Biography

Robyn Base is a Melbourne-based artist whose practice encompasses drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video/installation. After completing a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Arts and Crafts at Melbourne State College in 1979, Base taught art at secondary school for a number of years. In 2006, Base returned to study at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing a Post Graduate Diploma, followed by a Master of Visual Art in 2007. She has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide and has participated in various group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Seattle and New York. Base has exhibited in art fairs in Beijing (CIGE - China International Galleries Exposition 2009), Seoul (KIAF  - Korean International Art Fair 2008, 2011 & 2013), Strasbourg (St-art, European Contemporary Art Fair 2012, 2013 & 2017), and in Melbourne (Melbourne Art Fair, 2014). Base is represented by Cascade Art Space in Kehl, Germany.

2007
Master of Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2006
Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts,
Melbourne

1979
Bachelor of Education, Secondary Arts and Crafts, Melbourne State College, University of Melbourne

1958
Born in Melbourne

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 
Waterfall, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne

2015
Casual Observation, Cascade Art Space, Kehl, Germany

2014
Casual Observation, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne

2012 
Collision, The Substation, Newport, Melbourne

2011
World's End Barbeque, Artlab Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide

2010  
Accidents Near My House, Red Gallery, Fitzroy Nth, Melbourne

World's End Barbeque, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2009
Dessert Wastes, Sub 12, The Substation, Newport, Melbourne

Ice, Ice, ArtLab Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide

2008
Ice, Ice, Baby, Red Gallery, Fitzroy Nth, Melbourne

2007
Power- Beyond the Dividing Line, Creative Arts Building, University of Melbourne

2006
Madonnas, Strangers and Paradise, GalleryHM, Alexandria, Sydney

2005
Queens of Heaven, Smyrnios Gallery, Prahran

1989
Recent Works, Ceci Cairns Gallery, Carlton


 

Awards

2017
Waterfall, (Hon Men), Virgin Spring Cinefest, Kolkata

2011      
Finalist, Charlatan Ink Art Prize, New York

2009
Shortlist, Eran Svigos Award, Best Individual Exhibition, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2007
Finalist, ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, Melbourne

2006
Finalist, The Nino Sanciolo Art Prize, Melbourne


 

Bibliography 

2015     
The Drama of Everyday Life, Badische Zeitung, Offenburg, 14/09/2015

Casual Observation, Kehler Zeitung, Mittelbadische Presse, 08/09/2015

2010     
Melbourne Times Weekly, Preview: Accidents Near My House, 26/10/2010

2009     
Annual Exhibition Catalogue, Centre On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Sub 12 Exhibition Catalogue, The Substation, Melbourne, pg. 20 & 28

CIGE 2009 Catalogue, Beijing Chinese Art Exposition's Media Co. Ltd. pg. 120

2008     
KIAF 2008 Catalogue, Galleries Association of Korea, Seoul, pg. 188

Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue

Ecoforum08 Exhibition Catalogue, Australian National University, Canberra

Megan Backhouse, Around the Galleries, The Age, A2, 16/2/2008 pg. 10.

2007     
VCA Graduate Exhibition 2007 Catalogue, Melbourne

Crossroads, Exhibition Catalogue, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

Williamstown Festival Tattersall’s Contemporary Art Prize 2007, Exhibition Catalogue

Blasphemy, Exhibition Catalogue, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Victoria

2006
VCA Graduate Exhibition 2006 Catalogue, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2017 
St-art 17, European Contemporary Art Fair, Strasbourg
45@45, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
Waterfall, Official Selection:
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, Kolkota, 
Great Lakes International Film Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania,  
Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts, Erie, Pennsylvania, 
Nue World Studios, International Film Festival, Cedar City, Utah,   
Virgin Spring Cinefest, Kolkata.

2015
FACT and Channels Video Festival, Melbourne

2014
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2013
St-art 13, European Contemporary Art Fair, Strasbourg

KIAF 2013, Korean International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul.

2012
Cascade Art Space, Christmas Exhibition, Kehl, Germany

St-art 12, European Contemporary Art Fair, Strasbourg

KIAF 2012, Korean International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

2011
Charlatan Ink Art Prize, The Carlton Arms Hotel, New York

KIAF 2011, Korean International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

Prometheus Art Award – ASAS, Merrimac, Gold Coast 

2010
Digital Fringe 2010, assorted screens, Melbourne Fringe Festival

2009
Putting Dog Back Into Xmas, Gallery HM, Redfern, Sydney

2009 Annual, Centre On Contemporary Art, Seattle

9 x 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.

Ice Continent, Pigment Gallery, Nicholas Building, Melbourne

CIGE 2009, China International Galleries Exposition, World Trade Centre, Beijing 

2008
9 x 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

Power Play, Gillian Hillman Studio, St Kilda West, Melbourne

ANL Maritime Art Prize, Mission To Seafarers, Docklands, Melbourne

KIAF 2008, Korean International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

6 Degrees Art Prize, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston

Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Newport

Ecoforum08, Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, Queensland

2007
9 x 5, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong

Sustainability Through The Arts, Eucalypt Centre, Tacoma & Burrinja Upwey

Athenaeum Club Visual Art Award, Melbourne

Revisiting Arte Provera, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne{C}

Proud 07, Margaret Lawrence Galleries, VCA, Melbourne

Crossroads- Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, ANZ Bank, Melbourne

Prometheus Art Award – ASAS, Merrimac, Gold Coast

Churchie Emerging Art Award, ACGS, East Brisbane

Blasphemy, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey, Victoria

Williamstown Festival -Tattersalls Contemporary Art Prize, Newport

She – Who Dreams, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong

2006
Art Melbourne 06, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Art Sydney 06, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

Proud 06, Margaret Lawrence Galleries, VCA, Melbourne

Athenaeum Club Visual Art Award, Melbourne

Linden Postcard Show, Linden - Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda

2005
Discovery Art Show, Gasworks, Albert Park, Melbourne


 

Collections

Private Collections


Contact

Robyn Base is represented by Cascade Art Space in Kehl, Germany.

For further information please contact:

Hyun MI Lee
Cascade Art Space
www.cascade-artspace.com
Hauptstrase 133, 77694 Kehl, Germany
0049 170 4595906
galleryhm@hotmail.com

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