William Robinson

b. 1936

Figurative expressionist painter William Robinson is considered one of Australia’s foremost living artists. He is recognised for his unique interpretation of the Australian landscape as well as his whimsical portraits and narrative scenes. Robinson was born in Queensland in 1936 and began painting in the 1960s. His broad, detailed images of the Australian bushland emphasising the skewed perspective of the beholder are among the most recognisable images of the Australian landscape. His humourous and imaginative self-portraits were awarded the Archibald Prize in 1987 and 1995. A major retrospective of his work was held in 2001 at the Queensland Art Gallery. A monograph of his work was published in the same year. In 2009 the William Robinson Gallery was opened at the QUT campus in Old Government House.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2018 –  Etchings and Lithographs

2018 – Paintings

2016

In Blog

William Robinson ‘Nature Imagined’ at QUT Gallery

NATURE IMAGINED William Robinson 29 June 2018 – June 2019 While the spectacular hinterland of South East Queensland has provided …

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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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