Walmsley Windows: Peta Riley

Peta Riley’s creative practice covers many art disciplines with her main focus being ceramics and textile design. Her highly patterned work interprets Western Australia in a bright maximalist story.

Peta has worked closely with regional artists and Aboriginal art centres (Mt Magnet, Port Hedland & Arnhem Land) delivering workshops to design and develop their work into textiles thus enabling other artists to do what they love too.

Colour and pattern dominate Peta’s work which is where she has linked her digital skills to develop a range of patterns for textile design and her brand Pink Lake Road. This has enabled Peta’s work to be translated into picnic blankets, beach bags, seat covers, men’s wedding shirts and a range of homewares.

In Peta’s teaching capacity as a Visual art lecturer, she has been proud to see some of her students go on to run their own successful art practices, win art prizes and further their studies at prestigious universities.

Currently, Peta is designing artwork for 2 high-end bars/restaurants in Dubai. Peta’s bespoke gallery & studio in Geraldton showcases her ceramics and is a place for local artists to exhibit their work.

She frequently stays in Subiaco, coming here since she was born to visit great-aunts, uncles and her grandmother. Peta says “it’s her escape to cool cafes, local markets and tranquil walks to Kings Park.”

Peta’s Walmsley Windows Piece

Café Scene, 2023

The mixed media collage measures 500mm x 520mm and is being sold for $850, while archival canvas prints in various sizes ranging from 400 x 400 to 750 x 750 are available at prices ranging from $160 to $360.

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