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Robert Shlimak was born in Moscow (U.S.S.R.) and lived in Baku (Azerbaijan) until 1989.

He has qualifications in Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Poetry Writing. He acquired a reputation as a professional artist participating in many popular art exhibitions in the former Soviet Union and overseas. Robert then spent some time living in Austria and Italy ( 1989-1990) and exhibited his work in France and Italy. In the late 1990 he immigrated to Australia with his family.

Living in Melbourne, Robert has worked as a freelance art teacher, illustrator and graphic designer where he illustrated 8 books, designed more than 60 logos and posters for Melbourne businesses. But he always remained a fine artist by heart & trade: during last 25 years he has created over 400 paintings & graphical works, participated in many group exhibitions and art shows (Bayside, Camberwell, Caulfield, Armadale, Chelsea, Knox) and also had solo exhibitions at the MRC and Linden galleries (St.Kilda), Brummel’s gallery (currently, Da Noi restaurant in South Yarra) and Melba Hall (University of Melbourne).
For a number of years Robert was a member of Multicultural Arts of Victoria, the Committee member of BEZALEL Fellowship of Arts, Victoria and was the president of artistic club-cafe MUSE for almost 10 years.

Robert is also an experienced poet and enjoys working in different genres such as lyric, philosophical and humorous. In 1994 he published an illustrated anthology of his epigrams and caricatures depicting artistic life in Russian community of Melbourne. In 2002, Robert won the main prize of Russian Literary Competition (2002) for the Russian-speaking community of Australia. He is the author of 100’s of lyrical poems, more than 500 epigrams and dedications, 18 poetic plays produced by the members of artistic club MUSE which has been established by Robert & his wife.

In 2002 Robert was commissioned to design and paint a wall mural for the Migrant Resource Centre in East Bentleigh. The mural with the theme of the search for happiness in the migration context has been completed within 3 months period and has been hanging at the centre since its creation.

Robert has been successfully nominated for Victoria’s Award of Excellence in Multicultural Affairs and also awarded for his achievements in Arts and contribution to the Documentary CD called ‘Making Multicultural Australia’ in 1995.

Robert's works have won numerous awards and also commended at the various Art Exhibitions in Melbourne. Many of his works are in private collections in Australia, USA, Israel, Italy, Russia - some can be viewed at his studio in East Bentleigh on request.

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