Robyn Sweaney is an artist based in Mullumbimby situated on the far North Coast of NSW. Since 1992 she has held 13 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 90 selected group exhibitions. The subject matter for Sweaney’s artwork is generally sourced from her immediate environment, the home, garden and the suburban landscape. Her work explores notions of Australian identity and place.
The homes and streetscapes that Sweaney portrays in her artwork divulge more than just an external view. Homes and buildings can represent belief structures that influence human behaviours and aesthetics on many emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. Lately her work has incorporated rural landscape to express notions of travel, distance and how we view familiar and unfamiliar places.
Her work has been hung in the Wynne, Sulman, Moran, Salon Des Refuse, Fleurieu, Portia Geach, Mosman, Country Energy Landscape, Tattersall’s Landscape, Hutchins, Adelaide Perry, Prometheus, EMSLA, Hutchins, Northern Rivers Portrait and Jacaranda (JADA) prize exhibitions.
She is represented in corporate and private collections throughout Australia, including The State Library of NSW (The Mitchell Library), Art Bank, The Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe, Grafton and Lismore Regional Galleries.
Gallery representation: Arthouse Gallery, Sydney and Anthea Polson Art, Queensland