Robin Gibson Gallery

modern + contemporary

Peter Baka

solo exhibition
8-29 June 2024
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Peter Baka

Yellow vase dreaming
61×46cm acrylic on linen

Self-taught artist Peter Baka was born in Adelaide in 1957. Although having exhibited his work in galleries since 1982 he would be considered by many to be an “outsider” artist

His diverse interests are evident from one exhibition to another, while his naive manner of working utilising materials and resources readily available to him provide a common thread. In his assemblages, paintings and etchings he always offers us a delightful view into his idiosyncratic, warm and honest take on the human condition

I have devoted my life to making things. I collect objects which l incorporate into my works. They hold a memory of things past, a different life that l can’t really know, but l begin to construct a narrative with. The story draws me to it “a story of hurt, revenge, love, intensity, or joy” the emotions of the human condition, an interwinding of shapes, systems, and ideas. The assemblages represent an extended playfulness of how we live our lives through these daily acts of experiences

Peter has been represented by Robin Gibson Gallery since 1986. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia Canberra, and the Art Gallery of South Australia

click here to view a selection of Peter’s assemblage dolls

exhibition walkthough
Peter Baka | Etchings
4-29 July 2020
Courtesy Mischa Baka

Peter Baka

Born in Adelaide 1957

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Sunday afternoons Robin Gibson Gallery
2020 Robin Gibson Gallery
2019 Layers of dissatisfaction Robin Gibson Gallery
2017 Forever Young Robin Gibson Gallery
2016 A Well Behaved Artists Robin Gibson Gallery
2014 Desire Robin Gibson Gallery
2001 Robin Gibson Gallery
1999 Robin Gibson Gallery
1995 BMGArt
1995 Robin Gibson Gallery
1993 Robin Gibson Gallery
1991 Robin Gibson Gallery
1989 Solander Gallery, Canberra
1989 Robin Gibson Gallery
1988 BMGArt
1988 Robin Gibson Gallery
1987 Robin Gibson Gallery
1986 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1986 BMGArt, Adelaide
1985 Hogarth Galleries
1984 Images Gallery
1984 Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide
1984 Central Studios, Adelaide
1984 Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1983 Images Gallery, Sydney
1983 Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide
1982 Exiles Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

since 1986 Group Shows at Robin Gibson Gallery
2012 Hello Dollies, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
1987 Dobell Foundation Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Still Life’ Ipswich City Gallery, Ipswich


National Gallery of Australia
Phillip Morris Collection
Dobell Foundation
Bathurst City Art Gallery
Art Gallery of South Australia
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Goldman Sachs Australia Ltd
Elton John Collection, USA
Pancontinental Pty Ltd
Kym Bonython Collection
James Fairfax Collection
Pat Corrigan Collection
Leslie Walford Collection
Numerous private & corporate collections in Australia, USA and Europe

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