Using (a) repertoire of symbolic and expressive elements, John Robinson’s paintings and prints develop richly evocative responses to the nature of the land, of life and of our experience.

Although they possess considerable visual appeal, they are never purely decorative. There is always a departure point, a cue to suggest further contemplation, an invitation to speculate on and to consider the issues that have generated these images and that, embodied in symbol and emotional evocation, are contained within them.

Energy as the ever present, always changing, all embracing factor, to be pursued in a search for truth and meaning, locates these works within the domain of philosophy, a visual parallel to one of the eternal quests, an understanding of the nature of the universe.

Bernard Hoffert 1988

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND REPRESENTATION

JOHN ROBINSON

Melbourne, 1940 – 2009

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne

2013 Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne

2009 Bendigo Art Gallery, Essential Refencing, Recent Works

2002 Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo

2000 Bulle Galleries, Melbourne

1999 Bulle Galleries, Melbourne

1996 Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

1995 Bendigo Art Gallery, Recent Paintings

1994 Bendigo Art Gallery, Intaglio Prints

1993 Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo

1992 Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

1991 Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1990 Swan Hill Regional Gallery of Contemporary Art

1989 Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1987 Gallery 52, Perth

1987 Anima Gallery, Adelaide

1986  Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1984  Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1982  Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1980 Druckma Press, Melbourne

1977 Owen Dixon Chambers, Melbourne

1977  Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1974  Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1969 Strines Gallery, Melbourne

1966 Argus Gallery, Melbourne

1962-2007 Numerous Group Exhibitions held nationally and internationally including Japan, USA, Canada and the UK.

AWARDS & PROJECTS

1976-1983 Druckma Press was established. George Baldessin, John Robinson and Les Kossatz were the founders. They printed their own works also editioning for other contemporary artists such as Fred Williams, John Brack, John Olsen, Noel Counihan and Clifton Pugh

1974 Geelong Art Gallery, Print Purchase Prize Award

1975 Australian Visual Arts Board, Special Projects Grant

1977 Australian Visual Arts Board, Direct Assistance Grant

1980 Australian Visual Arts Board, Special Projects Grant

1983 Queensland Art Gallery Purchase Prize

1999 Outside Study Program, La Trobe University, Bendigo

2000 Visiting Artist, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

REPRESENTED

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of SA

Queensland Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Art Gallery & Museum, Launceston

Museum and Art Gallery NT, Darwin

Parliament House Canberra

Print Council of Australia

Ballarat Regional Gallery

Benalla Regional Gallery

Bendigo Regional Gallery

Burnie Regional Gallery

Geelong Regional Gallery

Mornington Regional Gallery

Swan Hill Regional Gallery

Flinders University Collection

La Trobe University Collection, Melbourne

La Trobe University Collection, Bendigo

Australian National University Collection, Canberra

Other institutional, major corporate and private collections

John Robinson, Red Shift, 2006,  acrylic on canvas, 172 x 230cm $18,000
John Robinson, Red Shift, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 172 x 230cm $18,000
John Robinson, Double Circle, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 230 x 173cm $18,000
John Robinson, Double Circle, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 230 x 173cm $18,000
Blue Shift, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 210x170cm SOLD
Blue Shift, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 210x170cm SOLD
John Robinson, Dispersed Comet, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 172 x 200cm 16,000
John Robinson, Dispersed Comet, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 172 x 200cm 16,000
Compelling call, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 168x213cm $16,000
Compelling call, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 168x213cm $16,000
John Robinson, Descent,1986, acrylic on canvas, 83x76cm $6600
John Robinson, Descent,1986, acrylic on canvas, 83x76cm $6600
John Robinson, Screen, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 167 x 213cm $16,500
John Robinson, Screen, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 167 x 213cm $16,500
John Robinson, Nucleus, 2000, lithograph ed 10, 40x40cm
John Robinson, Nucleus, 2000, lithograph ed 10, 40x40cm
John Robinson, Blue Expansion, 1988, oil stick on paper, 70x57cm $3500 framed
John Robinson, Blue Expansion, 1988, oil stick on paper, 70x57cm $3500 framed
John Robinson, Night Detail, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 83x106cm $4000
John Robinson, Night Detail, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 83x106cm $4000
John Robinson, Box, 1969, silk screen print, Ed 10, 56x80cm $1000 framed.
John Robinson, Box, 1969, silk screen print, Ed 10, 56x80cm $1000 framed.
John Robinson, Pyramidal Heap II, 1972 lithograph ed 30, 76 x 102cm $900
John Robinson, Pyramidal Heap II, 1972 lithograph ed 30, 76 x 102cm $900
John Robinson, Cylinder, c.1971, silk screen print, Ed 10, 71x48cm, $700 unframed
John Robinson, Cylinder, c.1971, silk screen print, Ed 10, 71x48cm, $700 unframed