Peta West

About Peta West

Peta West is a practicing contemporary Australian printmaker whose work taps into the sublimity of her surrounding environment on the South Coast of New South Wales. Working primarily with linoleum, Peta West creates immersive large-scale prints that beguile audiences with their intricate detailing and depth. West’s prints are worlds unto their own, each a self-contained universe, where plants and animals appear in abundance. They are odes to the natural beauty and resilience of the Australian bush.

West has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Arts in the Valley Art Prize, Kangaroo Valley, The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and the Waverly Art Prize, where she was awarded the Mayors Prize, Highly Commended, for This is Yuin Country (2021) and the people’s choice award in 2023. She was also selected to be part of “Botanica de Materia Medica” an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, NSW.

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