Robbie Rowlands

Melbourne, Australia



Bachelor of Fine Art, Sculpture, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 1999

Exchange Program PRATT Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1998

Certificate of Art and Design, Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne, 1989


Solo Exhibitions

2016    Cutting Corners, The Dolls House Gallery & Additional disused site, Melb, Aust

            Shadows Fall, Belfield house intervention, Melb, Aust

            Scent Lingers, Abbotsford convent, Abandoned laundry, Fringe Furniture 2016

2014    Tread lightly for this ground may be hollow, Detroit USA, OZCO residency

2014     In-between Exhibition, Charlton, Wright Farm, Vic

2013     Stem. Hazelhurst Gallery, NSW
2012 The Trial, Charlton Courthouse, Vic

2011     The Gardener, Arc One Gallery, Vic
2011 Only 30 - Detroit, Detroit, USA

2010     Grace in Ruin, Gippsland Art Gallery, Vic

2010     Project Space, Arc One Gallery, Vic

2009     The Offering, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, Link

2008     Disintegration, Place Gallery

2006     Capsize, Diretribe Gallery, Melbourne

2003     Fear Shows, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

2001     Navigate, Stok-Yard Studios, Melbourne

2000     Standing with others, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

1998     Found, PRATT Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1997 One Dead One Alive, VCA Gallery, Melbourne


Group Exhibitions

2016  Between two homes, Spotswood house intervention

2015    White Night 2015, Some still cry when it rains

2015    Substrate, Boulder museum of contemporary art, Colorado, USA

2014     White Night 2014, Fractured, Flinders Street Station

            Merchant  City, Industrial Dispute, Substation Gallery

2013     Acre Swan Hill Gallery

2012     Contemporary Site Investigations, Flinders Street Station

            Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Williamstown

Place of Assembly, School House, Richmond Link

McClelland Sculpture Survey

Fallow, Site intervention, Chapel street StKilda, Link

Nocturnal, City of Greater Dandenong

Arts Burst, City of Stonnington

Insomnia, Set design, Megan Washington, Opera House

2011     Hobart Art Prize, Paper & Wood, Hobart Gallery (Highly Commended)

Art of the ordinary, Arc One Gallery

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone, Bristol building intervention, Bell Primary Preston

2010     McClelland Sculpture Survey, McClelland Gallery, Victoria

Wrongtown, House intervention, South Yarra, Melbourne

Toorak Sculpture Prize

SPILL, Arc One Gallery

Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Williamstown

2009     Critical Fixtures, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

PHM 09, Installation, Amusement center, South Yarra

The Current 08, Parramatta River, Parramatta

PHM AW 08, Installation at 46 Stanley Street, Collingwood

            Depot, Installation at Grenda's Bus Depot, Dandenong

2007     Structure, Space and Place, Memorial Tower, Kangaroo Ground

26 Surf Street, Installation at Merricks Beach House, Victoria,

2006     The Current, Melbourne Town Hall

Anti Sedition Show, Powerhouse Museum

NMIT Staff Show, NMIT A-Space Gallery, Melbourne

2005     Moreland Sculpture Show, Melbourne

2004     Anthology of Art, Gropius Bua, Berlin

2003     Fundere Sculpture Prize, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Traveling Fellowship, VCA Gallery, Melbourne

2001     Environmenta, Round Hills - Moss Vale N.S.W



2011     Hobart Art Prize, Highly Commended

2010     Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, New North Photography Award

2009     Australia Council, New work Grant, Professional

2005     Australia Council, New work Grant, Emerging

2001     Pat Corrigan Artists' Grant

1998     PRATT Institute Exchange Program

1998     Julius Kane Memorial Scholarship

1997     Tina Wentcher Prize



2016  The Urban art issue, Selections magazine, page 71

2013  Cut&Go, Artinvestor, No06/13, page 2-3

2013     Fallowed Ground, Art and Events, Vogue Living, Feb-March 2013, pg 61-21

2012     Fallow: Between Abandonment and Rebirth, Monument, Oct 31 2012, Link

2012     Building Reborn, The Age, November 14th 2012, Link

2012     Ball may be over but there's life in the old girl yet, Flinders street art installation,

The Age, John Bailey, Oct 14th 2012, Link

2012     Kevin McCloud's Principles of home: Making a Place to Live

2012     Ball may be over but there's life in the old girl yet, the age, October 14, Page 7 McCloud's Principles of home: Making a Place to Live

2011     New Romantics: Darkness and Light in Australian Art, Simon Gregg, Australian Scholarly Publishing

2011     Erratic; Visual Impact in Current Design, ed. Robert Klanten and Floyd Schulze, Germany

2010     Wrongtown, The Age, The Arts, page 16

2010     Art project inspires documentary, Journal, Fairfax Community News Network, Page 6, May 24, 2010

2009     Moving Through Art, Jonathan Wicken, Trouble, October 2009, Link

2009     illiterate Magazine, Link

2009     A Subtle palimpsest-in-progress in which time slips back to the future, Fances Johnson, The Age, 1/5/2009, Link

2009     Work is a bit off the wall, MX Magazine, April 20, Page 2, 2009

2009     Space Craft 2, Gestalten, Page 268

2009     Penthouse Mouse, March 1, 2009, The Age, M magazine, Penny Modra

2008     The Age Melbourne Magazine, Penny Webb, page 112

2008     Poet of the zeitgeist, Oct 24, 2008, The Age, Ross Moore

2008     Weburbanist, 20 Mind-Bending Architectural Sculptures, Link

2008     Handy Frank, Link

2008     Blanket Magazine, Page 67-68, Link

2008     Grenda's goes back to drawing board, April 12, 2008, The Age, Arts Review, Link

2006     Designs on creative precinct, MX Magazine, April 27, 2006, Page 26, Andy Gillin

2005     Sculptor lets the washing go hang for prize, Moreland Leader , April 25, 2005 Page 9, Julie Best

2002     For those that suffered, Anthology of Art , DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Page 127, Jochen Gerz

2002     Comfort in Sadness, Front cover image, Arena Journal , New Series No. 14 1999/2000