William Robinson: A new perspective

William Robinson: A new perspective
Nick Earls
The William Robinson Gallery, QUT

Art historical text wrapped in a yarn. This new title from Nick Earls on artist William Robinson frames the 81-year-old painter’s story with tender reflections from the horse’s mouth; ‘Life teaches you how to be an artist,’ he says. We experience a chronological recollection that focuses on the parallels and intersection of art and everyday life. Robinson muses on the value of growing a practice over many decades as the pair discuss developments in style, art dealers, curators and exhibitions as well as moving house, raising a large family, teaching and country life. A key-note is Robinson’s connection to landscape, leading to artwork about ‘sensation rather than description.’ This small book is not illustrated but clearly evokes the artist’s aesthetic.