Robin Stewart

Robin L. Stewart has exhibited paintings in solo and group shows around Australia, Japan and the UK.

From the mid-1960s Robin worked as a commercial artist and designer in advertising agencies in Canada, USA and England. Returning to Australia in 1969, he began a 10-year career as a senior art director, working for international agencies. In 1980, Robin founded Luscombe & Partners advertising. As Creative Director and then Managing Director, he built the agency into a national brand. He left the business world in 1991. Robin worked as a writer and novelist and created film scripts. He published two works of fiction: Goat on a Hill (1999) and Mcity (2007). Mcity was awarded a commendation by the Fellowship of Australian writers in 2008.

Robin Stewart’s work is figurative modern, mainly in painting. However, he has recently made his first step into sculpture with a new work, Traveller. The work is a collaboration with Allen Annells. Traveller takes these ideas into a cubist expression.  The language is Constructivism, where geometry depicts a human form, and intersecting planes multiply the views. Changing light changes the mood while the figure remains a series of connected parts. Constructivism builds on geometry’s hidden meaning.

Robin began painting in 2009 and works from his studio in Melbourne, Australia. He exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show R.A. (UK) in 2015, and has been shortlisted three times. Robin exhibited at the Art Olympia international competition, Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo, Japan. Robin exhibited as a finalist in the 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.





In Blog

Robin Stewart – Finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

Image above: Robin Stewart  Evening with dreams of things past  2021  oil on linen  154 x 154 cm Congratulations to …

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Robin Stewart – Artist Feature

Image above: Robin Stewart  The second interview  2018  oil on linen  97 x 97 cm Robin Stewart’s paintings depict a …

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Robin Stewart – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Image above: Robin Stewart  Evening with Liszt  oil on linen  61 x 56 cm Congratulations to Robin Stewart who has been shortlisted in …

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Congratulations Martin King – Finalist in The Alice Prize

Martin King  ledger of the lost years ‘24 and ‘25′  N.D  graphite, watercolour and gouache on drafting film and paper  …

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Dianne Fogwell – ‘Prescience’ Exhibition at Geelong Gallery

Image above: Dianne Fogwell  Prescience  2023  linocut and woodcut  4,500 x 145 cm  – installation at Geelong Gallery Congratulations to …

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Raymond Arnold Highly Commended & Rodney Pople a Finalist in the 2024 Glover Prize

Image above: Raymond Arnold Congratulations to Raymond Arnold, who has been Highly Commended in the 2024 Glover Prize, and to …

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The 2024 Palmer Sculpture Biennial

Image above: Greg Johns  The Kiss (Buried Alive)  2022-23  Corten steel  140 x 486 x 18cm “Congratulations to Greg Johns …

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Gallery News – When one door closes, another one opens…

The three adjoining properties which comprise the Australian Galleries Sculpture Park in Porcupine Ridge are now on the market. The …

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Marina Strocchi – Featured in The Art of Healing magazine

Image above: Marina Strocchi  Dusk in the Hills  2023  acrylic on linen  60 x 93 cm Marina Strocchi’s insightful writing …

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2024

Image above: Greg Johns  Sit Down Fella (Contemplative)  2023  Corten steel and bronze  260 cm high To view a selection …

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Barbie Kjar – Winner of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Image above: Barbie Kjar and her winning work No Expectations  2024 Photograph by Louisa Chircop Congratulations to Barbie Kjar, Winner …

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David Frazer ‘All That You’ve Loved’ Exhibition at Trinity College

‘David Frazer is primarily a graphic artist, a printmaker, who in his work creates a little microcosm, or a convincing …

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Simon Normand – Exhibition Reviews and Interviews – The Age, ABC Radio & Nikkei Asia

Image above: Simon Normand  Map – Australia  2023  acrylic on canvas and mixed media  145 x 170 cm  Simon Normand’s …

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