With Mayor of Ipswich, Paul Pisisale, in ToowoombaPeter is becoming a popular role model and advocate for people with a disability and loves helping others to understand what it is like to have complex communication needs. So when he holds or attends a special event or is asked to speak at conferences or for special groups and gatherings, media coverage of those events helps to achieve that.  RIGHT: With Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale, at the Toowoomba Business Breakfast

In November 2012 Peter featured in a 3-minute video created for ABC Online’s ‘Day-in-the-Life’ project. Click on the links below to view:

• video “I am Peter, I am an artist and a writer” + Tony Bryant’s BLOG

• Peter’s story on ABC’s national Facebook page


Listen to Peter and Betty on ABC Radio’s ‘Mornings with Annie Gaffney’ on 3 December 2012 talking about Facilitated Communication (FC), plus an interview with former Disability Services Queensland speech pathologist, Matthew Wilson, sharing his understanding and experiences of FC while working in the department.


Below are some newspaper articles and media reports that have featured Peter’s inspiring story and varied activities. (Note: some articles not available online.)

• 2017 MAY 17 My Weekly Preview | Art from the Heart  Magazine – Cover Story

• 2017 MARCH 17 Source Kids | The Peter Rowe Show  [by Marie-Louise Willis]

• 2015 APRIL08 ABC Open | Learning to tap saved my life – part of Open Drum’s ‘Living with disability’ topic

• 2012 SEPT15 Sunshine Coast Daily | Wordless wonder works

•  2012 SEPT10 Sunshine Coast Daily website | Creativity breaking down barriers [by Lauren Grounsell]

•  2012 AUG29 Bayside & Northern Suburbs Star | Artist uses creative talents [by Jacqueline Husson]

•  2012 AUG01 Bayside & Northern Suburbs Star | Peter’s art has strong message [by Renee Subacius]

•  2012 JULY26 Itty Bitty Bites Brisbane (blog) | Peter’s Story

• 2012 MAR16 Hervey Bay Observer | Speaking with art   [by Kerri Alexander, editor]

•  2012 March, Vol.11  Newsletter – Bay Support Services Group, Hervey Bay [by Pat Turner]

• 2011 MAY Journey magazine | Artist finds release  [by Ben Penning]

•  2011 MAR30 Sunshine Coast Daily website | Schools get ready for story time

• 2011 MAR10 CitySouthNews | Peter shares love of writing   [by Suzanne Dorfield]

•  2011 MAR09 Sunshine Coast Daily website | Peter free from silent world [by Nicole Fuge]

•  2011 MAR09 Caloundra Weekly | Peter’s tale of hope inspiring | Peter finds his voice [by Nicole Fuge]

•  2011 MAR03 Westender website | Books do the talking

•  2009 NOV AGOSCI magazine | My Life – A Story and Thoughts on Communication [by Peter Rowe]

•  2008 OCT 22 Northside Chronicle | Performers prepare to shine (DREAMZ) [by Dennis Clough]

•  2007 OCT18 Weekender | His fingers do the talking  [by Gregory Stanton]

•  2003 RealTimeArts magazine Issue 59 | Wataboshi: the seeds grow [by Lalita McHenry]


*NOTE: some articles not available – awaiting permission for publication on website