Australian Art


AKA: Bob Boynes

Born: 1942 Adelaide, SA.
  • Contemporary
  • Digital
  • Figurative
  • Mixed Media
  • Painter
  • Print Maker
  • Realist
  • Known
  • Established
Robert Boynes
Robert Boynes

2006-10 Adjunct Ass Prof, ANU School of Art.
2002 Residency, Chur, Switzerland.
1998 Residency, Artspace, Sydney.
1978-06 Snr Lecturer/Head¬¬ of Painting, ANU, CSA.
1974-75 Studied Film, Flinders Uni, Adelaide.
1973-77 Lecturer, Murray Park CAE, Adelaide.
1972 Lecturer, SA School of Art, Adelaide.
1970-71 Lecturer, Wattle Park Teachers' College, Adel.
1968-69 Lecturer, Maidstone College of Art, Kent & Basingstoke
Tech College, United Kingdom.
1964-67 Lecturer, Wattle Park Teachers' College & SA School of Art, Adelaide.
1962-64 Printmaking, SA School of Art.
1959-61 SA School of Art, Adelaide.
1942 Born Adelaide, SA.

2010 Short Stories, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Postscript, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melb.
2009 CCTV, The Depot Gallery, Sydney.
2008 Afterimage, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2007 Street Stories, Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
2006 Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne.
In Real Time, Survey, Manly Art Gallery
& Museum, Sydney.
Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2005 True Fictions, 10 year Survey, Canberra Museum & Gallery.
Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne.
2002 Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
2001 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne.
2000 Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA.
Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1999 Ten year survey - works in the 1999 Austral Gallery, St Louis USA.
Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
1998 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.
Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
1996 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1995 Paintings 1979-1995, William Mora, Melb.
Urban Simulations, University of Melbourne
Museum of Art, Ian Potter Gallery.
3 Decades -Survey, Nolan Gallery,
Canberra; New England.
Art Museum, Armidale; Newcastle
Regional Art Gallery.
1994 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.
1993 Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra.
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1992 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1990 Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra.
1990 Selected Works 1979-90, CCAS.
Macquarie Galleries, ACAF•2, VIC.
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA.
1989 Robert Steele Gallery, Adelaide.
Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA.
1988 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
Niagara Gallery, Melbourne.
1987 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
Michael Milburn Galleries, Bris.
1986 Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, SA.
1985 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
Michael Milburn Galleries, Bris.
1984 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.
1983 Gallery A, Sydney.
1982 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.
1981/6 Solander Gallery, Canberra.
Gallery A, Sydney.
1980 Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide.
Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.
1979 Gallery A, Sydney.
Survey 7, NGV.
1972/8/9 Realities, Melbourne.
1970 Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide.
1970 Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney.
1968 Arts Council, Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford, UK.
1967 Australian Galleries, Melbourne.
1966 Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide.
1964 Clune Galleries, Sydney.

2010 Embodiment, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
2010 Retroactive, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra.
2009 Cache, Blackfriars Off Broadway, Viscopy, Sydney.
2008 Still Life, Bren¬¬¬da May Gallery Syd.
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
2007 Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo.
I’m As Mad As Hell..., Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Birthday Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2006 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
2005 Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo.
Interesting Times, MCA, Sydney.
Retroactive, CCAS, Manuka.
Brenda May Twenty Years, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Ian Chandler & His Contemporaries, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt. Gambier, SA.
The Frank Saxby Bequest Invitation Art
Acquisitions Prize, Manning Regional Art
Gallery, Taree.
Place Face Down to Copy, ANU Art Gallery,
in assoc with the Aust, Print Symposium,
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition
Building, Melbourne.
2003 Permanent Visions, Canberra Museum & Gallery.
2002 Tales of the Unexpected, D. Hart, curator, NGA.
Field Works, NGV.
Clemenger Art Prize, Invitational, NGV.
2000 Project 2/2000, Sir Hermann Black Gallery.
Metropolis, Museum of Sydney.
1998 Collected Wisdom: Works from the collection of the ANU & the University of Canberra, Canberra Museum & Art Gallery.
What John Berger Saw, ANU CSA Gallery, National touring.
New Acquisitions, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney Union.
1992 Critics' Choice, Macquarie Galleries, Syd.
Contemporary Australian Drawing, AGNSW.
1997 AAAR! Australian Artists Against Racism, Canberra.
Lawyers, Guns & Money, AGSA.
Canberra Contemporary Art Fair, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, ACT.
1996 City Remix, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney.
1995 Works from the ANU Art Collection, Drill Hall Gallery, Cbr.
Capital Works, Contemporary Art from the Australian National Capital, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra; Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore; University Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of Hong Kong.
1994 Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Solander Gallery, Canberra. ACT.
Playing with Fire, CSA Staff Exhibition, CSA Gallery.
1993/7 Chicago Int Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1991 The Doors Show, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
1990 Festival of Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Staff Exhibition, CSA Gallery, ACT.
Visual Instincts, A. McIntyre, curator,
Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney.
Canbrart, Drill Hall Gallery, NGA.
1989 Australian Prints Pre-Settlement to Present, Australian Gallery.
Chicago Int Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1988 Houston Art Fair, Texas, USA.
1987 Field to Figuration, NGV.
Painters' Vision, Macquarie Galleries, Syd.
1986 Expatriates & Exiles, Adelaide Festival Centre. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1986 Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane.
Oz Drawing Now, Syd Biennale.
1985 Staff Exhibition, CSA Gallery, Cbr.
1984 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1983 Australian Perspecta-1983, AGNSW.
Recent Australian Painting, A Survey 1970-1983, AGSA.
Mattara Invitational, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
1982 Structures, Survey, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery.
Urban Images, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Syd.
1981 Survey 81, Powell St Gallery, Melbourne.
Spectres of our Time, AGSA.
1981 Gold Coast Art Purchase, Gold Coast City Gallery, Qld.
1980 Summer Exhibition Gallery A, Syd.
Aboriginal Treaty Committee, National
Trust Gallery, Sydney.
1978 Australian Realist Painters, AGSA.
1977 Treasures from SA, AGSA.
Some Recent Art from Adelaide, Project
18, AGNSW.
1974 Painting Survey, Realities, Melb.
1973 Drawing Survey, Realities, Melb.
Recent Australian Art, AGNSW.
1972 Australian Paintings and Tapestries of the Last Twenty Years, NSW House, London.
1971/2 Georges Invitation Art Prize, Melb
1967 Harold Mertz Collection of Australian Painting, USA.
1966 Hungry Horse Art Gallery, Syd.
Daily Mirror Invitation Prize, Syd.
Perth Festival Invitation Exh, WA.
1963 Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide.

2007 ARIA Artist Award, Gold Coast Queensland
2006 Canberra Times Artist of the Year Award
2001/2 RAAF Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra
2001 Italo-Australia Club Canberra Art Prize, ACT.
2000 Federal Court, Canberra.
Legislative Assembly, Canberra
1999 Foyer, W Hotel, Finger Wharf, Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney.
1996 7 metre painting installation, ACT.
1993/6 Project Grant, ACT Cultural Council.
1983 Mattara Inv. Purchase Prize, Newcastle Region Art Gallery.
1981 Purchase Award, Gold Coast Art Prize.
1976/7 Mural, Adelaide Festival Centre.
1975 Alice Springs Art Award.
1973 Project Grant, VAB, Australia Council.
1971 Barossa Festival Art Prize.
1964 Ether Barringer Memorial Prize for Etching

2008 Canberra Times (Panorama), Philip O’Brien, 12 July, p 22.
Capital, Helen Musa, #35, Jul-Aug, pp52-57.
Art World, #4 August/September, p222.
2007 Steel Profile, Pete Heininger, #99 Nov, pp 10-13.
2006 Weekend Australian, S. Smee, Sept 23-24, p18-19.
2005 Australian Art Review, #7, Mar-June.
Robert Boynes: True Fictions, D. Hart, Art Monthly, July, pp10-12.
2005 Reproduced - Human Rights Defender, vol.14, issue 3, Dec. p10, 16, front cover
2004 Sydney Magazine, SMH, Victoria Hynes, #14, June, p102.
Human Rights Defender, Vol. 13, issue 3, Dec. p15.
2003 SMH Metro, Exhibitions, Peter Hill, Mar 23-Apr 3, p23.
Human Rights Defender, vol. 12, issue 3, cover & p8.
2002 Essay, Muse, Canberra Art Monthly, Aug #220.
2002 Catalogue, Tales of the Unexpected, NGA.
Catalogue Essay, Points of View, UTS Art Collection.
2001 Art & Australia, Vol.39 #2 2001 (illustration)

1999 Art & Australia, Vol.36 #4 1999 (illustration)
Australian Painting Now, Laura Murrary-Cree/Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
Robert Boynes 1996-1999, Louise Dauth
Director Parliament House Art Collection.
1998 Images 3, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
Extracting the digital, Sebastian Smee,
SMH, Metro, April 10.
SMH, Galleries, Bruce James, April 14.
Artlink, Vol.18 No.4.
1995 Robert Boynes - 3 Decades, Survey - 1960s to the 1990s, Peter Haynes, Nolan Gallery, ACT.
Capital Works, Cultural Industry Development Program, DOCA, Australia.
Robert Boynes, Urban Simulations, Merryn Gates, University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Ian Potter Gallery.
1994 Love in the Ruins - The Recent Work of Robert Boynes, M Desmond, St Louis, USA.
1993/4 The Art of Robert Boynes, Michael Denholm.
1993 Capital Art, Peter Haynes, Art & Aust V.31 No.1.
1993 Robert Boynes, The City of Angels and the CBD Series, Peter Haynes.
1992 Critics' Choice, Peter Haynes, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
Crossroads, Julie Ewington, St Louis, USA.
1991 Australian Painting 1788-1990, B & T Smith, Oxford.
Contemporary Images in Australian Art,
Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
1990 Catalogue, Robert Boynes, Selected Works 1979-1990, Nick Waterlow, Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
Contemporary Australian Painting, E. Chanin, Craftsman.
1989 Exhibition Commentary, Art & Aust, V.26 #3.
Catalogue, Robert Boynes 1986-1989, Editor/Peter Haynes; essay/Bernard Smith;
interview/Nick Waterlow.
1988 The Death of the Artist as Hero, Essays in History & Culture, Bernard Smith, Oxford University Press.
Contemporary Australian Drawing, Arthur McIntyre, Boolarong Publications.
Exhibition Commentary, Art & Aust, V.25 #3.
1987 Imagining the Real, Dorothy Green/David Heedon, ABC.
1985 Artists & Galleries of Australia & New Zealand, Max Germaine, Landsdowne.
Robert Boynes: New Work, Peter Haynes, Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane.
1984/94 Encyclopedia of Australian Art, A. McCulloch, Hutchinson.
1983 The Recent Work of Robert Boynes, Peter Haynes, Art & Aust, Vol.21 #2, pp 227-230.
Australian Perspecta, Bernice Murphy, Art Gallery of NSW.
1982 Robert Boynes, Peter Haynes, CSA Staff Exhibition, CSA.
1981 Aspect of New Realism, Ann Toy, NGV.
The Years of Hope, Australian Art & Criticism 1959-1968, G Catalano, Oxford University Press.
1980 Modern Australian Painting 1975-1980, K Bonython, Rigby.
1979 Survey 7: Robert Boynes, Robert, Lindsay, NGV.
1978 Australian Painting 1788-1970, Bernard Smith, Oxford. University Art Museum, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Art & Aust, Nancy Underhill, Vol.15, #4.
1977 The Dilemma of Robert Boynes, SA Art Gallery Bulletin, Ian North, Vol 35.
1976 Modern Australian Painting 1970-1975, K Bonython, Rigby.
1975 Video Documentary, George & Mercy.
1974 Art International, Ian North, Vol.28 #12.
2 Films, Put On & The Institution.
1974 Film, Let's Make Things Perfectly Clear.
1973 Recent Australian Art, D Thomas/F McCarthy, AGNSW.
1971 Modern Australian Painting 1960-1970, K Bonython, Rigby.
Exhibition Commentary, Art & Aust, V.9, #3.
1969 Art & Artists of SA, Nancy Benko, Lidmus.
1967 The Australian Painters 1964-66, Contemporary Australian Painting from the Mertz Collection, Ross K Luck, Griffen
Press for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Adel.

2008 Musa, H; Capital Magazine, July/August
2007 Fisher, K; ‘Successful Art Story’, Art Hub, July/Aug
2007 Grishin, S; Australian Art Collector, June
2006 Kenyon, T; ‘In Real Time’, Manly Museum & Art Gallery
Musa, H; ‘Brush with fame: artist chuffed to join winners’, The Canberra Times, 14 Nov.
2005 Australian Art Review, #7, Mar-June
Hart, D; ‘Robert Boynes: True fictions’, Art Monthly Australia, July, pp.10-12
Reproduced - Human Rights Defender, vol.14, issue 3, Dec, p.10-16, front cover
2004 Hynes, V; Sydney Magazine, SMH, Issue #14, June, p.102
2004 Human Rights Defender, Vol. 13, issue 3, Dec, p.15
2003 Hill, P; SMH, Metro, Exhibitions, Mar 23-Apr 3, 2003, p.23
2003 Human Rights Defender, vol. 12, issue 3, cover image & p.8
2002 Essay, ‘Muse’, Canberra Art Monthly, Aug, #220
Catalogue, Tales of the Unexpected, NGA
Catalogue Essay, ‘Points of View’, UTS Art Collection
2001 Art & Australia, Vol.39, #2 (illustration)
1999 Murrary-Cree, L & Nevill Drury, N; ‘Australian Painting Now’, Craftsman House
Dauth, L; ‘Robert Boynes 1996-1999’, Parliament House Art Collection
Art & Australia, Vol.36, #4 1999
1998 Drury, N; ‘Images 3’, Craftsman House
Smee, S; ‘Extracting the digital’, SMH, Metro, April 10
James, B; SMH, Galleries, April 14
Artlink, Vol.18 No.4
1995 Haynes, P; ‘Robert Boynes - 3 Decades, A survey of the artist's works from the 1960's to the 1990's’, Nolan Gallery ACT
‘Capital Works’, Cultural Industry Development Program, DOCA, Australia
Gates, M; ‘Robert Boynes, Urban Simulations’, University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Ian Potter Gallery
1994 Desmond, M; ‘Love in the Ruins - The Recent Work of Robert Boynes’ St Louis, USA
1993/4 Denholm, M; ‘The Art of Robert Boynes’
1993 Haynes, P; ‘Capital Art’, Art & Australia, V.31 No.1
Haynes, P; ‘Robert Boynes, The City of Angels and the CBD Series’
1992 Haynes, P; ‘Critics' Choice’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Ewington, J; ‘Crossroads’, St Louis, USA
1991 Smith, B & T; ‘Australian Painting 1788-1990’, Oxford Uni Press
Drury, N; ‘Contemporary Images in Australian Art’, Craftsman House
1990 Waterlow, N; Catalogue, ‘Robert Boynes, Selected Works 1979-1990’, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

1990 Chanin, E; ‘Contemporary Australian Painting’, Craftsman House
1989 Smith, B & Waterlow, N; Catalogue, ‘Robert Boynes 1986-1989’, Editor/Peter Haynes
1988 Smith, B; ‘The Death of the Artists as Hero’, Essays in History & Culture, Oxford University Press
1988 McIntyre, A; ‘Contemporary Australian Drawing’, Boolarong Publications
1987 Green, D & Deedon, D; ‘Imagining the Real’, Australian Writing in the Nuclear Age, ABC
1985 Germaine, M; ‘Artists & Galleries of Australia & New Zealand’, Landsdowne
1985 Haynes, P; ‘Robert Boynes: New Work’, Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane
1983 Haynes, P; ‘The Recent Work of Robert Boynes’, Art & Australia, Vol.21 #2, pp 227-230
1983 Murphy, B; ‘Australian Perspecta’, Art Gallery of NSW
1982 Hayne, P; ‘Robert Boynes’, CSA Staff Exhibition, CSA
1981 Toy, A; ‘Aspect of New Realism’, National Gallery of Victoria
1981 Catalano, G; ‘The Years of Hope, Australian Art & Criticism 1959-1968’, Oxford University Press
1980 Bonython, K; ‘Modern Australian Painting 1975-1980’, Rigby
1979 Lindsay, R; ‘Survey 7: Robert Boynes’, National Gallery of Victoria
1978 Smith, B; ‘Australian Painting 1788-1970’, Oxford University Press
1978 Underhill, N; University Art Museum, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Art & Australia, Vol.15, #41967
1977 North, I; ‘The Dilemma of Robert Boynes’, SA Art Gallery Bulletin, Vol 35
1976 Bonython, K; ‘Modern Australian Painting 1970-1975’, Rigby
1974 North, I; Art International, Vol.28 #12
1973 Thomasn, D & McCarthy, F; ‘Recent Australian Art’, AGNSW
1971 Bonython, K; ‘Modern Australian Painting 1960-1970’, Rigby
1969 Benko, N; ‘Art & Artists of SA’, Lidmus
1964 Luck, R; ‘The Australian Painters 1964-66’, Contemporary Australian Painting from the Mertz Collection,
Griffen Press for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Adelaide

National Gallery of Australia, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of NSW; Art Gallery of WA; Art Gallery of SA; Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery; Latrobe Uni, Melb; Flinders Uni, Adel; Uni of Qld, Bris; Uni of Sydney Union; UTS Union, Syd; Parliament House, Canb; Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs; Uni of Canberra; ANU, Canb; Uni of Tech, Syd; QLD Uni of Tech, Bris; BHP Billiton; Australian War Memorial, Canb; Manly Art Gallery & Museum, NSW; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW; Canberra Museum & Art Gallery, Can; Mildura Arts Centre, Vic; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld; Castlemaine Art Gallery, Qld; The Centre Gallery, Gold Coast; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW; BHP, NSW; VAB Art Purchase Programme, Australia Council; Artbank; Westfield, Syd; IBM, Syd; Park Hyatt Hotel, Melb; Festival Theatre, Adel; Westpac, NY; Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Harold Mertz Collection, University of Texas, Fort Worth, USA; The Raymond Burr Collection, California, USA; Sears Roebuck, California, USA.


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