The works of MELT were painted after visiting ice caves in Iceland, which were formed by meltwater streams and geothermal heat. The melting effect causes ripples on the ice, and forms a confusion of tunnels. The light entering the caves is incandescent. Many of the world’s glaciers are receding, and many ice caves are collapsing. Roger Byrt, 2020

Influenced by early Renaissance and late 16th century Italian paintings, Roger Byrt evokes a sense of fantasy which invites a free flow of imagination. There is something musical about his works. Within their open shapes, the ideas of density and energy apply. The juxtaposition of curves and natural elements guide the eye from the surrounding visual source to the idea of nature’s grace and beauty in continuous flux: the physical and the metaphysical combine.

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2017 “Canyonlands”, Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne

2013 Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Canada

2010 St. John’s Ravenscourt, Winnipeg, Canada

2010 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney, Australia

2008 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2007 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2005 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2000 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1999 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1998 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1997 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1996 Australia Centre Australian Embassy Manila Philippines

1995 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1995 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1994 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1994 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1993 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1992 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1991 Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1990 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1988 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2019 Stratified Perspective, Manningham Gallery

2019 Horse Tales, Grafton Regional Gallery

2012 Bartlett Byrt Davalla, Langford 120, Melbourne

2012 Leonardo Galleries, Toronto, Canada

2011 Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2010 Kurbatoff Galleries, Vancouver, Canada

2010 Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, Canada

 

COMMISSIONS

2015 Chadstone shopping centre

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Art [Painting], Caulfield Institute of Technology
MA Project, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

 

COLLECTIONS

Lasalle Sia College of the Arts Singapore

Adorna Institute of Art Penang

Broken Hill Regional Gallery

Ridoch Gallery Mt. Gambier

Dubbo Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery

Artbank

Museum of Modern Art at Heide

Monash University

Department of Agriculture

Western Mining Corporation

Marsden State High School Brisbane

Banyule City Council Art Collection

Chadstone Shopping Centre

RMIT collection

ANZ collection

NAB collection

National Financial Management

Citibank collection

Zurith Insurance

Pitcher Partners

Roger Byrt, The Melt Zone, 2019, oil on linen, 2 panels of 102 x 198cm each, $18,000
Roger Byrt, The Melt Zone, 2019, oil on linen, 2 panels of 102 x 198cm each, $18,000
Black Sapphire 1, 2020, oil on linen, diptych, 2 canvases of 92 x 92 cm $ 9,900
Black Sapphire 1, 2020, oil on linen, diptych, 2 canvases of 92 x 92 cm $ 9,900
Black Sapphire 2, 2020, oil on linen, diptych, 2 canvases of 92 x 92 cm $ 9,900
Black Sapphire 2, 2020, oil on linen, diptych, 2 canvases of 92 x 92 cm $ 9,900
Roger Byrt, Icefall, 2018, oil on linen, 193 x 193cm $17,000
Roger Byrt, Icefall, 2018, oil on linen, 193 x 193cm $17,000
Roger Byrt, Water Curtain, 2020, oil on linen, 117 x 117cm SOLD
Roger Byrt, Water Curtain, 2020, oil on linen, 117 x 117cm SOLD
Roger Byrt, Pack Ice, 2018, oil on linen, 123 x 123cm $7500
Roger Byrt, Pack Ice, 2018, oil on linen, 123 x 123cm $7500
Roger Byrt, Cold North, 2018, oil on linen, 2018, 122 x 122cm $7500
Roger Byrt, Cold North, 2018, oil on linen, 2018, 122 x 122cm $7500
Roger Byrt, Nunatak, 2019, oil on linen, 97 x 97cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Nunatak, 2019, oil on linen, 97 x 97cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Ice Cap, 2018, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm $5000
Roger Byrt, Ice Cap, 2018, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm $5000
Roger Byrt, oil on linen, 2018, 70 x 140cm. $6500
Roger Byrt, oil on linen, 2018, 70 x 140cm. $6500
Roger Byrt, Deep Ocean Current, 2019, oil on linen, 72 x 138cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Deep Ocean Current, 2019, oil on linen, 72 x 138cm $5500
Roger Byrt, Crevasse, 2019, oil on linen, 76 x 150 cm $6000
Roger Byrt, Crevasse, 2019, oil on linen, 76 x 150 cm $6000
Roger Byrt, Black Ice, 2019, oil opn linen, 56 x 117cm $4000
Roger Byrt, Black Ice, 2019, oil opn linen, 56 x 117cm $4000
Roger Byrt, Not Fade Away, 2019, oil on linen, 62 x 123cm $4000
Roger Byrt, Not Fade Away, 2019, oil on linen, 62 x 123cm $4000
Roger Byrt, Backlit Underworld, 2018, oil on linen, 90 x 180 cm $8500
Roger Byrt, Backlit Underworld, 2018, oil on linen, 90 x 180 cm $8500
Roger Byrt, Green Light, 2019, oil on linen, 122 x 62cm $4000
Roger Byrt, Green Light, 2019, oil on linen, 122 x 62cm $4000
Roger Byrt, White Out, 2018, oil on linen, 183 x 92cm $8500
Roger Byrt, White Out, 2018, oil on linen, 183 x 92cm $8500
Chasing the Glow, 2020, oil on linen 92 x 184 cm $9000
Chasing the Glow, 2020, oil on linen 92 x 184 cm $9000