Robyn Pridham

Artist Statement

My work is based on the diverse and untidy traces that are often the remains of our urban and natural environment.

Much of my work is an on-going investigation from information in my sketchbooks, notations and observations of my own environment.  The materials of collage and mixed media allow me to develop a layering of what dwells beneath our daily lives.

Born Melbourne


2004                        Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide, Australia.

2005                        Diploma of Arts, (Visual Arts), Victoria University.

2008                        Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (with Distinction) RMIT University, Melbourne.

Four week RMIT/Monash University residency at the Monash Centre Prato, Italy.

2007-2010           Lithography Workshops, Lancaster Press, Brooklyn, Melbourne.

Solo Exhibition

2009                        Art in Public Places, The Chocolate Room, Williamstown, Victoria.

Group Exhibitions

2016                        False Identity 16, Gallery@City Library, Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

2015                        Changing Perspectives, Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne, Victoria.

2013                        False Identity 13, Cato Exhibition, Victorian Artists’Society, East Melbourne, Victoria.

2012-2016           Contemporary Art Society, Gallery 314, Church Street, Richmond.

Changing Perspectives, Victorian Artists ‘Society, East Melbourne.

Contemporary VI, Decoy Café, Melbourne, Victoria.

Connect 12 Visual Art Alumni Exhibition, Victoria University City,  Artspace, Melbourne, Victoria.

2011                        Three Approaches to Nature and the Built Environment, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood.

2008                        Four Flights Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Drawing Studio Graduation Exhibition, School of Art, RMIT, Guildford Lane Gallery, Guildford Lane, Melbourne, Victoria.

Made in Italy, Area Contemporary Art Space Inc., Fitzroy, Victoria.

2004                        Her Presence in Colours VI, International Women Artists’ Exhibition, Manningham Gallery, Doncaster.

2003                        Victoria University Art Prize, Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria.

Selected Exhibitions

2003                        Victoria Campus Art Prize and Exhibition, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool.

Victorian Campus Art Prize and Exhibition, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland.

1990-2017           Victorian Artists’ Society Selected Exhibitions.

2013-2016           Artist of the Year Exhibition, Finalist, Victorian Artists’ Society. Invitation only exhibition.


2005                        Caroline Williams Award, Victoria University Graduate Exhibition.

2013                        Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Third Prize, Judged by George Gittoes.

2015                        Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Third Prize, Judged by Jon Cattapan, Professor of Visual Art, VCA, University of Melbourne.

2008                        Four week RMIT/Monash University residency at the Monash Centre, Prato, Italy.


Permanent Collection, Victorian Artists Society, Hoechst, Qenos, Private collections.


Cr Peter Hemphill, Art in Public Places, exhibition catalogue, City of Hobsons

Bay, 2009.

Dr. Juliette Peers, In Celebration of the 100th Annual Exhibition, Exhibition

Dr. Irene Barberis and Godwin Bradbeer, Four Flights, RMIT (Drawing) Graduate Exhibition Catalogue.

Angliss, Sandra, Marginson, Melba and Yuen Chee Ling, Her Presence in

Colours VI – Close to the Heart, exhibition catalogue, Manningham Gallery, Doncaster, 2004.