Josh Robbins

Josh Robbins is an artist living and working in Naarm, Melbourne. He’s been a practicing artist for around 12 years and in that time has exhibited in Melbourne, Adelaide, Western Australia and London. The first part of his artistic life drew inspiration from the natural world and was interested in creating works of respite and contemplation, with exhibitions from this period including bespoke sound tracks, sculpture and performative elements.

After a stint at the VCA, he shifted focus to the conceptual and material nature of things. Looking at the space between the purely visual and purely conceptual. A space he thinks of  as ‘conceptual modernism’, where idea’s, material’s and craft each play their roll and where each project exists in its own right rather than being stylistically driven.

These projects have included typography, sculpture, performance, found objects and abstraction. Touching on themes of vulnerability, alienation and acceptance. Each one expanding his visual voice and artistic evolution whilst being mindful of retaining the hand of the artist as an ongoing presence.

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Selected exhibitions


2023 The restaurant at the end of the world, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2021 Signs of the time, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Bonjour Mamacita, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
2017 Bonjour Mamacita, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Roost, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Once I was a bird, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Ornithillogical, Duke St Gallery, London
A loose nature, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 What birds is that?, Brunswick St Galleries, Melbourne
2009 Thirteen views of Hokusai, Super space, Melbourne


2023 Reflections, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
Group Show, St. Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne
2022 Backwoods 12, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2020 Dimensions, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
Art for Aid, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2019 Participation Award, Brightspace, Melbourne
2016 Resident, Motorworks Gallery, Melbourne
Flight of Fancy, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide
2015 Cossack Art Awards, City of Karratha, Western Australia
Group Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide
2014 The Affordable Art Fair (Battersea), London
Flinders Lane Portrait Show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Exploration 12, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne