Robert Hunter

 

ROBERT HUNTER

1947 - 2014 - Born in Melbourne 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018     Robert Hunter, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2011     New Paintings / 1971 Installation, Milani Gallery, Brisbane 

2008     Milani Gallery, Brisbane

2007     Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

2006     Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane

2004     Anna Schwartz Gallery at The Depot Gallery, Sydney

2003     Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

2002     Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

2001     Gallerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, France

2000     Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

1999     Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

1997     Wendy Rogers, Perth

1996     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1995     Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

1993     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

            Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1992     Annandale Galleries, Sydney

             ARCO, Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

1991     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

            Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

1989     Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

            Ian Potter Gallery, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne

1988     Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

1987     Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

            Yuill/Crowley, Sydney

1986     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1984     Yuill/Crowley, Sydney

            Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1983     Yuill/Crowley, Sydney

1982     Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane

1981     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1979     Gallery 321, New York

1976     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1975     Lisson Gallery, London

1974     Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf

1973     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1971     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1970     Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1968     Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

 

Group Exhibitions

2018     The Field Revisited, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2015     The Distillation of Light, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria

2014     Taking it All Away: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

2013     Vibrant Matter, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria

2012     Less is More, Heidei Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

            Vibrant Matter, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Melbourne

2011     Change, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

            Slowness, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

            Ten Years of Contemporary Australian Art: The James C. Sourris AM Collection, QAGOMA,  Brisbane

2009     Gallerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, France

2005     Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2005, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

2003     Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne

2002     Meridian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

            Good Vibrations: the legacy of Op art in Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art, , Melbourne

2001     Phenomena New Painting in Australia: 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

2000     Monochromes, University Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

             low-down: Recent Acquisitions, Monash University Collection, Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton

1999     Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne

            Visy Board Art Prize, The Orangery, South Australia

1998     Objects and Ideas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 

            Minimal Art and Its Aftermath - selected from the Kerry Stokes Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western  Australia in conjunction with the Festival of Perth

             Everyday: Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1997      Six Leading Artists, United Overseas Bank, Singapore, (with Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne)

              I had a dream: Australian Art in the 1960s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

              Australian Art in the 1980s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1996      Systems End: Contemporary Art in Australia, Oxy Gallery, Osaka; The Hakone Open-Air Museum Ninotaira,

              Hokone-machi, Japan; Dong-Ah Gallery, Seoul (with Sherman Galleries, Sydney)

1995     Australia Felix, Benalla Easter Arts Festival, The Grandstand

            Contemporary Australian Painting, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

            The Loti and Victor Smorgon Gift of Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1994     Lisson Gallery, London

1991     Banal Art, Artspace, Sydney

1988     Ten x Ten, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

            Advance Australian Painting, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

            The 1988 Australian Biennale: From the Southern Cross (A World View of Art c.1940- 1988) , Art Gallery of New South Wales,  Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

            Creating Australia: 200 Years of Art 1788-1988, Australian Bicentennial Authority, Art Gallery of South Australia

1987     What is This Thing Called Science? , University Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

             Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

             Painters and Sculptors: Diversity in Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

1986     Surface for Reflection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

            Fears and Scruples, University Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

            Geometric Abstraction, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

1986     Pharmakon, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney

1985     The Subject of Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1984     The Field Now, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne

1983     Australian Perspecta 1983, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1980     XI Biennale de Paris, Paris

1978     Carl Andre and Robert Hunter, Pinacotheca, Melbourne; Newcastle City Art Gallery, Newcastle

1976     Minimal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1974     Eight Contemporary Artists, Museum of Modern Art, New York

             Painting Exhibition, Scottish Art Council Gallery, Edinburgh

1973     Minimal, Ewing Gallery, Melbourne

1971     Second Indian Triennale, Lalit Kala Academy, New Deli

            The Situation Now: Object or Post-Object Art? , Contemporary Art Society, Sydney; Ewing Gallery, Melbourne

1968     The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1967     Australian Young Contemporaries, Argus Gallery, Melbourne

 

Collections

A.I.M. Collection, Melbourne

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Newcastle Art Gallery

Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

Geelong Art Gallery

Monash Museum of Art, Melbourne

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Holmes à Court Collection, Perth

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

 

Selected Bibliography

2006 'Robert Hunter' in Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 2006, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2006, pp. 38-39.

2003 See Here Now: Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990's, Thames & Hudson in association with the Ian Potter Museum of Art and the Vizard Foundation, Melbourne.

2002 Jason Smith and Charles Green (eds.), Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne

2001 Michael Wardell, Phenomena New Painting in Australia: 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1998 John Stringer, Minimal Art and Its Aftermath - selected from the Kerry Stokes Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia in conjunction with the Festival of Perth

1996 Tom Nicholson, "Robert Hunter", in William Wright and Takeshi Kanazawa (eds.) Systems End: Contemporary Art in Australia, Oxy Gallery, Osaka, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, p. 34

1995 Gary Catalano, "Something Out of Nothing: An Interview with Robert Hunter", Art & Australia, Vol. 33, No. 2, Summer pp. 200-205

Charles Green, Peripheral Vision: Contemporary Australian Art 1970 - 1994, A World Art Book, Craftsman House, Melbourne

1989 Alan Dodge, "Robert Hunter and Minimal Art", Robert Hunter Paintings 1966-1988, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne

Charles Green, "Persistent Subjectivity: Revaluing Robert Hunter", Robert Hunter, Artist-in-Residence 1988, Melbourne University Museum of Art, Melbourne

1988 Jenepher Duncan, "Robert Hunter", Advance Australian Painting, Auckland, City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Linda Hicks-Williams & Frances Lindsay, The 1988 Australian Biennale: From the Southern Cross (A World View of Art c.1940 - 1988), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Daniel Thomas, "Twentieth Century Art: The Individual", Creating Australia: 200 Years of Art 1788-1988, Australian Bicentennial Authority, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

1987 Lesley Dumbrell, Ten by Ten, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne

Jennifer Licht, Eight Contemporary Artists, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Robert Lindsay & Patrick McCaughey, Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Bruce Pollard, Minimal Art in Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane

1986 Anthony Bond, Surface for Reflexion, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1985 Paul McGillick, The Subject of Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1984 Ian Burn, et al, "Purity, Style, Amnesia", The Field Now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

Gary Catalano, "Lyricism Visible Beneath An Alien, Neutral Veneer", The Age, Melbourne, 27 June

Memory Holloway & Terry Smith, "Anything Goes", Art & Text, Melbourne

Robert Rooney, "The Great White Hunter" The Australian

1983 Frances Lindsay, "A Melbourne Mood: Cool Contemporary Art", Art & Text, Sydney, Vol. 11, Spring

Terence Maloon, "Some Aspects of Art in Sydney", Australian Art Review 2, Warner Associates/Oxford University Press, Sydney

Ron Radford, Recent Australian Paintings, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Daniel Thomas & Mary Eagle, A Melbourne Mood: Cool Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Peter Ward, "Curator Grasps the Nettle", The Australian, Sydney, 24 December

1982 Dr Gertude Langer, "Subtle and Gentle Vibrations”, The Brisbane Courier Mail, 6 September

1981 Leon Paroissien, "XI Biennale de Paris", Art & Australia, Vol. 18, No. 3, Sydney, March

Robert Rooney, "Hunter's a Quiet Contrast", The Age, Melbourne, 9 September

1979 Gary Catalano, "Robert Hunter", Art & Australia, Vol. 17, No. 1, Sydney, September

Joanna Mendelssohn, "Andre/Hunter Joint Exhibition", Art & Australia, Vol. 16, No. 3, Sydney, March

1975 Bruce Adams, "Robert Hunter", Studio International, Vol. 189, No. 974, London, March/April

Mervyn Horton, (ed.) Australian Painters of the 70's, Ure Smith, Sydney

Caroline Tisdall, "Robert Hunter", The Guardian, London, January

Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word, New York

1974 Thomas B. Hess, "The Rules of the Game", New York, New York, November

Robert Hughes, "Eight cool contemporaries", Time, New York, 11 November

Max Kozloff, "Transversing the Field", Eight Contemporary Artists at MOMA, Artforum, New York, Vol. 13, No. 4

Jennifer Phipps, Minimal Art, catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1973 Maureen Gilchrist, "Here's Paintings Stripped to the Bare Essentials", The Age, Melbourne, 18 April

Daniel Thomas & Frances McCarthy, Recent Australian Art, catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1971 Robert Hunter, "Artist's Statement", Second Indian Triennale, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi

Kesshav Malik, "Triennale Art (1)", The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 3 February

Bernard Smith, Australian Painting 1798 - 1970, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, Sydney

Terry Smith, "Ghostly Glowing Presence", The Sunday Australian, Sydney, 10 October

1970 Ross Lansell, “Paintings for a Fortnight”, Nation, Melbourne

Elwin Lynn, "In a Womb-Room", The Bulletin, Sydney, 15 August

Alan McCulloch, "Letter from Australia", Art International, Lugano, October

Terry Smith, Other Voices, Vol. 1, No. 2, Sydney, August/September

1969 Hazel de Berg, Conversation with Robert Hunter, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 23 November

1968 Ross Lansell, "Small Mercies", Nation, Melbourne

Patrick McCaughey, "The Significance of the Field", Art & Australia, Vol. 6, No. 2, Sydney, December

Andrew McKay, "In Black and White", The Herald, Melbourne, 24 August