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

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023

Image above John Petrie with his winning work  23.5°  in Marks Park, Tamarama. Photograph by Jane Barrett 25TH EXHIBITION | …

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023

Image above: Ayako Saito  Lunar Shadow  2019. Installation view at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, 2023. Photo by Jessica Wyld. …

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Ron Robertson-Swann – ‘Nijinsky’ installed at Government House Sydney

Image above: Nijinsky  2020  steel, painted  195 x 215 x 215 cm. Install view at Sculpture in the Vineyards 2022. …

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Wayne Eager – Interview in Studio National

Above image: Wayne Eager, Allegory I  2023 oil on linen 95 x 133 cm Wayne Eager was interviewed by Janet …

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Omina Art Prize Finalists – Kate Hudson, Martin King, Robin Stewart and Marina Strocchi

Image above: Marina Strocchi The vineyards of Madden’s Lane 2023 acrylic on linen 122 x 152 cm Congratulations to Kate …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Ravenswood Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler – Milne for being selected as a finalist in the Ravenswood Art Prize 2024 for her …

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Introducing the Sydney Stock Rooms

Australian Galleries is thrilled to introduce our most recent gallery space ~ the Sydney Stock Rooms. Located directly opposite our …

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Jimmy Rix interview for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2024

In a fascinating artist interview for Sculpture by the Sea,  Jimmy Rix shares insights into the themes which inspired his …

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Julian Twigg ‘Long Haul’ – short film and interview by Peter Lamont

Portrait of Julian Twigg by Peter Lamont Filmmaker Peter Lamont of Handmade Films has created a wonderful short film on …

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Congratulations Martin King – Finalist in The Alice Prize

Martin King  ledger of the lost years ‘24 and ‘25′  N.D  graphite, watercolour and gouache on drafting film and paper  …

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Dianne Fogwell – ‘Prescience’ Exhibition at Geelong Gallery

Image above: Dianne Fogwell  Prescience  2023  linocut and woodcut  4,500 x 145 cm  – installation at Geelong Gallery Congratulations to …

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Raymond Arnold Highly Commended & Rodney Pople a Finalist in the 2024 Glover Prize

Image above: Raymond Arnold Congratulations to Raymond Arnold, who has been Highly Commended in the 2024 Glover Prize, and to …

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The 2024 Palmer Sculpture Biennial

Image above: Greg Johns  The Kiss (Buried Alive)  2022-23  Corten steel  140 x 486 x 18cm “Congratulations to Greg Johns …

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