American and European audiences will have the opportunity to view rarely seen works by William Robinson alongside some of Robinson's most notable and significant pieces, spanning from the late 1970s to early 2000s. William Robinson: Genesis, our showcase exhibition in 2016–2017 will tour to the United States and France from November 2017 before returning to Australia to be exhibited at the S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, in July 2018.
The exhibition explores the rich experimental spirit and inimitable mastery of Robinson's works on paper to show that, rather than being a minor interest, this medium has contributed greatly to the development of his contemporaneous canvases.
Despite Robinson's substantial oeuvre spanning five decades and being collected by the Metropolitan Museum, New York, as well as many private international collections, Genesis is the first major international exhibition of the artist, now aged 82.
Curator: Vanessa Van Ooyen
The exhibition is accompanied by a second edition bilingual catalogue.
7 November 2017 – 12 January 2018
Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
25 January – 29 March 2018
Australian Embassy Paris
4, rue Jean Rey
25 May – 22 July 2018
107 Brown Street, Hamilton, VIC 3300
3 August – 7 October 2018
S.H. Ervin Gallery
Watson Road, Observatory Hill, Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 518, Sydney NSW 2001
A QUT William Robinson Gallery exhibition supported by the Meij Family Foundation, Philip Bacon AM and Stuart Purves AM of Australian Galleries.
Landscape 19 1987
Private collection, Brisbane