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About Peter

Peter Wilkin

Peter Wilkin lives in Lothersdale, North Yorkshire, England. His art is strongly influenced by his experiences & insights gained during a lengthy career as a psychiatric nurse & psychotherapist.

Any therapeutic journey, he believes, involves a search for the hidden self, a true representation of oneself that lies buried beneath a raft of protective mechanisms. It is this very concept that drives his art, as he deconstructs the original photographic image and burrows beneath the gloss to search for stories.

Creating images in this way, he explains, involves a willingness at some point to hand over the ‘brushes’ to the inner child. In these interludes of free play his imagination runs riot & the art becomes a fusion of honesty, curiosity & adventure.

Current exhibitions

Peter is one of sixteen artists who have work permanently on display at the Mill Bridge Gallery, a beautiful old gallery in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Coming soon …

Artist in Residence at Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton, from November 16th until December 31st. This will include an ongoing solo exhibition of his work together with demonstrations of the way he creates his art.

Recent exhibitions …

Over the past few years his art has been displayed at galleries throughout Europe, including Le Petite Galerie in Paris, the MIRA Gallery in Porto & the Bartoli Felter gallery in Cagliari. Since 2018 he has been awarded Honourable Mentions every year at the Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) & in 2019 won 1st prize in the Mobile Essay Awards with six prints, together with descriptive text based on the life & songs of Kurt Cobain.

2023

  • MIRA Mobile Prize exhibition at the MIRA gallery ~ Porto
  • Gargrave Art Exhibition, Gargrave

2022

  • Solo exhibition at Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton
  • Gargrave Art Exhibition, Gargrave
  • Harrogate Art Fair, Harrogate
  • Honourable Mentions at the MPA Awards & the Mobiography Awards
  • Inaugural art exhibition, Craven Arts House, Skipton

2021

  • MIRA Mobile Prize exhibition at the MIRA gallery ~ Porto
  • Honourable Mentions at the MPA Awards

2020

  • ‘New Life’ exhibition at the Bartoli Felter gallery ~ Cagliari
  • Honourable Mentions at the MPA Awards & the Mobiography awards.
  • Co-organiser & co-curator of the international Mobile Symphonies challenge & online exhibition with Jane Schultz from Philadelphia & Joanne Carter from London.

2019

  • MIRA Mobile Prize exhibition at the MIRA Gallery ~ Porto
  • “A circum- navegação na palms do mão” exhibition at the Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedaz ~ Portugal
  • ‘Mare Nostrum’ exhibition at Le Petite Galerie, Rue de Seine ~ Paris
  • ‘All Colors of the World’ exhibition at Villa Fanny ~ Cagliari
  • Three Honourable Mentions in the MPA Awards, followed by 1st prize in the Mobile Essay Awards with six prints (featured at this exhibition), together with descriptive text based on the life & songs of Kurt Cobain.

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