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Finding the Sun by Robbi Neal

Robbi is a winner of the Footscray Acquisition Prize and was a finalist in the 2021 Blake Prize and the 20,000 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award 2021 (for three works) and the 20,000 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award 2020. She was a winner of the Port Melbourne Pavement Prize, Werribee Art Show and the Pantechnicon Prize.

Robbi studied at the Victoria College of the Arts. She is an Australian of Indigenous, Scottish and  Jewish heritage. All these peoples were oppressed and Robbi likes to think that her heritage has helped her to also survive what life has thrown at her. Robbi was raised mainly by her grandparents who were loving but very strictly religious. Robbi wrote about her childhood in her book Sunday Best which won the VarunaHarperCollins Award.  She achieved a place at the Victorian College of the Arts against her parents wishes (it was a waste of money to educate a girl) but married and had her first child whilst still at Art School. She spent many years raising 5 great humans and survived cancer at a young age even though she was told she only had 3 months to live. (Twenty years later she is still cancer free)

Robbi has exhibited extensively in Australia and has had many sold out shows including exhibitions at Rhumbarellas, ROAR, Pantechnicon, Latrobe University, VCA, Hill End Galleries in Melbourne, Art Atrium in Sydney and Tanks Cairns. She has sold across the world most recently to Dubai and is currently working on an exhibition to be held at Red Dot Gallery, Singapore.

Robbi is the author of 6 books including The Art Of Preserving Love (under the pen name Ada Langton), Sunday Best and After Before Time all published by HarperCollins and she currently has a two- book contract and her next book “The Secret World of Connie Starr” is scheduled for release in 2022 (its been covid delayed). For her writing she has won the Varuna HarperCollins Manuscript Award, Ledig Fellowship New York and two Arts Australia Grants for New Works.

Robbi lives in Ballarat with her husband and daughter and a gorgeous  spoilt Bichon Frieze. her other children live near by except for one who is studying Vet Science in another state. Robbi loves G and Ts and cheese, any cheese, all cheese. If she was not a poor artist and writer you could pay for her paintings with cheese.

Her work is earthed in Country and to her are landscapes. On Country she hears her grandmother calling to her from her land and all she feels all her paintings echo with her Grandmother’s ancient voice.

This work is Acrylic on 100cm X 100cm on Canvas. Stretched and Ready to Hang. It is sealed with a gloss varnish and signed on the front.  The  paint wraps around the sides of the painting so it will look lovely from any angle if hung stretched but not framed.  It comes with a full Artist  CV and certificate of authenticity.

The painting will be wrapped in bubblewrap and a tough cardboard for safe travels.

 

Finding the Sun

Robbi Neal

AUD$1,600 AUD$950
Size: 100w x 100h x 4d cms
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Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, Ready to Hang

 

 

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Finding the Sun by Robbi Neal

Robbi is a winner of the Footscray Acquisition Prize and was a finalist in the 2021 Blake Prize and the 20,000 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award 2021 (for three works) and the 20,000 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award 2020. She was a winner of the Port Melbourne Pavement Prize, Werribee Art Show and the Pantechnicon Prize.

Robbi studied at the Victoria College of the Arts. She is an Australian of Indigenous, Scottish and  Jewish heritage. All these peoples were oppressed and Robbi likes to think that her heritage has helped her to also survive what life has thrown at her. Robbi was raised mainly by her grandparents who were loving but very strictly religious. Robbi wrote about her childhood in her book Sunday Best which won the VarunaHarperCollins Award.  She achieved a place at the Victorian College of the Arts against her parents wishes (it was a waste of money to educate a girl) but married and had her first child whilst still at Art School. She spent many years raising 5 great humans and survived cancer at a young age even though she was told she only had 3 months to live. (Twenty years later she is still cancer free)

Robbi has exhibited extensively in Australia and has had many sold out shows including exhibitions at Rhumbarellas, ROAR, Pantechnicon, Latrobe University, VCA, Hill End Galleries in Melbourne, Art Atrium in Sydney and Tanks Cairns. She has sold across the world most recently to Dubai and is currently working on an exhibition to be held at Red Dot Gallery, Singapore.

Robbi is the author of 6 books including The Art Of Preserving Love (under the pen name Ada Langton), Sunday Best and After Before Time all published by HarperCollins and she currently has a two- book contract and her next book “The Secret World of Connie Starr” is scheduled for release in 2022 (its been covid delayed). For her writing she has won the Varuna HarperCollins Manuscript Award, Ledig Fellowship New York and two Arts Australia Grants for New Works.

Robbi lives in Ballarat with her husband and daughter and a gorgeous  spoilt Bichon Frieze. her other children live near by except for one who is studying Vet Science in another state. Robbi loves G and Ts and cheese, any cheese, all cheese. If she was not a poor artist and writer you could pay for her paintings with cheese.

Her work is earthed in Country and to her are landscapes. On Country she hears her grandmother calling to her from her land and all she feels all her paintings echo with her Grandmother’s ancient voice.

This work is Acrylic on 100cm X 100cm on Canvas. Stretched and Ready to Hang. It is sealed with a gloss varnish and signed on the front.  The  paint wraps around the sides of the painting so it will look lovely from any angle if hung stretched but not framed.  It comes with a full Artist  CV and certificate of authenticity.

The painting will be wrapped in bubblewrap and a tough cardboard for safe travels.

 

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