Robyn Kinsela

Robyn Kinsela"My work explores the fragility of place, depicting subtle yet visceral subject matter that is often overlooked. Nature’s patterns and textures are common themes in my work, such as the scratching tracks of beetles under bark, or the flash of water between twisted regiments of dusty eucalypts. I interpret rather than replicate my subjects and so a rusty piece of corrugated iron becomes a thing of exquisite beauty after its patterns and textures are translated."

Robyn Kinsela was born, raised and educated in Sydney.  Since 1975, she has worked as a practising artist while simultaneously working as an industrial designer and then as a tertiary art and design educator.

Since 1986 Kinsela has held 14 solo exhibitions and has been represented in group shows around the world, including in Australia, Hungary, Zimbabwe and Belgium. She has received numerous awards and commendations and has participated in artist residencies at ANU’s School of Art, Canberra (2002-06); Balantonfured/Csopak, Hungary (2007); Gunyah AIR, North Arm Cove, NSW (2012).

Kinsela’s work is included in numerous private and corporate collections across Australia as well as in the USA, the UK and Hungary. Her work is represented in public spaces, such as the NSW Historic Houses Trust collection, Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Canberra Hospital and is also represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Wales.