Wayne Roberts, Australia
Awards in art, literature & music. Exhibitions, collections, bibliography
Major art awards
of the Paul Schwartz Memorial Award, 1996, American Watercolor Society, New York
'Top Fifty Prizewinner', 1996 Lana International Competition for Works on Paper, San Jose,
Accepted Wynne Prize, 1996 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Winner of the Winsor & Newton Australian Art Awards, 1994 Sydney, sent the artist to London
First Prize, Watercolour, A. M. E. Bale Art Awards, 1994, Melbourne, Australia
Overall winner, "Statuette Award", Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts, Australia
Published Top-fifty Finalist in two sections, the '95 The Artist's Magazine USA competition
from field of 9,500 entries
~winner of 30+ awards from 1977 to the present.
2004, Highly Commended, NSW Writer's Centre, Sydney (Non-fiction category) for a self-published book, Principles of nature: towards a new visual language
ISBN 0975-090356. A thesis of more than 200 pages, containing in excess of 200 technical diagrams and 25+ full-colour plates. It is also contains the first publication of two new mathematical theorems.
Honours in Violin, A.M.E.B. Level: 8th Grade
Honours in Musicianship, A.M.E.B., Level: 7th Grade
First Level (3-unit) music, highest percentile, Higher School Certificate, N.S.W. Australia. 1976
Studied violin under tutelage of
Lead violinist, Reading Symphony Orchestra, UK
Violin Reader, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sr Cecilia, Armidale, NSW, Australia (Violin & Musicianship)
Studied music, the history of music, and music composition at Armidale High, NSW, teacher: D Rickards
Composed numerous musical works (many experimental) and synthesised sounds de novo (using FM synthesis techniques developed by Yamaha in the early eighties) some of which have been combined with animations. Current interests in music performance include improvisations on electric violin. Together with musician friend (Dr N Thomson) has helped raise money for The Smith Family Christmas Appeal (an Australian charity), and also performed regularly on a casual basis.
Most recent composition is an orchestral work for strings, brass and 6-part choir: 'Introduction, Theme and Variations on the Chorale from JS Bach's St Matthew Passion'.
Los Angeles, 1990. Exhibition also featured a recital of music by renouned Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel on the opening night.
Sydney: 1996 & 1999 solo exhibitions Porters Gallery
Canberra 1997, solo visual artist as part of gala arts evening event: art/music/dinner
(Hyatt Hotel Canberra) including concert by The Australian Chamber Singers,
The Albert Hall, Canberra
Wynne Prize exhibition, 1996, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Australian National University, TMP Worldwide, Winsor & Newton/Jasco Australia, ACTEW Corporation, Tommy
Emmanuel. In addition his work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections internationally.
Art for medical research
He has donated artworks to assist medical research especially research into cancer.
Web: 2002. Awarded Professional Certification Dreamweaver 4 Developer
Distinction/top of class, Calculus course, 1993, Canberra Institute of Technology
Gage, J, Colour in Art, Thames & Hudson, London, 2006, pp 76-77 (referenced art)
James, W, The varieties of religious experience, Penguin Classics, 1985, New York, 25th reprinting, originally published by Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902 (The watercolour Antipodes by W Roberts was reproduced on the cover of this reprinting from the Penguin Classics edition)
Ottley, D, Grace Crowley's contribution to Australian modernism and geometric abstraction, (M. Phil) Department of Art History and Theory, University of Sydney, 2007, p. 121 and Appendix 2, (A detailed geometric analysis of Grace Crowley's Painting 1950 is provided by Wayne Roberts in Appendix 2 of this thesis by D Ottley.)
Roberts, W, Principles of Nature: towards a new visual language, W A Roberts P/L, Canberra, 2003
Yelland, P, Music of the Mind, Sydney Morning Herald and The Melbourne Age, 22 Nov. 2002
The Canberra Review, the watrecolour The Look was published on the front cover of the June 1996 edition
American Watercolor Society 1996 Annual (Catalog featuring watercolor The Lifeboat by Wayne Roberts, winner of the Paul Schwartz Memorial Award
The Artist's Magazine, 1995 Art awards, (finalist in two sections of annual art competition)
www.wroberts.com.au (you are within this site). Designed and published by the artist circa 2000.
www.principlesofnature.net (a dedicated web site for the book Principles of Nature: towards a new visual language. Designed by the artist and published to the web 2004.)
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