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William Robinson’s 16-year creation series to be presented for the first time at HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition William Robinson’s 16-year creation series to be presented for the first time at HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition William Robinson’s 16-year creation series to be presented for the first time at HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition William Robinson’s 16-year creation series to be presented for the first time at HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition

William Robinson’s 16-year creation series to be presented for the first time at HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition

Since opening in May, HOTA Gallery's inaugural exhibition SOLID GOLD: Artists from Paradise has wowed countless visitors who have ventured through the doors of the impressive new venue. As the seasons change, so too does the ever-evolving space with the gallery's second major exhibition set to roll out from July 31. The new exhibition, called Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson, will celebrate one of Australia's foremost living artists and greatest landscape painters.


You needn’t be an art aficionado to appreciate the incredible work of William Robinson. HOTA Gallery’s awe-inspiring new exhibition will see the artist’s entire Creation Series, produced over 16 years, presented together for the first time in its entirety. Widely regarded as his masterworks, the seven-piece series highlights the artist’s spiritual connection to the natural world and – through their symphonic composition – his love of classical music. Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson has been curated by former Governor-General and close friend of the artist Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO and will feature a collection of monumental multi-panelled landscapes, including HOTA’s own The Rainforest, which inspired the unique design of the $60.5-million gallery.

Brisbane born and raised William Robinson AO, has been awarded both the Archibald and Wynne Prizes and is beloved for his widely renowned multi-perspectival canvases that transformed the way we view Australian landscape painting. HOTA’s chief executive officer Criena Gehrke described the art of William Robinson as a love letter to the Gold Coast, as much of his work was inspired by walks around his 208-acre farm on the western slopes of Beechmont in the Gold Coast hinterland. Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson coincides with the artist’s 85th year and will be available to view until October 3 2021.

Image one: William Robinson, The Rainforest 1990 (detail), oil on canvas, 188.0 x 492.5 cm, Collection, HOTA Gallery. Acquired through funds from Gold Coast’s business and art loving community 1991 © Image courtesy the artist and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.
Image two: Greg Weight, William Robinson 1994, silver gelatin photograph, 69.7 x 89 cm, Collection, HOTA Gallery. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Patrick Corrigan AM 2004 © Greg Weight
Image three: William Robinson, Creation series – Man and the spheres 1991, triptych: oil on linen, triptych: 182.5 x 730.5 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1994 © William Robinson/Philip Bacon Galleries, Photo: AGNSW, Carley Wright
Image four: William Robinson, The Creation series (series of 5 paintings)  1988, oil on linen, 147.2 x 193 cm (each), State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1989.

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