Robyn Caughlan, Headdress from 'Meeting Place', 1996

Robyn Caughlan: Solo Exhibition

From the creation of Miss Australia gowns to textiles for major hotel fit outs and over 200 art exhibitions, Robyn Caughlan’s art works have been part of Australian history for decades. This exhibition will give audiences the opportunity to appreciate the significant contributions to painting, design, fashion and public art during the artist’s career and give insight into her personal history.

Robyn has had many challenges in her life, removed from her Aboriginal family at age five, abuse, homelessness and regular bouts of serious illness. She discovered art at the age of thirty. It became a constant source of celebration and healing in her life that enables her to tell her story and draw on her Dharuk and Darkinjung heritage, connection to nature and spirituality.

This major survey exhibition spans Robyn Caughlan’s 40-year career. It features work from private collections, the artist’s studio, institutions, as well as new work created for this exhibition.

Details: Saturday 15 October – Sunday 8 January, Tuesdays – Thursdays 10am – 5pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 9pm, Sundays 10am – 4pm; see website for exhibition details


Free event, Fashion, Indigenous Makers, Textiles, Painting

Robyn Caughlan, Grey Moods of Ghost Gums. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.

Top Images (l-r): Robyn Caughlan, Aboriginal Wedding Dress, 1998. Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Robyn Cuaghlan, Headdress from 'Meeting Place', 1996. Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.