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Peter Dalla Costa was born 1948, Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad, West Indies
He was sent to school in England at the age of 15, not returning home until the age of 21, when he began taking photographs and making drawings and work about Trinidad.
He studied painting, printmaking and graphic design at art colleges in the UK.
He then embarked upon a career in textile design, creating designs and collections for soft furnishings companies and fashion houses in the UK, Europe and the U.S.A.
He currently lives and paints in London, frequently visiting Trinidad for inspiration and remarkable content.
2016 - Correspond at IR11 Gallery, Edinburgh (group show)
2008 & 2007 - Dulwich Festival Artist’s Open House
2006 & 2002 - Coastal Currents Arts Festival (Hastings).
2006 - Dulwich Picture Gallery, Summer Exhibition.
2011 - 2013 -
Moved to Trinidad to paint.
Work Experience -
1998 - 2008
Art Tutor and Visiting Lecturer;
Winchester College of Art and Design, Southampton University, Dulwich Picture Gallery, amongst others.
1990 - 1998
Freelance Textile Designer, Stylist and Colourist, London and Trinidad.
Parker Knoll Fabrics UK, Revman Industries USA, Springs Industries USA,
Crown Crafts USA, Chatham Manufacturing USA.
1976 - 1990
Collier Campbell Ltd, London.
Partner and Senior Designer.
1973 - 1976
Freelance Designer and Colourist.
2014 - 2016
TURPS Art School - Correspondence Course.
1969 - 1973
Leicester College of Art and Design, De Montfort University.
1967 - 1969
Gt. Yarmouth College of Art and Design.
1984 - Duke of Edinburgh Prize for Excellence in Design.
Private collections in UK, Caribbean and USA.