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William Robinson: A Portrait of the Artist

Currently on display in the William Robinson Gallery, William Robinson: A Portrait of the Artist is the first comprehensive  exhibition of William Robinson's self portraiture.

The exhibition presents Robinson's award-winning Archibald entries, farmyard paintings and French lithographs produced at Atelier Bordas, Paris, a Portrait of the Artist.

In 1987, Robinson rose to national prominence when he won the Archibald Prize amongst much controversy with Equestrian Self Portrait. He subsequently won a second time with Self Portrait with Stunned Mullet in 1995 - placing him in the exclusive company of Brett Whiteley as being the only dual winners of the prestigious prize to win with self-portraits.

Robinson is one of the most successful Australian artists of his generation.  In 2007 the artist was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his outstanding achievement and service to the arts. Robinson's work has been the focus of more than 43 solo exhibitions and he is represented in some 33 public collections in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the Vatican City.

The exhibition continues to mid-2012.

October 2011