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GALLERY ADAGIO

91 Glebe Point Road

Glebe NSW 2037

P (02) 9552 2833

F (02) 9571 1899

Opening Hours:

Tues - Sunday,

11am - 6pm.

Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips Image

 

Robin Phillips Image

 

Robin Phillips Image

 

Robin Phillips Image

 

Robin Phillips Image

 

Robin Phillips Image

 

Robin Phillips Image

 

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the USA majoring in pottery and worked as a production potter and pottery teacher in the US for some years. After moving to Sydney I studied under a master jeweller made the transition to jewellery design and making.

Color, texture and three-dimensional form were what initially drew me to work with clay and it is these same qualities that translate so well to metal.

Although these mediums have inherent differences, both lend themselves to fluidity of form. Both can be colored, either by glazing for pottery, enamelling for silver or introducing heat to color the metal. Both are very tactile materials lending themselves to a variety of finishes such as texturing, burnishing, high gloss or a subtle satin.

Natural imagery such as landscapes, light, movement, organic shapes and simplicity of form continually inspire my work. I enjoy designing and creating my jewellery around a specific theme or stone, and often the stone dictates the direction the piece will take. Using a combination of gold and silver adds depth and dimension, enhancing style and simplicity.

Many of the pieces I make are one of a kind and I am always changing my designs as I become bored making the same thing over and over.

 

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Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 1973 from Daemen College, Buffalo. NY

 

2009

Australian Designers & Creators Expo Blackheath, NSW

Riches of the Earth Society of Arts & Craft NSW The Rocks

Innovations Society of Arts & Craft NSW The Rocks

artSydney 2009 Represented by the Ayliffe & Ash Gallery Royal Hall of Industry, Sydney

CovetArt Sydney private exhibition

CovetArt USA- 6 artists, 6 mediums Tampa, FL USA

 

2008

Australian Designers & Creators Expo National Convention Centre Canberra ACT

Expolration 08 Gaffa Gallery Sydney NSW

Wild by Design Society of Arts & Craft NSW The Rocks

artSydney 2008 Represented by the Ayliffe & Ash Gallery Royal Hall of Industry, Sydney

CovetArt Sydney- 3 artists, 3 mediums private exhibition

CovetArt USA- 4 artists, 4 mediums Tampa, FL USA

 

2007

Australian Designers & Creators Expo Helenic Club Woden, ACT

Fusion 11th Biennial International Juried Exhibition Sponsored by the Enamelist Society Columbus Ohio, USA

30th Alice Craft Acquisition (juried exhibition) Araluen Galleries Alice Springs, NT

Ogishi Craft Centre Expo (invitation only) Hunter Valley, NSW

 

2006

Australian Designers & Creators Expo National Convention Centre Canberra ACT

Out of Site Pyrmont Studio Gallery Sydney NSW

Lovedale Expo Hunter Valley NSW

Painting With Fire Melting Point Gallery Red Hill Queensland

Expiditions '06 Metalab Studio + Gallery Surry Hills NSW

Takeaway Gaffa Gallery Surry Hills NSW

 

2005

Australian Designers Gift Show Canberra ACT

Australian Craft Show Hordern Pavilion - Fox Studios Sydney NSW

Lovedale Expo Hunter Valley NSW

Vessel Mode of Containment Pyrmont Gallery Sydney NSW

Australian Craft Show - Canberra Convention Centre Canberra ACT

Northern Lights Exhibition 1000 Degrees Gallery Avalon NSW

Coastlines 1000 Degrees Gallery Avalon NSW

 

2004

Australian Craft Show Hordern Pavilion - Fox Studios Sydney NSW

Bracelet Exhibition - 2004 1000 Degrees Gallery Avalon NSW

Colour Fusions Enamelling Group Exhibition - 2004 Mosman NSW

Australian Craft Show - Canberra Convention Centre Canberra ACT 2003

Australian Craft Show Hordern Pavilion - Fox Studios Sydney NSW

Australian Craft Show - Canberra Convention Centre Canberra ACT

 

2002

Create 2002 Darling Harbour NSW

Australian Craft Show Hordern Pavilion - Fox Studios Sydney NSW

Australian Craft Show - Canberra Convention Centre Canberra ACT 2001

Create 2001 Darling Harbour NSW

Australian Craft Show Hordern Pavilion - Fox Studios Sydney NSW

Australian Craft Show - Canberra Convention Centre Canberra ACT

 

2000

Glenaeon 'The Best Of The Best' Castlecraig NSW

Design Expo Darling Harbour NSW

Australian Craft Show Homebush Bay Sydney NSW

 

1999

Glenaeon 'The Best Of The Best' Castlecraig NSW

Australian Craft Show Homebush Bay Sydney NSW

 

1998

Glenaeon 'The Best Of The Best' Castlecraig NSW

Design Expo Darling Harbour NSW

Australian Craft Show Homebush Bay Sydney NSW

 

1997

Cufflink Exhibition Makers Mark Gallery Sydney NSW

Glenaeon 'The Best Of The Best' Castlecraig, NSW Australian Craft Show Hordern Pavilion Sydney NSW

 

1996

Australian Craft Show Hordern Pavilion Sydney NSW