Peter Wylie

Peter's Suffolk Bunker series of etchings were created in 2017 and are accompanied with words by poet Stephen Devereux who responded to each of the seven images.

While at Camberwell, his final MA Degree Show exhibition (2017), featured a series of prints called ‘Suffolk Bunkers’. The series was inspired, in part, by Architectural Historian and Broadcaster Jonathan Meades programme on the ‘Sublime’: the Atlantic Wall and Brutalist architecture.
As a boy Peter had played in the Suffolk coastal equivalent. Thus, inspired and seeing connections and threads with these defences that were never used for what they had been intended for, Peter decided to photograph selected sea defence bunkers and enlisted poet Stephen Devereux, another Suffolk native to respond to these images. He then, with little or no training, hand set the resulting verses in letter press to accompany his plates.
The resulting prints were deeply etched and beautifully realised. Seven plates that matched the seven poems were made, creating an edition that became an illustrated book. Peter earned a place in the Clifford Chance MA Printmaking: A Survey Exhibition, selected by Frankie Rossi of Marlborough Gallery.

 

Born Lowestoft 1956
Foundation Studies Lowestoft 1974-75
BA HONS Fine Art Canterbury College of Art 1975-78
MA Cyprus College of Art 1978-79
MA Fine Art Printmaking Camberwell London 2015-17

 

Selection of Solo and Mixed Shows 2007-21

 

2021

Spring Salon, by Contemporary and County in Snoring, North Norfolk

2020

Ferens Art Gallery Hull
Royal Academy Summer Show
A Fine Balance, by Contemporary and County at Houghton Hall running alongside an exhibition by Anish Kapoor

2019

ING Discerning Eye London
The Royal Academy Summer Show London
ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League) ‘Drawn To Architecture’ London

 2018

Norwich Castle Museum ‘Inheritance’ Norwich
ING Discerning Eye London
Bankside Gallery London ‘LOOP2018’ (Print Show)
ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League) London (Print Show)
Ariel Gallery ‘The Sound of the Sea’ Lavenham
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize London

2017

Clifford Chance ‘Postgraduate Printmaking in London - A Survey Exhibition’ London (Print Show)
ING Discerning Eye London
GXGallery London (Print Show)
MA Printmaking Show Camberwell UAL London (Print Show)

2016

Daily Goods Camberwell London (Print Show)
Bankside Gallery London ‘Masters Etching selection Norman Ackroyd’ (Print Show)
International Contemporary Printmaker ‘AP42’ Macao China (Print Show)

2015

Royal Academy Summer Show London
Merchant House Gallery Lowestoft
FANN15 (Festival of Architecture Norfolk and Norwich) Norwich

2013

Royal Academy Summer Show London
Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery ‘Making it Different’ London

2012

Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize London

2011

Threadneedle Prize London
Threadneedle ‘Bespoke’ London
Bankside Gallery ‘The Guardian London Lives’ London
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery ‘Concrete (Beton Brut) London
Ferini Gallery Lowestoft

2010

Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize (Runner Up) London
FILM Documentary: Robin Hood Gardens (Or Every Brutalist Structure For Itself)

2009

Threadneedle Prize London
Chapel Gallery ‘Visions’ Omskirk
21st Floor Balfon Tower ‘Buildings’ London
21st Floor Balfrom Tower ‘Peter Wylie/David Hepher’ London
LOAN 2 Willow Road National Trust/Goldfinger London

 

Selection of Solo and Mixed Shows 1978-2008

The Tricycle Gallery London
The Flea-Pit London Kingsgate Gallery, London
The Florist Pub London
The Foundry London Cable Street Studios Gallery London
Tricycle Gallery London Diorama Gallery London
The Minories Colchester
The Showroom Norwich Contact Gallery Norwich
Art Centre Lowestoft
The Foundry London Whitechapel
Open London South London Open
Brixton Open London
Northern Arts Tour Carlisle Museum
Hexham Arts Centre Darlington Museum
Newcastle Museum
The London Group
The South Bank Show, Royal Festival Hall London
Norwich Artists Group NIAD Gallery Norwich
Darkroom London
Knapp Gallery London
Eastern Open Fermoy Gallery Kings Lynn
Norwich and Norfolk Festival Castle Museum Norwich
Contemporary Art Centre Rouen France
British Council Nicosia Cyprus
CyprusTown Hall Paphos Cyprus

 

Artist collaborations

The Whitechapel Gallery London
The Photographers Gallery London
Victoria and Albert Museum London
Norfolk County Council
Norwich City Council
HMP Norwich