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Curated by Dame Quentin Bryce and William Robinson AO

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Curated by Dame Quentin Bryce and William Robinson AO

The influence of music in William Robinson's work is a well-known, explored aspect that adds a depth and twist to his art.

Carrying his musical talent with him throughout his career, he’s unable to paint without a soundtrack providing a rhythm for each stroke. Playing the piano every day and listening intently to the likes of Schubert and Bach has informed the composition of his paintings. His combination of his two passions creates a full body artwork, setting his creations apart from the crowd.


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Hearing the sounds behind each painting was an absolute must for the HOTA Gallery, and our second ever major exhibition Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson. Flowing through the Lyrical Landscapes exhibition to the sound of Robinson’s biggest influences is a portal into the mind of the creator. A necessary, unmistakably important aspect of the exhibition, step into an unexpected blend of technology, tradition, and art.

Guest curator Dame Quentin Bryce carefully curated a selection of classical compositions to accompany the exhibition, which can be found through HOTA’s Spotify playlist.

To explore the deeper links between painting and classical music, renowned musician, teacher and author, Ed Ayres has written for the Lyrical Landscapes catalogue, which can be purchased at the HOTA Shop.

#Lyrical Landscapes - Music and Sound

The influence of music in William Robinson's work is a well-known, explored aspect that adds a depth and twist to his art. Carrying his musical talent with him throughout his career, he’s unable to paint without a soundtrack providing a rhythm for each stroke. Playing the piano every day and listening intently to the likes of Schubert and Bach has informed the composition of his paintings. His combination of his two passions creates a full body artwork, setting his creations apart from the crowd.

Hearing the sounds behind each painting was an absolute must for the HOTA Gallery, and our second ever major exhibition Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson. Flowing through the Lyrical Landscapes exhibition to the sound of Robinson’s biggest influences is a portal into the mind of the creator. A necessary, unmistakably important aspect of the exhibition, step into an unexpected blend of technology, tradition, and art.

To explore the deeper links between painting and classical music, renowned musician, teacher and author, Ed Ayres has written for the Lyrical Landscapes catalogue, which can be purchased at the HOTA Shop.


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