The family of the renowned sculptor, the late Peter Blizzard, have kindly donated a special piece to be sold for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.
Sculptor Peter Blizzard completed a certificate of art at the Prahran CAE and a Diploma of Art at RMIT in 1967. In 1970 he began his career as a sculptor after a career as a graphic designer, creating large steel abstract works. He exhibited at several International Trade Fairs including New York and San Francisco in 1970, as well as Isogaya Gallery in Tokyo in 1997. A survey exhibition titled ‘Sacred Stone’ was held at the Stonington Stables Museum of Art at Deakin University in 2003. Blizzard’s work was included in group exhibitions including Mildura Sculpture Triennial 1978, 1982 and 1988,; the Australian Sculpture Triennial in 1981 and the McClelland Sculpture survey in 2003.
Commissions include public and large corporate buildings, hospitals and churches, including the powerful War Memorial in Ballarat, Victoria. Blizzard was awarded the Caulfield invitation sculpture award in 1979 and received awards in the first Australian Sculpture Triennial in 1981 and the Mildura Sculpture Triennial in 1982. His work is held in several regional collections including Bendigo, Caulfield, Mildura and La Trobe, and internationally in the Vatican Collection, Rome.