About

Robyn Burgess is an established professional artist whose work is in many public and private collections. She has exhibited at many galleries including Judith Pugh and Helen Gory Galerie. Burgess lectured in painting and drawing at La Trobe University for twenty years. Her curriculum vitae demonstrates the breadth of her visual art education at Melbourne, Deakin, Monash Universities and the Victorian College of the Arts

Education

2002 Master of Fine Art, Monash University, Australia.
1986 Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art ( Painting) Victorian College of the Arts, Australia.
1984 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education, Australia
1973 Bachelor of Fine Art (Secondary Education) Melbourne University, Australia.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Painting, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne.
2016 The Dressmaker and the Painter, La Trobe University- Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo.
2014 God of Carnage, Chapel on Chapel, Melbourne(Commission)
2012 Watching, Not Looking, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2010 Mid-Air, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
2009 Sleepwalker, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2008 Elsewhere, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2006 Skating on Thin Ice, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2004 One City, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2003 Pilgrimage and the Foreign City, LaTrobe University, Bendigo 300 Years of St Petersburg, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
2002 Russia, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2000 Italy and Lola, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
Viaggio, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo
Long Distance, travelling exhibition, Victorian Regional Galleries
1999 New York Snow & Longing, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
1998 After – Image, Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Exhibition of Prints, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne
Parliament, Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Studies of Parliament, La Trobe University, Bendigo
1995 Art-line, Foy and Gibson Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Drawings, La Trobe University Gallery, Bendigo
Little Show, Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Horses, Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne
Exhibition of Drawings, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo
1991 Drawings, Judith Pugh Gallery, Melbourne
Portraits, Judith Pugh Gallery, Melbourne
Marks, La Trobe University College of Northern Victoria
1990 Change, Art Control Gallery, Melbourne
Melbourne Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Works on Paper, Bendigo College of Advanced Education

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Finalist, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
2016 Re Group, The Artery, Warrnambool.
2016 Re Group, Waterfront Gallery, Geelong.
2015 Jack Irish, Australian Broadcasting Commission Studio, Melbourne.
2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Melbourne Now, commission work featured in Peter Elliott Collection, National Gallery of Victoria
2013 Body Politic, La Trobe Art Institute, Australia
Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
2011 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney Linden Postcard Exhibition, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne Picture This:
Postcards and Letters Beyond Text, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
2010 Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat
Raft, Allan’s Walk Gallery, Bendigo
International Art Project, University of West England, UK
2009 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Drawcard, National Art School, Sydney
2008 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize 2008, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Cross Talk, Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo
Draw Card, National Art School, Sydney
Contemporaneous, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta
2006 Decade Acquisitions, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Exhibition of Painting, LaTrobe Museum of Art, Melbourne
2005 Luminous Two, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
The White Show, Visual Arts Centre, City of Bendigo
Winter Salon, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
Drawcard, National Art School, Sydney
2004 The Group Show, Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Drawcard, National Art School, Sydney
The White Show, La Trobe University Gallery, Bendigo
2003 Master of Fine Art Examination Exhibition, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
2002 Luminous, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse, Arts Victoria & Monash University
Summer Exhibition, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2000 About Face, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
1999 Robyn Burgess + Stanley Farley, Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne
Finding Before Seeking, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
1998 9x5x25 V.C.A Graduates, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
1997 Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Victoria
Form & Interstitium, National Trust Building, Bendigo
1996 Artist Books, University Art Museum, La Trobe University, Bundoora
1995 University Art Museum, La Trobe University, Bundoora
1993 Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Castlemaine Art Gallery
1992 Swan Hill Drawing and Print Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria
1990 Melbourne Art Fair, Exhibition Building Melbourne
1989 15 Artists, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria
1988 Acquisitive Drawing Exhibition, Grafton Gallery, Grafton, NSW
Melbourne Art Fair, Exhibition Building Melbourne
Arden Street Artists, Artery Gallery, Geelong, Victoria
Selected Women Artists, Albury City Art Gallery, Albury
Works on Paper, Arden St Gallery, Melbourne
Diamond Valley Art Prize, City of Diamond Valley Gallery, Victoria
1987 Swan Hill Print and Drawing Show, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria
Three Painters, Arden St Gallery, Melbourne
Murdoch Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
World Trade Centre, Victorian Trade Union Exhibition, Melbourne
Gold Coast City Drawing Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
1986 Gold Coast City Painting Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD

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