The award-winning landscape photographs of the late Australian photographer, Peter Jarver, have been seen by tens of thousands of people at a solo exhibition in Berlin, Germany during September 2011.
The host of the exhibition in Germany, the Volkswagen Group, was so impressed by the quality of Peter Jarver’s images that it invited its very first exhibition by an Australian artist. It has never done so before.
Exhibitions held by the Volkswagen Group in Berlin attract between 50,000 and 80,000 visitors from Berlin and tourists from every country of the world. Berlin is a hub of European culture and the arts. Previous events have featured significant photographic, art and science exhibitions of a world class standard.
Michael Juhran, a representative of the Volkswagen Group in Berlin, Germany visited the Peter Jarver Gallery in Kuranda, Far North Queensland. “I was so impressed by the charisma of Peter’s photos, capturing the beauty and the unbridled energy of nature in a quite unique way. Immediately I felt the desire to share these beautiful photos with my friends and fellow-Berliners in Germany. Meeting Deborah Jarver in the gallery the idea of an exhibition in Berlin was born.”
The exhibition’s theme in September was “Australia”. It showcased Peter Jarver’s stunning works of art including a series of black and white images that has never been shown to the public before. Peter Jarver’s photographs are in public and private collections in nearly every country of the world.
The Australian Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Peter Tesch spoke at the opening of the exhibition. Mrs. Cornelia Schneider, chairwoman of the Volkswagen Automobil Forum also spoke.
Deborah Jarver, director of the Peter Jarver Gallery, said, “I was surprised and honoured to be asked to produce a large solo exhibition in Berlin. Many artists of world standard apply to exhibit at the Volkswagen Automobil Forum, so I was thrilled to be invited. It shows that Peter Jarver’s work is recognised internationally as of the highest quality landscape photography. This is also the first time an Australian artist’s work is being showcased at this prestigious venue”.
Peter Jarver was awarded the Master of Photography from the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers in 1994, as well as many other awards. Peter Jarver passed away in 2003.