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Robert Kleinboonschate


Born in The Netherlands, Robert migrated to Tallangatta, Australia with his family in 1971. Robert completed a degree in Graphic Art at Swinburne College and settled into Melbourne for the next seven years as a professional artist and art facilitator. Robert moved to Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in the 1980’s where he worked closely with Arrernte Peoples for the next 12 years. Robert’s beautiful landscapes reflect the influence of Arrernte artist Albert Namatjira and his love of the Australian landscape reflects his experiences with the Arrernte Peoples and their connection to ‘Country’. Robert opened the art studio located at his home in Alice Springs to Arrernte, Luritja, Warlpiri & Pintupi artists and worked alongside such artists as Johnny Warrangkula Tjupurrula. Robert helped to facilitate Johnny’s later body of work by constructing special brushes which could be used by Johnny after breaking his wrist. Robert has returned to NSW and now lives in Walla Walla surrounded by the rugged natural landscapes of Australia.



Sydney University Collection

Macquarie University Collection

Darwin University Collection

Araluen Regional Art Centre Northern Territory

Albury Regional Art Centre NSW

Private collections in The Netherlands, Germany, France, USA, Canada and Australia.


2010       Murray River Reflections, Gateway Arts Village

2008       Energy Transference, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney

2007       South Australian Sand Dunes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney

2006       South Australian Sand Dunes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney

2005       Group show, Horses, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney

2004       Energy Transference Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney

2003       Goya Galleries, Melbourne

2003       Central Australian Landscapes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney

2002       Landscapes, Beehive Gallery Albury

2001       Nudes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2000       Sculptures, Studio Exhibition Potts Point Sydney

2000       Female Nudes, Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney

1999       Sculpture, Robert Global Paddington Sydney

1999       The other You, Desaran Brisbane + Surry Hills

1999       Incantations, A.Rolland Hump Gallery Brisbane + Surry Hills

1999       Self Analysis, Tin Shed Gallery University of Sydney

1999       Figure Drawings, Global Galleries Paddington Sydney

1998       Self Portrait Drawings, Tin Shed Gallery University of Sydney

1997       Urban Landscapes, De Maria Sydney

1997       Infinite Now, Araluen Centre for Arts, Alice Springs NT

1997       Fated Gathering, Watch this Space Gallery, Alice Springs NT

1996       Portraits, Uno Gallery Sydney

1995       Changing Places, Kuala Lumpur National Gallery

1995       From the Heart, Figure and Landscape Studio, Alice Springs

1993       Sculptures, studio exhibition Alice Springs

1993       Landscape Drawings, Price Street Gallery Alice Springs

1992       Landscape Paintings, Sata Tera Sa Community Alice Springs

1992       Unity in Diversity, Chester Street Gallery Adelaide SA

1992       Covenant, The Residence Gallery Alice Springs NT

1991       Rhythm in Chaos, Araluen Centre for Arts Alice Springs

1990       Billy Goat Hill, Araluen Regional Gallery Alice Springs

1989       Observer, Cement Factory Albury

1988       Close up, The Residence Gallery Alice Springs

1988       Sacred Ochres, The Residency NT Museum Gallery Alice Springs

1987       Covenant (with Siamak Fallah), Bookshop Gallery Adelaide

1987       From the Centre, Wodonga Civic Centre, Wodonga

1986       A Rhythm in Chaos, Araluen Regional Art Gallery Alice Springs

1985       Still Observing, Butter Factory Lincoln Causeway Wodonga

1984       Observing Landscape, The Residency NT Museum Alice Springs

1983       From the Centre, Wodonga Civic Centre Wodonga

1982       Oil Paintings, The Residency NT Museum Alice Springs

1981       Coloured Drawings, Twilight Gallery Melbourne

1980       Drawings, Rumbarella Gallery Melbourne

1979       Pencil Drawings, Gustaf Perstits Gallery Albury