____________10.02.20 Robert Malherbe in Mauritius
Robert Malherbe recently spent three weeks working in Mauritius as a guest of the Australian High Commission. Robert was invited to paint local landscapes and a number of portraits in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Mauritius. Culminating with his exhibition Motherland – Mauritius, the artist also gifted his painting Water Lilies at Pamplemousses Gardens to the Mauritian Prime Minister the Hon Pravid Jugnauth.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Water Lilies at Pamplemousses Gardens 2020 acrylic on linen 60.0 x 50.0 cm
____________16.10.19 Robert Malherbe in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2019
Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who has been announced as a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2019 with his work Tiatia. Malherbe’s entry in the prize is a portrait of fellow artist Angela Tiatia.
Facilitated by the Moran Arts Foundation, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes with a major award of $150,000. The winner will be announced 30 October.
The Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2019
31 October – 1 December
Juniper Hall, Paddington
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Tiatia 2019 oil on linen 97.0 x 122.0 cm
____________28.09.19 Robert Malherbe in the Paddington Art Prize
Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Paddington Art Prize with his work Across the Lake. Malherbe has had a busy year presenting his work in multiple prizes including the 2019 Wynne Prize as well his solo show, Painted from Life, at Jan Murphy Gallery.
The Paddington Art Prize is a national acquisitive art prize for painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The winner of the $30,000 award will be announced at the opening night on 17 October.
The Paddington Art Prize
17 October – 27 October
Menzies Art Brands
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Across the Lake 2019 oil on linen 76.5 x 66.5 cm
____________03.07.19 Robert Malherbe in the Kilgour Prize 2019
Congratulations to Robert Malherbe who has been announced as a finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2019.
The Kilgour Prize champions innovation in the field of portrait and figurative painting and awards a major prize of $50,000. This year’s prize will be judged by Lauretta Morton, Director Newcastle Art Gallery, alongside guest judges; Jon Cattapan, Artist and Director of the VCA, University of Melbourne and Michael Dagostino, Director Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Malherbe’s current solo exhibition, Painted from Life, is also current at Jan Murphy Gallery until 13 July.
Kilgour Prize 2019
3 August – 13 October
Newcastle Art Gallery
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Woman in Socks 2019 oil on linen 46.0 x 46.0 cm
____________15.06.19 Robert Malherbe interview on Radio National
Robert Malherbe has been interviewed on The Art Show on ABC Radio – Radio National. In the feature Malherbe shows Fiona Gruber around his studio and discusses his materials, process and creative motivations.
The artist also has work currently presented in both the Wynne Prize 2019 and the Len Fox Painting Award. Malherbe’s forthcoming solo exhibition, Painted from Life, will open at Jan Murphy Gallery on Tuesday 18 June.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe in his studio. Photo: Fiona Gruber (ABC)
____________15.06.19 Robert Malherbe in the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award
Robert Malherbe is a finalist in the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award with his work, View from Camel Rock. Celebrating the life and work of Emanuel Phillips Fox, the Len Fox Painting Award is a biennial exhibition and acquisitive prize awarded to a living Australian artist.
Malherbe currently has his work on show in the Wynne Prize 2019 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and his new solo exhibition, Painted from Life, will open at Jan Murphy Gallery Tuesday 18 June.
2019 Len Fox Painting Award
Castlemaine Art Museum
8 June – 1 September 2019
Image credit: Robert Malherbe View from Camel Rock 2019 oil on linen 41.0 x 41.0 cm
____________02.05.19 Robert Malherbe in the Wynne Prize 2019
Robert Malherbe has been announced as a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2019 with his work Lithgow, path to water. Malherbe has previously been a finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. His entrance in the 2019 Wynne Prize shows the artist’s ongoing commitment to his immersive plein air painting practice.
Malherbe will present his work in a solo show at Jan Murphy Gallery later this year.
11 May – 8 September
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Lithgow, path to water 2019 oil on linen 81.0 x 66.0 cm
____________15.02.19 Robert Malherbe at Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Robert Malherbe’s work has been included in group exhibition, I Heart Paint, at Bega Valley Regional Gallery.
Featuring six prominent Australian painters, I Heart Paint presents work by Robert Malherbe, Ben Quilty, Adam Cullen, Elisabeth Cummings, Sally Gabori and Alesandro Ljubicic.
I Heart Paint
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
16 February – 29 March 2019
For more information, please click here.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Blackheath Landscape 3 2018 61.0 x 51.0 cm
____________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.
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Still life 4 2018 oil on linen 46.0 x 56.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Lake 4 2018 oil on linen 100.0 x 81.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Untitled 4 2017 mixed media on card 28.0 x 21.5 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Michael Reid 2018 oil on linen 103.5 x 83.5 cm
____________Robert Malherbe Survey Publication
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
Available: $25 + $10 postage & handling
Please email or phone the gallery on +61 7 3254 1855 to purchase this item.
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Arcadia Road, Blackheath 2018 oil on linen 64.0 x 53.5 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Blackheath interior summer 2018 oil on linen 71.0 x 61.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Self-portrait 2017 oil on linen 91.0 x 91.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe, Philjames Last waltz at the Doomsday Ball 2017 oil on linen 91.0 x 71.0 cm
____________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
____________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.
____________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
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe The light down south 2016 oil on linen 51.0 x 61.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Lithgow wetlands oil on linen 92.0 x 76.5 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Blackheath street corner 2016 acrylic on board 116.0 x 89.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Windswept coastal trees 2016 oil on linen 91.5 x 76.0 cm
____________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.
In a brighter light concludes Saturday 9 July 2016
____________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.
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
____________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.
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
____________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.
Image courtesy of Blue Mountains Gazette
____________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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 3254 1855
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Luke reading in Hill End 2014 oil on linen 40.5 x 51.0 cm
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Woman in a Black Coat 2015 oil on linen 91.0 x 71.0 cm
____________09.09.15 Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize 2015
JMG represented artists Michael Muir, Robert Malherbe 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
____________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.
____________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.
____________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.
____________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.
____________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.
____________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
____________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.
____________Quick drawing of the gallery dog
____________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.
Image credit: Robert Malherbe Seascape I 2010 oil on linen 33.0 x 28.0 cm