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Robyn Bauer is a Brisbane based artist well known for her paintings and drawings of the urban environment of Brisbane, its houses and street scenes particularly the inner city areas of Paddington, Red Hill and Mt Coot-tha. She can often be seen with her easel, painting in the streets around the suburbs. She has a particular love for the old trees that line the streets, the magnificent old Fig Trees have provided worthy subjects. She has won numerous awards for her Brisbane paintings of the older inner city suburbs. These are now available as prints from the gallery.

She was made a Fellow of the Royal Queensland Art Society in 2019 and has had many successful solo exhibitions and won numerous awards.

She produces a new series of work every year and in 2020 broke new ground with her still life paintings of cultural objects, plants and art history references. She is currently painting full time from her Paddington based studio.


Curriculum Vitae

Education,  BA(Hons) University of Queensland

Graduate Diploma of Education, Queensland University of Technology.

Diploma of Decorative Arts, Academy of Design and Decorative Art Brisbane,

Brisbane Eastaus Art School.

Australian Flying Art School.


Recent Teaching Appointments and Residencies

2023 Tutor at Summer School Toowomba

2021 Tutor at Summer School Toowoomba

2019 Artist in Residence Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens,

2019 Tutor at Brisbane Sketchfest

2019 McGregor Summer School and Winter School

2018 McGregor Winter School

2017 Tutor at Camp Creative Bellingen

2017 Tutor McGregor Winter School

2016 Tutor at Manchester UK Urban Sketching Symposium

2016 Artist in Residence Brisbane RNA Show

2015 Urban Sketching Symposium Singapore



Currently painting full time at Robyn Bauer Studio

2005-2013 Gallery Director of Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery.

Former Education Officer, Queensland Art Gallery.

Former Art critic The Courier Mail.

Art History lecturer Queensland University of Technology

Tutor at Brisbane Institute of Art.

Art Teacher Nudgee College.

Former president of Sculptors Queensland


Individual solo exhibitions

2023 Against All Odds - The Natural World in the City, Charcoal Drawings

2021 Rapt in Blue - An exhibition of five distinct series -

 * Botanic Gardens Artist-in-Residency 2019

* Contemporary Baroque Still Life Series 2020

* Fig Tree Series, Large Charcoal Drawings 2021

* Out of the Blue 6 panel hexaptych 2021

30 Day Plein Air Challenge, 30 paintings of Paddington 2021

2018 Brisbane Secrets – Royal Queensland Art Society

2016 Brisbane Stories - Royal Queensland Art Society

2015 Paradise Found - Close to Home, Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Gallery,

2012 Terra Australis - Kangaroos and Other Discoveries

2011 Garden Secrets

2011 Up the Garden Path, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery

2010 Joy, Journeys and Jellyfish, June and July at Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery

2010 Is there any news of La Perouse? Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery

2009 January "Whimsy" at the Logan Regional Gallery

2009 May "Homecoming" Dalby Regional Gallery

2009 June "Exotica" a mini retrospective at Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery.


Recent Prize Awards

RQAS Qld Figurative, People’s Choice Award 2018,

RQAS Richardson Drawing Prize, People’s Choice Award, 2018

RQAS Drawing Prize 2018

RQAS Drawing Prize 2017, RQAS 2016 Watercolour Prize, RQAS 2015

Portraiture prize, Maryborough, Cleveland Art Award, Suncorp Art Prize, Wide Bay Art Award,

Caltex City of Brisbane Award

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