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 – ‘Love in Life & Art’ at William Robinson Gallery

Image above: William Robinson  Sunset with riders  1986  oil on linen. Private collection, Brisbane.   An upcoming exhibition of select …

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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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Dale Miles & Stephanie Monteith – IGNITE Fundraising Event for Women for Change

Image above: Stephanie Monteith   Box and Crane  2022  graphite on paper  37 x 27 cm Fundraising event for Women for …

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Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Barbie Kjar  No Expectations  2024  ink, charcoal and conte on Somerset paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou …

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Jennifer Keeler Milne – Grafton Regional Gallery

‘Reflecting about the last few years of my practise, I realised that the perspective to which I’m constantly drawn is …

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Deborah Williams in ‘GAZE’ group exhibition – Australian Print Workshop

Deborah Williams  Differences in degree  2016  etching, engraving, aquatint and roulette, edition 20, 53 x 56 cm A selection of works …

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Greg Weight’s portrait of Emily Kam Kngwarray included in NGA exhibition

Image: Professor Fred Myer and curator Kelli Cole pictured at the NGA Artworks L-R: Sandover Map, Cartography © Brenda Thornley …

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Philip Davey – Documentary by Peter M Lamont

Philip Davey, pictured in his studio Filmmaker Peter M Lamont, of Handmade Films, has created a short film focusing on …

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Barbie Kjar & Mary Tonkin – Finalists in the 2024 Rick Amor Drawing Award

Image: Barbie Kjar  The Reach  2023  charcoal and ink on paper  38 x 56 cm Congratulations to Barbie Kjar and …

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Michael Snape at the Stonevilla Wearable Art Prize

Celebrated sculptor Michael Snape was recently invited to present his work as part of the Stonevilla Wearable Art Prize (SWAP) …

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John Wolseley Exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery

John Wolseley  The Overburden Dump, Hazelwood Power Station  1979  oil on board  14.7 x 60.9 cm John Wolseley: The Quiet …

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Salvatore Zofrea – In Collaboration with 3:33 Art Projects

Image above:  Days of Summer  2008-23  hand-coloured woodcut with lapis lazuli on paper  edition unique  44 x 59 cm “…I was …

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