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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Greg Weight – Finalist in the 2019 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture

Greg Weight, Den, Across the Old Table (2017), inkjet print Congratulations to Greg Weight for his poignant portrait ‘Den, Across …

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Sasha Grishin Review – John Wolseley, Mulkun Wirrpanda & Mary Tonkin

Image: Two old artists looking for shellfish – John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda, opening, Australian Galleries. All photos courtesy of …

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David Frazer winning work in the 2019 Cossack Art Awards

David Frazer, The Tangled Wood (Composition I), 2018, etching, edition 40, 80cm x 120cm Congratulations to David Frazer, winner of …

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