Brian Robinson
  • Brian Robinson with Reef Guardian (Citizens Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef), 2017. Photo: Roger D'Souza
  • Brian ROBINSON, Aura of the Campfire, 2017, aluminium, two-pack paint finish. Photo: Lindsay Moller Productions
  • Brian Robinson, Kolap Spinning Tops, 2013
  • Brian Robinson, Woven wonders of the reef, 2015. Photo: Darren Thomas, PhotoCo
  • Brian Robinson, Woven Fish, 2003

Brian Robinson is of the Kala Lagaw Ya and Wuthathi language groups of the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula. Born on Waiben (Thursday Island) and now Cairns-based, Robinson is known for his printmaking and public sculptures in which he uses a variety of techniques to produce bold, innovative and distinctive works. Robinson is amongst the most innovative of his generation and his artistic career has traced a highly individual path. His work observes the traditions and styles of the Torres Strait, but also the influence of Western art history and wide-ranging graphic traditions. In recent years it is his public art practice that has brought him mainstream attention.

Major public art installation commissions over the last 18 years including include: Reef guardian (Citizens gateway to the Great Barrier Reef), Cairns, 2017; Aura of the campfire, K Mart Entrance Sculpture, Port Macquarie, 2016; Githalayl, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Monaco 2016; Playfulness of the perennials, Toowoomba Library and Civic Square, Toowoomba, 2015; Woven Wonders of the Reef, DFO Play Art, Skygate, Brisbane Airport Corporation, 2015; Urban Bloom and Deco Bloom, Wood Street, Mackay, 2015; and Woven Fish, [5] Stainless steel fish sculptures, Cairns Esplanade Project, Cairns City Council, Cairns 2002-03.

His work has also featured in many exhibitions nationally and internationally and most recently in Defying Empire, 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial NGA [2017], GOMA Q: Contemporary Queensland Art, QAGOMA [2015],  Land, Sea and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait, at the Queensland Art Gallery [2011], Saltwater Country, Gold Coast City Art Gallery [2014] and SOLID! Queensland Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture, Cairns Regional Gallery [2014]. Robinson’s work is held in numerous major public and private collections nationally and internationally.

Robinson’s public art commissions are handled exclusively through CREATIVEMOVE. For all other artwork commissions and sales, please contact his relevant gallery dealers in those States.

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Brian Robinson is a multi-skilled contemporary artist, whose practice includes painting, printmaking, sculpture and design. The graphic style in his practice combines his Torres Strait Islander heritage with a strong passion for experimentation…