ROBERT CLINCH
CONTEMPORARY REALIST PAINTER OF REMARKABLE URBAN CAPRICCIOS
BORN:

1957, Cooma, New South Wales, Australia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

The Goggomobil D'art Project; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; 2017.
Robert Clinch: Sounds Of Silence;
National Museum in Szczecin, Poland; 2014. (see video below)

Robert Clinch: Fanfare for the common man; (A Mid Career Retrospective) Touring: Art Gallery Of Ballarat, Ballarat; Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong; 2013.
Robert Clinch; Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane; 2011.
Real Life: Stories from the Inner Suburbs;
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell; 2011.
Themes & Variations;
Manningham Gallery, City of Manningham; 2010.
Lithographs, Drawings & Egg Tempera;
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; 2009.
Solitary Perspectives; Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton; 2009.
Black & White; Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide; 2008.
Urban Myths and Legends;
Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne; 2007.
Urban Myths; Touring: Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Castlemaine; Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla; Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell; Geelong Gallery, Geelong; 2007.
Robert Clinch, Lithographs; Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; 2006.
Robert Clinch; McClelland Galleries, Langwarrin; 1994.
Works On Paper; Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; 1988.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Collectors Exhibition 2017; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne 2017.
Collectors Exhibition; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne 2016.
Dialect:
The Town Hall Galery, City Of Boroondara; 2016.
Summer Salon Show: Metropolis Gallery, Geelong; 2016.
Salon: Gem's from the Stockroom;
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; 2015.
The Object Devine;
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne 2014.
The Big Picture Show: Large Scale Australian Paintings;
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne 2014.
DRAWN: Following The Line;
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne 2014.
X-Marker: 10 years of the Town Hall Gallery collection;
the Town Hall Gallery, City Of Boroondara; 2013.
Burnie Print Prize 2013
; Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie; 2013.
Dreams and Reality; Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong; 2012.
Parallel Lines: Recent work by Robert Clinch and Peter Serwan;
Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier; 2012.
Urban Spaces; Steps Gallery, Melbourne; 2012.
Banyule Award For Works On Paper; Banyule Art Space, Melbourne; 2011.
Collaborations: artist & printer;
Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne; 2011.
Geelong Aquisitive Print Awards;
Geelong Gallery, Geelong; 2011.
Contemporary And Collectable Australian Printmakers;
Metropolis Gallery, Geelong; 2011.
On Paper;
The Town Hall Gallery, City Of Boroondara; 2011.
2011 Rick Amor Print Prize;
The Barn Gallery, Montsalvat, Etlham; 2011.
2010 Fletcher Jones Art Prize
;
Geelong Gallery, Geelong; 2010.
It's Time!;
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; 2009.
Collaborations;
Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne; 2009.
Small Is The New Big; Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; 2009.
Line, Colour, Shape;
The Town Hall Gallery, City Of Boroondara; 2009.
Geelong Aquisitive Print Awards; Geelong Gallery, Geelong; 2009.
In The Black; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; 2009.
Preserving The Past; Enriching The Future; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 2008, Art Gallery Ballarat, Ballarat; 2009.
Annual Collectors' Exhibition; Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; 2008.
2008 Fletcher Jones Art Prize; Geelong Gallery, Geelong; 2008.
People, Places; The Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara; 2008.
Director’s Choice Exhibition; Hill Smith Gallery; Adelaide; 2008.
Works From The Studio; Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne; 2007.
Banyule Works on Paper Art Award; Banyule Art Space, Melbourne; 2007.
The Art Of The Dog; Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Castlemaine; 2007.
Inaugural Burnie Print Prize; Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie; 2007.
Passion Printing; Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne; 2006.
Civic Connections; The Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara; 2006.
Australian Print Making; 1960’s to Present; Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Castlemaine; 2006.
Melbourne and Country; Adam Galleries, Melbourne; 2006.
Geelong Aquisitive Print Awards; Geelong Gallery, Geelong; 2006.
Expansion; Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne; 2005.
Ballarat and  Beyond; Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat; 2005.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place; Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne; 2004.
City Life; Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York; 2004.
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Nantucket; Yearly 2002 - 2009.
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York; Yearly 2001 - 2008.
Hammer Galleries, New York; 2000.
Archibald Prize; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; 1998.
Wynne Prize; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991-92, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000.
Uncommon Australians; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, (then touring all State and National Galleries); 1992-1993.
Portraits of Joseph Brown; Latrobe University Gallery, Melbourne; 1991.
Sir William Dobell Art Award; Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney; 1989.
Ansett Invitation Art Award; City of Hamilton Art Galley, Hamilton; 1989.
Alice Bale Art Award; McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin; 1987, 1991.
Fine Painting; Australian Galleries, Melbourne; 1985.

PRIZES:

State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship; 2012-13.
Bega Art Awards, Peoples Choice;
1994.
Wynne Trustees Water Colour Prize;
Art Gallery of New South Wales;1993.
Marten Bequest Travelling  Scholarship; 1993.
Wynne Trustees Water Colour Prize; Art Gallery of New South Wales; 1989.
Royal Overseas Art Award, Open Prize; 1984.

COMMISIONS:

Brown Family Collection; 2017.
Linfox; 2015.
Westfield Collection; 1999.
Potter Museum, Melbourne University; 1998.
National Gallery of Victoria; 1995-1996.
Linfox; 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993-1994.
Portrait; Dr. Joseph Brown, A.O., O.B.E.; 1991.
Portrait; Sir Henry Bolte, G.C.M.G.;1989.
Portrait; Fr. John Brosnan, O.B.E.;1985.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Chaiyong Limthonkul Foundation Fine Art Museum, Bankok; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney;  National Library of Australia, Canberra;  State Library of Victoria, Melbourne;  State Library of Queensland, Brisbane;  Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne;  Deakin University, Melbourne;  Latrobe University Gallery, Melbourne;  Joseph Brown Collection, N.G.V., Melbourne;  Hamilton  Art Gallery, Hamilton;  Geelong Gallery, Geelong;  Art Gallery Ballarat, Ballarat;  Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Castlemaine;  The Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara; McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin.

OTHER MAJOR COLLECTIONS:

Artbank;  Linfox Transport;  Bank of Melbourne;  C+Bus;  Gordon and Marilyn Darling Collection;  Westfeild Collection;  Kym Bonython Collection;  Bankers Trust;  Co-Invest Ltd.;  Lowenstein Collection;  Myer Family Collection; King David School, Melbourne; St. Peter's College, Adelaide.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: In Australia, Great Britain, U.S.A., Sweden and Germany.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Rodney James, The Goggomobile D'art Project, (Catalogue essay), Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2017.
Mardi Nowak, Marion Piper, Marker: 10 Years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection, (Essay; Marion Piper), Town Hall Gallery, 2013.
Robert Clinch, Artist Profile, Issue 24, (Essay), Nextmedia, 2013.
David Thomas, Julie Collett, Robert Clinch; Fanfare for the common man, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2013.
David Thomas, Christine Rohrschneider (Editor), Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (The Universal Artists Dictionary), Saur, 2011.
Fiona West, Real Life: Stories from the Inner Suburbs, (Exhibition essay), Latrobe Regional Gallery, 2011.
Megan McEvoy, Themes and Variations, (Catalogue interview), Manningham Gallery, 2010.
Bryony Nainby, Zara Stanhope and Katherine Furlonger, The CBus Collection Of Australian Art, CBus, 2009.
David Hurlston, Preserving The Past, Enriching The Future Hugh Williamson's Legacy, NGV, 2008.
David Thomas, d’ART, The Art Of Robert Clinch, The Lytlewode Press, Stoke-On-Trent, 2007.
David Thomas, Urban Myths, (Catelogue essay), Touring Exhibition, 2007.
Gordon Morrison, Ballarat In Pictures, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 2006.
McCulloch, McCullochs Encyclopedia Of Australian Art, Aus Art Editions, 2006.
Peter Steele, The Whispering Gallery, Art Into Poetry, Macmillan, 2006.
Gerard Vaughan,and others, The Joseph Brown Collection, N.G.V., (essay;  Kirsty Grant), 2004.
The Australian Art Market Report, (Issue 13),Top 10 New High Prices At Auction, Spring, 2004.
Hugh Williamson Foundation, Annual Report, 2002.
Nevill Drury, Images 3; Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, 1998.
Tom Prior, They Trusted Men, Wilkinson, (cover), 1996.
Hugh Williamson Foundation, Annual Report, 1996.
Katrina Fox, The Linfox Letter, Issue 26, (cover and feature article), 1996.
National Mutual Calendar, C+Bus Collection, 1996.
National Gallery of Victoria Foundation, Annual Report, (cover), 1996.
McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen and Unwin, 1994.
Julian Fagan, Uncommon Australians; Towards an Australian Portrait Gallery, Art Exhibitions Australia Ltd.,  1992.
Tom Prior, Bolte by Bolte, Craftsman Press, (cover), 1990.
Tom Prior, A Knockabout Priest, Hargreen, (cover), 1985.

EDUCATION: No formal art training.
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