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Lynne Roberts-Goodwin is an Australian artist whose photo-based installations have been shown internationally. Her projects are most often created in relation to archival, cultural and/or historically resonant locations within extreme terrains globally. 

With engagement at remote sites undertaken in situ or aerial elevated positioning, she engages with the politics of contested sites, aligned with and acknowledging contemporary culture. Utilizing media such as photographic, video, and sculptural forms, work to date has conceptually questioned the aftermath of landscape and more recently, concepts of navigational failure, engaging the oblique lens of spatial aesthetics, i.e., the complex entanglements between local and global ideas of place. 

Accumulatively, Roberts-Goodwin’s large-scale projects form an ongoing estranged journey or narrative, tracking complex conditions of place that have had an impact, over time, upon cultural consciousness.

Roberts-Goodwin and her work have been the subject of national and international residencies, fellowship awards and exhibitions within key cultural institutions, museums, and galleries. Her work is held in significant private and public collections. More recently, in 2022, the artist was invited to participate with selected international artists on a site-specific permanent work at the Ex-Convitto Palmieri Museum, Lecce, Italy. Previous significant selected work includes:- London Biennale, London, UK, 2020; Tempo Squisito, MUSEO MEà, Asilo dei Creativi di Meano Museum, Meano, Brescia, Italy, Jan/Feb 2020; XII FLORENCE BIENNALE 2019, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy, 2019; MiArt Art Fair, Milan, Italy April, 2019; Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Milan, Italy, April 2018; Tempo Squisito, CINQUE MOSTRE 2018, American Academy in Rome, Italy; #navigationalfailure 5x5x5, #Commons: Cartography of Desire, Featured Artist Project, Palermo, Italy, 2017; #navigationalfailure, ABESONexhibit Gallery, Tulsa, USA, 2017 and Australia Council for the Arts, American Academy in Rome Inaugural Affiliated Artist in Residence, Mordant Family Fellowship, Rome, Italy 2017. 


Lynne Roberts-Goodwin is an Australian-based artist, graduating from Fine Arts Degrees at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales, gaining a postgraduate Master of Fine Art Degree from Manchester University, Medlock Fine Arts Centre in 1980.

Roberts-Goodwin’s international exhibitions include: Survey10, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Ir, 2011; Luminous, Light Work Gallery, New York, USA, 1998; FALSE tales-Dishy Dogs, 4×4, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA; False Tales, Artspace, Auckland, N.Z., 1995; 90’sWork !, Biota Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 1991; Site Works, Sallé Sandoz Gallery, Paris, France, 1986; North/South, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester City Gallery, Manchester, U.K. 1981; From Here, Peterloo Gallery, Manchester, U.K., 1980.

Group exhibitions include Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Exhibition, Gold Coast City Gallery, 2010 and 2011; William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia 2008; Insatiable Streams, Artzone Gallery, Beijing, China, 2007; MCA Collections: New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2007; Perfect for every occasion, Photography today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2007; Blossfeldt and the Isolated Object, Level 2 Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2007; New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2007-2008; Voiceless: I feel therefore I am, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2007; The Year in Art, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 2007; Glad Wrap-Up, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2005; One Of: Festivus 04, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2004; Open Source, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, New York, USA, 2002; 2000 Metropolis, Museum of Sydney, 2002; List Structure, Sherman Galleries,Sydney, 1998; Multiplication: The multiple object in art, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, 1997; INHERITANCE, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 1996; Art Felt, The University of Newcastle Gallery, Callaghan, Newcastle, Australia, 1995; Interim, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, 1995; BitMap101, Gallery101, Melbourne, 1994; Virtu, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, 1993.Solo exhibitions include Sightings, VAC Gallery, Volcano, Big Is., Hawaii, USA, 2011; Random Acts, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2007; Disappearing Acts, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2005; azure, Emirates Museum of Contemporary Art Cultural Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2004; azure, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney 2003; landings, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, 2002; Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Renard Wardell Gallery, Melbourne, 1999; Luminous, Light Work Gallery, New York, NY USA. 1998; Blindfold, Contemporary Level 2 Project Space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1997; Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne, 1997; pink planks, Artspace Gallery, Sydney, 1997; False Tales: Dogs to the Wall, Artspace, Auckland, NZ, 1995; a certain Blindness, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 1994; Remote, Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, Perth, 1994; Remote-Half-Light, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 1994; Phantasm, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 1993.

International and national residencies include Fondation Arabe pour l’Image Artist Residency, Beirut, Lebanon, 2009; AQIS Quarantine Artist-in-Residence, Sydney International Airport, Sydney 2005; ERWDA (Environmental Research Wildlife Development Agency) and Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) Falcon Hospital Residency, Abu Dhabi, 2002; Rockefeller Foundation Artist Residency, Alfred, New York, 2001; UNESCO Sanskriti Artist Residency, Delhi, India, 2001-2002; WWFund Traffic Remote Monitoring Residency, Himachal Pradesh, Manali, HP, India, 2000; BNHS (Bombay Natural History Society) Artist in Residence, Mumbai, India, 1996; Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Research Residency, Los Angeles, USA, 1994; Art Gallery of N.S.W Moya Dyring Paris Studio Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, 1983.Roberts-Goodwin has been awarded the Basil and Muriel Hooper Travelling Arts Scholarship from the Art Gallery in 1978, two Art Gallery of NSW Dyason Bequest Overseas Travel Grant Awards respectively in 1979 and 1980, an Artist Overseas Travel Grant from the VACB, Australia for the Moya Dyring Paris Studio Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts Studio, Paris, France and whilst living in the United Kingdom and Europe, received in 1985 a LEA (London Education Authority) Grant for Travel and Education. In 1989, she received a New Image Research Grant from The Australian Film Commission, followed by an NSW Ministry of the Arts, Australia Council Visual Arts Fund, New Work Grant in 1996/1997. In 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010 she has received Australia Council for the Arts Established Artist’s funding for the production New Work and exhibitions. Roberts-Goodwin was awarded the prestigious Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize in 2010.

The artist’s work is held in numerous private and public collections, including The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, ARTBANK, Australian Opera Trust, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Transfield Foundation, Manchester City Gallery and private museums and collections nationally and internationally.

Lynne Roberts-Goodwin © 2019 

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