My name is Scott Robinson; I grew up on a sheep property 7km out of a town called Wakool in the Murray irrigation area on the NSW side of the border. I was a keen sportsman growing up as well as having ability in artistic pursuits.
I was sent to boarding school in Albury NSW from 1979-84.I continued to develop my sporting talents and was always in the art room especially in my HSC year.
I left boarding school after six years and returned to my parent’s farm. My parents were suffering financial hardship and I was forced to find work in the shearing industry, and eventually as a paid footballer. My natural optimism and high spirits were dampened by the families hardship coupled with the hard drinking football and shearing lifestyle.
I was an Australian Rules football coach, in three states. I played for five country football clubs, and two metro clubs, St Kilda City and Powerhouse. I finished my career in Esperance W.A.
The opportunity to develop my Art came while recovering from injury. I started going to Art classes at Curtain University in 1998, and had my first solo exhibition within 12 months of starting Oil painting. I have been painting for twelve years, had solo exhibitions, in Esperance, Deniliquin, Swan Hill, Wagga, and Echuca, which is where I have lived for the past seven years.
During my football years I didn’t lose sight of my commitment to one day pursue, my art, and I still regard this as my greatest achievement.
I still work part time in the shearing industry for Peter Quinn, based in Moama.I has worked in the industry at its peak, and now at its lowest ebb. Every time I go to work I see and hear first hand accounts of the local farmer’s devastation.
My talent lies in the ability to interpret complex and difficult subjects. Unfortunately most are lost on the urban audience, as they have never been exposed to such things and in some cases not know of there existence.
I have also been involved in rural suicide prevention schemes for a decade which I might add is 7 times the problem per capita than it is in Australia’s cities.
These paintings and poetry reflect both World Wars and the economic decimation of farms today, mixed with social dislocation ,and anxiety for the future experienced by the kin of these soldier settler farmers. The before mentioned situation grew many monsters primarily alcoholism and suicide.
Take a look at www.scottrobin.com.au for all you want to know about me.
ps I have poor computer skills,and am in need of an agent or manager,dont do email very well,contact me by phone , if interested ph 03 54806845 mob o466117723. Thankyou,I appreciate all the encouraging feedback I have already recieved from all of the red bubble artists.

  • Joined: September 2010

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