Utopian Dreams Debbie Robinson
Debbie Robinson’s work concerns the figure in the landscape; exploring themes of the ritual and spiritual, a sense of wonder and the search for mythical paradise. Composition is an important factor in her work as is decorative pattern and the contrast between three dimensional figures amongst two dimensional landscapes. Her figures are frequently absorbed in their activity, unaware of the spectator’s presence whilst the landscape acts as a stage for human drama in which there is no clear division between what is real and what is imagined.
Debbie has exhibited in group and solo shows in various galleries around Australia and has been a finalist in prestigious competitions such as The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize and the Kilgour Prize for figurative painting. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from RMIT and a Masters of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne whereat she was awarded the Cultural Connotations Art Curatorship Award.