Victor Rubin


Australian National Gallery, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria
Queensland Art Gallery
Darwin Art Gallery & Museum, Northern Territory
Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Victoria
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
LaTrobe University Art Collection, Victoria
Museum of Contemporary Art, New South Wales
Woollongong Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Geelong Regional Gallery, Victoria
National Maritime Museum, New South Wales
Riddoch Regional Art Gallery, South Australia
Arthur Robinson (formerly Allen Allen & Hemsley),
Sydney and Perth
Ansett Collection (ex)
Bank of Melbourne
State Bank of New South Wales
Budget Collection (ex)
Taim Management Collection
ICI Contemporary Collection
Minter Ellison Collection, Melbourne
Lowenstein Sharp Collection, Melbourne
Melbourne Cricket Cub Collection, Victoria
City of Yarra Arts Collection, Victoria
The Hon. J. Kennett Collection
Late Miles Davis Collection, New York
Late Patrick White Collection, Sydney
Also represented in private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK & USA



1950 Born in Sydney
1965-66 Studied under Ken Unsworth at Vaucluse
Boys High School
1967-69 Studied at the Bakery Art School under John
Olsen, Bill Rose and Janet Dawson
1970-73 Studied at the National Art School (East Sydney Technical College) & Alexander Mackie Teachers
College; Awarded Diploma of Art Education
1974-75 Full-time art teacher at Narrabeen Boys High School
1976-80 Full-time art teacher at Randwick Boys High School; Granted leave without pay for a self
financed tour of European galleries
1982-84 Full-time art teacher at Sefton High School
1985 Drawing tutor (part-time) and visiting lecturer in Art Education, Nepean college of Advanced
1986 Painting and Drawing Lecturer, Canberra School of Art
1988-90 Lived and worked Nottinghill Gate UK
1990 Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris
1996 Part-time drawing lecturer VCA, Victoria
1991 Drives around Australia
1992-93 Works on Beverley Springs Station Nth West Kimberley WA
1993 - present - Lives and works Melbourne, Australia



1990 Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris
1986 Half Standard Grant awarded by the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council,
Oct 1986 - Mar 1987

Victor Rubin (b.1950)
Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2014 Collingwood Gallery
2014 HOB gallery
2014 – May 24th Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
2013 Studio Exhibition Easey St Collingwood
2012 Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
2011 Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
2010 Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
2009 Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
2009 Studio Exhibition Easey St Collingwood
2008 Salonbim, Sydney
2008 Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria
2007 Mahoney Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2006 Studio Exhibition Easey St Collingwood
2005 Drummond Street Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2004 Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2003 Studio Exhibition Easey St Collingwood
2003 Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria
2002 Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Gallery Irascible, Melbourne
2001 Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
1999 Gallery Irascible, Melbourne
1998 Renard Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1996 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1993 Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
1993 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
1991 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney
1988 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
1987 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1987 Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney
1986 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1986 Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane
1985 Mori Gallery, Sydney
1984 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1983 Mori Gallery, Sydney
1982 Mori Gallery, Sydney
1982 Axiom Gallery, Melbourne
1981 Student’s Gallery, Sydney (Now Mori Gallery)
1981 Stanfield Gallery, Melbourne
1981 Closet Gallery, New Zealand
1981 Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1978 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1978 Student’s Gallery, Sydney
1978 Warehouse Gallery, Melbourne
1977 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1974 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1971 Yellow House, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 Salon Des Refusee HS Irving Gallery Sydney NSW
2010 Archibald Prize - Finalist, AGNSW
2009 Sir John Sulman Prize – Finalist, AGNSW
2006 Blake Prize Finalist, Sydney
2006 Sir John Sulman Prize – Finalist, AGNSW
2005 After Van Gogh: Australian Artists in Homage to Vincent, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2004 Return of the White Bull, Geelong Regional Gallery
2004 Sir John Sulman Prize – Finalist, AGNSW
2004 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – Finalist
2001 A Studio in Paris: Australian Artists at Cite International des Arts, S.H.Irwin Gallery, Sydney
1999-00 We are Australian Originated, Victorian Arts Centre and Touring
1997 Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
1996 Doug Moran Portraiture Prize, NGV & Touring
1996 Re-Mix, Manly Art Gallery, New South Wales
Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art, NGV
1994 Identities: Art from Australia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
1994 The Bailleu Myer Collection of the 80’s, Museum of Modern Art Heidi
1994 The John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, NGV
1993 Nuclear Ò Age, Monash University, Victoria
1992 Interiors, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland
1989 Mindscapes, AGNSW
Modern Muses, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1988 Advance Australian Painting, Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand
1987 Five Artists in Manly, Manly Art Gallery
1987 Urban Anxieties, NGA
1987 Young Australians, NGV & Touring
1987 A New Romance, NGA
1987 Age of Collage, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
1986 33 Male Painters - The Male Sensibility, Heide Park Gallery, Victoria
1986 The Sixth Biennale, AGNSW
1985 Australian Perspecta, AGNSW
1983-84 Vox Pop - Into the Eighties, NGV
Form - Image - Sign, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Soft Attack, Artspace, Sydney
1983 Australian Perspecta, AGNSW
1983 A Different Perspective, Artspace, Sydney
1983 A Biennale Survey of Contemporary Australian Art, & Touring