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Robyn Rich: Artist in Residence
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 22 April, 2016
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 23 April, 2016
30 March – 23 April 2016
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
bringing to life the souls and the stories of the people and objects she paints.
Melbourne based artist Robyn Rich transforms fortyfivedownstairs’ large gallery into her studio, painting people’s portraits from life, working on her quirky still life paintings and talking to visitors and school groups about her art practice.
As you immerse yourself in this exhibition of paintings and drawings, you will find yourself delving into the thoughts and feelings that we sometimes struggle to find and rarely share in this modern world.
This exhibition brings together a collection of intricate observations of the everyday, detailed portraits full of thought and emotion, and quick studies from life.
Please email us to register you interest in having a portrait painted.
School groups are welcome to book a session with Robyn during the exhibition. Please email us or call 9662 9966
Robyn Rich was born in Melbourne in 1971, she is an artist, wife and mother of one. After 6 years of studying Visual Arts at Chisholm Frankston, she is now embarking on building her art career, through exhibitions, commissions, workshops, artist talks and competitions. Robyn enjoys working across a variety of mediums including drawing and fabric sculpture, but oil painting is her main passion.
Working in oils, Robyn’s aim is to provide narrative and comment on our everyday experiences, bringing to life the souls and the stories of the people and objects she paints. Within her paintings she examines both the beauty and the emotion that comes with everyday life. She see’s beauty in the small, the forgotten and the sometimes very mundane. She is not only drawn to those objects we surround ourselves with, but fascinated with the way we relate to, and interact with them. The way they make us feel and the memories they evoke.
Robyn has been part of exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, and has works in both public and private collections. In 2013 Robyn was chosen as a finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial Art Awards and most recently was awarded the Chisholm Vocational Student of the Year in Interactive Media and Arts.