BAPëA's art classes are conducted in the vibrant working studio environment of teacher and director Peter Bok.
Investigative approach to problem solving and concept development underpins the lesson program at every level.
Small intimate student groups ensure dedicated teacher attention inspiring achievement and progress.
Flexible course structure allows students to explore a range of techniques appropriate to their needs.

The BAPëA GAP YEAR PAINTER SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded annually to expand opportunities for South Australian Youth to explore an interest in a career in visual arts specifically in the area of painting.
Scholarships are tenable for 12 months and awarded on the basis of a written application, a folio of prescribed work and an interview.
Selection criteria include artistic merit, commitment to visual arts practice, community engagement and financial need and/or other hardship.
Each scholarship is intended to cover the costs of all fees for a period of four terms at BAPëA.

For an application form, email Peter Bok at BAPëA

School Facilities

  • Gallery
  • Library
  • Student tearoom and kitchen
  • Comfortable garden retreats
  • Secure off-street parking


Principal lecturer, Peter Bok has been a practising artist since the 1980s'.
Over the years he has established himself as a significant award winning painter, draftsman and arts educator in Adelaide. Studying at the Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam, he was taught traditional portrait painting by Herman Gordijn, the royal portraitist, along side the Post Modern Conceptualists and the Neo-Expressionists.
It was his interest in the latter that took him to Berlin in 1984 after graduating from the Rietveld. In Berlin, his exposure to the Neue Wilde such as Fetting and Salome, was to greatly influence his bold painting style.
In the early 1990s' his work saw a significant shift into a disciplined hard-edged geometric abstraction. Curriculum Vitae


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