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Peter Gouldthorpe

award winning author and artist.

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Peter Gouldthorpe has lived in Tasmania for over forty years and has a very varied artistic output. As well as creating award winning books for children over thirty five years he also paints landscapes, portraits, sets for film and television as well as his popular trompe l’oeil murals. His latest mural was for the Melbourne City Council in Chrissy Amphlett Lane. He has been a finalist in the Glover Prize winning the People’s Choice in 2010. As well as writing his own stories he has illustrated books for Paul Jennings, John Marsden, Colin Thiele and Gary Crew. His work is held in public and private collections throughout Australia. He has undertaken numerous Tasmanian Government Art Site projects and one of his murals recently received heritage listing.

His first illustrated book was Jonah and the Manly Ferry.  Since then he has illustrated many picture books, working with famous authors like Paul Jennings, John Marsden, Gary Crew and Colin Thiele. He won the CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 1994 with Gary Crew for First Light.  Together they created his only Tasmanian story, The Lost Diamond of Killiecrankie.

His most recent books are No Return: Captain Scott’s Race to the Pole and Ice, Wind, Rock: Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic.  Peter was awarded Honour Book in the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in the 2014 CBCA Awards for Ice, Wind, Rock.

The Coming Squall, oil on canvas

The Coming Squall, oil on canvas

The Tracked Wilderness, oil on linen

The Tracked Wilderness, oil on linen

Aurora substation

Aurora substation

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Exterior of the Hobart Bookshop
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Hobart Bookshop

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22 Salamanca Square, Hobart

a proud independent bookshop with an emphasis on Tasmaniana, poetry and literature.
Fullers Bookshop - Hobart
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Fullers Bookshop

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131 Collins Street, Hobart

Established in 1923, it is one of Hobart's leading independent booksellers.

Contact the artist through his website: https://gouldthorpe.carbonmade.com/