Peter Cartwright


  • 1939Born Derby
  • 1956-58Derby College of Art
  • 1958-61Royal College of Art
  • 1961-64Part-time Lecturer, Derby College of Art
  • 1965-96Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

  • 2024Swedenborg's Lusthus: On Memory and Place, Swedenborg House Gallery, London
  • 2019Platforms Project, Athens
  • 2017The Swedenborg Archive at the Frith Street Gallery, London
  • 2012Bend in the River, Gainsborough
  • 2010Bend in the River, Gainsborough
  • 2010Bend in the River, LAF
  • 2009Bend in the River, LAF
  • 2008Bend in the River, LAF
  • 2007Southwell Artspace
  • 2003Three Artists, Gallery 5, Lincoln
  • 2001Wirksworth Festival
  • 2000Bend in the River, Gainsborough
  • 1999RWS, Watercolour C21, Bankside Gallery London
  • 1994RWS Open, Bankside Gallery London
  • 1993Four Artists, Oldknows Gallery Nottingham
  • 1990Cartwright, Willetts, Measures, Nottingham University Gallery
  • 1983Nottingham Artists at the Seaside, Summer Exhibition, Nottingham Castle
  • 1980Five Artists, IBM Offices, Nottingham
  • 1979Toasting, Gardner Centre, Sussex University, selected by Poet in residence John James; inc. work by Barry Flanagan, Howard Hodgkin, Richard Long
  • 1977Miniatures, Coracle Press Gallery, London
  • 1975Nottingham University Gallery
  • 1972Serpentine Gallery London, Fourth exhibition, second Season
  • 1969John Moores, Liverpool
  • 1968Ikon Multiples, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  • 1968John Players Open Exhibition, Nottingham
  • 1967Survey '67, Camden Arts Centre
  • 1967John Moores, Liverpool
  • 1965AIA Gallery, London, Peter Cartwright, David Saunders
  • 1965Spatial and Kinetic Art, Midland Group, Nottingham
  • 1965John Moores, Liverpool
  • 1964Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
  • 1963AIA gallery, London, Summer Exhibition
  • 1958-60Young Contemporaries, London


Selected Publications

  • Catalogue introduction, Alison wilding, Art School Drawings from The 1960s and 70s. Karsten Schubert Gallery, 2011
  • 'art is a balm to the brain/& gives a certain resolution': The Impact of, and engagement with, the visual arts in John James' writing. Essay in 'The Salt Companion to John James', Salt Publishing, 2010
  • Guardian Weekend, 'Pick of the Week' preview of 'Peter Cartwright Retrospective', by Robert Clark. 2009
  • Two limited edition artists books, woodcut / woodcut text — 'Scragdrossdebris', 'Bilgecraprefuse', 2005
  • Survey '67 Abstract Painters, introductory essay by Paul Overy. Camden Arts Centre, 1967


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