About The Artist
Robert has over 30 years experience of working in the visual arts sector as an exhibiting artist, curator, arts facility manager and educator. He established Arts Creative to realise the potential of art activities beyond the restrictions of bureaucratic constraints. The visual arts provide a limitless source of material and techniques through which to foster skill development, personal growth, community development, emotional wellbeing and issue awareness.
Robert has been the Creative Director of Seacourt Print Workshop, a founding director of Catalyst Arts, a founder of Ards Arts Collective and a Rudolf Steiner Art Teacher, devising numerous innovative programmes for engaging the public in creative activities. His specialist areas include creativity, wellbeing, education and community development. Peters' artwork is held within the collections of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Trinity College and the Hong Kong Open Print Studio, having exhibited regionally and internationally including at the Halls of Science NYC.
Organisations he has worked with include: Action Mental Health, Alzhiemers Society, Cedar Foundation, Jigsaw NI, Fibromyalgia Support North Down and Ards, Positive Futures Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, FE McWilliam Gallery, Armagh Planetarium, Queens University Marine Lab, the National Trust, Borough Councils, over forty secondary schools across Northern Ireland and numerous primary schools. Internationally, Peters has worked in partnership with Arizona State University, John Brown University AR, Pyramid Atlantic DC, Vanha Paukkua Finland, Wharepuke Gallery NZ, University of Vienna and given presentations at international conferences and symposia.