Based in Mullumbimby on the far North Coast of NSW, Robyn Sweaney draws inspiration from the suburban mundane of her local rural environment to create works that explore notions of Australian identity and place. Through a tightly refined aesthetic, her paintings portray homes and streetscapes that divulge more than their mere exterior. For the artist, such places act as repositories of identity, representing the belief structures that influence human behaviours and aesthetics on emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. She states, “Though outwardly many houses are generic, I am intrigued by the way people, in creative and resourceful ways, express themselves within the boundaries of their own environments.” Recently, Sweaney’s work has incorporated the rural landscape to express notions of travel, distance and how we perceive familiar and unfamiliar places.
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- Backwards looking forwards
- Selected Works 2018
- The Summer That Was
- Looking Sideways, Heading West
- Robyn Sweaney finalist in the Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize
- Robyn Sweaney Winner of the Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize in the Mosman Art Prize
- Robyn Sweaney Joins Arthouse Gallery
- Robyn Sweaney Wins Border Art Prize
- ROBYN SWEANEY SELECTED AS FINALIST IN JADA
- OPENING OF MITCHELL BUILDING, STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
- ROBYN SWEANEY IN THE TATTERSALL'S CLUB LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE