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When: The exhibition is now open and runs until September 6, 2015.
Where: Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St, Gosford East NSW 2250
Cost: Free Admission
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