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    07.11.18 Robert Malherbe in ‘A Painted Landscape’ Publication

    Robert Malherbe features in a new publication, A Painted Landscape, by Amber Creswell Bell.

    Published by Thames and Hudson, the book explores the legacy of Australian landscape painting through the works of 50 contemporary Australian landscape painters.

    For more information, please click here.

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    07.11.18 Robert Malherbe in EMSLA 2018

    Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2018 (EMSLA) at Project Contemporary Art Space in Wollongong.

    Judged each year by renowned art critic, John McDonald, the non-acquisitive first prize of $20,000 will be awarded on the opening night.

    Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2018
    Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong
    9 November – 1 December 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Still life 4   2018   oil on linen   46.0 x 56.0 cm

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    07.09.18 Robert Malherbe in Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize 2018

    Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize 2018.

    Each year the acquisitive award is judged by a four-person panel, comprising of an interstate judge, a representative of a public gallery, a practicing artist and a representative of the Tattersall’s club committee, with the winning work joining the Tattersall’s Club Art Collection.

    An exhibition of finalists’ work is held from 3–7 September at the Tattersall’s Club Members’ Bar before relocating to the Foyer at Riverside Centre in Brisbane’s CBD for a public exhibition.

    Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize 2018
    Riverside Centre
    10 September – 21 September

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Lake 4   2018   oil on linen   100.0 x 81.0 cm

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    01.06.18 Robert Malherbe at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

    Robert Malherbe is included in a group exhibition of artists who have spent time in residency at the Jamberoo property of the late Bert Flugelman is being held at the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery in Nowra, NSW.

    With the surrounding flora and fauna as inspiration during their time spent on the property, the resulting exhibition, Jamberoo Mountain Road, features these works.

    Jamberoo Mountain Road
    Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra
    9 June – 4 August 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Untitled 4   2017   mixed media on card   28.0 x 21.5 cm

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    03.05.18 Robert Malherbe in Archibald Prize 2018

    Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2018 for his work, Michael Reid 2018.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    12 May – 9 September 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Michael Reid   2018   oil on linen   103.5 x 83.5 cm

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    Robert Malherbe Survey Publication

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    In conjunction with his survey exhibition of the same title, Blue Mountains Art & Cultural Centre have produced a book, Robert Malherbe: Resist the Spirit of the Times. The publication features a foreword by Paul Brinkman and introduction by Nicholas Harding.

    Robert Malherbe: Resist the Spirit of the Times

    Publisher: Blue Mountains Arts & Cultural Centre, 2016
    Soft cover, 51pp, fully illustrated, colour
    26.0 x 20.0 cm
    ISBN: 978-0-646-95331-1

    Available: $25 + $10 postage & handling

    Please email or phone the gallery on +61 7 3254 1855 to purchase this item.

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    03.05.18 Robert Malherbe in Wynne Prize 2018

    Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2018 for his work, Arcadia Road, Blackheath 2018.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    12 May – 9 September 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Arcadia Road, Blackheath   2018   oil on linen   64.0 x 53.5 cm

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    24.03.18 Robert Malherbe at Orange Regional Gallery

    Robert Malherbe features in group exhibition, Interiors, at Orange Regional Gallery. Curated by Gavin Wilson, Interiors investigates the idea that we are shaped by the spaces around us.

    The exhibition includes work by a select group of modernist and contemporary artists, including Brett Whiteley, Margaret Olley, Cressida Campbell, Grace Cossington Smith and Peter Godwin.

    Interiors
    Orange Regional Gallery
    7 April – 24 June 2018

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Blackheath interior summer   2018   oil on linen  71.0 x 61.0 cm

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    20.07.17 Robert Malherbe in Archibald Prize 2017

    Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who is a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2017 for his self-portrait.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    29 July – 22 October 2017

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Self-portrait   2017   oil on linen   91.0 x 91.0 cm

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    20.07.17 Robert Malherbe in Sulman Prize 2017

    Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who is a finalist in the Sulman Prize 2017 for his collaborative work with Philjames, Last waltz at the Doomsday Ball, 2017.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    29 July – 22 October 2017

    For more information, please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe, Philjames   Last waltz at the Doomsday Ball   2017   oil on linen   91.0 x 71.0 cm

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    07.07.17 ‘Artist Profile’ Exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery

    Orange Regional Gallery will present a group exhibition of over 140 artists featured in Australian arts publication, Artist Profile over its ten year history.

    Curated by Editor Kon Gouriotis, and Deputy Editor, Lucy Stranger, the exhibition, Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017 features living painters who have been featured in Artist Profile.

    The exhibition includes work by Lucy Culliton, Fiona Lowry, Guy Maestri, Robert Malherbe, Ben Quilty, Victoria Reichelt and Leslie Rice.

    Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017
    Orange Regional Gallery
    8 July – 10 September

    For more information, please click here.

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    24.11.16 Robert Malherbe on ABC's The Mix

    Robert Malherbe features in a recent episode of ABC TV’s ‘The Mix’ in an interview about nude portrait painting.

    Robert and his nude model of 8 years, Kate Shearer discuss the nuances of painting a nude portrait, whilst muse Wendy Whitely offers her insights into her experiences as a nude model.

    To view the episode, please follow the link below.

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    11.11.16 Robert Malherbe in Artist Profile

    Robert Malherbe has been featured in an article in the current issue of Artist Profile.

    Visiting Robert in his Sydney studio, writer Judith Pugh discusses the origins of his painting practice and the continuing journey ever since.

    Issue #37 of Artist Profile is on sale now.

    Image credit: Photograph by Ona Janzen

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    18.10.16 Robert Malherbe in Paddington Art Prize 2016

    Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2016 for his work, The light down south. 

    The $25,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape is awarded annually with the announcement of the 2016 prize made on 20 October. The judges for the 2016 prize are Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; and artists Craig Waddell and Wendy Sharpe.

    Paddington Art Prize 2016
    111 – 113 Queens Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
    20 – 30 October 2016

    For more information, on the prize please click here

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   The light down south   2016   oil on linen   51.0 x 61.0 cm

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    13.10.16 Robert Malherbe wins NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize

    Robert Malherbe has been announced as the winner of the 2016 NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize.

    The $20,000 acquisitive prize was awarded to Robert for his plein air painting of the Lithgow Wetlands in regional NSW.

    An exhibition of all finalists work is on display at NSW Parliament House.

    NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize
    NSW Parliament House
    4 – 28 October 2016

    For more information, please click here.

    To read an article about Robert’s win in The Australian, please click here. 

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Lithgow wetlands   oil on linen   92.0 x 76.5 cm

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    30.08.16 Robert Malherbe in 2016 Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize

    Robert Malherbe has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize. Each year over 100 artists from across Australia are invited to exhibit a painting in the prize. Four judges will adjudicate the prize; one being interstate, one representing the public gallery administration, one a practicing artist and the fourth a representative of the Tattersall’s Club Committee. The winner of the coveted prize will be announced on Tuesday 6 September.

    The exhibition of finalists’ work will be held at the Tattersalls’s Club of Brisbane from 5 – 9 September before relocating to the foyer of the Riverside Centre at 123 Eagle Street Brisbane for a public exhibition from 12 – 23 September.

    For more information on the prize please click here 

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Blackheath street corner   2016   acrylic on board   116.0 x 89.0 cm

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    07.07.16 Robert Malherbe in Wynne Prize 2016

    Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2016 for his work Windswept coastal trees 2016.

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    16 July – 9 October 2016

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Windswept coastal trees   2016   oil on linen   91.5 x 76.0 cm

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    05.07.16 Robert Malherbe in The Sunday Mail

    Robert Malherbe’s solo exhibition, In a brighter light, featured this weekend in The Sunday Mail’s ‘U on Sunday’ magazine.

    In an article titled ‘Out in the Open’, the artist was interviewed by Belinda Seeney and discussed his method of painting landscape works en plain air while holidaying with his family on the South Coast of New South Wales.

    To read the article please click here

    In a brighter light concludes Saturday 9 July 2016

    To view works from this exhibition please click here

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    04.05.16 Robert Malherbe on Daily Imprint

    Daily Imprint have interviewed painter, Robert Malherbe in light of his current survey exhibition Resist the spirit of the times at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Robert discusses his career path to date, inspiration and passion for painting.

    To read the interview please click here 

    Robert Malherbe: Resist the spirit of the times
    Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
    30 April – 5 June 2016

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Coral Peonies   2014   oil on board   50.0 x 45.0 cm

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    29.04.16 Robert Malherbe on In/Out Blog

    Robert Malherbe has been featured on design blog, In/Out in an article about his major survey exhibition Resist the spirit of the times at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. The insightful article highlights Malherbe’s unique and considered approach to oil painting, which has seen him honoured by the survey held in the region in which he lives and often paints.

    To read the article please click here 

    Robert Malherbe: Resist the spirit of the times
    Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

    30 April – 5 June 2016

    Robert Malherbe In a brighter light
    Jan Murphy Gallery
    14 June – 9 July 2016
    To view a preview catalogue of In a brighter light please contact the gallery here

    Photograph by Jenni Carter

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    19.03.16 Survey Exhibition at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

    A survey of the first twelve years of Robert Malherbe’s career will be exhibited at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in 2016.

    Resist the spirit of the times will see over thirty paintings and drawings from public and private collections on display. The exhibition will focus on Malherbe’s acclaimed landscapes, nudes and still lifes, all of which highlight the mastery of his reductive approach to depicting the world we live in.

    The exhibition runs from 30 April – 5 June 2016.

    There will be an artist talk held with Robert on Saturday 21 May between 11 am – 12 noon.

    For more information please click here 

    Image courtesy of Blue Mountains Gazette

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    Day Six: Twelve Days of Christmas 2015

    Robert Malherbe   Tulips still life   2015   oil on linen   91.0 x 71.0 cm   SOLD

    Robert Malherbe’s still life paintings are bold visions painted using techniques honed over his career. The artist remains committed to painting directly from life and captures his scenes in a rapid manner, providing them with a sense of immediacy and vigour.

    His nuanced works celebrate the stillness and uniqueness found in a single moment, allowing viewers a distinct perspective and an opportunity for reflection. Tulips still life 2015 portrays a brightly toned scene that is a wonderful example of Robert’s oeuvre.

    Enquire to purchase via email: enquiries@janmurphygallery.com.au or call (07) 3254 1855

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    29.10.15 Robert Malherbe in Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

    Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the 2015 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize at the Lismore Regional Gallery. Malherbe’s entry to the prize is a portrait of fellow painter and friend Luke Sciberras titled Luke reading in Hill End 2014.

    An exhibition of the fifty five finalists will run from 31 October until 28 November.

    For further information please click here 

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Luke reading in Hill End   2014   oil on linen   40.5 x 51.0 cm

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    14.09.15 Robert Malherbe - Winner 2015 Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude

    Robert Malherbe has been named as the winner of the 2015 Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude for his oil painting Woman in a Black Coat 2015.

    The $10,000 acquisitive prize was judged and awarded for 2015 by Sydney Morning Herald Art Critic, John McDonald.

    An exhibition of award winners and finalists will run at the Manning Regional Art Gallery until 25 October.

    For more information on the prize including the full list of award winners and finalists please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Woman in a Black Coat   2015   oil on linen   91.0 x 71.0  cm

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    09.09.15 Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize 2015

    JMG represented artists Richard Dunlop, Robert Malherbe, Michael Muir and Marina Strocchi were all finalists in the 2015 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize.

    Works from all finalists are now on display in the foyer at Waterfront Place 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane for a public exhibition until Friday 18 September 2015.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Dog walkers in the domain   2015   oil on linen   81.0 x 66.0 cm

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    15.07.15 Robert Malherbe in Wynne Prize 2015 

    Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2015 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for his oil painting, Blackheath street landscape. 

    The exhibition of finalists works will run from 18 July until 27 September.

    Read more about Robert’s artwork here 

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    04.10.14 Mental As ABC Art Auction

    Ben Quilty and Robert Malherbe have donated works to the ABC Mental As online Art auction, which is raising funds for mental health research. The auction goes live today and finishes on Sunday the 12th of October. There are 10 paintings in all with some fantastic artists on board.

    Please click here for further information on the auction.

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    29.08.14 Redland Art Award 2014

    Robert Malherbe   Mountains 4   2013   oil on linen   46.0 x 56.0 cm

    Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who has been named a finalist in the Redland Art Awards for 2014. See Robert’s work in our exhibition: Hill End current until the 6th of September.

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    20.09.14 Habitus Living feature article

    Luke Sciberras, Robert Malherbe and Guy Maestri at Hill End

    Habitus Living have covered a great review of our recent exhibition Hill End which featured the work by Guy Maestri, Robert Malherbe and Luke Sciberras.

    Please click here to read more.

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    19.07.14 Teaser, forthcoming exhibition: Hill End

    Robert Malherbe   Luke reading in Hill End   2014   oil on linen   40.5 x 51.0 cm

    Robert Malherbe will feature alongside Guy Mastri and Luke Sciberras in Hill End at Jan Murphy Gallery. The exhibition will run from the 12th of August until the 6th of September.

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    11.07.14 Finalist, Wynne Prize 2014

    Robert Malherbe   The Domain after a storm   2014   oil on linen   66.0 x 56.0 cm

    Congratulations to Robert Malherbe for being included as a finalist in the 2014 Wynne Prize.

    It’s mostly silent here.
    This strip of the Domain between College and
    William St, where my studio is.
    I didn’t plan to fall in love with this ordinary place
    but after ten years of walking through it…
    The view, for me, seems to change every month,
    and I’m compelled to respond.
    I’ve painted this view many, many times and always on site.
    I never use photographs.
    When I take friends to this spot they cannot reconcile it to
    the paintings I’ve made. ‘This view is so ordinary, so common place!’
    And I reply, ‘This is where the painter’s work begins.’

    – Robert Malherbe, 2014

    Read more about the exhibition here.

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    17.10.13 Finalist, Wynne Prize 2013

    Goverts Leap, 2013, oil on linen, 91.5 x 122.0 cm

    Robert Malherbe is a finalist of the Wynne Prize, 2013. Read more about Robert’s prize painting on the Art Gallery of NSW website here.

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    Quick drawing of the gallery dog

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    29.10.11 Robert Malherbe in The Sydney Morning Herald

    Robert Malherbe’s work was reviewed in an article by John McDonald in The Sydney Morning Herald.

    Malherbe is lauded for his ability to demonstrate supreme control over his chosen medium of oil paint across the genres of still life, landscape and nudes. McDonald explores the artist’s use of tonal variations to bring his subjects to life.

    To read the article please click here.

    Image credit: Robert Malherbe   Seascape I   2010   oil on linen   33.0 x 28.0 cm

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