The Inglewood Arts Hub has been created as a shared space for the local community, artists and creatives alike to connect, learn about, enjoy, exhibit and invest in the arts.
Amongst the many initiatives to come are regular free Artist Talks; bi-monthly talks or demonstrations by artists, telling their stories and reflecting yours.
In this first session, local artist, Peteris (Peter) Ciemitis talked about his artwork, inspiration and art projects overseas.
Known for portraiture, Peter was winner of the Lester Prize for Portraiture in 2010, and has been a multi-finalist in the Archibald Prize. His works are held in many major collections, from the National Portrait Gallery to the National Museum of Art in Latvia.
He participated in five International Art Exhibitions in China, a collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale, four International Art Exchange exhibitions in Tokyo, and the 18th Asian Art Biennale, where he bumped into his neighbour!
Peter was joined by over 50 locals keen to gain an insight into his creative process and experiences, many of whom asked questions and joined Peter and other Arts Hub organisers at a social catch up afterwards.