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William Robinson: Inspirations

Guest Curator: The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire

- Yeats

30 JULY 2015 – 12 JUNE 2016

Esteemed Australian artist William Robinson has established a reputation as one of our nation's leading landscape painters. For more than four decades he has produced an extraordinarily complex body of work. Beyond the significant cultural and aesthetic contribution of his oeuvre itself, his influence also extends to the personal inspiration he has afforded many Queenslanders through his long standing role as a teacher.

We learn through metaphor and image, and Robinson's works have much to teach us about beauty, colour, and form. The best teaching arises directly from the character and integrity of the teacher and a good teacher kindles inspiration in a way that sows the seeds for an abundant future, and creates the ground for lifelong learning in their students.

Inspirations is curated by Dame Quentin Bryce – a passionate champion of education – and celebrates the connections Robinson has woven between himself, his subjects, and his students as well as those that both artist and curator continue through their enthusiastic participation in QUT's vibrant cultural landscape.

Art classes in the William Robinson Gallery

Participate in a series of art classes delivered by William Robinson alumni and held in the William Robinson Gallery that celebrate the connections Robinson has woven between himself, his subjects, and his students. Visit the What's On page for information on upcoming classes.

William Robinson: Inspirations book cover

William Robinson: Inspirations

Contributions by The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Lynn Fern and Vanessa Van Ooyen

80 pages


Available at Old Government House
or by phone order 07 3138 8005

Evening landscape with pandanus 2006
oil on canvas
Private collection, Brisbane