Robert Ewing

Robert Ewing

Pinjarra, South West, Australia

About Robert Ewing

The local bushland of Pinjarra and the Darling Range remain the primary source of content referenced within my artworks. Intimate places within these environs are observed and studied to formulate a multi-faceted imaginative landscape composition. The artworks invite us to consider a familiar yet alien landscape populated with anthropomorphic shapes. They are intriguing places of discordant elements where the real and imagined exist within a landscape scarred by the natural and imposed activities of the past. Low and high key colour skilfully combine with a dramatic use of raking light to create vigorous and quiet scenes that are both, subdued and boisterous. The use of expressively bold and nuanced line create artworks with multi-faceted layers of content and interpretation. The artworks present expressions of a landscape where the splendid promise of tomorrow remains as the primary narrative of continuation and hope. These are places of potential, new possibilities and the discovery of the unknown.

Education

PERTH Technical College, WA - 1979, 80 – Art Studies, Part Time,
CLAREMONT School of Art, WA - 1982, 83, 85 (Diploma of F/Art Sculpture)

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
84 Praxis Gallery, FREMANTLE, WA
85 Claremont School of Art, CLAREMONT, WA
86 March and November– Tresillian Community Centre, NEDLANDS, WA

2012
SOMEWHERE - Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH, WA

2014
terra INCOGNITA - Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, BUNBURY, WA

2016
CURIOUS intimacies – Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

86
PERTH Contemporary Art Society - FREMANTLE Art Gallery, WA

88
Spoleto Fringe Festival- Mission Arts Centre, MELBOURNE, VIC (4-person group show)
Artists’ Choice, Stanfield Gallery, MELBOURNE, VIC

91
Art for Heart’s Sake Exhibition, PERTH Entertainment Centre, WA

92
Metamorphis Festival Fringe, PERTH Museum, WA

93
SH Ervine Gallery, (Archibald Prize - Salon De Refuse), SYDNEY, NSW
ALBANY Art Prize exhibition (Award for best oil/acrylic), ALBANY, WA

04
ALBANY Art Prize exhibition (Highly commended - painting), ALBANY, WA

03/04/05
Minnawarra Art Award (Invitational), ARMADALE, WA

05
Casterways Invitational Sculptural Awards (Major award) – ROCKINGHAM, WA

09
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art prize (Invitational), BRISBANE, QLD

2010
Rotary Art Spectacular (Invitational) Award Exhibition – BRISBANE, QLD,
Cossack Art Award – (Best Watercolour) – COSSACK, WA
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Biennial (Invitational) Award Exhibition, NEDLANDS, WA

2011
Mount Romance Centennial Art Prize (Best work on Paper) – ALBANY, WA
South-Western Times Survey (Invitational) Exhibition, BUNBURY, WA
MANDJAR Art Award – (Winner Regional Artist) – MANDURAH, WA
Cossack Art Award – (Highly commended work on Paper) – COSSACK, WA
Nannup Art Prize – (Joint Winner, overall) – NANNUP, WA
Dobell Prize – (Finalist) – Art Gallery of NSW

2012
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing – (Finalist), PLC SYDNEY, NSW
South Western Times Survey Invitational Exhibition - (BHP Billiton Award for excellence), BUNBURY WA
Wynne Prize for Landscape – (Finalist), Art Gallery of NSW
Vancouver Arts Centennial Art Prize – (Best work on Paper), ALBANY, WA
Wanneroo Art Award – (Best work on Paper), WANNEROO, WA
Melville Art Award – (Best Watercolour) MELVILLE, WA
Cliftons Art Award – (Finalist) PERTH, WA
Minnawarra Art Award (Invitational), ARMADALE, WA
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art prize (Invitational), BRISBANE, QLD
The Royal Agricultural Society of WA Open Art Award – (First Prize), PERTH WA

2013
South Western Times Survey Invitational Exhibition - (BHP Billiton Award for excellence), BUNBURY WA
Great Southern Art Award – (Best Work on Paper) ALBANY, WA
Minnawarra Art Award (Invitational), ARMADALE, WA
Bunbury Biennale (Invitational) BUNBURY WA
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art prize (Invitational), BRISBANE, QLD
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Biennial (Invitational) Award Exhibition, NEDLANDS, WA
Hawkesbury Art Award (Commended), Hawkesbury NSW

2014
The Survey Invitational Exhibition - (BHP Billiton Award for excellence and City of Bunbury Art Collection Acquisition Award), BUNBURY WA
Minnawarra Art Award (Invitational), ARMADALE, WA
Derwent Prize for Drawing (Finalist), London, UK
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art prize (Invitational), BRISBANE, QLD
The Royal Agricultural Society of WA Open Art Award – (Best Regional Artist), PERTH WA


2015
Mid West Art Prize (Finalist), Geraldton WA
Minnawarra Art Award (Invitational), ARMADALE, WA
Calleen Art Award (Finalist), COWRA NSW
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art prize (Invitational), BRISBANE, QLD
Black Swan Portrait Prize – (Salon des refuses), PERTH, WA
Selfie – Collie Art Gallery, COLLIE, WA

2016
Minnawarra Art Award (Invitational), ARMADALE, WA
The Survey (Invitational) Exhibition, BUNBURY, WA
Kilgour Prize (Finalist), Newcastle Art Gallery, NEWCASTLE, NSW
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art prize (Invitational), BRISBANE, QLD