Robert Foster

1962 - 2016 Born Kyneton, Victoria, Australia

Robert Foster trained in traditional silversmithing at the Canberra School of Art in Australia, and successfully worked as a designer and maker of unique functional objects for thirty years. Foster’s craftsmanship was deeply rooted in a highly developed sense of aesthetics and technical proficiency.

Foster brought to his work the combination of the natural inquisition of an engineer with the creativity of a designer. His diverse understanding of process and his constant need to challenge visual language made him one of the most contemporary notable designer makers.

Show More

1981-1985   Canberra School of Art, National Institute of the Arts, Canberra,
Australia, BA Gold & Silversmithing
1985-1986   Canberra School of Art, National Institute of the Arts, Canberra,
Australia, Post Graduate Studies in Gold & Silversmithing

Robert Foster’s work can be found in the following public collections:

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, Aberdeen
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Museum für Künst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Alessi Museum, Milan, Italy
Museu do Design e da Moda, Lisbon, Portugal
The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
The Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Parliament House, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Questacon, The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra, Australia

There are currently no works available by this artist.