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

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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‘A Painted Landscape’ Book Launch and Exhibition

Just as Dorothea Mackellar’s words have a knack for swelling the metaphorical chest of many Australians with the evocative descriptions …

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Graeme Drendel ‘Confessions’ – Tweed Regional Gallery

Graeme Drendel’s skilfully executed works appear to be driven by narratives – though it is not necessarily clear what these …

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Rona Green ‘In Fine Fettle’ – Solander Gallery, New Zealand

Rona Green  In Fine Fettle opens Wednesday 17 October from 5.30pm to 7pm at Solander Gallery, 218 Willis Street, Wellington, …

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