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Robert FOSTER | Wall light (provisional title)

FOSTER, Robert
Australia 1962
Wall light (provisional title) 2005
anodised aluminium
approx. 140.0 (h) x 50.0 (w) x 10.0 (d) cm

Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
born Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, 1962


1984  Bachelor of Visual Arts (Gold and Silversmithing), Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, ACT
1986  Postgraduate Diploma, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, ACT

Selected solo exhibitions

Vessels, Studio Noko, Sydney, NSW, 1991; Recent holloware, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, SA, 1995; 12 tea pots, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1995; Works for the words that can not speak, Tatjana Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1995; Cross encounters: lighting and vessels, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1997; Visions combined, Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1998; A motion in time, Craft ACT, Canberra, 2001; A motion in time, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, 2002

Selected group exhibitions since 1995

The tea party, Gallery D, Montville, QLD, 1995; Form to function, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW, 1995; Anodised aluminium, Art & Design Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, 1995; A matter of making: CSA Alumni, Canberra School of Art Gallery, ACT, 1996; Speculations 2, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1996; Imagining the real, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, 1996; Kept for best, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, and touring, 1996; SOFA, Chicago, IL, USA, 1997; Australian fine metalwork, Shanghai, China, 1997; Cloning, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, 1997; Milan International Design Fair, Milan, Italy, 1997; Four ways: contemporary design, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, 1997; Shaken not stirred, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA, 1998; Faultline, Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT, 1998; Retrospective, Makers Mark, Melbourne, VIC, 1998; Production tableware, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1998; Australian Contemporary Art Fair 6, Melbourne, VIC, 1998; Contemporary Australian crafts, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, 1999; Wood and metal, Quadrivium, Sydney, 1999; 4+1, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 1999; Strength to strength, Craft ACT, Canberra, ACT, 2000; Colonial to contemporary, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, 2000; Designing minds, Object Gallery, Sydney; Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, SA, 2000; 31 @ 20, Deutshe Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany, 2000; Australia and Germany: 8th International Frankfurt Craft Triennale, Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany, 2000; Interiors, Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 2001; Presiding Officers’ Centenary Acquisitive Craft Prize, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, 2001; Trade mark, Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 2002; Ordinary/Extraordinary, Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 2002; Ritual of tea, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, SA, and Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 2002; Defining the object, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, 2002; Hybrid objects: 2002, Tokyo design block, Australian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan; Melbourne Museum, VIC, 2002; Retail therapy, Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 2003; Permanent visions, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 2003; 40 degrees contemporary Australian design, Stilwerk, Berlin, Germany, 2004; Curve: 2004 accredited professional members, Craft ACT Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 2004; Forty, 40th anniversary exhibition, Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 2004; Vast terrain, FORM Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design, Perth, WA, 2005; Inspired! Design through time, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, 2005

Public collections

Australia  Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC; Parliament House Collection, Canberra, ACT; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD; Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, VIC
International  Alessi Museum, Italy; Lisbon Design Museum, Portugal; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

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