Robyn Werkhoven

1952                 Born Penrith, NSW Australia

EDUCATION
1970- 72           Graphic Design Diploma, Randwick Technical College, Sydney
1969                 Fine Art Course, Wollongong Technical College
1959- 68           SCEGGS Grammar School, Wollongong NSW

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013 – 16        Editor / Established bi-monthly online ARTS ZINE – STUDIO LA PRIMITVE, featuring artist interviews & art news.
2012 – 16        Writes Art Column for Hunter Professional Arts Magazine
2004 – 16        Writes CULTURE VULTURE – Artist Interviews & art news   – Gresford News Monthly
2003                 Established as co-director, Tighes Hill Art Gallery, Newcastle
1990                 Established Gresford Gallery and Studio, East Gresford, Hunter Valley
1989                 Established Studio La Primitive, with Eric Werkhoven in Newcastle
1981                 Overseas travel – Europe
1978- 79           Art Brooches, Roxy Jewellery, Strand Arcade, Sydney
1976- 77           Collaborated with Performance Artist Collin Chillcot, Event & Performance Art, Wollongong & Sydney
1975                 Set up painting studio, Paddington, Sydney
1972- 74           Opened business Armin Designs, silk screened clothing / textiles, Wollongong, wholesale to selected boutiques, Sydney
1971                 Silk screen designs for textiles,'”Moon in the Window” Balmain, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011                 STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE “a holy tirade of the heart  uncovered”, with artist Eric Werkhoven, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
2010                 CAPRICE II, with artist Eric Werkhoven, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle
2009                 CAPRICE I, with artist Eric Werkhoven, SOAG Gallery
1999                 COSMIC ATHLETES, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle
1998                 FANTASICATION, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
1991                 EROTIC HAZE, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery
1969                 RECENT PAINTINGS, Regent Theatre Foyer Gallery, Wollongong

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016                   THE HOSPITAL – drawings – Maitland Regionl Art Gallery, Maitland. LAMAN STREET ART PRIZE – winner of 2D section. Back to Back Gallery, Cooks Hill Newcastle.
2015                  THE PIANOS BEEN DRINKING – group exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery Maitland RECENT WORK – E&R Werkhoven – Art Systems Wickham Gallery, Newcastle.
2014                 PAA EXHIBITION – AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON DC.  USA,   selected by Embassy Cultural Attaché. BLOOD – group exhibition Newcastle Art Space curator / exhibitor ADORNMENT – group Exhibition Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle.
2013                PORTIA GEACH PORTRAIT PRIZE FINALIST – S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney. NUDE & NAKED – ART PRIZE FINALIST, Manning River Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – Art Systems Gallery Newcastle ADORNMENT group exhibition – Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle. MULTICULTURE AUSTRALIAN Exhibition – Sydney Parliament House NIGHTMARES EXHIBITION – Newcastle Art Space Gallery     –   Curator & exhibitor of group show.
2012                PORTIA GEACH TRAVELLING EXHIBITION at Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah. LAUNCH OF PORTRAIT ARTISTS AUSTRALIA BOOK AND EXHIBITION – Art House Hotel, Sydney CAPRICE III EXHIBITION –collaborative work with Eric Werkhoven – Kaleidoscope Gallery, Waterloo Sydney A FINE LINE BETWEEN PLEASURE & PAIN Exhibition – Newcastle Art Space Gallery- curate and exhibiting. CELEBRATING INNOVATORS EXHIBITION – Portrait Artist Australia        Federal Parliament House ACT.
2011                BLAKE ART PRIZE – DIRECTORS CUT EXHIBITION (online) MAITLAND ART PRIZE – MINIATURE EXHIBITION, Maitland NSW THE FACE OF AUSTRALIA – Portrait Artists Australia, Parliament House, Sydney STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE “a holy tirade of the heart uncovered” collaborative works with artist Eric Werkhoven, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland NSW PORTIA GEACH AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE – FINALIST      –   S. H. Ervin Gallery – Sydney. PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL JOURNEY, curator & exhibiting    –    Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle
2010               FACE OFF – Portrait Artists Australia, MLC Gallery, Sydney STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE II, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle
T – SHIRT CULT Fashion/Art Exhibition Basel Switzerland BLAKE ART PRIZE – DIRECTORS CUT EXHIBITION (online) THE ARTISTS MUSE – Portrait Artists Australia, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney CHRISTMAS SHOW, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle
2009              OPENING EXHIBITION SOAG GALLERY, Tighes Hill, Newcastle MAITLAND ART PRIZE EXHIBITION    Miniature painting – Highly Recommended
STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE I, recent collaborative works by Eric & Robyn Werkhoven, celebrating 30 year artistic relationship, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE Exhibition, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
2008              COUNTRY ENERGY LANDSCAPE PRIZE FINALIST, The Gunnery Gallery, Sydney FROM NOW TO MAO EXHIBITION, Armory Gallery, Olympic Park, Sydney CELEBRITY PORTRAITS EXHIBITION – National Trust Portrait Project  –   Brough House, Maitland NSW
2007               COUNTRY ENERGY LANDSCAPE PRIZE FINALIST , Dubbo Regional Art Gallery NSW. CELEBRITY PORTRAITS – National Trust Portrait Project, Maitland
2006                PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE EXHIBITION FINALIST  –   S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney ECLECTIC EXHIBITION , Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2005                WEARABLE ART EXHIBITION, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE Exhibition, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE, collaborative paintings with artist Eric Werkhoven  –  Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2004               WASTE AS ART, Honeysuckle, Newcastle FIGURES, FACES AND LANDSCAPES, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle PUB CULTURE, selected exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery NSW Established CULTURE VULTURE Art News & Interviews – Article for monthly Gresford News, Hunter Valley NSW PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE EXHIBITION    S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2003               THE WANDERING, selective exhibition, Maitland, City Art Gallery, NSW WASTE AS ART, Newcastle Regional Museum OPENING EXHIBITION TIGHES HILL GALLERY Co – director , Tighes Hill, Newcastle ESSENCE OF CHANGE, opening exhibition Maitland Regional Art Gallery ECLECTIC EXHIBITION, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2002                SHOP FRONT ART, Red Light Studio, Beaumont St, Hamilton, Newcastle WASTE AS ART, Lake Macquarie Council Chambers Foyer BRIDGING THE DIVIDE, Maitland City Gallery, Maitland MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE Exhibition, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery
2001                 SCULPTURE OF THE MONTH – MAY, Maitland City Art Gallery grounds NATURAL FORCES EXHIBITION, Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle
2000                6 ARTISTS, Gibson Street Gallery, Newcastle TOWARDS THE THIRD MILLENIUM, Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland RECENT WORKS with artist Diana Middleby, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle
1999                HOUSE OF ART, with artists Eric Werkhoven and Monique Werkhoven Maitland City Council Chambers Foyer Gallery, Maitland NSW COSMIC ATHLETES, solo exhibition, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newastle
1998                FANTASTICATION, with artists Eric Werkhoven and Monique Werkhoven  –  John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle ART AND SOUL, Australians’ for Native Title and Reconciliation, Maitland PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE EXHIBITION   –    S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1997                TYRELL’S TRIUMPH – ANOTHER DIMENSION EXHIBITION  –   Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland HUNTER PRIDE, Newcastle Regional Museum, Newcastle
FAREWELL TO HONGKONG, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle PRIMAVERA, LINDSAY Street Gallery, Newcastle
1996                 ARTISTIC RELATIONSHIPS, selective exhibition, Maitland City Art Gallery COLOUR IN SPACE II, with artist Suzie Lim, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
1995                COLOUR IN SPACE I, with artist Suzie Lim, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle WOMENS’ DAY EXHIBITION, Maitland Town Hall, Maitland INTERIOR INSTALLATIONS, collaborative works with artist Eric Werkhoven  –  Different Image Gallery, Maitland
1994               8TH FESTIVAL OF VISUAL ARTS, Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland LA PRIMITIVE DESIGN, with artist Eric Werkhoven, Different Image Gallery,  –  Maitland NSW GIBSON STREET GALLERY OPENING GROUP EXHIBITION , Newcastle
1993               LITTLE WORKS, 249 Gallery Newcastle LA PRIMITIVE DESIGN, with artist Eric Werkhoven, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle
1992               TWO FOR DINNER EXHIBITION, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle ID Exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle
1991               WAR PAINT, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle SPARE RIB, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle LITTLE WORKS, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle
1990               5 ARTISTS, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle EROTIC HAZE, solo exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle
1989               WOMENS’ DAY EXHIBITION, Tikat Gallery, Newcastle

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