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'In the Flesh'

in the flesh poster2 This week the National Portrait gallery opens its highly anticipated exhibition In The Flesh.

In the flesh is an enthralling and immersive experience of contemporary figurative art that explores the concept of humanness. The exhibition invites you to contemplate the nature of consciousness, self-awareness and emotional states through the works of ten Australian artists.

Confronting the themes of intimacy, empathy, transience, transition, vulnerability, alienation, restlessness, reflection, acceptance and mortality, In the flesh dwells on the interface of the mind and the body.

  • Feature article in MX newspaper.

    October 29, 2013 | Posted By: | Art · Art Gallery · Culture · Literature · Magazine · Melbourne · MX newspaper · Newspaper |

    Images that really Peck a punch. Melbourne artist Michael Peck sits in front of his oil on linen painting Attrition, which will be shown as part of his upcoming exhibition, Love & Fear, at Armadale’s Metro Gallery. Peck’s latest works were created during a three month residency at Birrarung House. Love & Fear opens on […]

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    Winner of the People’s Choice, Nillumbik Art Prize 2013.

    September 3, 2013 | Posted By: | Art · Artwork · Awards · Culture · Uncategorized |

    Congratulations to Michael Peck, winner of the 2013 Nillumbik Prize Montsalvat People’s Choice Award. It is with great pleasure that Montsalvat, in association with the Nillumbik Shire Council, announce the winner of the 2013 Nillumbik Prize Montsalvat People’s Choice Award. The winner is Michael Peck for his painting titled The Ghost of Little River. Michael […]

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    BLISSS Magazine.

    August 20, 2013 | Posted By: | Art · Artwork · Culture · Design · Fashion · Interview · Literature · Magazine · Music · Skate · Snow · Surf · Tattoo |

    Love & Fear. Michael Peck Michael Peck’s most recent paintings are the beginning of a new body of work; developed during a three-month residency at Birrarung House in Melbourne’s fringe bush land. Inspired by the isolation of the surrounding landscape, the artist has reimagined the human experience within a familiar yet somewhat inexplicable environment.  The […]

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  • Show opening at Corey Helford Gallery, LA.

    August 4, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    Michael Peck has a new work titled “Fighter pilot # 6″ included in a show at Corey Helford Gallery LA. Check here for some of the coverage from Hi Fructose Magazine. http://hifructose.com/2013/07/17/preview-shades-group-show-at-corey-helford-gallery/

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    Vault Magazine, Issue 4. August 2013.

    August 4, 2013 | Posted By: | Artwork · Interview · Magazine |

      ‘Love & Fear’ Innocence and experience in the art of Michael Peck. Alex McCulloch Michael Peck does create alternate universes; they are ones that appropriate memories from chronological time but when he presents them in his art one is aware that the present holds for him the promises of, and fears for that which […]

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    Michael Peck announced as a finalist for the 2012 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

    July 13, 2012 | Posted By: | Artwork |

    Fighter Pilot #3, oil on linen, 137 x 137 cm Michael Peck has been announced as a finalist in this years Doug Moran Portrait prize. The Prize is renowned as Australia’s most important portrait prize, awarding the winning artist a prize of $150,000. It is the worlds richest portrait prize. Artist’s Statement.   My grandfather […]

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  • A special event; ‘A Perfect Winter’s Eve’, Michael Peck gives an intimate talk on his Archibald painting at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.

    July 3, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

    In a special evening event; TarraWarra gives a more intimate experience for guests to see the Archibald Prize exhibition with complimentary wines and food. And to hear some of the artists talk about their paintings. Michael with his son, Morrison giving a talk at last friday’s special evening event.

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    From great conversation…

    June 15, 2012 | Posted By: | Artwork · Interview |

    Following a studio visit by writer Jeanette Davison: Click here to read about Jeanette’s write up on Michael Peck’s Archibald portrait. The Archibald Prize 2012 is now touring in Victoria at the TarraWarra Museum of Art.  

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    Archibald Finalist Michael Peck in conversation with TV presenter Richard Morecroft, on the theme of war. 25 April 2012.

    June 1, 2012 | Posted By: | Artwork · Interview · Video |

      Click here to watch a video conversation between Richard Morecroft, Jodie Daley & Michael Peck. Art Afterhours, Art Gallery of NSW.    

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  • Michael Peck featured in Russian Magazine; Sgustok.

    May 29, 2012 | Posted By: | Artwork · Magazine |

    View Sgustok Online Magazine here

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    Michael Peck featured in Lamono Magazine, Spain.

    April 17, 2012 | Posted By: | Magazine |

    A translation of a recent article from Spanish magazine, Lamono. Hyper-realism is to painting what intangible reality is to the man of Plato’s cave. The height of ideal perfection embodied on canvas. This is what Michael Peck gives us in his most recent works. A trip to the idea-in-itself of the artist on his perception […]

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    Michael Peck – Archibald Prize 2012 Finalist

    April 3, 2012 | Posted By: | Artwork |

    Michael is a finalist in this year’s most prestigious art prizes in Australia, The Archibald Prize. The award being the oldest prize in Australia, gives an award each year to the best portrait painting, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics. There are 41 artists who’s portraits have made […]

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  • Michael Peck featured in US magazine – Juxtapoz

    March 23, 2012 | Posted By: | Magazine |
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    Within the Layers Documentary

    February 24, 2012 | Posted By: | Video |

    Watch a documentary on Michael Peck’s The Landing Nov-Dec 2011. By Justin Joffe.

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    Michael Peck featured in Australian Art Review

    January 6, 2012 | Posted By: | Magazine |
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  • Michael Peck featured in Harpers Bazaar

    November 15, 2011 | Posted By: | Magazine |
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    Michael Peck featured in The Melbourne Review

    November 10, 2011 | Posted By: | Magazine |

    On a cool Melbourne day, local artist Michael Peck enters an old blue warehouse in the heart of Richmond. Inside, it’s 1950s ambience with monochrome walls and original period décor. “It’s like being on the set of Mad Men,” Peck says as he climbs the stairs to his studio located on the first floor. On […]

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    Michael Peck featured in Belle Magazine

    November 8, 2011 | Posted By: | Magazine |

    Michael Peck’s upcoming exhibition “The Landing” is featured in the current issue of Belle magazine. 14 Nov – 3 Dec. Opening night Wed. 16 Nov at Metro Gallery, 6:30-8:30pm.

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  • Milk Made Interviews Michael Peck

    October 20, 2011 | Posted By: | Interview |

    Check out the Interview here

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