STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE

ERIC & ROBYN WERKHOVEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBYN STANTON WERKHOVEN BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

1952                 Born Penrith, NSW Australia

 

EDUCATION

1970- 72           Graphic Design Diploma, Randwick Technical College, Sydney

1969                 Fine Art Course, Wollongong Technical College

1959- 68           SCEGGS Grammar School, Wollongong NSW

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2013 - 16        Editor / Established bi-monthly online ARTS ZINE – STUDIO LA PRIMITVE, featuring artist interviews & art news.

2012 - 16        Writes Art Column for Hunter Professional Arts Magazine

2004 - 16        Writes CULTURE VULTURE – Artist Interviews & art news   – Gresford News Monthly

 

2003                 Established as co-director, Tighes Hill Art Gallery, Newcastle

 

1990                 Established Gresford Gallery and Studio, East Gresford, Hunter Valley

 

1989                 Established Studio La Primitive, with Eric Werkhoven in Newcastle

 

1981                 Overseas travel – Europe

 

1978- 79           Art Brooches, Roxy Jewellery, Strand Arcade, Sydney

 

1976- 77           Collaborated with Performance Artist Collin Chillcot,

 

                         Event & Performance Art, Wollongong & Sydney

 

1975                 Set up painting studio, Paddington, Sydney

 

1972- 74           Opened business Armin Designs, silk screened clothing / textiles,

 

                        Wollongong, wholesale to selected boutiques, Sydney

 

1971                 Silk screen designs for textiles,'"Moon in the Window" Balmain, Sydney

 

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2011                 STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE “a holy tirade of the heart  uncovered”, with artist Eric Werkhoven,

                          Maitland Regional Art Gallery

2010                 CAPRICE II, with artist Eric Werkhoven, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle

2009                 CAPRICE I, with artist Eric Werkhoven, SOAG Gallery

1999                 COSMIC ATHLETES, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle

1998                 FANTASICATION, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

1991                 EROTIC HAZE, Newcastle Contemporary Gallery

1969                 RECENT PAINTINGS, Regent Theatre Foyer Gallery, Wollongong

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2016                   THE HOSPITAL - drawings - Maitland Regionl Art Gallery, Maitland.

                          

                           LAMAN STREET ART PRIZE - winner of 2D section. Back to Back Gallery, Cooks Hill Newcastle.

 

 

 

2015                

                         THE PIANOS BEEN DRINKING – group exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery Maitland

 

                          RECENT WORK – E&R Werkhoven – Art Systems Wickham Gallery, Newcastle.

 

 

 

2014                 PAA EXHIBITION - AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON DC.  USA,   selected by Embassy Cultural Attaché.

 

                         BLOOD – group exhibition Newcastle Art Space curator / exhibitor

 

                         ADORNMENT – group Exhibition Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle.

 

                       

 

2013                PORTIA GEACH PORTRAIT PRIZE FINALIST – S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.

 

                        NUDE & NAKED – ART PRIZE FINALIST, Manning River Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW

 

    STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – Art Systems Gallery Newcastle

 

                        ADORNMENT group exhibition – Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle.

 

                        MULTICULTURE AUSTRALIAN Exhibition – Sydney Parliament House

 

                        NIGHTMARES EXHIBITION – Newcastle Art Space Gallery     -   Curator & exhibitor of group show.

 

 

 

                       

2012                PORTIA GEACH TRAVELLING EXHIBITION at Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah.        

 

   LAUNCH OF PORTRAIT ARTISTS AUSTRALIA BOOK AND EXHIBITION – Art House Hotel, Sydney

 

                        CAPRICE III EXHIBITION –collaborative work with Eric Werkhoven – Kaleidoscope Gallery, Waterloo Sydney

 

                        A FINE LINE BETWEEN PLEASURE & PAIN Exhibition – Newcastle Art Space Gallery- curate and exhibiting.

 

                        CELEBRATING INNOVATORS EXHIBITION – Portrait Artist Australia        Federal Parliament House ACT.

 

 

 

 

2011                BLAKE ART PRIZE – DIRECTORS CUT EXHIBITION (online)

 

                        MAITLAND ART PRIZE – MINIATURE EXHIBITION, Maitland NSW

 

                        THE FACE OF AUSTRALIA - Portrait Artists Australia, Parliament House, Sydney

 

   STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE “a holy tirade of the heart uncovered” collaborative works with artist Eric Werkhoven,    

 

   Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland NSW

 

                        PORTIA GEACH AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE – FINALIST      -   S. H. Ervin Gallery - Sydney.

 

                        PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL JOURNEY, curator & exhibiting    -    Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

 

 2010               FACE OFF – Portrait Artists Australia, MLC Gallery, Sydney

 

                        STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE II, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle

 

                        T – SHIRT CULT Fashion/Art Exhibition Basel Switzerland

 

                        BLAKE ART PRIZE – DIRECTORS CUT EXHIBITION (online)

 

                        THE ARTISTS MUSE – Portrait Artists Australia, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney

 

                        CHRISTMAS SHOW, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

2009              OPENING EXHIBITION SOAG GALLERY, Tighes Hill, Newcastle

 

                      MAITLAND ART PRIZE EXHIBITION    Miniature painting – Highly Recommended

 

 STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE – CAPRICE I, recent collaborative works by Eric & Robyn Werkhoven,

 celebrating 30 year artistic relationship, SOAG Gallery, Newcastle

 

 MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE Exhibition, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery

 

 

 

2008              COUNTRY ENERGY LANDSCAPE PRIZE FINALIST, The Gunnery Gallery, Sydney                    

 

 FROM NOW TO MAO EXHIBITION, Armory Gallery, Olympic Park, Sydney

 

                      CELEBRITY PORTRAITS EXHIBITION – National Trust Portrait Project  -   Brough House, Maitland NSW

 

 

 

2007               COUNTRY ENERGY LANDSCAPE PRIZE FINALIST , Dubbo Regional Art Gallery NSW.

 

                       CELEBRITY PORTRAITS – National Trust Portrait Project, Maitland

 

 

 

2006                PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE EXHIBITION FINALIST  -   S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 

                        ECLECTIC EXHIBITION , Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

2005                WEARABLE ART EXHIBITION, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle

 

                        MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE Exhibition, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery

 

                        STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE, collaborative paintings with artist Eric Werkhoven  -  Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

2004               WASTE AS ART, Honeysuckle, Newcastle

 

                        FIGURES, FACES AND LANDSCAPES, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle

 

                        PUB CULTURE, selected exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery NSW

 

   Established CULTURE VULTURE Art News & Interviews – Article for monthly Gresford News, Hunter Valley NSW

 

    PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE EXHIBITION    S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 

 

 

2003               THE WANDERING, selective exhibition, Maitland, City Art Gallery, NSW

 

                       WASTE AS ART, Newcastle Regional Museum

 

                        OPENING EXHIBITION TIGHES HILL GALLERY Co - director , Tighes Hill, Newcastle

 

  ESSENCE OF CHANGE, opening exhibition Maitland Regional Art Gallery

 

                       ECLECTIC EXHIBITION, Tighes Hill Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

2002                SHOP FRONT ART, Red Light Studio, Beaumont St, Hamilton, Newcastle

 

                        WASTE AS ART, Lake Macquarie Council Chambers Foyer

 

                        BRIDGING THE DIVIDE, Maitland City Gallery, Maitland

 

                        MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE Exhibition, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery

 

 

 

                       

2001                 SCULPTURE OF THE MONTH – MAY, Maitland City Art Gallery grounds

 

                        NATURAL FORCES EXHIBITION, Newcastle Art Space Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

2000                6 ARTISTS, Gibson Street Gallery, Newcastle

 

                        TOWARDS THE THIRD MILLENIUM, Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland

 

                        RECENT WORKS with artist Diana Middleby, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

1999                HOUSE OF ART, with artists Eric Werkhoven and Monique Werkhoven

    Maitland City Council Chambers Foyer Gallery, Maitland NSW

 

                        COSMIC ATHLETES, solo exhibition, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newastle

 

 

 

1998                FANTASTICATION, with artists Eric Werkhoven and Monique Werkhoven  -  John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

 

                        ART AND SOUL, Australians’ for Native Title and Reconciliation, Maitland

 

                        PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR PORTRAITURE EXHIBITION   -    S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 

 

 

1997                TYRELL’S TRIUMPH – ANOTHER DIMENSION EXHIBITION  -   Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland

 

                        HUNTER PRIDE, Newcastle Regional Museum, Newcastle

 

                        FAREWELL TO HONGKONG, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle

 

                        PRIMAVERA, LINDSAY Street Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

1996                 ARTISTIC RELATIONSHIPS, selective exhibition, Maitland City Art Gallery

 

                        COLOUR IN SPACE II, with artist Suzie Lim, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

1995                COLOUR IN SPACE I, with artist Suzie Lim, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle

 

                        WOMENS’ DAY EXHIBITION, Maitland Town Hall, Maitland

 

                        INTERIOR INSTALLATIONS, collaborative works with artist Eric Werkhoven  -  Different Image Gallery, Maitland

 

 

 

1994               8TH FESTIVAL OF VISUAL ARTS, Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland

 

  LA PRIMITIVE DESIGN, with artist Eric Werkhoven, Different Image Gallery,  -  Maitland NSW

 

                       GIBSON STREET GALLERY OPENING GROUP EXHIBITION , Newcastle

 

 

 

1993               LITTLE WORKS, 249 Gallery Newcastle

 

  LA PRIMITIVE DESIGN, with artist Eric Werkhoven, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

 

1992               TWO FOR DINNER EXHIBITION, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle

 

                       ID Exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

1991               WAR PAINT, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

 

                       SPARE RIB, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

 

                       LITTLE WORKS, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

 

                       

1990               5 ARTISTS, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

 

                       EROTIC HAZE, solo exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Newcastle

 

 

1989               WOMENS’ DAY EXHIBITION, Tikat Gallery, Newcastle