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SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

 

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2006-       Adjunct Associate Professor, ANU School of Art

2002        Residency, Chur, Switzerland

1998        Residency, Artspace, Sydney

1978-06  Senior Lecturer, Head of Painting, ANU School of Art

1974-75  Studied Film, Flinders University, Adelaide

1973-77  Lecturer, Murray Park College of Advanced Education, Adelaide

1972        Lecturer, South Australian School of Art, Adelaide

1970-71  Lecturer, Wattle Park Teachers' College, Adelaide, South Australia

1968-69  Lecturer, Maidstone College of Art, Kent & Basingstoke Tech College, United Kingdom

1964-67  Lecturer, Wattle Park Teachers' College & South Australian School of Art, Adelaide                 

1962-64  Printmaking, South Australian School of Art

1959-61  South Australian School of Art, Adelaide

1942        Born Adelaide, SA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017    Five Decades - From the Studio, May Space, Sydney NSW

            Modern Times, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT

2015    In Plain Sight, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

            Long Take – Slow Dissolve, Brenda May Gallery, Art Stage Singapore

2014    Traffic, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

2013    Concrete Music, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

            Crowd Energy, Block Project, Melbourne VIC

2012    Robert Boynes 2007 to 2012, Harvison Gallery, Perth WA

            Language of the Street, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2011    In the Light of Day, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

2010    Short Stories, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

            Postscript, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2009    CCTV, The Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW

2008    Afterimage, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2007    Street Stories, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

2006    Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne VIC

            In Real Time, Survey, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney NSW

            Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2005    True Fictions, 10 year Survey, Canberra Museum & Gallery, Canberra, ACT

            Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2004    Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2003    Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, NSW

            William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

2002    Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT

2001    William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

2000    Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA

            Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1999    Ten year survey - works in the 1999 Austral Gallery, St Louis USA

             Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT

1998    Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

             Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

             Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT

1996    Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1995    Paintings 1979-1995, William Mora, Melbourne, VIC

             Urban Simulations, University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

             3 Decades - Survey, Nolan Gallery, Canberra, ACT; New England Art Museum, Armidale, NSW; Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW

1994    Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

1993    Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra, ACT

             Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1992    Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1990    Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

             Selected Works 1979-90, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT

             Macquarie Galleries, ACAF•2, Melbourne, VIC

             Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW

             Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA

1989    Robert Steele Gallery, Adelaide, SA

             Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA

1988    Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW

             Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

1987    Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW

             Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane, QLD

1986    Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide, SA

1986    Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT

1985    Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW

             Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane, QLD

1984    Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

1983    Gallery A, Sydney, NSW

1982    Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

1981    Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT

             Gallery A, Sydney, NSW

1980    Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

             Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, QLD

1979    Gallery A, Sydney, NSW

             Survey 7, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

             Realities, Melbourne, VIC

1978    Realities, Melbourne, VIC

1972    Realities, Melbourne, VIC

1970    Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

             Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1968    Arts Council, Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford, UK

1967    Australian Galleries, Melbourne, VIC

1966    Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

1964    Clune Galleries, Sydney, NSW

 

MIXED EXHIBITIONS – SELECTED

2017    10 Years of Collecting at the ANU, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT

             May Space Fourteen, May Space, Sydney NSW

2016    Contour 556, Public Art Festival, East Space Commonwealth Place, Canberra ACT

2015    30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Untitled Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2014    Christmas Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Velocity, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT

             Pop to Popism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW

             PULSE: Reflections on the body, Canberra Museum + Gallery, Canberra ACT

             Collectors – An excerpt from the private collection of Jeff Hinch, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             RIGHTNOW, Boomalli Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Landscape, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2013    Christmas Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             The Rug Project, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

             The Triangle – Political Art in Canberra, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

             Mighty Small, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Undertone, The Front Gallery, Canberra ACT

2012    Substation Contemporary Art Prize (Finalist), The Substation, Newport

             Small works, Beaver Galleries, Canberra ACT

             Big Scope, Painting and place, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie NSW

             Chiaroscuro, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             In The Mirror, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Major Artists, Major Works, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2011    Body Language, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             The Futile City, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne VIC

2010    Print Big, Megalo, Canberra ACT

             Embod-ment, University of South Australia, Adelaide SA

             Retroactive, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

2009    Cache, Blackfriars Off Broadway, Viscopy, Sydney NSW

2008    Still Life, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC

2007    Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

             I’m As Mad As Hell..., Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Birthday Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2006    Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC

2005    Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

             Interesting Times, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney NSW

             Retroactive, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka, Canberra ACT

             Brenda May Twenty Years, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney NSW

2004    Ian Chandler & His Contemporaries, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt. Gambier SA

             The Frank Saxby Bequest Invitation Art Acquisitions Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery

2004    Place Face Down to Copy, ANU School of Art Gallery in Association with the Australian Print Symposium, Canberra ACT

             Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC

2003    Permanent Visions, Canberra Museum & Gallery, Canberra ACT

2002    Tales of the Unexpected, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT

             Field Works, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC

             Clemenger Art Prize, Invitational, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC

2000    Project 2/2000, Sir Hermann Black Gallery

             Metropolis, Museum of Sydney

1998    Collected Wisdom: Works from the collection of the ANU & the University of Canberra, Canberra Museum & Art Gallery.

             What John Berger Saw (National Touring Exhibition), Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra ACT

             New Acquisitions, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney Union, Syndey NSW

1992    Critics' Choice, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney NSW

             Contemporary Australian Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW

1997    AAAR! Australian Artists Against Racism, Cbr. Lawyers, Guns & Money, Art Gallery of South Australia

             Canberra Contemporary Art Fair, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT

             Chicago International Art Fair, Chicago USA

1996    City Remix, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney NSW

1995    Works from the ANU Art Collection, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT

             Capital Works, Contemporary Art from the Australian National Capital, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra; Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore; Uni Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of Hong Kong

1994    Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Solander Gallery, Canberra ACT

             Playing with Fire, Canberra School of Art Staff Exhibition, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra ACT

1993    Chicago International Art Fair, Chicago USA

1991    The Doors Show, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast QLD

1990    Festival of Birmingham, Alabama USA

             Staff Exhibition, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra ACT

             Visual Instincts, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Canbrart, ANU Drill Hall Gallery & Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT

1989    Australian Prints Pre-Settlement to Present, Australian Gallery

             Chicago Int Art Fair, Chicago USA

1988    Houston Art Fair, Texas USA

1987    Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC

             Painters' Vision, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney NSW

1986    Expatriates & Exiles, Adelaide Festival Centre. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney NSW

             Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane QLD

             Oz Drawing Now, Sydney Biennale, Sydeny NSW

1985    Staff Exhibition, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra ACT

1984    Macquarie Galleries, Sydney NSW

1983    Australian Perspecta - 1983, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW

             Recent Australian Painting, A Survey 1970-1983, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA

             Mattara Invitational, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW

1982    Structures, Survey, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW

             Urban Images, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney NSW

1981    Survey 81, Powell St Gallery, Melbourne VIC

             Spectres of our Time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA

             Gold Coast Art Purchase, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD

1980    Summer Exhibition, Gallery A, Sydney NSW

             Aboriginal Treaty Committee, National Trust Gallery, Sydney NSW

1978    Australian Realist Painters, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA

1977    Treasures from SA, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide SA

             Some Recent Art from Adelaide, Project 18, Art Gallery of New Sout Wales, Sydney NSW

1974    Painting Survey, Realities, Melbourne VIC

1973    Drawing Survey, Realities, Melbourne VIC

             Recent Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW

1972    Australian Paintings and Tapestries of the Last Twenty Years, NSW House, London

1972    Georges Invitation Art Prize, Melbourne VIC

1971    Georges Invitation Art Prize, Melbourne VIC

1967    Harold Mertz Collection of Australian Painting, USA

1966    Hungry Horse Art Gallery, Sydney NSW

             Daily Mirror Invitation Prize, Sydney NSW

             Perth Festival Invitation Exhibition, Perth WA

1963    Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide SA

 

AWARDS / COMMISSIONS / RESIDENCIES – SELECTED

2015    Artsource Artist in Residence, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle WA

2012    CAPO Fellowship Award, Canberra ACT

             Visiting Artist, Westfield Belconnen Centre, Canberra ACT

2007    ARIA Living Artist Award, Gold Coast QLD

2006    Canberra Times Artist of the Year Award, Canberra ACT

2001/2    RAAF Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra ACT

2001    Italo-Australia Club Canberra Art Prize, Canberra ACT

2000    Federal Court, Canberra ACT

            Legislative Assembly, Canberra ACT

1999    Foyer, W Hotel, Finger Wharf, Sydney NSW

1996    7 metre painting installation, Canberra ACT

1993/6    Project Grant, ACT Cultural Council

1983    Mattara Inv. Purchase Prize, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW

1981    Purchase Award, Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast QLD

1976/7 Mural, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA

1975    Alice Springs Art Award, Alice Springs NT

1973    Project Grant, VAB, Australia Council

1971    Barossa Festival Art Prize

1964    Ether Barringer Memorial Prize for Etching

 

PUBLISHED / REPRODUCED

2015    Wallpaper* City Guide – Sydney, London: Phaidon Press, p.68.

             “30 Years | 30 Artists | 30 Works”, Art Almanac, December/January, p.36.

             Spence, Beatrice. “Art Stage Singapore”, Art Collector #71, p.40.

2014    Pop to Popsim catalogue, AGNSW.

             Clement, T, “Pop Rocks”, Art Guide, Nov/Dec, p.77-81.

             Tunnicliffe, W. “Pop Art,” Look, Oct, p.24-9.

             Pryor, S. “Robert Boynes: eternal observer turns to human race”, Canberra Times, 10 May.

             O’Sullivan, J. “Collectors take centre stage”, Art Collector, April, p.47.

2012    Dwyer, L. “Open gallery”, SMH - Spectrum, 30 June, p.12.

2011    Grishen, S. Australian Art Collector, iss. 58.

             Banks, R. “Observing the observer”, The Canberra Times, October 22.

             “Botanical and human”, habitus 13, Oct, p.41 (illustrated).

2008    O’Brien, P. “Journey through urban jungle”, Canberra Times, 12 July, p.22.

             Musa, H. Capital #35, Jul-Aug, p.52-57.

             Art World, #4 August/September, p.222.

             Musa, H. Capital Magazine, July/August.

2007    Heininger, P. Steel Profile #99, Nov, p.10-13.

             Fisher, K. “Successful Art Story”, Art Hub, July/Aug.

             Grishin, S. “Robert Boynes, Street Stories”, Australian Art Collector, June, p.273.

2006    Kenyon, T. In Real Time, Manly Museum & Art Gallery.

             Musa, H. “Brush with fame: artist chuffed to join winners”, The Canberra Times, 14 Nov.

             Smee, S. Weekend Australian, 23-4 Sep, p.18-19.

2005    Australian Art Review, #7, Mar-June.

             Hart, D. “Robert Boynes: True fictions”, Art Monthly Australia, July, pp.10-12.

             Human Rights Defender, Vol.14, issue 3, Dec, p.10-16, front cover (illustrated).

2004    Hynes, V. Sydney Magazine, SMH, Issue #14, June, p.102.

             Human Rights Defender,13.3, Dec, p.15.

2003    Hill, P. “Exhibitions”, SMH - Metro, 23 Mar - 3 Apr, p.23.

             Human Rights Defender, Vol.12 issue. 3, cover & p.8 (illustrated).

2002    “Muse”, Canberra Art Monthly, Aug, #220

             Catalogue, Tales of the Unexpected, NGA.

             Catalogue Essay, “Points of View”, UTS Art Collection.

2001    Art & Australia, Vol.39, #2 (illustration).

1999    Murrary-Cree, L & Nevill Drury, N. Australian Painting Now, Craftsman House.

             Dauth, L. Robert Boynes 1996-1999, Parliament House Art Collection.

             Art & Australia, Vol.36, #4 (illustration).

1998    Drury, N. Images 3, Craftsman House.

             Smee, S. “Extracting the digital”, SMH - Metro, April 10.

             James, B. “Galleries”, SMH, April 14.

             Artlink, Vol.18 No.4.

1995    Haynes, P. Robert Boynes - 3 Decades, A survey of the artist's works from the 1960's to the 1990's, Nolan Gallery, Canberra, ACT

             “Capital Works”, Cultural Industry Development Program, DOCA, Australia

             Gates, M. Robert Boynes, Urban Simulations, University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Ian Potter Gallery

1994    Desmond, M. Love in the Ruins - The Recent Work of Robert Boynes, St Louis, USA

1993/4    Denholm, M. The Art of Robert Boynes

1993    Haynes, P. “Capital Art”, Art & Australia, V.31 No.1

             Haynes, P. Robert Boynes, The City of Angels and the CBD Series

1992    Haynes, P. “Critics' Choice”, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

             Ewington, J. Crossroads, St Louis, USA

1991    Smith, B & T; Australian Painting 1788-1990, Oxford Uni Press

             Drury, N. Contemporary Images in Australian Art, Craftsman House

1990    Waterlow, N. Catalogue, Robert Boynes, Selected Works 1979-1990, CCAS

             Chanin, E. Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House

1989    Smith, B & Waterlow, N. Catalogue, Robert Boynes 1986-1989, Editor/Peter Haynes

             Exhibition Commentary, Art & Australia, volume.26 #3

1988    Smith, B. “The Death of the Artists as Hero”, Essays in History & Culture, Oxford University Press

             McIntyre, A. Contemporary Australian Drawing, Boolarong Publications

             Exhibition Commentary, Art & Austrlaia, volume.25 #3

1987    Green, D & Deedon, D. “Imagining the Real”, Australian Writing in the Nuclear Age, ABC

1985    Germaine, M. Artists & Galleries of Australia & New Zealand, Landsdowne

             Haynes, P. “Robert Boynes: New Work”, Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane

1984/94 McCulloch, A. Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Hutchinson

1983    Haynes, P. “The Recent Work of Robert Boynes”, Art & Australia, volume.21 #2, p.227-230

             Murphy, B. “Australian Perspecta”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

1982    Hayne, P; Robert Boynes, Canberra School of Art Staff Exhibition, Canberra, ACT

1981    Toy, A. Aspect of New Realism, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

             Catalano, G. The Years of Hope, Australian Art & Criticism 1959-1968, Oxford University Press

1980    Bonython, K. Modern Australian Painting 1975-1980, Rigby

1979    Lindsay, R. Survey 7: Robert Boynes, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

1978    Smith, B. Australian Painting 1788-1970, Oxford University Press

             Underhill, N. University Art Museum, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Art & Australia, Vol.15, #4

1977    North, I. “The Dilemma of Robert Boynes”, SA Art Gallery Bulletin, Vol 35

1976    Bonython, K. Modern Australian Painting 1970-1975, Rigby

1975    Video Documentary, George & Mercy

1974    North, I. Art International, Vol.28 #12

             Film, Put On

             Film, The Institution

             Film, Let's Make Things Perfectly Clear

1973    Thomasn, D & McCarthy, F. “Recent Australian Art”, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1971    Bonython, K. Modern Australian Painting 1960-1970, Rigby

             Exhibition Commentary, Art & Australia, volume.9, #3

1969    Benko, N. Art & Artists of SA, Lidmus

1967    Luck, R. The Australian Painters 1964-66, Contemporary Australian Painting from the Mertz Collection, Griffen Press for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Adelaide, SA

 

REPRESENTED

National Gallery of Australia, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of NSW; Art Gallery of WA; Art Gallery of SA; Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery; Tarrawarra Museum of Art, VIC; Latrobe Uni, Melb; Flinders Uni, Adel; Uni of Qld, Bris; Uni of Sydney Union; UTS Union, Syd; Parliament House, Canb; Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; Uni of Canberra; ANU, Canb; Uni of Tech, Syd; QLD Uni of Tech, Bris; BHP Billiton; Australian War Memorial, Canb; Manly Art Gallery & Museum, NSW; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW; Canberra Museum & Art Gallery, Can; Mildura Arts Centre, Vic; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld; Castlemaine Art Gallery, Qld; The Centre Gallery, Gold Coast; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW; BHP, NSW; VAB Art Purchase Programme, Australia Council; Artbank; Westfield, Syd; IBM, Syd; Park Hyatt Hotel, Melb; Festival Theatre, Adel; Westpac, NY; Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Harold Mertz Collection, University of Texas, Fort Worth, USA; The Raymond Burr Collection, California, USA; Sears Roebuck, California.