About

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Contact

Email: robyn@robynrich.com

Ph: 0438 836 650


Artist Statement

Robyn Rich was born in Melbourne in 1971, she is an artist, wife and mother of one. After 6 years of studying Visual Arts at Chisholm Frankston, she is now embarking on building her art career, through exhibitions, commissions, workshops, artist talks and competitions. Robyn enjoys working across a variety of mediums including drawing and fabric sculpture, but oil painting is her main passion.


Working in oils, Robyn’s aim is to provide narrative and comment on our everyday experiences, bringing to life the souls and the stories of the people and objects she paints. Within her paintings she examines both the beauty and the emotion that comes with everyday life. She see’s beauty in the small, the forgotten and the sometimes very mundane. She is not only drawn to those objects we surround ourselves with, but fascinated with the way we relate to, and interact with them. The way they make us feel and the memories they evoke.


Robyn has been part of exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, and has works in both public and private collections. In 2013 Robyn was chosen as a finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial Art Awards and most recently was awarded the Chisholm Vocational Student of the Year in Interactive Media and Arts.


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Education

Chisholm Institute, Collaboration unit of Graduate Certificate of Public Art, 2014

Chisholm Institute, Advanced Diploma in Creative Product Development in Visual Arts, 2013

Chisholm institute, Diploma of Visual Arts, 2009 - 2012

Melbourne College of Decoration, Advanced Certificate in Visual Merchandising 1988-1990


Solo Exhibitions

2011 ‘Objectivity’, BSG, Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy

‘Objectivity 2’, Art at St. Francis, Londsdale St, Melbourne


Group Exhibitions

2015 ‘The Lynne Kosky Memorial Art Exhibition’, Minister Herbert’s offices, Treasury Place

‘Tenlawson Pop Up Exhibition’, Coventry St, South Melbourne

2014 ‘Imperfect and Pervasive’, fortyfive downstairs gallery, Melbourne

‘Pop Up Art Show’, Tenlawson, Albert Park

‘The Summer Kiosk Show’, Applestick Contemporary Art Gallery, Balnarring

‘Little Landscapes’, Brightspace Gallery, St Kilda

2013 Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Awards, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

‘Delight In The Detail’, fortyfive downstairs gallery, Melbourne

‘Off The Wall’, Tenlawson, Albert Park

‘Tales of Christmas Treasures’, The Johnston Collection Decorative Fine Arts Museum,   Melbourne

‘Linden Postcard Show’, Linden New Art, St Kilda

‘Little Landscapes’ Brightspace Gallery, St Kilda

2012 Bell Arti Exhibition, Chapman and Bailey, Collingwood

Toyota Sculpture Awards, Toyota Headquarters, Port Melbourne

‘Mindful’, Public Art Animation, Dandenong

‘Robyn Rich and Catherine Hull Sinclair’, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy

‘Linden Postcard Show’, Linden New Art, St Kilda

‘Little Landscapes’, Brightspace Gallery, St Kilda

2011 ‘Toyota Art Awards’, Toyota Headquarters, Port Melbourne

‘Little Landscapes’, Brightspace Gallery, St Kilda

2005 ‘Aspects of Beauty’, The Johnston Collection Decorative Fine Arts Museum, Melbourne


Awards and Prizes

2014 Chisholm Vocational Student of the Year in Interactive Media and Arts

2013 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Awards, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Finalist Rick Amor Portrait Prize, Melbourne


2011 1st Prize 2D ‘Green’, 24 hour Artz Blitz, Kingston Arts Centre


Artist Talks

2015 The Lynne Kosky Memorial Art Exhibition opening

2014 Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery

Youth Ambassador Program, fortyfive downstairs gallery, Melbourne

The Decoupage Society of Victoria


Workshops

2014 Mark Making Workshop, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Drawing workshop, fortyfive downstairs gallery, Melbourne


Publications

2011 Frankie Magazine, Issue 45, December


Public Collections

2015 ‘Chisholm Art Collection’

2005 The Johnston Collection Decorative Fine Arts Museum, East Melbourne


Online Blog Publications

2015 ‘Apartment Therapy’, June


2014 ‘The Room Illuminated’, Room 52, October



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