KeVIN ROBErtson
‘Robertson is an artist who has a very sophisticated approach to painting, interested in observation, but also in  
what representational painting means – its limits and complexities' - Dr Sally Quin
ABOUT
"Robertson is an artist who has a very sophisticated approach to painting, interested in observation, but also in what representational painting means – its limits and complexities" - Dr Sally Quin
Kevin Robertson was born in 1964 in Norseman, a town 725 kilometres east of Perth in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, on the traditional lands of the Ngadju people. Norseman is the last major Western Australian locality passed through by travellers on their journey to eastern Australia, across the world's largest limestone plateau, the Nullabor Plain. Living in the Goldfields fuelled Robertson's childhood imagination and created vivid memories of the environment. - Dr Sally Quin, 'Kevin Robertson Paintings 1984 - 2022'

Reflecting on his lifetime painting in 2022, Robertson stated: "I am lucky that through painting I found a meaningful way to process my experience, to think about the culture I am immersed in and to dream about the future." 

"Kevin Robertson has painted his way into Australian art history. He has done this through decades of experimentation with different colour palettes and painterly styles, with realism veering on abstraction and through picturing a wide variety of subjects – from domestic interiors, to empty landscapes and streetscapes, to the wider cosmos beyond.” - Dr Laetitia Wilson, 'Artist’s Chronicle', 2022

Kevin Robertson studied painting at the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University), graduating with a BA in 1984. He was awarded a Master of Arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in 1992 and a Doctorate from Curtin University in 2018.

Kevin Robertson's work is represented in many public and private collections including Artbank, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Wesfarmers, Bankwest, The University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Kerry Stokes Collection, Janet Holmes à Court Collection, Parliament House, Canberra.

News
To the Moon!
Image - Kevin Robertson, Waxing Gibbous Moon II, 2024, oil on linen, 91.5 x 91.5 cm, Collection of the artist 

To the Moon! explores our historical fascination with the Moon, showcasing the Museum of the Moon installation, created by world renowned artist Luke Jerram. 

Combining immersive lunar art with material from popular culture, Aboriginal culture, and planetary science, this exhibition explores the Moon as one of the great symbols of our culture. 

Location 
WA Museum Boola Bardip 
Perth Cultural Centre 

Dates 
Tuesday 26 March 2024 – Monday 7 October 2024 

Link: https://visit.museum.wa.gov.au/boolabardip/moon 

Publication
Kevin Robertson Paintings 1984-2022 
 
$35.00 
 
The latest publication from the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery features insight into Kevin Robertson's practice from curator, Sally Quin. 

Link:
https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/kevin-robertson-paintings-1984-2022
Sydney Contemporary 2024
The essence of Western Australia’s diverse natural landscapes will be presented with Art Collective WA at Sydney Contemporary, through the lenses of five exceptional artists — Merrick Belyea, Jo Darbyshire, Antony Muia, Kevin Robertson and Jon Tarry. 
 
Each work will tell a story of the land’s raw beauty, exploring its rivers, oceans, deserts, and ancient geological formations, while interrogating our often-complex relationship with the natural world. 

05-08 September 2024, Carriageworks 
https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/ 


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CONTACT ADDRESS

For general enquiries, please contact the artist: kj.robertson@yahoo.com 
 
For sales enquiries for works listed as collection of the artist, please contact the gallery: art@artcollectivewa.com.au 
 
Tel.: 61 418 945 011 
 
Art Collective WA 
565 Hay St, Perth WA 6000


Photography - All photos up to and including 2022 by Robert Frith/Acorn except “Glen Forrest Pool” and “Studio Allegory” by Bo Wong.  All other photos by Kevin Robertson.

Copyright 2024 Kevin Robertson. All Rights Reserved.
 
Kevin Robertson works in Boorloo/Perth and acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, the Wadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.