Linda Robertson is a Melbourne artist whose practice centres around drawings on paper and printmaking. This has been her main focus in the work she has produced at her Ivanhoe studio for over thirty years.
She has won many awards for her works, which are held in various collections including the Bass Coast Shire, the City of Bright, Strathcona Girls School and Methodist Ladies College; and also in private collections.
She has exhibited widely across eastern Australia, and overseas. Her work is influenced by drawings from the Italian Renaissance, by French artists Edgar Degas and Eugene Carrier, and by contemporary Australian artist Godwin Bradbeer.
Linda teaches life and general drawing to adults and senior school students in Melbourne.
“My works are observational drawings of the human body, using interplay of light and shadow to reveal physical form and to portray its energy. I am interested in drawing momentary glimpses of human presence in illuminated space, to move the work beyond literal depiction of anatomy towards the realm of abstracted landscape.
My intention is similar to the way a landscape painter may use movement of light to reveal or transform geographical form to create images which take the viewer beyond a simple description of place.
The drawings are worked from life with oil pastel and graphite on polymer paper. I have found this
to be an ideal medium to allow interplay of quick, roughly textured line drawing and smooth, translucent layering of colour, to create a sense of human energy as a flee1ng, ephemeral presence in space.
The monotypes are one-off prints which are a further abstrac1on from the drawings, and are made from memory. They are made by rolling oil paint onto a plate and wiping back to create highlights.”
2018 Group exhibition, Metropolis Gallery
2018 “Recent Works” Exhibition with Salvatore Trigila, Malvern Artists’ Society
2018 Exhibition with Cambridge St Gallery, Essoign Club Melbourne
2017 "Stockroom Collection" Cambridge Street Gallery
2016 "Mono" Group exhibition of monotype printmakers, Metropolis Gallery
2016 Group exhibition, Cambridge St Gallery
2015 “Life Forms" Exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2013 “Life/Still Life" Exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2012 Finalist, “She" Exhibition, Walker St Gallery
2010 Group exhibition, Metropolis Gallery
2009 Solo exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2008 Solo exhibition, Frankston Arts Centre
2008 Art Melbourne with Jenny Pihan Fine Art
2007 Art Melbourne with Jenny Pihan Fine Art
2006 Art Melbourne with Jenny Pihan Fine Art
2006 Group show, Bankart Gallery
2006 Group show, Little Malop Gallery
2005 Group show, Bankart Gallery
2005 Represented at Melbourne Affordable Art Fair by Jenny Pihan Fine Art
2005 Represented at SydneyArt 05 by Paintbox Gallery
2005 Finalist, Banyule Works on Paper Award
2005 Exhibition with Paintbox Gallery, ACT
2004 Represented at Melbourne Affordable Art Fair by Skepsi Gallery
2004 Represented at London Affordable Art Fair by Tallantyre Gallery, Northumberland
2003 Solo show, Skepsi Gallery, Carlton
2003 Finalist, Castlemaine Drawing Prize
2003 Finalist, Banyule Works on Paper Award
2003 Group show, Jenny Pihan Fine Art , Mornington
2002 Group show, Boathouse Gallery, Mornington
2001 Finalist, Castlemaine Drawing prize
Camberwell Art Show 2019 Best Drawing
Moonee Valley Art Show 2018, Best in Show
Bayside Art Show, 2017 Best Work on Paper
Moonee Valley 2017, Best Pastel
Moonee Valley 2015 Highly Commended
Hobson’s Bay 2013 Best Pastel
Knox Art Exhibition 2012 Best Painting all mediums
HobsonsBay 2012 Best Pastel
Ocean Grove 2012, Best Work on Paper
Camberwell, 2011 highly commended
St Kevins, 2011 best Pastel
Camberwell 2006 Highly commended
Tarra Art Show 2006 Highly Commended
Bright Art Show, 2006 best other medium
Finalist, Banyule Works on Paper 2000
Bright Art Show 2004 Best Other Medium
Finalist, 2003 Castlemaine Drawing Prize;
Finalist, 2003 Banyule Works on Paper Award
Deniliquin Art Show 2002, Best Pastel;
Camberwell Art Show 2002; Encouragement award pastel.
Brighton Art Show 2002, Best work on paper;
Finalist, 2001 Castlemaine Drawing Prize;
Warragul art show, Highly commended, drawing sec1on
Toorak college show, Best Pastel award;
Loyola College show, “Artistic Heritage” award 2001
King Valley Show, Best Pastel
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