Lynne Roberts-Goodwin is an Australian-based artist, graduating from Fine Arts Degrees at the University of Sydney and National Art School/Alexander Mackie CAE/University of New South Wales and was awarded a Basil and Muriel Hooper Travelling Scholarship in 1979, gaining a postgraduate Master of Fine Art Degree from Medlock Fine Arts, Manchester University, UK. Roberts-Goodwin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Faculty of Art & Design.
Roberts-Goodwin is an artist whose contemporary visual art research and studio practice addresses issues place, geopolitical sites of erasure and the impact of trace the human and animal body evidence. Her photographs conceptually address contemporary and ancient geopolitical trade routes, terrestrial impacts and cultural terrains of contention. Roberts-Goodwin has an extensive exhibition and research history on the human and animal (avian) body within cultural trade routes, migration trails and significant geopolitical and geographical impact sites, undertaking collaborations and research/residencies and exhibitions globally; American Academy in Rome Affiliated Mordant Family Fellowship Residency (2017); Jordan River and Dead Sea Project (in collaboration with MERI), Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2015 ongoing); Mount Vesuvius stratovolcano, Gulf of Naples, Italy (2013); Galata/Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey, (2013); Kyrenia Mountains, Northern Cyprus (Buffavento Castle/Venetian 2013); Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico, (2012); Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley, Arizona and the Kilauea Volcano Crater, Big Island, Hawaii, U.S.A. (Australia Council funded 2011-2012) tracking avian and migratory cultural traces along meteor crater impact sites in collaboration with the USGS (United States Geographical Survey 2012); the Falcon in the Arabian Gulf States and Central Asia – India (1998-2008), Pakistan (1999-2004), Saudi Arabia (2002-03), Yemen (2002-03), Oman (2003), Jordan (2003) and United Arab Emirates (2001-2004). Throughout Roberts-Goodwin’s research field undertakings for the production of work for contemporary visual arts practice in 2001–2004 and 2010–2013 research was undertaken on American Hawaiian culture and avian species and respectively Bedouin Falconers, Falcons and the practice of Falconry in 5 desert regions. In December 2002 through to February 2003 and October 2003–December 2004, Roberts-Goodwin undertook a prestigious invitational residency at the desert farm of His Highness, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates, producing a solo photographic exhibition with considerable national press, at the Australian Centre for Photography Gallery in Sydney, Australia and touring to the Emirates Cultural Museum in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The successfully exhibited portraits and landscape photographic imagery of royal Falconry and Falcons advanced the understanding of cultural and economic implications of the Falcon as iconic representation within Islamic religion, its aesthetically ambiguous codes of representation and it’s pending photographic use for wildlife passport initiation as applied to illegal wildlife trade. This key series from the ‘Azure’ visual arts photographic exhibition forms part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney’s contemporary collection (7 photographic works), purchased with the assistance of the Mordant Foundation.
Roberts-Goodwin and her work have been the subject of prestigious national and international residencies, fellowship awards and exhibitions within cultural institutions, museums and galleries; Australia Council for the Arts American Academy in Rome Affiliated Mordant Family Fellowship 2017; Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grants; Artist Residence & exhibition Wolkersdorf Castle, Schloss, Austria, 2016; Art Central + Art Basel HK 2015; MIAF, Milan Art Fair 2014; Artists Retreat Jaipur, Aust India Institute 2013; ONDARTE International Residency, Mexico, 2012; Eugenio De Almeida Museum, Portugal 2013; V11 Biennale Soncino, Italy; Fondation Arabe l'Image Residency, Beirut, Lebanon, 2009; AQIS Residence, Sydney Airport 2005; ERWDA Abu Dhabi (EAD) Falcon Hospital Residency, UAE, 2002; Rockefeller Foundation Artist Residency, Alfred, New York, 2001; UNESCO Sanskriti Residency, Delhi, India, 2001-2002; Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Residency, LA, USA, 1994; Art Gallery of N.S.W Moya Dyring Paris Studio, 1983 and exhibitions including 1994 Touring solo nationally, 'Remote-Half-Light' PICA, Perth, ACCA, Melbourne; 1997 AGNSW Contemporary Project Space 'Blindfold'; 2005/2007 Random Acts + Disappearing Acts, Sherman Galleries; new acquisitions, MCA, Sydney, 2007; ‘closeupatadistance 2016, Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects Gallery; ArtBox Projects BASEL 1.0, Switzerland, 2017; Soncino Biennale D’Marco, Crema, Italy 2015, 2017, 2019. The artists’ work is held in private and museum collections nationally and internationally.
The artist is represented by:
Gallery Representation AUSTRALIA: Kronenberg Mais Wright Artists Projects, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Gallery Representation EUROPE: Nuova Galleria MORONE, Milan, ITALY
Gallery Representation N. AMERICA: Aberson EXHIBITS, Tulsa, OK. U.S.A.