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

For the Love of Trees – Burrinja’s creative response to the devastating June storm event

Image above: Mary Tonkin  After, Kalorama  2021  oil on linen  183 x 320 cm We are delighted to share this …

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William Robinson – Art Guide Interview

Image: William Robinson  Out of the dawn  1987  oil on linen. Collection of Martin and Jan Jorgensen, Brisbane. William Robinson …

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Postcards from God — William Robinson

William Robinson has recently been featured as a guest on the ABC radio program ‘Conversations’ with Sarah Kanowski. William Robinson …

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Jenny Rodgerson and Christine Wrest-Smith – Finalists in the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2022

Jenny Rodgerson  Self portrait  2022  oil on linen   Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson and Christine Wrest-Smith who have been selected …

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Peter Wegner – The Centenarians, Benalla Art Gallery

Peter Wegner  Bill Gregory 2022 Benalla  2022  pencil and beeswax on paper  64 x 48 cm In July, Benalla Art …

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Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the Darling Portrait Prize 2022.

Jenny Rodgerson  Vegan in a leather coat  2022  oil on linen Congratulations to Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson, who have …

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Janet Luxton – Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize People’s Choice Award Winner

Above image: Janet Luxton On Mount Olympus 2022  oil on Belgian linen  150 x 130 cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton …

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Colin Lanceley: Earthly Delights – National Art School Gallery

Colin Lanceley  Chablis  1980-81  oil, mixed media and wood on canvas  143 x 220 x 18 cm (Image © the …

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Sue Anderson ‘Keep awesome’ Exhibition at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre Gallery

Sue Anderson  Keep awesome, Tanglewood 2014  oil on linen  90 x 110 cm   Sue Anderson’s solo exhibition Keep awesome …

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August Carpenter in ‘Alter’ Exhibition – Divisions Gallery

The Actions of Storms; a terrible reputation   2021  monotype on 250gsm Velin Arches paper  120 x 80 cm August Carpenter …

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Danielle Creenaune – International Print Exhibitions

Above image: Danielle Creenaune  Near ground  2022  lithograph on somerset satin white paper  edition 12 43 cm x 37 cm Following …

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Philip Davey and Wayne Viney in ‘Sage Advice’ exhibition – Whitehorse Artspace

Wayne Viney  Mallee flood plain VIII  2021 monotype  45 x 46 cm Philip Davey and Wayne Viney are included in …

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‘Erwin Fabian: Sculptor’ by Sasha Grishin

Australian Galleries is delighted to present the new publication Erwin Fabian: Sculptor by Sasha Grishin Erwin Fabian was one of …

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