Born Melbourne 1944

Qualifications and Experience

Studied Fine Art – Sculpture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology for 3 ½ years (early 1960’s) before choosing to discontinue study to work independently, focusing mainly on public and private commissions.

Lectured part-time in Sculpture at Phillip Institute of Technology, Caulfield Institute of Technology, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne College of Advanced Education, Victorian College of the Arts. Guest lectures, tutorials, etc. at Exeter University, Lancaster University, Melbourne University, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Ballet School, Darwin Community College, Toowoomba College of Advanced Education, Victoria College Prahran, Bendigo College of Art, Australian War Memorial.

Former member of Chisholm Institute, Fine Art Course and Accreditation Committees, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Visual Arts Course Advisory Committee. Former Visual Arts Representative on Steering Committee of the Victorian Arts and Industry Training Board. Former member M.A. Degree Review Panels, Melbourne College of Advanced Education and Graduate Diploma, Caulfield Institute of Technology. Served on various judging panels for sculpture projects and landscape architecture awards.

Over 45 years experience as a professional, working sculptor.

Major Awards Include

1970 Sydney Airport Sculpture Competition
1977 Artist-in Residence, Darwin Community College, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council
1979-80 Artist-in-Residence, Exeter University and Exeter College of Art, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council
1986-88 Australian War Memorial, Sculpture Competition, Simpson and his Donkey
1993 Sculpture in Brunswick Street Competition
1994-95 'Weary' Dunlop Statue Competition
1997 Fromelles Memorial Sculpture Competition
2010 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the visual arts as a sculptor.

Selected Individual Exhibitions

1972 ‘Gallery A’, Melbourne
1977 Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin and Alice Springs
1980 Exe Gallery, Exeter, U.K.
1984 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
Anima Gallery, Adelaide
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1992 Meridian, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1998 Victorian Arts Centre – ‘Cobbers’ sculpture, Melbourne
2003 McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria - Survey of Works

Selected Group Exhibitions

From 1968 ‘Gallery A’, Melbourne
‘Alcorso Sekers’ and ‘Artists’ Artists’, National Gallery of Victoria
Sculpture Triennials, Mildura and Melbourne
Theme Shows, Treadwell Galleries, London, U.K.
European Art Fairs. Treadwell Galleries
Melbourne Art Fairs, Australian Galleries
‘Art in Action’. Australian War memorial, Canberra
‘McClelland Survey and Award, 2003’, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin. Victoria


National Gallery of Victoria McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria
Australian War Memorial, Canberra Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Geelong Regional Art Gallery Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Bendigo Regional Art Gallery University of Melbourne
Northern Territory University University of Exeter, U.K.
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne City of Launceston, Tasmania
The Museum of Victoria City of Queanbeyan, N.S.W.
State Government of Victoria Parliament House, Canberra
Victoria Racing Club, Flemington Trinity College, Parkville
Cities of Yarra and Knox, Victoria Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Victorian Arts Centre Trust State Library of Victoria
Australian War Graves, France and Papua New Guinea Public and private collections in Australia, U.K., Europe, U.S.A and Israel
Victoria University, Victoria


Peter Corlett: Sculptures, monograph by Patrick Hutchings, Deakin University Press, 1992 ISBN. 0 949823 23 6, v11 and 117pp., illustrated