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CHRISTIAN CLARE ROBERTSON

Solo exhibitions

2010 Upon this site – Darwin. Series of oil paintings. Darwin’s native and introduced vegetation. Framed Gallery, Darwin

2009 Upon this site – Adelaide. Barr-Smith Library, University of Adelaide. Series of watercolour drawings of Adelaide’s original vegetation.

2007 Playing with Fire. Grass fires. (Acrylic paintings) Framed Gallery, Darwin

2000 The Australian Army in East Timor [pastels], Robertson Barracks, Darwin

1997-8 Extreme Landforms Project [including the Iceland, Antarctica, Hawaiian and Northern Australian series. (Oil paintings, pastels and conte drawings), MAGNT, Darwin

1993 Antarctica [oil paintings], Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, and regional gallery at Burnie, Tasmania

Australia Post – four Antarctic paintings reproduced for Australian
Antarctic Territory stamps

1991 Antarctica series, [oil paintings], Parliament House, Canberra, and MAGNT, Darwin and Alice Springs

1989 Hawaiian Volcanoes. (conte drawings) MAGNT, Darwin

1985-1986 Iceland [oil paintings and conte drawings) Tynte Gallery, Adelaide, and MAGNT, Darwin

Curated Group exhibitions

2007-2008 Inspire/Expire, MAGNT, curated by Daena Murray

2006 Sound of the Sky, MAGNT, curated by Daena Murray

2004 Philately on Ice – National Philatelic Collection, Melbourne

Landscape in Me – Windows on Australian Art, MAGNT, curated by Daena Murray

2003 Keeping the Peace – Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition

2002 Impressions of Antarctica, Parliament House, Canberra [works from the Australian Antarctic Division collection, pastels]

2001-2 Landscape as Metaphor – Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, touring exhibition, curated by Sue Smith

1999-2002 We are Australian 2004 curated by Geoff la Gerche, touring show

1977 – 2013 Darwin:

2012 – 13 Continuing series of small abstract oils. Reworking mining series, starting new Iceland series, life drawing.

2011 – 12 Extensive travel, Western Australia, Europe and South America, Namibia, Turkey

1997- 2008 Field and studio work in extreme environments:-
Army (East Timor, Norforce),
Mining (Tanami Desert, MacArthur River, Pine Creek, White Island, NZ);
Savanah grassfires, NT

1977-1997 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Northern Territory University. Visiting position in USA

1977-1983 Numerous group and solo exhibitions

1975-1977 Melbourne:

Lecturer, Caulfield Institute of Technology [painting and drawing]

Lecturer, Preston Institute of Technology [painting and drawing]

Ballet productions [set and costume design] for Graeme Murphy, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney

Solo exhibitions plus group and invitation exhibitions

1963-1975 Adelaide:

1970 – 75 Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings, Art Gallery of South Australia

1968 – 75 Solo exhibitions Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra

Various theatre productions [set design]

1966 Graduated South Australian School of Art

Publications:
Murray, Daena: Hotsprings, pub Macmillan Melbourne Australia, 2012, pp 104-06, 111, 313

Andrews, Lynne: Antarctic Eye, the visual journey, pub Studio One, 2007, pp189-200

Public Collections:

Artbank
Art Gallery of South Australia
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory
National Gallery of Australia
Norforce
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Queensland Art Gallery
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

plus various Regional Gallery and University collections