Rodney Pople

b. 1952

Rodney Pople is an interdisciplinary artist that works across various mediums such as painting, photography and sculpture. He completed a Diploma of Fine Arts majoring in Photography from the Tasmanian School of Art in 1974 and later studied sculpture at the Slade School of Art in London in 1978 and the New York Studio School in 1979. Pople has exhibited regularly in Australia for over 30 years and has held solo exhibitions overseas in Berlin and Shanghai. He is a multi-award winning artist who has received the 2016 Paddington Art Prize, the 2012 Glover Prize, 2014 Fishers Ghost Prize, 2009 NSW Parliament Art Prize and 2008 Sulman Prize. He was recently a finalist in the Gallipoli Art Prize, the Muswellbrook Art Prize and the Glover Prize in 2019, as well as the 65th Blake Prize and the Mosman Art Prize in 2018, and has been selected for the Archibald and Wynne Prize over 12 times since 2000. Pople’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and in 2014 his photo-based paintings were held at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne as part of a major solo exhibition. His work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and several regional and university galleries and internationally by MOMA, New York.

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In Blog

Rodney Pople: Finalist in The 65th Blake Prize

Congratulations to Rodney Pople who has been announced as a finalist in The 65th Blake Prize for his powerful work …

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William Robinson ‘Elixir of Light’ – QUT Gallery, Brisbane

William Robinson, Crack of dawn (1988), oil on canvas, QUT Art Collection. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural gifts Program …

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William Robinson & Greg Weight – ‘Between the Moon and the Stars’, MAGNT

Greg Weight, East of Emily Creek with meteorite (2009), digital print, 80 x 120 cm. 2018.016.001. Purchased 2018. MAGNT Collection. …

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Kyoko Imazu ‘In the Neighbourhood’ – West Gallery, Adelaide

Great Piece of Turf II (2019), etching and aquatint, 39 x 53.5 cm Kyoko Imazu ‘In the Neighbourhood’ West Gallery, …

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