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Date and time

  • Wednesday 23 November 6-7.30pm

Event type

  • Talk

Event Fee

  • Free


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Robert Cook: a curator’s perspective – Kevin Robertson

Wednesday 23 November 6-7.30pm

Art Gallery of Western Australia Curator, Robert Cook discusses the practice of Kevin Robertson.

Come to view the exhibition Kevin Robertson: Paintings 1984 -2022 at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery together with Robert Cook, a Curator at the Art Gallery of Western Australia as he shares his perspective on developments in this Western Australian artist’s practice and Robertson’s role and participation in the arts community in WA over this time.


Image: Opening night, Kevin Robertson: Paintings 1984-2022, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, 2022. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.


Kevin Robertson: Paintings 1984–2022

This mid-career survey exhibition traces the artistic development of Western Australian artist Kevin Robertson from the mid-1980s to the present day. Robertson began his career amid a resurgence of interest in the medium of painting and, more particularly, figurative painting, in Perth and internationally. In the 1980s the artist formed part of a local group known as the ‘Oddfellows’ who worked in the tradition of narrative realism, within the context of postmodernity and its eclectic range of possibilities. Over four decades, Robertson’s painting practice has continued to evolve – utilising traditional aspects of the craft; while contemplating the limits of representation, and proposing new ways of visualising the world in all its mystery.

EXHIBITION RUNS: 10 September – 10 December 2022

The project is supported by The State of Western Australia through the DLGSC.

For more information visit the exhibition website

Enquiries: [email protected] or 08 6488 3707


We acknowledge we are situated on Noongar land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of the lands on which we live and work across Western Australia and Australia.


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.