Personal details

Mr Charles Robb
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Visual Arts
Discipline *
Visual Arts and Crafts
+61 7 3138 3761
+61 7 3138 8105
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Identifiers and profiles

Master of Fine Art (Monash University), Bachelor of Arts (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) (Victorian College of the Arts)


practice-led methodologies, self-portraiture, topology in art, figurative sculpture, portraiture, public art, subjectivity

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Charles Robb is a practicing artist and an Associate Lecturer in Art and Design where he co-ordinates the second year Visual Art studio program.Charles’s work has been exhibited at major Australian venues including

  • the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
  • the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.


  • 2005: selected for the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Prize
  • 2001, 2002 and 2005: short-listed three times for the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award
  • recipient of Project Grants from both Arts Queensland and the Australia Council
  • 2006: awarded the Australia Council Studio Residency at the Cite des Internationales in Paris.
  • 2001: received a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship to research Baroque sculpture in Spain.

In addition to appearing in catalogues, his work has been reviewed in

  • Art and Australia
  • Artlink
  • Art Monthly
  • Australian Art Collector
  • Broadsheet
  • Eyeline
  • World Sculpture News
  • Contemporary.

His writing has been published in

  • Photofile
  • Eyeline
  • Machine
  • unMagazine.

Charles co-ordinates the Visual Arts Studio Teaching research project and has published on the challenges posed by the ‘post-studio’ approaches to art-making. He is currently an Expert Assessor in the field of visual art with Arts Queensland.Research interests

  • contemporary sculpture
  • the portrait bust
  • the commemorative statue
  • self-portraiture
  • autogeneity in contemporary art practice.
This information has been contributed by Mr Charles Robb.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.