Born in 1961, Robert Hawkins completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of NSW in 1984 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture at the National Art School, NSW in 2005.
As a Sculptor, Hawkins has exhibited regularly since 2002. His work has been included in many group exhibitions and has also been documented in a range of publications. In 2005 he won the Defiance Gallery Sculpture Award.
He currently lives and works in NSW and is a member of the Management Committee for the Ultimo Project Artists Co-operative. SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2002 Street Sweeper’s Lunch Hour, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008 5X5, Chrysalis Gallery & Studio, East Melbourne, VIC
2007 Boat Stories, Horus & Deloris Gallery, Pyrmont (Nov, 2007) Archaeopticals Installation, Great Escape Music Festival, Newington Armoury, Homebush 2006 Sheep Stories, Small Works Gallery, Artists Co-Op 2005 NAS Final Year Exhibition, Cellblock Gallery, NAS Big Ned, Defiance Gallery, Christmas Show 2004 Traverse, Sculptures by the Sea, Sydney Ned Riding & Ned’s Ghost, Indoor Sculptures by the Sea, Sydney 2003 6” Works, Defiance Gallery 6” Show, Sydney Steel Works, Schwann Effect, Group Show Rings of Time, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW Contemporary Craft, Timbers Extinction Denied, Human Society International, Sydney Timber and Steel Works 2002 6” Works, Defiance Gallery 6” Show, Sydney Open Works, Ult. Project Co-Op Exhibition, Sydney Biennale, Sydney City Council Open Works, Art in the City, National Art School
2005 Defiance Gallery Sculpture Award, NAS
PUBLICATIONS 2007 Dumbofeather Magazine, Article – Boat stories 2004 Sculptures by the Sea Documentary, Qantas In-flight Screening, SBS 2003 Documentary Ultimo Arts Collective, Ult. Project Co-op Exhibition, SBS 2002 Plezh’er, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst. Collaboration with Living Room Theatre Co. 2001 Time and Space, ASN Gallery, Sydney. Media in wood and steel. 1998 Talons, Campbelltown Arts Centre. Media in Wood.