Ian Peter Weston | Biography


2011-12   MFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland.

1999-01   MA Fine Art (Drawing), Wimbledon School of Art, London.

1994-98   BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Sunderland.

Ian Peter Weston studied Fine Art at the University of Sunderland, England, training in painting under the late Geoff Morten. He continued on to Wimbledon School of Art specifically to attend the Master of Arts program in Drawing, this time under the mentorship of Robert Mason. After moving to Auckland, Weston has continued his practice and undertaken further postgraduate study at Elam School of Fine Arts with a second Master’s degree. He is currently continuing his research at Elam.

In his working life Ian Peter Weston has been a soldier, a technician, a commercial photographer and, for some time now, a residential care worker.


2014   ‘Enemy Coast Ahead’ – 30 Upstairs Gallery, Wellington.

2013-14 ‘Painting Now: Out of Elam’ (group show) – Pah Homestead, Auckland.

2013   ‘walking the walk, turning the turn’ – lecture at Auckland Art Gallery.

2013   ‘the other place’ (group show) – Allpress Gallery, Auckland.

2013   ‘Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards’ (group show) – Orexart, Auckland.

2013   ‘Painting Now: Out of Elam’ (group show) – The Vivian Gallery, Matakana.

2012   ‘Elam Graduate Show’.

2012   ‘Gordon’s Walters Prize’ – Snake Pit, Auckland.

2012   ‘Parallax Views’ – Snake Pit, Auckland.

2011   ‘Portrait’ (group show) – Depot Artspace, Devonport.

2010   ‘How To Be A Space Shuttle Main Engine’ – Depot Artspace, Devonport.

2010   ‘All our lovely ladies here’ (‘Metonymy’ group project collaboration

with poet Janet Charman) – Corbans Estate Art Centre, Henderson.

2010   ‘Vantage Point’ (group show) – Depot Artspace, Devonport.

2009   ‘Up Down Recycle’ (group show) – Depot Artspace, Devonport.

2009   ‘Naked Nomad Narcissus’ – Depot Artspace, Devonport.

2009   ‘Excess Baggage’ (group show) – Depot Artspace, Devonport.

2009   ‘Showpiece’ (group show) – Depot Artspace, Devonport.

2008   ‘Lightweight’ (group show) – Room 103, Auckland.


Awards and Prizes

2013   Winner of the Barfoot and Thompson prize at the Glaister Ennor Awards.

2013   Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards nomination.

2012   Selected finalist at ‘Gordon’s Walters Prize’ exhibition, Snake Pit,


2003   Award from the Arts Council of England to support ‘The World

Being Made’ an installation at Georges House Gallery, Folkestone.

1999   Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, The British Council,

to study MA in Fine Art Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art.

1998   Sunderland Echo Painting Prize – best graduate painting presentation

BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Sunderland.

1991   Licentiate awarded by the Royal Photographic Society for the best

GCE A Level Photography examination grade in England and Wales.


Publications and Reviews

2013 ‘Eight Elam Graduates’, in Eye Contact, eyecontactsite.com/2013/08/eight-elam-


2013 ‘Painting Now, Out of Elam’, in Art New Zealand, Spring 2013 edition.

2013 ‘Two new emerging artists clinch annual award’, National Business Review, 8th July.

2013   MFA dissertation ‘Tableau as painting and remembrance’, extract in

the Elam Graduate Year Book 2012

2010 ‘Artists connect in a creative blind date’ Weekend Herald, 28th August.