Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Fielding combines strong cultural roots with contemporary views on the tensions between community life and global concerns. He confidently moves across different mediums, whilst pushing aesthetic and conceptual boundaries in central desert art.

 

Beside his art practice, Robert has developed skills across curating, writing and exhibition install. He has worked as a studio assistant at his art centre Mimili Maku Arts, participated in the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leaders program in 2013, and was a finalist in the Macquarie Group Foundation First Nations Emerging Curator Award 2017, which gave him the opportunity to participate in an international exchange to Canada. He celebrated his first international solo exhibition at the Fondation Opale in Switzerland in late 2018, and is currently part of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Signature Works Innovation Lab.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Routes/Roots, Linden New Art, Melbourne, Australia

2018 Robert Fielding, Fondation Opale, Crans Montana, Switzerland

2018 Graveyards In Between, blackartprojects, Melbourne

2017 Milkali Kutju: One Blood,blackartprojects, Melbourne

2016 In Our Hands, Curated by Robert Fielding & Coby Edgar, Artspace, Adelaide

Awards

2020   Finalist, National Works on Paper Prize, MPRG

2020   Finalist, NATSIAA, MAGNT

2019   Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize, MGA

2019   Winner, Banyule Award for Works on Paper

2018   Finalist, NATSIAA, MAGNT

2018   Finalist, National Works on Paper Prize, MPRG

2017   Winner, NATSIAA - Work on Paper Award, MAGNT

2017   Finalist, Hazelhurst Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2017   Finalist, Footscray Art Prize, Footscray Community Arts Centre

2016   Finalist, Blacktown Art Prize, Blacktown Art Centre

2016   Finalist, Desart Photography Prize, Alice Springs

2016   Finalist, Kennedy Prize, Royal South Australian Society of Arts

2016   Finalist, Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, QUT Art Museum

2016   Finalist, Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre

2016   Finalist, Vincent Lingiari Art Award, Tangentyere Artists Gallery

2015   Winner, NATSIAA - Telstra Work on Paper Award, MAGNT

2015   Winner, Desart Photography Prize, Desart 

2015   Finalist, Kennedy Prize, Adelaide

2015   Finalist, Desart Photography Prize, Desart

2015   Finalist, NATSIAA, MAGNT

2015   Finalist, Hazelhurst Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

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