Peter Gates


My photographic practice is concerned with the poetry of the everyday. I am interested in the

landscape in which the epic daily life unfolds and the detail around which this endless cycle is played out.


I am drawn to the sculptural, compositional and cultural qualities of my own environment. The play of light on surface, colour, spatial relationships between unremarkable objects  and the implicit and ambiguous metaphor these combined elements can evoke.


I am in pursuit of an unresolved narrative told through the crystallization of time, meditative glances at the spaces in-between and that which takes place at the intersection of concrete reality and subjective perception.



MA Photography University of Brighton, 2008 BA (hons)

BA (hons) Three dimensional design, 199, Plymouth Polytechnic Exeter faculty of Art and Design



2013 The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, London

With The Lyrical & the Ordinary Collectve, Tanya Clarke, Peter Gates, Emer Gillespie, Jacqueline McCullough


2012-13 The Space Between – V&A Museum of Childhood, London

With The Lyrical & the Ordinary Collectve, Tanya Clarke, Peter Gates, Emer Gillespie, Jacqueline McCullough


2012 Pleece & Co, Old Stein, Brighton

Window slide projection visable on the street, as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012

With The Lyrical & the Ordinary Collectve, Tanya Clarke, Peter Gates, Emer Gillespie, Jacqueline McCullough


2012 My colour photographs are... Your colour photographs

As part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012

Solo, Sets of 12 6x4 photographic prints were left at locations around the city. Bringing to our attention the photograph as physical object. Something which the audience can feel, hold, take away, and do what they want with. Blu Tac included.


2012 Photobook Show Archive

Two of my photo books included in the Photbook Show Archive, displayed as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012 at Phoenix Gallery Brighton


2011 The Photobook Show, Workflow Studio, Freehold Terrace Brighton

Joan Alexander, Diana Artus, Gordon Ashbridge, Murray Ballard, Alex Bailey & Helen Flanagan, Julian Baron, Kevin Beck, Pierre Bessard, Pogo Books,Antony Cairns, Margarida Correia, Lawrence Daley, Caitlin Duennebier Jon Dunning, Ramon Eding, Peter Edwards, Human Endeavour, Dan Epthorp, Jason Evans, Virgilio Ferreira, Peter Gates, Stuart Griffiths, Nicolas Haeni, Yoann Hagnere & Viola Korosi, Andy Heller,,Bonifacio Barrio Hijosa, Kenji Hirasawa, Fergus Jordan, Shiho Kito,,Josef Konczak/Martin Seeds, Espen R Krukhaug, Jason Larkin, Queenie Rosita Law, Chris Linaker, John Maclean, Louise Maher, Bertil Nilsson, Simon Norfolk, Preston is my Paris, Bruno Quinquet, Misha de Ridder, Nick Rochowski, Davi Russo, William Sadowski, Kayne Li Lui Sang, Maria Serrano, Amelia Shepherd, Jess Smith, Ewen Spencer, Lucy Steggals, Aya Takada, Mikel Telleria, Megan Turner-Jones, Harry Watts


Photo Ireland and the Belfast Photo Festival

'Insignificance' selected and exhibited as one of the 20 best contemporary Blurb photobooks

Book & Magazine Fair, FilmBase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. 15-31 July 2011


2011, House Open 2011, The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square Hove

Alex Binney, Louise Bristow, Lucy Brown, Duncan Bullen, Helen Cann, Donya Coward, Peter Gates, Gary Goodman, Sam Hewitt, Sylvie Howett, Kate Jenkins, Emily Jolley, Jesse Leroy Smith, Andre Lichtenberg, Bernard Mills, Andrew Mockett, Daniella Norton, Rob Peel, Janette Staton, Carolyn Trant, Martin Ward, Sara Wilkinson The Drawing Rooms, The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove,


2011, Gallery 100, Group Show, Queens Road, Brighton

Jean-Luc Brouard, Alex Currie, Peter Gates and Zeljko Ivankovic


2010 Small Things Short listed for the Danny Wilson Memorial Award,

Brighton Photo Fringe Focus Space, Old Coop Building, London Road, Brighton

Tanya Clarke and Peter Gates


2010 The Arts Forum Presents, Friese Greene Gallery, Brighton

Karoki Lewis, Christopher King, Richard Rowland, Nick Adams, James Reid, Evangelia Voutsaki, Peter Gates, Moira Blackwell and Abi Sidebotham, Curators: Vanessa Jones, Beatrice Haverich


2010 Humble Arts Foundation Group Show 36,

Peter Gates, Garret Miller, Louise Ingalls Sturges, Alex Kisilevich, Sean Ellingson, Maury Gortemiller, Elina Ruka, Greg Wasserstrom, Megan Cump, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Alex Segreti, Bjarne Bare, Charlie Engman, Kelli Pennington, Laura Noel, Mark Likosk, Clayton Cotterell, and Sandy Carson, Curator: Nathanial Ward


2008 Degree show, MA Photography, University of Brighton


2006 Environmental Studies, Hedspace Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton

Peter Gates, Adrian Talbot


Blanche House Hotel, Kemp Town, Brighton, Feb '05, photographs and etchings


2004 Etchings, Thebes Gallery, Lewes


Café Nia, Brighton, Jan 2004, Multiple plate aquatints


Permanent Gallery, Dec 2003, Multiples, Group Show, Brighton, Three plate aquatint


2003 Print Open, Mall Gallery, London


Freuds, London, Feb 1998, Drawings and watercolours


Gabriele Skelton Ltd, London, Oct 1997, Drawings and watercolours


Teaching experience

Sessional Lecturer in Design, NCJT Journalism, Current, City College, Brighton


Central Saint Martins, Spring '07, Visiting lecturer, drawing module, BA(hons) Graphic Design


University of Portsmouth, Spring '05, Part-time lecturer, printmaking module, BA(hons) Illustration coarse


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by Ann d’Arcy Hughes and Hebe Vernon-Morris, Published by Rotovision