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Robert Campbell, Junior

94 Career Overall Rank

75 2017 Market Rank

  • Born: 1944 - 1993

  • Region: Sydney

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Born in Kempsey, NSW, in 1944, Robert Campbell Jnr was an urban Aboriginal artist best known for his colourful acrylic paintings depicting the hystorical and contemporary experiences and struggles of the Aboriginal people. He was represented by the renowned Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney. In 1993 he died suddenly of heart failure, leaving behind his de- facto wife and two children.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions: 

2015 - Robert Campbell Jnr: History Painter, Art Bank, Sydney 
1997 - Selected Works from the Estate, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. 
1991 - Living Between Cultures, Robert Campbell Jnr., An Aboriginal's Plight to Retain his Identity in Modern Australia, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London; 
1989 - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne; 


Group Exhibitions: 

2013 - My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
2013 - Australia, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. 
2008 - Ngadhu, Ngulili, Ngeaninyagu. A personal history of Aboriginal art in the Premier State, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW. 
2006-2007 - Gifted: Contemporary Aboriginal Art: The Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. 
2002 - The First Twenty Years, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. 
1997 - A Face in the Crowd, National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House, Canberra. 
1993/4 - ARATJARA, Art of the First Australians, Touring: Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark. 
1992 - Tyerabarrbowaryaou, I shall never become a white man, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; 
1991 - Flash Pictures, National Gallery of Australia. 
1990 - l'ete Australien a' Montpellier, Musee Fabre Gallery, Montpellier, France.; Balance 1990: views, visions, influences, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.; The Seventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Tagari Lia: My Family, Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1990 -from Australia, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, UK; Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, Lake Oswego Center for the Arts, United States of America; 
1989 - A Koori Perspective, Perspective '89, Artspace, Sydney.; Prints and Australia: Pre-Settlement to Present, ANG, Canberra; Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Prints by Seven Australian Aboriginal Artists, international touring exhibition, through Print Council and Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade; A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne; Design Warehouse Sydney [through Lauraine Diggins Fine Art]; Kempsey Koori Artists, Corner Belgrave and John Streets, Kempsey.; 
1988 - Stories of Australian Art, Commonwealth Institute, London, UK.; The Cocktail Party, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; Wynne Prize Exhibition, AGNSW, Sydney; Self Portrait Show, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney; Recent Aboriginal Painting, AGSA, Adelaide; A Changing Relationship: Aboriginal Themes in Australian Art, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney; The Fifth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin ; Australian Aboriginal Graphics, from the Collection of the Flinders University Art Museum.; Kempsey Koori Artists, Boomalli Aboriginal Artist Ko-operative, Sydney; Australian Bicentennial Print Portfolio, NGA, Canberra; Other Landscapes, United Artists Gallery, Melbourne; 
1987 - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; Aboriginal Australian Views in Print and Poster, Australian Print Council, Melbourne.
Awards:    Commissions: 
1988 - Poster for The National Aboriginal Art Award, Darwin. 
1988 - Australian Bicentennial Authority Poster. 
1988 - Art & Australia, Vol 26 no.1, Spring, 1988 - front cover. 
Grants: 
1988, Artist-in-Residence, Tin Sheds, University of Sydney.; 
1990, Professional Development Grant, from the Aboriginal Arts Unit of the Australia Council for the Arts.


Bibliography:    

Aboriginal Arts Management Association, 1990, Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1990 - from Australia (presented by the Aboriginal Arts Committee, Australia Council and Third Eye Centre, Glasgow), exhib. cat., Redfern, New South Wales. (C) 
Alberts, F., 1994, 'Aboriginal art, artistic Aboriginals 
where is the dilemma?' Periphery 19, 17. (C) 
Campbell Jnr, R., 1990, 'Robert Campbell Jnr,' Special Double Issue Artlink 10(1&2), 83. (C) 
Caruana, W., 1993, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, London. (C) 
Croft, B., 1992-93, 'A very brief bit of an overview of the Aboriginal arts/cultural industry by a sort of a renegade or the cultural correctness of certain issues,' Aboriginal Art in the Public Eye, Art Monthly Australia Supplement, 20-22. (C) 
Crossman, S. and Barou, J-P. (eds), 1990, L'ete Australien a Montpellier: 100 Chefs d'Oevre de la Peinture Australienne, Musee Fabre, Montpellier, France. (C) 
Diggins, L. (ed.), 1989, A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, exhib. cat., Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, Victoria. 
Isaacs, J., 1992, 'A Bitter pill for the white man (woman), Tyerabarrbowaryaou at the Museum of Contemporary Art,' Art Monthly Australia 49, 6-7. (C) 
Isaacs, J., 1989, Aboriginality: Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings and Prints, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland. (C) 
Kleinert, S., 1992-93, 'Another Aboriginal Art,' Aboriginal Art in the Public Eye, Art Monthly Australia Supplement, 44-45. (C) 
1992, Tyerabarrbowaryaou I Shall Never Become a Whiteman, exhib. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. (C) 
Samuels, J and C. Watson, 1987, Australian Aboriginal Views in Print and Poster, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne. 
Scott-Mundine, D., 1990, 'Black on Black: an Aboriginal perspective on Koori art,' Art Monthly Australia Supplement (The land, the city - the emergence of urban Aboriginal art), 7-9. (C) 
Watson, C., 1990, 'The Bicentenary and beyond: recent developments in Aboriginal printmaking,' Special Double Issue Artlink 10(1&2), 70-73. (C) 
1988, Kempsey Koori Artists, exhib. cat., Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Ko-operative, Sydney. (C) 
1989, A Koori Perspective, exhib. cat., Artspace, Sydney. (C) 
1989, Australian Perspecta 1989, A Biennial Survey of Contemporary Australian Art, exhib. cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. (C) 
1990, Balance 1990: Views, Visions, Influences, exhib. cat., Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. (C) 
Mundine, D., 1992, 'If My Ancestors Could See Me Now.' In 1992, Tyerabarrbowaryaou I Shall Never Become a Whiteman, exhib. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. (C) 
Wallace, D., Desmond, M., Caruana, W., 1991, Flash Pictures, exhib. cat., National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. 
1990, Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, exhib. cat., Heytesbury Holdings Ltd., Perth. 
1992, 'Aboriginal Art', National Gallery News, 10th Birthday edition, September/October 1992, p. 5-7. 

2008 - Ngadhu, Ngulili, Ngeaninyagu. A personal history of Aboriginal art in the Premier State, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW.

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Medium

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen and Canvas, Screen Printing, Linocut

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Market Performance

Career Totals

AIAM100 Rank
94
AIAM100 Rating
1.8629
Sold/Offered
22/31
Clearance Rate
71%
Average Price
$13,432
Total Price
$295,503
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
0.0000 0.1283 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1068 0.1386 0.0465 0.1470 0.0219 0.0000 0.0000 0.0175 0.1976 0.0000 0.8535 0.2209 0.1796
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$0 $4,113 $0 $0 $0 $11,400 $19,200 $2,160 $21,600 $480 $0 $0 $307 $39,040 $0 $14,866 $48,800 $32,240
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 - 2017

Top 10 Artworks Sold at Auction

1

Killed in the Line of Duties Led to Gundy's Innocent Killing (Who Me, Why Me?), 1990

sale price: $48,800.00
auction: Deutscher and Hackett , Melbourne  lot: 13 date: 25/05/2016
93 x 120 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
2

Cinema, 1986

sale price: $42,700.00
auction: Deutscher and Hackett , Sydney  lot: 108 date: 02/12/2015
91.5 x 121 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
3

Awakening the Rainbow Serpent 1989

sale price: $39,040.00
auction: Bonhams, Sydney  lot: 57 date: 26/06/2013
122 x 198 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
4

Hunting Tucker, 1993

sale price: $32,240.00
auction: Mossgreen Auctions, Sydney  lot: 3 date: 16/05/2017
124 x 199 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
5

Ash Wednesday 1989

sale price: $21,600.00
auction: Lawson~Menzies, Sydney  lot: 253 date: 19/03/2008
123 x 236 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
6

Why Weren't They Charged with Perjury?, 1988

sale price: $19,520.00
auction: Bonhams, Sydney  lot: 38 date: 01/12/2015
123.5 x 110 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
7

I Just Want to Sell Em Eggs, 1990

sale price: $19,200.00
auction: Lawson~Menzies, Sydney  lot: 35 date: 30/05/2006
119.5 x 95.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
8

Hunting for Food at Ulhuru, 1989

sale price: $12,200.00
auction: Bonhams, Sydney  lot: 39 date: 01/12/2015
80 x 172 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
9

Untitled (Kangaroos) 1989

sale price: $11,400.00
auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 278 date: 25/07/2005
96.5 x 121.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
10

Untitled, 1993

sale price: $10,432.00
auction: Menzies, Melbourne  lot: 86 date: 24/09/2015
52 x 93 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas on board

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