First look at HOTA Gallery’s new exhibition – Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson

One of Australia’s greatest living artists, William Robinson AO, is being celebrated in a new HOTA Gallery exhibition opening this weekend.

Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson will showcase Robinson’s entire Creation Series for the very the first time.

Curated by former Governor-General and close friend of the artist, Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, the exhibition features monumental multi-panelled epic landscapes, including HOTA’s own work The rainforest.


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The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO said there is no doubt Robinson is one of Australia’s greatest landscape artists.

“Early in my term as Governor- General, I borrowed one of his most loved and admired rainforest paintings, Springbrook with lifting Fog from the National Gallery of Australia for the wall of my study at Yarralumla. Every day it brought to my life sublime beauty, intellectual and spiritual questioning and understanding of the joyousness of nature,” she said.

“What a delight then and a huge privilege to be involved in HOTA Gallery’s exhibition Lyrical Landscapes presenting to the public William Robinsons most significant body of work in its entirety for the first time. The perfect way to celebrate the 85th birthday of our great Australian landscape artist.”

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HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke said they are thrilled to present this opportunity to see the Creation Series in its entirety.

“As the second major exhibition at HOTA Gallery, Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson is a love letter to the Gold Coast, as much as it is a celebration of one of the greatest living landscape artists in Australia,” she said.

Brisbane born and raised, William Robinson AO has been awarded both the Archibald and Wynne Prizes and is celebrated for his immense multi-perspectival canvases that transformed the way Australian landscape painting is viewed.