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Peter's Tree

ArtistWilliam Yaxley
Production Date1986
Mediumwood, fibreglass, feathers, and oil paint
Size1900 x 1000 x 1000 mm
DepartmentInternational Art
Subjectsbirds, heads (representations), trees, mythology, myths
Accession DateJul 1988
Accession NoC1994/1/278
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988


" 'Peter's Tree' was inspired by the story of an old Pacific Islander who lived in our district (Byfield) in Central Queensland. Peter's main diet was sulphur crested cockatoos." (William Yaxley, 2003)

Chartwell Notes

Second Image shows work in exhibition at Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton, 1989