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The passing of a great artist and human being

The artist with his self-titled book, 2010

Robin with his self-titled book, 2010

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Robin Norling (1/5/1939 – 20/1/2017). He was an inspiration to so many people, as an artist, as a teacher and as a generous and kind person.

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Memorial events – Robin Norling Remembered:

Saturday, 18 February 2017 at 2.30pm
National Art School, Forbes St, Darlinghurst NSW

Sunday, 12 March 2017 at 2pm
Edogawa Garden, behind Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St, East Gosford NSW

Retrospective exhibition 2016

Robin Norling Ribbon of Life (2015)

Robin Norling – metamorphosis

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree

21 April – 5 June 2016

This exhibition reveals a lifetime of art experiments and changes in Robin Norling’s art career. Carefully painting the nude was common practice up to the 1960s and the human body is still a constant theme and challenging to him.

Robin is inspired by both figure and landscape, not to replicate, but to enjoy, re-organising the visual world in his art to achieve unity. He enjoys relating shapes, colours, subtle alignments and hidden geometry, so that the artwork ‘hangs together’ but hopefully does not bore the spectator, a process called composition.

Retrospective exhibition 2015

Robin Norling Me, with nudes on my mind (2000)

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Robin Norling

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb St, East Gosford NSW
28 March – 17 May 2015

This survey of respected Australian artist Robin Norling spans over 50 years. After graduating with Honours from the National Art School, Sydney, he was awarded the Sulman Prize in 1962 and was one of the youngest painters to have won the NSW Travelling Art Scholarship. Norling went on to complete post-graduate studies at the Royal College of Art, London. He later pursued a career as an art educator, including art presenter ABC radio/TV and Senior Education Officer AGNSW. He is best known for his figurative paintings, drawings, sculptures, also landscapes and abstracts.

Opening by Jonathan Cooper, art lecturer AGNSW
Sunday, 29 March, 2pm

Q&A with the artist
Saturday 9 May, 10am

An additional exhibition of Robin’s work is at Patonga Bakehouse Gallery, Patonga (02) 4379 1102