Extract from text by Declan McGonagle, National Eisteddfod Publication 2012 - 'Y Lle Celf', Arts Council Wales.
"Time, which I believe is a necessary part of negotiating meaning in all art experience, is at the centre of Peter Bobby's Curtain - a piece in HD video which shows the closing and opening of a huge red curtain at the side of an auditorium. The view beyond the curtain which is concealed and revealed is a functioning city. Curtain is successful because invested in it is the artist's own understanding of the canon to which he relates his work and references - the photographic eye and the reading of the social context in which his and our lived experience as artist and non-artist, takes place. The revealed focus on the urban carries all of our understandings of dramatic change in the nature and purpose of the urban space, within living memory - presented, simultaneously, a shutting down and an opening up. The artist puts it to you to decide where value lies."