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1937

Born, Melbourne, Australia

1954-57

Swinburne Techincal College, Melbourne, Australia

1972-73

Preston Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia      

1980-July 1982

Art critic, The Age, Melbourne, Australia

October 1982–99

Melbourne Art Critic, The Australian

INDIVIDUAL AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2014

Portrait Photographs 1978-1987, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

2013

Robert Rooney – The Box Brownie Years 1956-58, curated by Maggie Finch and Patrick Pound with Robert Rooney, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2010

Endless Present: Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia

French Laughter – Le Rire: Homage to Picq, Vire and GOD, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2008

LE RIRE, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007

Le Rire: Homage to Picq and Friends Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2006

BALLETOMANIA, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2005

Balletomania, Tolarno GalleriesMelbourne Australia

2003

Robert Rooney, The Modern Child Paintings and Prints, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

ROBERT ROONEY, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Robert Rooney, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2002

A Midnight Gallop, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

Now and Then: Prints 1954-2001, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

2001

Art in Focus, ROBERT ROONEY’S What Price Victory?, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

The Kovalevsky Paintings, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

1999

A Paris Pair: New Paintings, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1995

That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1993

In Storyland and Other Infant Abstractions, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1991

Collage Collectibles, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1990

From the Homefront: Robert Rooney: Works 1953-1988, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1988

Silly Symphonies, or at Last the 1968 Show, Part One: New Paintings, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1985

One Complete Abstraction Included in Every Picture, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1984

As You Were, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1983

As You Were (New Paintings), Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1981

Eltham Factory Landscape, A Fete Worse than Death, Portraits: Complete Photographic Works 1979-81, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1979

Portraits 1979-79, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1978

Survey 3: Robert Rooney, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1975

Project 8: Robert Rooney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Selected Works 1970-75, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1973

Dale Hickey/Simon Klose/Robert Rooney, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1972

Information: Robert Rooney, Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton, England

Robert Rooney/Simon Klose (Collaboration), Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1970

Superknits and Snaps, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1969

Canine Capers and Cereal Bird Beaks, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1968

New Paintings: Kind-Hearted Kitchen Gardens and Slippery Seals, Strines Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1966

South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1964

Terry Clune Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1963

South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1960

I Rise in Flame, Richman Galleries, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Field Revisited, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Express Yourself, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

2017 

An unorthodox flow of images, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2016

Impressions 2016, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

The Joke, Neon Parc, Melbourne

Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2015

Art as a Verb, Artspace, Sydney

2014

Art as a Verb, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

2012

Play, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2011

Afterglow: performance art and photography, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

2009

Cubism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

2008

Silver lined – Contemporary artists and the Performing Arts Collection The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia

2006

21st Century Modern – 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

2003

Collaged World, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Melbourne

3 Way Abstraction, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

2002

People, Places and Ideas: Celebrating four decades of the Monash University Collection, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV, Melbourne, Australia

APW Celebrating 21 Years of Printmaking, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

Now and Then, Prints 1954-2001, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

2001

The 16th Asian International Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2000

On the Brink: Abstraction of the 90’s, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

Monochromes, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane

1999-2000

Avant-gardism for Children, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and Monash University Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

1999

The Persistence of Pop – works from the Monash University Gallery, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Jon Campbell, Noel McKenna, Jennifer Mills, James Morrison, Robert Rooney, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1998

Wall to Wall, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Australia

List Structure, Sherman Galleries, Goodhope, Sydney, Australia

Art and Furniture of the 1960’s, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia         

1997

The Real Thing, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Australia       

This Pop Life, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Geometrical Art in Australia 1941-1997, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

I had a Dream: Australian Art in the 1960’s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1996

Archival Permanence: Time and Timelessness in 100 Years of Australian Photography, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria and Waverley Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Art of Collecting No.2, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

A Blast from the Past: Works from the 60’s, Geelong Art Gallery, Australia

TECCA 2: Joan and Peter Clemenger Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1995

Downtown: Rushca, Rooney, Arkley, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Australia

1995

Double Vision: Artists’ Portraits of Artists, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney and Canberra School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

The MCA Collection: The Loti Smorgon Collection of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1968, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

1994

The Beach, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Australia

Salon, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

Love and Ruin: Art and St.Kilda in the 20th Century, St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Photosynthesis, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

The Baillieu Myer Collection of the 80’s, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Australia

1993

Art of Collecting, Linden Gallery, Melbourne and Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, Australia

The Changing Face of Melbourne, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1992

Collecting Art: Critics Choice, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1960 to the Present: Australian Painting, 312 Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1991

Off the Wall/ In the Air: A Seventies Selection, Monash University Gallery and Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Freedom of Choice, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Selected Works from the University of Melbourne, Deakin University Gallery, Geelong, Australia

Australian Art: 1960 to the Present, 312 Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1990

Acquisitions 1984-1990, The University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Crouch Prize Winners, City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Defective Models: Australian Portraiture, 19th and 20th Centuries, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

The Complex Picture: Australian Painting in the 1980’s, The College Art Gallery, South Australian College of Advanced Education, Adelaide, Australia

The Readymade Boomerang: Certain Relations in 20th Century Art, The Eighth Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Bond Stores, Sydney, Australia

1989

Inhibodress 1970-1972, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

Acquisitions 1984-1990, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Australia

Sets and Series: Recent Australian Prints from the Collection, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Annotations, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

Freestyle: Australian Art: 60’s to Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1988

The Great Australian Art Exhibition 1788-1988, Australian Bicentennial Authority and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Form within Form, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Suburbanism, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibition, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

Australian Art Post – 1960, Deutscher Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Australian Art of the Last 20 Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Contemporary Works from the University Collection, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

1968-1988, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1987

Salon, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

Love and Ruin: Art and St.Kilda in the 20th Century, St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Australian Painting: 1960 to the Present, 312 Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

The Monash University Collection: Selected Paintings and Sculptures, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Contemporary Art in Australia: A Review, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

What is this Thing Called Science? Melbourne University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Contemporary Australian Painting, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Innocence and Danger: An Artist’s View of Childhood, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

In Print Vol.1: Artist’s Books, Power Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia

Australian Art 1960-1986: Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1986

MIMA (Modern Image Makers Association) September Exhibition, Glasshouse Theatre, RMIT Union House, Melbourne, Australia

Fears and Scruples, Melbourne University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Paintings 1955-1985, 312 Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Origins, Originality and Beyond, The Sixth Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The Source, Centre for the Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

33 Men Painters (The Male Sensibility), Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1985

Selected Works from the Last Two Decades, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

Thirty Years On: A Survey of Works on Paper, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

Visual Tension, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

Photostats, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Meaning and Excellence, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1984

Meaning and Excellence, ANZART, Australian and New Zealand Artists in Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Field Now, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

A Melbourne Mood: Cool Contemporary Art, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1983

Recent Australian Painting: A Survey 1970-1983, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

A Melbourne Mood: Cool Contemporary Art, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

1982

Hawthorn Artists, Hawthorn City Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Preston to Phillip: A Survey, 10 Years of Art Education, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

A Photographer’s Choice, School of Arts, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba, Queensland

Australian Art of the Last Ten Years: The Philip Morris Collection, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

POPISM, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1981

Some Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Pinacotheca Artists at Watters, Watters Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1980

Self-Portrait/Self-Image, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1978

Artist’s Books: Book Works, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Roadshow Exhibition 1: Works on Paper, Regional Development Program, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, Sydney

1977

Acquisitions 1976 and 1977, Ballarat City Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

1976

The Road Show: Attitudes to the Car, Shepparton Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia

1st Pan Pacific Biennale: Colour Photography and its Derivatives, Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand

1975

The Crouch Prize, City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Selected Paintings from the Monash University Collection, Exhibition Gallery, Department of Visual Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Artist’s Artists, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1973

Recent Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1971

Georges Invitation Art Prize, Georges Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

The Situation Now: Object and Post-Object Art?, Contemporary Art Society Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Four Pinacotheca Artists Using Photography (with Klose, Hickey and Cutforth), Inhibodress, Sydney, Australia

1970

Group Show, Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Australia

1968

The Transfield Art Prize, Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Georges Art Prize Exhibition, Georges Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1967

The Perth Prize for Drawing, Western Australia Art Gallery, Perth, Australia

1966

Contemporary Australian Drawing, Newcastle City Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia

1965

New Generation 1965, Museum of Modern Art and Design, Melbourne, Australia

1964

Survey 64, Museum of Modern Art and Design, Melbourne, Australia

1963

Survey 63, Museum of Modern Art and Design, Melbourne, Australia

1961

Young Painters Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Eastside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Argus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1960

Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Museum of Modern Art of Australia, Melbourne, Australia

1959

Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Museum of Modern Art of Australia, Melbourne, Australia

1958

Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Museum of Modern Art of Australia, Melbourne, Australia

1957

Poem, Contemporary Art Society, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

1956

Inaugural Gift Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

1955

Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, Preston Motors Showrooms, Melbourne, Australia

1954

Contemporary Art Society Drawing Exhibition, Mirka’s Studio, Melbourne, Australia

Contemporary Art Society Commemorative Exhibition, Tye’s Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

ARTIST’S BOOKS BY ROBERT ROONEY

Australian Skipping Rhymes, Moonflower Press, Melbourne 1956

War Savings Streets, folded offset sheet (photo-map) in booklet cover, Pinacotheca 1970

Words and Phrases in Inverted Commas from the Collected Works of IBMR, revised version, Xerox book, January 1972

COLLECTIONS

Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia

City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Australia

City of Port Philip, Victoria, Australia

Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Flinders University, South Australia, Australia

Freemantle Arts Centre, Western Australia

Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

High Court Collection, Canberra, Australia

Kings Park Secondary School, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

Monash University Collection, Victoria, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Australia

Naracoorte Art Gallery, South Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW, Australia

Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Townsville, Australia

Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW, Australia

Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Coca Cola South Pacific

Deutscher Bank Collection

National Australia Bank Collection

Western Mining Collection

Wesfarmers Collection

AWARDS

1975 - Co-winner, The Crouch Prize, City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery (with Imants Tillers, Aleks Danko and Peter Booth)

2000 - Australia Council, Major Project Grant.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Allen, T. Cross-Currents in Contemporary Australian Art, Craftsman House, 2001

Allen, C. Art in Australia: From Colonization to Postmodernism’, Thames and Hudson, 1997

Allen, C. Conceptual Ascetic, Review, Weekend Australian, 5-6 February 2011

Allen, F. Portraits of an artist, The Herald-Sun, 7 March, 2001

Barlow, G; Delaney, M; & McFarlane, K. (Eds.) Change – Monash University Museum of Art, Pub. MUMA, Melbourn 2010, p.151

Burt, W. Thirty Years of Australian Experimental Music 1963-1993, Sounds Australian: Journal of Australian Music, Autumn 1993

Butler, R. A Secret History of Australian Art, Craftsman House, 2002

Campbell, J. Wide-Eyed: Melbourne, the USA and Back Again, interview with Robert Rooney, John Campbell’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (catalogue) Glen Eira City Gallery, 1999

Catalano, G. Building a Picture: Interviews with Australian Artists, McGraw-Hill, Australia, 1997

Catalano, G. Who’s the Artist? Gary Catalano interview with Robert Rooney, Art Monthly Australia, June 1994

Catalano, G. Rooney retrospective reveals the enigma of a straight-shooter, The Age, 7 November 1990

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Clabburn, A. Bizarreness seen as if for the first time, The Australian, 19 February, 2001

Clement, T. Robert Rooney: Balletomania Australian Art Collector, Issue 37 – July – September 2006. p. 255

Colquhoun, B. The Lure of Light, interview with Robert Rooney, Art and Australia, 39/2, 2001

Crawford, A. Acquisitions in Australian Art Collector, Issue 47 – January-March 2009, pp. 134-135

Creagh, S. Open Gallery Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum 26-27 August 2006, p.16

Crombie, I & Blainey, G. Sites of the Imagination: Contemporary Photographers View Melbourne and its People, National Gallery of Victoria, 1992

Duncan, J. From the Homefront: Robert Rooney: Works 1953-1988, catalogue, Monash University Gallery, 1990

Engberg, J. Downtown: Ruscha, Rooney, Arkley, catalogue, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1995

Ferber, S., Healy, C. & McAuliffe, C. (ed). Beasts of Suburbia, Melbourne University Press, 1994

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Gennochio, B. Accenting the Minimal, Weekend Australian, 1-2 February 2003

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Gollings, J. & Mchell, G. New Australian Style, Thames & Hudson, 1999                   

Grishin, S. Australian Identities in Printmaking: The Print Collection of the Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW, 2000

Green, C. & Smith, J. (curators).   Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, catalogue, Ian Potter Centre: NGV, Australia, 2002

Green, C. Have a Nice Day Mr. Rooney, Art/Text 66, 1999

Green, C. Pinacotheca, Art and Australia, 34:4, 1997

Green, C. Downtown: Arkley, Rooney, Ruscha, Artforum, November 1995

Green, C. Robert Rooney, Art & Text 47, January 1994

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Holt, S. & Murray, J. Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, catalogue, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, 1998-1999

Holt, S.   Just for Fun: Images of Luna Park and St Kilda, Art and Australia, 34:4, 1997         

Hutchinson, N. Missing in action, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 16-17, 2001

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Lynn, E. Double Vision, The Australian, 17 February 1995

Makin, J. The way of all flesh, The Herald Sun, 17 June 2002

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McAuliffe, C. & Yule, P. (eds.). Treasures: Highlights of the Cultural Collections of the University of Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 2003

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Wadelton, D. From ‘Red Rattlers’ to Lara Croft, Interview with Robert Rooney, Art and Australia, 38/2, 2000

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