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Flinders Lane Gallery represented artist Josh Robbins has recently completed his most ambitious painting to date. Measuring 200 x 800cm and comprised of eight panels, Roost invites the viewer to enter into a surreal and fantastical world where time stops, birds flock, tree branches meander and respite is offered from the busy world that surrounds.

Roost 2014

Josh Robbins, Roost 2014, oil and mixed media on linen, 200 x 800cm.


Australian lawfirm Holding Redlich have acquired this significant work for their permanent collection, to be displayed in their Bourke Street office reception area in Melbourne. The artwork was officially unveiled by Holding Redlich’s Chris Lovell & artist Josh Robbins on the morning of Tuesday 23rd December, with the firm’s staff and media sources.



Josh Robbins Roost 2014 (detail, panel 1) oil and mixed media on linen 200 x 800 cm



The artwork will be generously returned to the gallery in May for Robbins’s upcoming major solo exhibition. Roost will be showcased alongside a new body of work from the 5th – 23 May 2015 and we are excited to once again be surrounded by his beautiful, flamboyant birds.



As always with Robbins’s practice, these are not your common garden variety of sparrow or pigeon but rather the result of a special sort of imaginary natural selection. Full of daring individuality, they are transformational shape-shifters, each fashioned according to the artist’s own desire for beauty and aesthetic pleasure.

Roost panel 2

Josh Robbins Roost 2014 (detail: panel 2) oil and mixed media on linen 200 x 800 cm

Artwork in holding area

Above: The artwork in situ at the Holding Redlich reception area in Bourke Street, Melbourne.


Roost panel 8

Josh Robbins Roost 2014 (detail: panel 8) oil and mixed media on linen 200 x 800 cm

137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC
Tues – Fri 11am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm (except at 3pm on the last Saturday of each exhibition.), (03) 9654 3332

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