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Adrian Robertson

from Yuendumu
language Warlpiri

Adrian was born at Papunya in 1962. He went to school in Papunya and remembers Geoff Bardon as a school teacher and working alongside the early Western Desert painters.
Adrian’s fathers’ country travels from west of Walungurru through Karku at Nyirrpi to Warlurkurlangu at Yuendumu. His father, Jampitjinpa, lived at Mount Doreen close to Yuendumu and later worked at Papunya as a Gardener and Builder. Jampitjinpa is a brother to the late Darby Ross Jampitjinpa, sharing the same mother and father.
Adrian’s mother is Eunice Napangardi, a well known painter herself. It is her country that Adrian paints, Yalpirakinu. Adrian joined Mwerre Anthurre Artists in 2002. He is a landscape painter and uses predominantly a restricted palette. His paintings consistently refer to the desert mountains, ridges and trees which are part of Yalpirakinu. His brushwork is loaded with energy, drama and memories. He is a deliberate and thoughtful painter; reworking, pushing and pulling the image to completion.


Finished exhibitions

KM121104 Desert Mob 2013

Sep 5, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013 at Araluen Cultural Precinct

AR130310 Telling Stories

Mar 29, 2013 - May 3, 2013 at Talapi

AR080802 Good Strong Powerful

Feb 15, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013 at Tandanya National Aboriginal Institute

JM121123 Beautiful Art

Feb 12, 2013 - Mar 23, 2013 at Woolloongabba Art Gallery

AR120314 Desert Mob

Sep 7, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012 at Araluen Cultural Precinct

JM120208 Mwerre Anthurre Artists

May 1, 2012 - May 26, 2012 at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

KM090902 Bindi Inc. Artists

Dec 16, 2011 - Dec 30, 2011 at Indigenart

BB081215 Desert Mob

Sep 9, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011 at Araluen Art Centre

BK100604 Desert Mob Market Place

Sep 10, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011 at Araluen Art Centre

AR110606 Adrian Robertson Landscapes

Jul 27, 2011 - Aug 31, 2011 at Merenda Gallery

LJ110602 Bindi Artists

Aug 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2011 at Cross Cultural Art Exchange

Adrian Robertson Group Show at Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery

Apr 19, 2011 - May 14, 2011 at Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery

AR071216 Mwerre Anthurre

Jan 7, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011 at Kate Owen Gallery

raft-xmas Raft Artspace Xmas Exhibition 2010

Dec 8, 2010 - Dec 18, 2010 at RAFT Artspace

LJ100702 The Artists of Mwerre Anthurre

Oct 26, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010 at Indigenart

Adrian Robertson's paintings

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