Rohan Robinson, You Yangs

Rohan Robinson studied Fine Art at Deakin University in 1980. In the following 30+ years he has maintained a dedicated and prolific arts practice. Robinson has travelled extensively, worked as a musician, builder, designer and in many other fields. Within the arts industry he has worked in remote Indigenous communities and more recently completed an Artist in Residence at the Geelong College. Rohan Robinson has regularly exhibited his work participating in numerous solo and group shows, both internationally and within Australia.

His lyrical paintings are inspired by the natural environment, from the Victorian coastline all the way to the Western Desert.

“It’s a long ride on your bike from Highton to Wurdi Youang when you’re 12 years old, healthy youthful energy, in pursuit of adventure. The memories of the tree covered outcrop looming as you get closer has never faded from my mind. A giant blob protruding from the table top flatness of one of the largest volcanic plains on the planet. Wurdi Youang is a dominant feature for many people from this region, many have spent thousands of years with it integral to their life, this is a heavy ancient energy place….and it’s an even longer ride home once being overwhelmed and consumed as a twelve year old. Forty-five years later it still does it to me.”

To see a full listing of Rohan’s latest work for You Yangs click here.

You Yangs runs from March 28th – April 28th.