Peter Farmer

Peter Farmer

Peter was born in Gnowangerup in 1971; and lived a semi-traditional early life on a reserve until his family moved into a house in the late 1970’s. Peter believes that art is an incredible tool that helps him break down barriers & builds understanding and an appreciation of his language and cultural belief systems. He works extensively throughout educational systems, to help the wider communities understand the deep connectedness his people have to the environment and the flora and fauna that reside in it.

He believes as his ancestors did, that all life is to be valued and sustained in way that is beneficial to the continued survival of humans on this planet. “Art being the tool for the ongoing learning Journey”.

Peter enrolled in a Contemporary Aboriginal Arts Degree, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual/Fine Arts in 2001; since graduating he has been part of numerous installations across the state & country including Fiona Stanley Hospital – 13 meter Eel; New Midland Hospital – Shade Canopies; Inaugural Indigenous Guernsey for the West Coast Eagles; Yaburgurt Sculpture Mandurah; the New Optus Stadium – Chevron Park; Woodside Energy; Melbourne Central Tower GPT (City of Melbourne) and a couture shoe for Professor “Jimmy Choo” (WA Museum) & group exhibitions.