Ron Robertson-Swann

Formalist Sculptor Ron Robertson-Swann OAM studied under Lyndon Dadswell at the National Art School, Sydney (1957-59) and Sir Anthony Caro OM and Phillip King CBE, at the St Martins School of Art, London, England (1962). Robertson-Swann is the Head of Sculpture at the National Art School and is the artistic adviser to the popular annual exhibition Sculpture by the Sea, of which his work is a recurrent fixture. He was a founding member of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane and at several regional galleries. His work has been included in group exhibitions including ‘Tracking the Field’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2009, ‘Federation, Australian Art Society 1901-2001’ at the National Gallery of Australia in 2001, and internationally in Denmark and Japan. Robertson-Swann has completed several significant public commissions at locations including the Queensland Cultural Centre, Brisbane and has won numerous awards including the Comalco Invitational Sculpture Award, the Bathurst Prize and the Alice Prize. His work is held by a number of public and private collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Australian National Gallery and Parliament House, Canberra, and internationally in England.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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In Blog

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