Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson

HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition celebrates one of Australia’s greatest landscape painters, and living artists, William Robinson AO.

Robinson’s work has been inspired by the magic of our very own backyard – the Gold Coast hinterland – and his landscape visions enchant and inspire in unlikely ways.

Lyrical Landscapes presents a selection of Robinson’s art, including monumental multi-paneled paintings from his Creation series (including HOTA Gallery’s own work, The Rainforest, the inspiration for the new HOTA Gallery architectural design) alongside intimate studies and prints.

Brisbane born and raised, in 1984 Robinson took up residence on a 208-acre farm on the western slopes of Beechmont in the Gold Coast hinterland. There, he would walk around and observe the surrounding sub-tropical rainforest, creating a time of reflection that revealed both the subtle pleasures and epic grace of the natural world around him.

These experiences inspired Robinson, a painter and pianist, to create monumental canvases that twisted Australian landscape painting in a thoroughly new direction, creating unforgettable art that speaks to his deep fascination with the Queensland landscape.

For the first time, the entire Creation series produced over 16 years, will be presented together as the centerpiece of the exhibition in an experience that highlights the artist’s spiritual connection to the natural world, and his love of classical music.

Former Governor-General and proud Queenslander Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO is the guest curator of the exhibition.

Bookings open early 2021. Sign up to hear first.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

New HOTA Gallery 2021: Major Exhibitions

Image credits:

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.

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