DETAIL: Toots ZYNSKY 'Pennellata' 2004, 'Filet de Verre' fused and thermoformed colour glass threads
Christopher ROBERTSON | Tea caddy

ROBERTSON, Christopher
Australia 1957
To Canberra, ACT 1997
Tea caddy 2004
stainless steel, aluminium, 925 silver, neoprene
fabricated and cast
23 (h) x 10 (w) x 10 (d) cm
NGA IRN 130118

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
born Norseman, Western Australia, Australia, 1957


1975–77  Certificate in Trade Studies, Fremantle Technical College, Perth, WA
1980–83  Bachelor of Arts (Craft), Distinction, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA
1984–86  Master of Design (Furniture Design), Royal College of Art, London, UK
1991  Domus Academy Workshop, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC

Selected solo exhibitions

The language of fruit, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT, 1999; Confluent: jewellery + textiles: Christopher Robertson and Jennifer Robertson, Narek Galleries, Tanja, NSW, 2005

Selected group exhibitions since 1995

National Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, 1995; International stainless steel exhibition, Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen, Germany, 1997; Contemporary wearables, Toowoomba Art Gallery, QLD, 1997; National Craft Acquisition Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT, 1998; Touching the landscape, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, ACT, 1999; Defining the object II, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, 2000; Australian sculptural furniture, Brisbane City Gallery, QLD, 2000; Professional members exhibition, Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 2002; The ritual of tea, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, SA, and Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 2002; Less is more/Less is a bore, Brisbane City Gallery, QLD, 2002; Joint exhibition, Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan, NSW, 2003; White Christmas, Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan, NSW, 2003; Containers, Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan, NSW, 2004; Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award: 8th Leviney Award, Buda Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine, VIC, 2005

Public collections

Australia  Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW
International  Renwick Gallery, Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA

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