1938 West riding town of Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England.
1954-1958: Painting & lithography at Dewsbury & Batley College of Art.
1959-1960: Obtained Art Teachers Diploma at Liverpool College of Art.
1960-1969 : Lecturer, High Schools, Grammar Schools and colleges of further education in United Kingdom. Exhibited in "Yorkshire Artists" and "West Riding Artists" exhibitions. Partner, "Visual Communications" design studio.
1970 : Moved to Tasmania with his family to take up positions in Tasmanian secondary schools teaching art.
1980 : Appointed head of School of Art, Burnie College of Technical and Further Education.
1985 : Became full time professional painter.
1989 : Established small studio in Hobart
1989 : Established the "Peter Barraclough Studio Gallery", Hobart
1992 : Expanded Studio Gallery to incorporate "Pallettes Studio Cafe" as artist and public meeting venue.