Robin Best

Born 1953, Perth, Western Australia

"The subject of my painting is history, and more especially the history of European trade and its association with scientific discovery and its attendant cross-cultural links with Asia and the New World. Fuelling the rampant success of world trade was the appetite of the European for exotic foods and spices and luxury goods in the form of printed textiles, porcelain and lacquer ware as well as for the serialised stories of the natural history scientists who risked life and limb to bring back animals and plants for their private zoos and gardens. "

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Working in Jingdezhen, China

1973-1976   South Australian School of Art, Australia, Diploma Design Ceramics
1992-1993   University of South Australia, Australia, Graduate Diploma Visual Arts

Robin Best has work in the following public collections:

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
Musée des arts décoratifs de la faïnce et de la Mode, Marseille, France
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, USA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Artbank, Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Flinders University Museum of Art, Bedford Park, South Australia
Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Icheon World Ceramic Centre, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Seto Marutto Museum, Seto, Aichi-ken, Japan

Works for Sale

Selected Press - Robin Best