Robert Baines

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Robert Baines

Artist's Statement

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand

And measured off the heavens with a span?

Fire causes water to boil -

He turned the waters into blood and

Now the water, yellow and black is bent and shaped. 


The Crinkle and Crankle of Water (Black Brass, automotive lacquer 64 x 64 x 4)


Solo Exhibitions

1997    THE INTERVENTION OF RED, part 3 of AAA......................REDEVENT, Galerie Biró, Munich, Germany.

1979    Kym Bonython Gallery, Adelaide.

1996       REDLINE, part 2 of AAA...............REDEVENT, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art. Melbourne.

1995    WORD Action Artefact: Worship, Celebration Arts, St. Johns, Southgate, Melbourne.

1993       Adornments From the Waikato and Beyond, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

1992       Adventures of the ARCHEGOS, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne.

1992-3 The Art of the Goldsmith, Touring exhibition in New Zealand:

1989    The Plenitude, Solander Gallery, Canberra.

1985    A Journey to the Plenitude, Realities, Melbourne, Australia.

1982       Antipodean Forms, Bonython Gallery, Adelaide.

1981    A Visible Likeness..., Robin Gibson, Sydney

1978       Sculpture to be Worn, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney.

1977       Sculpture, Jewellery and Other Objects, Realities Gallery, Melbourne

Awards And Prizes

1999       Received an Andrew Mellon Conservation Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

1998    Finalist, The Deacons Graham & James Arts Award, The Potter Museum, Melbourne

1998    Winner; The Seppelt Contemporary Art Award, ($15, 000) Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1997    Winner; Cicely and Colin Rigg Craft Award, 1997, ($30, 000) National Gallery of Victoria

1995    Winner; VicHealth National Craft Award acquisition Melbourne.

Exhibitions Curated

1994    9 LIVES, Customs House, June, Melbourne.

1995    The Beast Won’t Sleep, 300 Russell St, Melbourne.

1996     TOY TO TOY, Customs House, June, Melbourne.

Curator's Statement

In his previous work, Robert Baines has been able to combine ordinary items, such as drink cans and bike reflectors, with precious silver and gold forms without a touch of irony. In this case, Baines turns water into a jewel through his dextrous rippling of metal.


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