An exhibition of works from over 50 years in the making by artist Sally Robinson. Sally Robinson, is a Sydney-based artist born in the UK who studied at the National Art School in Sydney from 1970-1973.
During the 1970s and 80s, Robinson was one of the leading exponents of Australian printmaking. Her screenprints, featuring areas of bold, bright colour, were acquired by public collections throughout Australia and she received many commissions for print series. Her subjects were unashamedly Australian – the beach, the outback, cockatoos and parrots.
In the 1990s she turned to painting and in 1999 made her first appearance in the Archibald Prize as a portrait painter. Her technique requires the use of stencils to create a dynamic, pixellated surface texture, reminiscent of the fine dots on the silkcreen press, re-imagined in her paintings.
In 2012 & 2019 she won the Portia Geach Memorial Award for portraiture, the Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize in 2016 and the Gallipoli Art Prize in 2015.
image: Ella Rubeli 2015 acrylic on canvas 152 x 122cm Private Collection