Robert Andrew is an Indigenous artist and descendant of the Yawuru people of the Rubibi (Broome) area West Kimberley, Western Australia. Andrew’s installation-based practice explores his Australian Indigenous history.
Born in Perth in 1965, Andrew relocated to Brisbane in 2000. He completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art in 2012 at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), accepting his Fine Art Honours in 2013. He is currently completing his doctorate in Visual Arts at QCA, Griffith University. Andrew has exhibited widely throughout Australia including TarraWarra Museum of Art (2016); National Gallery of Victoria (2015); Cairns Regional Gallery (2014); and a solo exhibition at Museum of Brisbane (2017). His work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria for the 2015 exhibition Indigenous Art: Moving Backwards into the Future. He was the recipient of the Graduate Art Show and Survey Room Award (2013) and the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Art Prize (2013), and a finalist in the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize (2016) and the R&M McGivern Painting Prize (2016).