Peter Driver combines conceptual and experiential elements within a multidisciplinary practice. Using drawing, walking, performative action, woodcut printmaking and banner making, he grounds social actions in the analogue and the hand-made. Presenting his experience of durational walks and contested sites, or negotiating the ambiguities of text, signification and interpretation, he considers ideas about art, society, ecology and the common good.  His output is often playful, colourful and visually rich, employing an element of chance. The works can be both a material assertion and a tentative search for meaning, opening a dialogue with the viewer and valuing the part they play in the search.






MA Fine Art, 2014-15: Winchester School of Art  

BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2011-14: Winchester School of Art

Foundation in Art and Design, 1981-82: Cambridge School of Art





2018 A Walk for Stanley - solo walking project, Instagram #aWalkForStanley

2017 Imagined Futures - K6 Gallery, Southampton

2017 For Such a Time as This - Brock Keep, Reading

2016  A Gaol Ballad and Other Assorted Love Songs - (with Amy-Rose Holland), Brock Keep, Reading

2016 WordUp! - (with Robert Fitzmaurice), Reading and online.

2015  ecologies of optimism and dissent, Jam Factory, Oxford

2014  I'm glad you're alive! - (with Lydia Heath), Brock Keep, Reading

2013  Peter Driver: Woodcuts - Winchester Discovery Centre







'silence | absence' - Broad Street Mall, Reading (curated by Richard Bentley)


'Let Us Dissent' - SPUDworks, Sway (CAS associate artists' group show)


'The Arborealists and Guests - The Art of Trees'', Turbine House, Reading


'Triangulations', Brock Keep, Reading (with Sarah Britten-Jones and Robert Fitzmaurice)


'In The Round', Chapel Arts, Andover (CAS associate artists' group show)




'Only The Sunny Hours: contemporary photography with a KODAK Brownie 127', Brock Keep, Reading (curated by Cally Trench)


Block_Chain>The Power of Two - online residency at (Block_1)



'Winter Print Salon', ONCA Gallery, Brighton


'ChaosContrastsChange', Brock Keep, Reading (studio group show curated by Janet Curley Cannon)


'Footprints', Winchester School of Art, (group show curated by Tessa Atton for the University of Southampton Festival of Doctoral Research)



'Fire & Water', (curator), Brock Keep, Reading (studio group show)



'Accretion' (co-curated with Kirsty Smith and Nicky Bell), Brightbyte Studio, Southampton


'10Days Winchester: CHALK', Winchester Gallery, Winchester


'The Laboratory of Dissent', Winchester Gallery, Winchester


'Meeting Point', Crypt Gallery, London (Blue Curry, Mia Taylor, Ian Dawson, Nicola Thomas, Stephen Cooper, Amy-Rose Holland, Kirsty Smith, et al.)


'Desire Lines', (curator), Brock Keep, Reading


'Print as a Verb', (co-curator with Chris Mercier), Brock Keep, Reading



Platform Graduate Award 2014, (selected show) Aspex Gallery Portsmouth


Someone & Something, Aspex Gallery Portsmouth


'Tabula Rasa' - The Bargehouse, London


Insight 2014, New Greenham Arts, Newbury


Transmediale Festival, Berlin (group installation)



'Raison D'etre' - Mottisfont National Trust, Hants


'No Working Title' - Tate Modern, London


Searching, always - arjeea21 group exhibition, Gallery 49, Bracknell





Andover March for Optimism, Andover Town Centre, 2015


'Encounters, Andover': production and free distribution of 200 woodcut prints inspired by Encounters Shop, Andover High Street, 2014


'March for Optimism', Winchester City Centre, 2014


Art&Ride, 24 hour project as part of 10Days, Winchester bus routes, 2013 (with Public Works)


Space for Peace, Winchester Cathedral 2013, (curated by Kimvi Nguyen)





'A Walk For Stanley', 2019 (available from Peculiarity Press here)


'thirteen days in spring: walking in relation to the kindness of strangers', 2012

(available from here )





Block_Chain>The Power of Two, online residency at, 2018


Basing House archaeological dig, Hampshire: artist in residence, July-August 2013





Arts Council for England grant for the arts to develop March for Optimism, Andover (as part of Chapel Arts Studios pop-up project 'The Bureau of Exchange')





University of Southampton (Winchester School of Art) - Teaching Fellow in Fine Art,


Open Hand OpenSpace, Reading - Printmaking tutor


Reading College - visiting artist, Art Foundation and Access courses (2015)





Winchester School of Art (alumni collection)


University of Southampton (artists books collection)


University of Southampton, Department of Archaeology


Berkshire Records Office


Reading Borough Council


private collections





Born 1962, Littleport, UK.  Married to Liz Driver since 1984.