SALLY ROBINSON • BIOGRAPHY

Self Portrait with Mask

Self Portrait with Mask 2001
152 x 115 cms
acrylic on canvas

1952   Born in England
1960 Emigrated to Australia
1970-73 Studied at the National Art School, Sydney. Awarded the Diploma in Art  (Painting) ASTC
1974-83 Designer at the Australian Museum, Sydney
1976-78 Part-time Lecturer at Alexander Mackie College, Sydney
1983 Part-time Lecturer at City Art Institute, Sydney
1984-88   Full-time Lecturer at City Art Institute, Sydney (now College of Fine Arts, University of NSW)

Currently working full-time as an artist and designer

 

City#6

City #6 2007
122 x 122 cms
acrylic on canvas

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1976 Bonython Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Link Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia
1979 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
1981 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1982 Penrith Regional Gallery, Emu Plains, NSW
1984 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1987 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Anima Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
1988 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1989 Perth Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
Stuart Gerstman Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1991 aGOG Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1993 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1994 Freeman Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
aGOG Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
Perth Galleries, Perth WA
2004 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2007 Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2008- The Astor - Studio and Art Gallery
2014 Aurora Place, Sydney, NSW

 

Red Kangaroo 2006
Kookaburra 2006
Koala 2007
Kangaroos 2007
Platypus 2007
Lorikeets 2007
Tapestry designs
Each approx 30 x 40 cms
Woven by Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Commissioned by ANZ Bank

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1976 '50 Years of the National Art School', Bonython Gallery, Sydney, NSW
'3+3+1+3'  Chapman Powell Gallery,  Melbourne
1975 'Art and the Creative Woman',  Royal S.A. Society of the Arts, Adelaide
1979 '11th International Print Biennial', Tokyo, Japan
1979-80 'Art in the Making', Art Gallery of NSW, TAE
1979-84 'Contemporary Australian Printmakers',  Print Council of Australia, travelling to USA, Canada, & UK
1980 'Survey 12 - On Paper',  National Gallery of Victoria
1981 '14th International Biennial' of Graphic Art Yugoslavia
'Real Super Real', Albury Regional Art Centre, NSW
'Continuum & Serigraphy',  Ivan Dougherty Gallery, C.A.I. Sydney
'Perspecta', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
'Project 38',  Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1982 'Blue Mountains', S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'On the Beach', Art Gallery of NSW, TAE
'Womens Imprint', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1982-85 'Australian Screenprints', Print Council of Australia, to State and Regional Galleries
1983 'The Printmakers Studio', Art Gallery of NSW
1983-86 'World Print Four', World Print Council, travelling USA
1984 'The Centre', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Artzoo, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
'Screenprints', Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld
1985 'Tower Hill', Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Vic
'Birds', Penrith Regional Art Gallery,  Emu Plains, NSW
1986 'Australian Art of the 70s', Queensland Art Gallery
'Seven Artists in Kakadu',  Art Gallery of NT, Darwin
1987 'Prints and Printmakers',  IDG Gallery, CAI, Sydney
1988 'Face of Australia', Bicentennial Exhibition, touring Regional Galleries
1989 'Prints and Australia: Pre-settlement to  Present', Australian National Gallery, ACT
1990 'Harbour Hymns/City Songs', Art Gallery of  NSW, Sydney
1992 'Animals On Paper', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1994 'Everyday Life', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney and touring Regional Art Galleries
1995 'Mary MacKillop - A Tribute', Power House Museum, Sydney; Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide; Parliament House, Canberra
1996 'Art at UNSW', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney
1997 'Site and Sensibility', National Trust, S. H. Ervin Gallery Sydney
'ANARE Jubilee Art Exhibition', Melbourne, Geelong VIC
1997-99 'International Print Triennial Cracow 97', Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Brazil
1998 'Redlands/Westpac Invitation Art Exhibition', SCEGGS Redlands, Sydney
1998-99 'Australian Prints', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1999 'Archibald Prize Exhibition', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney; Orange, Moree, Newcastle, Griffith, NSW; Melbourne
1999-03 'We Are Australian', travelling NSW, ACT, VIC, SA. TAS, QLD, Geelong, Morwell, Albury/Wodonga and Durban, South Africa
2000 'Archibald Salon des Refuses', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'Suburb', Museum of Sydney, Sydney
'Artists in the Field', Museums and Art Galleries of The Northern Territory, Darwin
'Images of Sydney', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2000-01 'Federation – Australian Art & Society 1901 - 2000', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and national tour
2001 'Archibald Prize Exhibition', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney and tour
'Archibald Salon des Refuses', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'Redlands/Westpac Invitation Art Exhibition', Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
2002 'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards Exhibition  Bega Valley Regional Gallery
'Without Classification: Hazel Hawke and the 1980s', John Cutin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2003 'Impressions of Antarctica', Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards Exhibition', Bega Valley Regional Gallery
'Contemporary Landscape: Tasmanian Connections', Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
'In the Presence of Passion', Helen Maxwell Gallery, ACT
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'The Birds', Stop Laughing This is Serious Gallery, Blackheath, NSW
2004 'Archibald Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2004-05 'Masters of Fare', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2005 'Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition', Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA
'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards Exhibition', Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2006 'Doug Moran National Portrait Prize', State Library of NSW and tour
'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards Exhibition', Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2006-07 'Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers', S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, and tour
'Marks & Motifs: Prints from the PCA Collection', QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, and tour
2007 'IMAGinING Antarctica', John Cutin University Gallery, Perth
'Moran National Portrait Prize', State Library of NSW and tour to Adelaide, SA; Geraldton, WA; Hervey Bay, QLD.
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2008 'Mrs Prime Minister', Old Parliament House, Canberra
'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards Exhibition', Bega Valley Regional Gallery

'Blake Prize Exhibition', NAS Gallery, Sydney, and tour
2009 'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2010 'Xstrata Percival Portrait Award Exhibition', Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2011 'Archibald Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'Stan+Maureen Duke Gold Coast Prize Exhibition', Coast Coast City Art Gallery
2012

'Focus on Abstraction', Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'Celebrating Innovators', Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
'Gold Coast Art Prize Exhibition', Coast Coast City Art Gallery

2013

'National Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT, and tour
'Multicultural Australia', Parliament House, Sydney

2013-14 'Holiday + Memory', Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 'SASR - Out of the Shadows', WA Museum, Perth, WA
'Portrait Artists Australia', Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA

2015

Gallipoli Art Prize Exhibition, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney, NSW and Tour.
'Portia Geach Portrait Exhibition', SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2016 'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards Exhibition', Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2017

'Women in Focus', National Portrait Gallery, CanberraA
'Archibald Salon des Rufuses', S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 

 

Mt Olga Tapestry 1984
185 x 125 cms
Woven by Warrnambool Weavers
Collection: IBM Australia

REPRESENTED IN COLLECTIONS

Australian National Gallery, Canberra;  National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; National Gallery of New Zealand;  Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of NSW;  National Gallery of Victoria;  Art Gallery of South Australia;  Queensland Art Gallery;  Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart;  Queen  Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston;  Art Gallery of Western Australia;  Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory;  Parliament House, Canberra;  Artbank;  Fremantle Art Gallery, WA;  Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria;  Penrith Regional Art Gallery, NSW;  New England Regional Art Gallery, NSW;  Shepparton Art Centre, Victoria;  Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania;  Albury Art Gallery, NSW;  Bega Vallery Regional Gallery; Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW;  Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria;  Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Victoria;  Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW;  Parliament House, Sydney;  Australian Museum, Sydney; Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart; NSW Bar Association, Sydney; The University of New South Wales, Sydney;  Sydney University, Sydney; Macquarie University, NSW;  University of Western Australia, Perth; John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, Curtin University of Technology, Perth; Monash University, Victoria;  University of Technology, Brisbane;  University of Tasmania, Hobart;  WA  Institute  of  Technology;  Queensland University of Technology;  Griffith University, Queensland;  Fitzroy Library, Victoria;  Australian Broadcasting Commission;  Broken Hill Proprietary Limited;  Commonwealth Banking Corporation;  Rheem Australia;  Department of Public Works; Department of Veteran Affairs, Perth;  Family Law Courts;  Westinghouse; Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney; Westmead Hospital;  Wollongong Hospital;  St Vincents Hospital;  IBM;  C.R.A.;  O.T.C. Sydney;  CSR;  Government Insurance Office;  Warrnambool City Council;  Botany City Council;  Attorney Generals Department, ANZ Bank, Academy of Medical Sciences, London UK; School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK; CRUK Institute, Cambridge University, UK; Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Sydney; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney; Ascham Girls School, Edgecliff, NSW;

 

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

1972 WINNER - Gosford Shire Prize for Painting
1973 WINNER - Rowney Prize for Painting
1975 Member Print Commission for Print Council of Australia
1982 Tapestry Design Commission for Warrnambool Performing Arts Centre, Victoria
1983 Poster Design Commission for Artbank Travelling Exhibition
1984 Aerogramme Design Commission for Australia Post
1985 Print Commission for Beaufort Hotel, Darwin
1986 Print Commission for Art Gallery Society of NSW
1987 Print Commission for Kambala Girls’ School, Sydney
1990-91 Print Commission for CSR Building Materials, Australia
1991-92 Australian Antarctic Division Humanities Program Award - Artist, travel to Mawson, Davis and Heard Island Research Stations
1992 Aerogramme Design Commission for Australia Post
1993 Frama Stamp Design Commission for Australia Post
2005 Portrait Commission – Prof John Dwyer for Prince of Wales Hospital
2006 Portrait Commisiion – Justice Mary Gaudron for NSW Bar Assocation
Portrait Commission – Prof Sir Keith Peters for Academy of Medical Sciences, London
Tapestry Commission for ANZ Bank by Victorian Tapestry Workshop
2007 Portrait Commission – Regius Professor Sir Keith Peters for School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK
2010 Portrait Commission – Dean of Medicine, Professor Peter Smith, for School of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney
2012

WINNER - Portia Geach Portrait Prize

2012 Portrait Commission – Louise Robert-Smith for Ascham School, Edgecliff, NSW
2013 Portrait Commission – Sir Bruce Ponder for the CRUK Institute, Cambridge University, UK
2015 WINNER - Gallipoli Art Prize
2016 WINNER - Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
2016 Mailroom Prize - 'Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award Exhibition', Bega Valley Regional Gallery

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Linda Slutzkin, 'Art in the Making', TAE Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1979
Alison French, 'Contemporary Australian Printmakers', (cat essay) Print Council of Australia, 1979
Robert Lindsay, 'Survey 12 - On Paper', (Catalogue, video, slide pack)  National Gallery of Victoria, 1980
Linda Slutzkin, 'Australian Perspecta', (cat essay) Art Gallery of NSW, 1981
Hugh Spiers, 'Landscape Art and the Blue Mountains', APCOL  1981
Alison Carroll, 'Australian Screenprints', (cat essay) Print Council of Australia  1982
Linda Slutzkin, 'On the Beach', TAE Art Gallery of NSW  198
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Lilian Wood (Ed), 'Directory of Australian Printmakers',  Print Council of Australia  1982
Leon Paroissien (Ed)  'Australian Art Review', Warner Associates Oxford  1983
Alison Carroll, 'The Centre',  (cat essay) Art Gallery of South Australia  1984
Nicholas Draffin, 'Sally Robinson - A ten year survey',  (cat essay) Robin Gibson Gallery  1984
Leon Pericles, Photography as a Tool' - Imprint Vol 4 1984  Print Council of Australia  1984
Elisabeth Bastian, 'The Artist As Designer',  (cat essay) Ivan Dougherty Gallery  1985
Belinda Webb-Jones, 'Prints and Printmakers - Aspects of a College Collection',  (cat essay)  Ivan Dougherty Gallery 1987
John Carrick, 'Expressing Australia - Art in Parliament House', Parliament House  with Katrina Rumley  1988
David Hansen, 'Face of Australia', Australian Bicentennial Authority  1988
Anne Kirker, 'Shifting Parameters', (cat essay)  Queensland Art Gallery  1990
Rhana Devenport, 'Artifacts', McGraw-Hill Book Company  1991 and Vaughan Rees
Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Animals on Paper', (cat essay) Art Gallery of NSW  1992
Liz Gibson, 'Making Your Mark', Science Press  1993
Andrew Wilson (Ed), 'Mary MacKillop - A Tribute', Honeysett Press  1995
Stephen Rainbird, 'Selected Australian Works', Queensland University of Technology, 1995 
Sasha Grishin, 'Australian Printmaking in the 1990s', Craftsman House  1997
Jenny Aland, 'Australian Outlook', Heinemann 1997 & Max Darby
Anne Gray, 'Swingtime - East Coast  West Coast', University of Western Australia  1997
Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Australian Prints', Art Gallery of NSW 1998
Peter Emmett, 'Sydney – metropolis, suburb, harbour', Museum of Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of NSW  2000
Christine Clarke, 'Portrait 22 - Pigeon Coup', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2006
Sarah Engledow, Andrew Sayers, 'The Companion', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2008
Alistair McGhee, '123NPG', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2008
Pamela Burton, 'From Moree to Mabo - The Mary Gaudron Story', UWA Publishing, 2010
Sara Rains (Editor), 'Dictionary of International Biography - 37th Edition', Melrose Press, Cambride, UK 2014