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 Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
Artbank, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Flinders Art Museum, Flinders University, South Australia
Shepparton Regional Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Icheon World Ceramic Centre, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Seto Marutto Museum, Seto, Aichi-ken, Japan
Château Borély, Musée des arts décoratifs, de la faïence et de la mode, Marseille, France
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Peabody Essex Museum, Boston, MA, USA

Works for Sale

Selected Press - Robin Best