Robyn Sweaney is an artist based in Mullumbimby situated on the far North Coast of NSW. Robyn has just been announced as the winner of the 2016 Border Art Prize for her painting Oasis. Since 1992 she has held 12 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 90 selected group exhibitions. The subject matter for Sweaney’s artwork is generally sourced from her immediate environment, the home, garden and the suburban landscape. Her work explores notions of Australian identity and place. For more on Robyn Sweaney visit http://www.antheapolsonart.com.au
"Drawing is an integral part of my art practice not only as a tool to collect information and record detail, but it is also about the direct and intimate experience of mark making. while I am drawing time slows down and thoughts and ideas unfold that not only expolore and penetrate an ordering of space, a search for form and structure but can also transcribe an experience, emotion of atmosphere that is totally personal. I also love a sharp pencil."
"Travelling by road through the Australian landscape feels as though I am tracing the countours of the land. This sensation creates not only a sense of the vast distance between places but reconnects me to the realisty of where I live. The ever-changing panorama and the places in-between have also begun to represent the space and distance that is travelled and that seperates me from my destination and home."