Robert Baines


Diploma of Art (Gold and Silversmithing), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Vic., 1969.

Related professional experience
Lecturer in Goldsmithing at RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic., since 1980.
Research on ancient goldsmithing techniques since 1979.

Selected solo exhibitions

Sculpture, Jewellery and Other Objects, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1977; Sculpture to be Worn, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1978; Bonython Galley, Adelaide, SA, 1979; A Visible Likeness, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW and Georges Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1981; Antipodean Forms, Bonython Gallery, Adelaide, SA, 1982; Misteri Antipodei, Via Veneto 50, Rome, Italy, 1982; A Journey to the Plenitude, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1985; The Plenitude, Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide, SA, 1985; Travel, travelling exhibition to Victorian regional art galleries, 1988-89; From the Plenitude, City of Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Vic., 1989; The Plenitude, Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1989; The Waikato Pieces, Waikato Museum for Art and History, Hamilton, Fluxus, Dunedin, and Fingers, Auckland, New Zealand, 1989; Adventures of the Archegos, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Vic., 1992; The Art of the Goldsmith, travelling exhibition in New Zealand, 1992-93; Adornments form the Waikato and Beyond, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Vic., 1993; WORD Action Artifact: Worship, Celebration Arts, St Johns, Melbourne, Vic., 1995; Redline, Part 2 of AAA……REDEVENT, Lauraine Diggins Fine Arts, Melbourne, Vic., 1996; The Intervention of Red, Part 3 of AAA……REDEVENT, Galerie Biró, Munich, Germany, 1997; AAA,AA……REDEVENT: Survey, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, 1997; REDEVENT: Bloodier than black, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000; Bloodier Than Black, Galerie Biró, Munich, Germany, 2000.

Selected group exhibitions since 1992
Design Visions: Australian International Crafts Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1992; Australian Modernism: The complexity and the diversity, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Vic., 1992; Directions: Glass jewellery 1993, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1993; The Changing Face of Melbourne 1841-1993, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Vic., 1993; Armed, The Door Exhibition Space, Fremantle, WA, 1994; 25: Craft Victoria Artists, Arts Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., 1995; Australian Decorative Arts Survey 1995: The object all sublime, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Vic., 1995; VicHealth National Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., 1995; Granulation 1996: Internationaler Schmuckwettbewerb, travelling in Germany 1996; Collecting Today for Tomorrow, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, 1996; In Praise of Make-Up, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas., 1997; Contemporary Vessels and Jewels: Australian fine metalwork, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China, 1997; Cicely and Colin Rigg Craft Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., 1997; Art of Gold, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Vic., 1997; Schmuck '98: Sonderschau der 50, Internationaler Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany, 1998; Contemporary Jewellery: Value added, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., 1998; The Deacons, Graham and James Arts 21 Award, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Vic., 1998; Jewellery Moves, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1998; Brooching it Diplomatically; A tribute to Madeleine K. Albright, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1998, travelling in Europe 1998-99; RMIT Fine Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 1998; Seppelt Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, 1999; Skill, Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1999; Contemporary Australian Craft, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, 1999; Water Medicine, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Perth, WA, 1999 and national tour 1999-2000; Handmade: Shifting paradigms, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 1999; Trace, Museum of Art Craft, Itami and Gallery Yu, Tokyo, Japan, 1999; Imagining: Art of the twentieth century, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1999; Be Jewelled, Monash University, Melbourne, 2000; Commemorative Medals and Trophies: The politics of history, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000; Craft from Scratch: 8th Trienniale - Form and Matters - Australia and Germany, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, travelling exhibition, 2000; Spectaculum, Tarbekunstimuseumis, Tallinn, Estonia, 2000; Hermanns Art Award, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 2001; Micromegas, Galerie für Angewande Kunst, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein, Munich, Germany; Nocturnos, International Jewellery Colloquium, Estonia, 2001; The Tactile Art Exhibition, Object Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 2001.

Public collections (Australia)
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld; RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic.; Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Vic.

Public collections (international)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Waikato Polytechnic, Hamilton, New Zealand