Academy Visual Arts tutor, Michael Peck is an exceptionally talented local artist. Michael studied Fine Art with a focus on painting during his undergraduate degree. Michael has been involved in a number of collaborative projects for the Academy, including the Port in a Storm collaboration with the City of Port Phillip in 2015. Michael has both been shortlisted and won numerous prestigious national art prizes. In July, 2016, Michael held his first international solo exhibition titled ‘Scout’ in Berlin at Michael Reid Gallery. The exhibition was the culmination of Michael’s research and artistic practice over the last two years and marked a major milestone in his career. Some of Michael’s professional achievements are below. To see some of his inspiring work, click here.
Awards & Nominations
2014 Finalist for the John Leslie Landscape Art Prize, Sale VIC, Australia.
2014 Finalist for the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
2014 Finalist for the Sulman Art Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
2013 Winner for the People’s Choice Nillumbik Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia.
2013 Finalist for the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
2013 Finalist for the Black Swan Portraiture Prize, Perth, Australia.
2013 Finalist for Nillumbik Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia.
2013 Finalist for the Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
2012 Finalist and awarded highly commended for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney, Australia
2012 Finalist for the Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
2011 Finalist for the Archibald Prize Salon Des Refuse, Sydney.
2010 Finalist for the Dobell Drawing prize, The gallery of New South Wales.
2005 Finalist for Metro 5 Award. 2002 Finalist for City of Hobart Art Prize.
1998 Winner National Gallery of Victoria Trustees award.
1999, 1998, 1997, 1996- Shortlisted for Lucato Prize, Monash University.
1996 Awarded most prominent first year painter, Monash University.
2011 Oxford Art Factory wall mural, Sydney.
2003 Goldman & Sachs, London.
2002- 2010 Private commissions in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney.