Debbie Robinson’s work concerns the figure in the landscape; exploring themes of the ritual and spiritual, a sense of wonder and the search for mythical paradise. Composition is an important factor in her work as is decorative pattern and the contrast between three dimensional figures amongst two dimensional landscapes.

Debbie’s figures are frequently absorbed in their activity, unaware of the spectator’s presence whilst the landscape acts as a stage for human drama in which there is no clear division between what is real and what is imagined.


2011 Masters of Art Curatorship, University of Melbourne

2002 BFA Painting, RMIT University, Melbourne

1992 Printmaking in Italy, Emily Carr College of Art, Canada

1992 Foundation program, Alberta College of Art, Canada

1991 Alternative High School (Independent Study Program)


2009 Cultural Connotations Art Curatorship Award: University of Melbourne

1991 Continuing Arts Association Foundation Programme Scholarship, Alberta College of Art, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Utopian Dreams

2013 Summer's Dream

2008 Vigil

2002 Recursive Geometry

Eltham Library Community Gallery

69 Smith Street Gallery, Carlton

Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

First Site Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2013 The Nillumbik Prize

2013 She

2013 Indian Summer

2012 Secret Life of Space

2012 Span

2012 She Who Can

2011 Imagine

2011 The Butterfly Effect

2011 She Who Loves

2010 The Kilgour Prize

2010 Wyndham Contemporary Art Prize (Winner - Best Acrylic Painting and People's Choice)

2010 Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize

2010 Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize

2010 Full Circle Life Drawing

2009 She Loves Life

2008 Art Sydney 08

2008 Works on Paper

2008 Summer Show

2007 Masterworks

2007 Small Works

2007 The Churchie

2007 Shiner

2007 Displacement & Isolation

2004 The Window

2004 She is a Bitch

2004 Same

2003 Banyule Prize

Montsalvat, Eltham

Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

69 Smith Street Gallery, Carlton

69 Smith Street Gallery, Carlton

Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

The Stockroom, Kyneton

ArtHouse Ink, Yarraville

Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle

Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee

Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Substation, Newport

Synergy Gallery, Northcote

SmartArtz Gallery, Port Melbourne

BSG Stand

Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne

Swipers Gully Vineyard, Eltham

Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

ACGS, Brisbane

Poimena Art Award, Launceston

McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

Tacit Gallery, Thornbury

Banyule Arts Space, Ivanhoe


Calgary Family Day Home Agency, Canada


Barraclough, Jane: “Artist's Creative Ability to the Fore”, The Banner, February 24, 2010, pp. 18-19.

Capone, Alesha: “Art from Life”, The Star, October 11th, 2011, p. 14.