Sally Robinson Exhibition

View a series of dynamic and innovative works from over 50 years of art making by artist Sally Robinson.

Sally Robinson, is a Sydney-based artist born in the UK who studied at the National Art School in Sydney from 1970-1973.

During the 1970s and 80s, Robinson was one of the leading exponents of Australian printmaking. Her screenprints, featuring areas of bold, bright colour, were acquired by public collections throughout Australia and she received many commissions for print series. Her subjects were unashamedly Australian – the beach, the outback, cockatoos and parrots.

In the 1990s she turned to painting and in 1999 made her first appearance in the Archibald Prize as a portrait painter. Her technique requires the use of stencils to create a dynamic, pixellated surface texture, reminiscent of the fine dots on the silkcreen press, re-imagined in her paintings.

In 2012 & 2019 she won the Portia Geach Memorial Award for portraiture, the Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize in 2016 and the Gallipoli Art Prize in 2015.

Visit the S. H. Ervin Gallery to view works from over 50 years of art making from this committed and innovative artist.


Artwork: Ella Rubeli 2015 acrylic on canvas 152 x 122cm Private Collection; Wednesday Morning Drawing 2013 acrylic on canvas 198 x 107cm courtesy of the artist


Exhibition details

Exhibition open 11am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday from Saturday 20 April – Sunday 2 June 2024.


How to book your tickets

Exhibition is included in a valid S.H. Ervin Gallery entry ticket.

Pre-book your ticket via Eventbrite.


Get involved with the National Trust (NSW)

Become a member and enjoy many benefits including access to special heritage places in Australia and in over 60 countries. Subscribe to our eNews for the latest heritage news, special offers and events.

Plan your visit

S.H. Ervin Gallery


Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks) NSW 2000


Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm


New Years Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Anzac Day

Gallery: (02) 9258 0173. Cafe: (02) 9258 0175
Entry Fees:

National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $15
Family - $42
Concession* - $12
Child (under 5 years) - FREE
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

How to book your tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the door or booked in advance to guarantee your spot. Booking fees apply.
Book a ticket now.
Terms and conditions of entry apply.

What we offer:
Learn More