Robert Bridgewater was born in Victoria in 1971. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art from Monash University in 1992 when he also won the National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award. He went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995, receiving the Post Graduate Encouragement Award the previous year. In 1995 he won the Kangaroo Sculpture Award, was a finalist in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award in 2001, 2003 (highly commended) and 2005, and also a finalist in the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award in 2010.

Robert completed a series of commissioned works for the RACV Club premises in Healesville and Melbourne; the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne; Burwood Casino, Perth; the Park Hyatt, Sydney; and several private collections.

Robert lived and worked in London during an Australia Council Studio Residency in 2000, and was artist in residence at the Ernst Mach Foundation, France in 2003. He is currently based in Melbourne.


2015     All homes are left so, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2007     Little Light of Mine, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2004     Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2002     Niagara Galleries, Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2000     Smyrnios Gallery Australia, Melbourne

1998     Smyrnios Gallery Australia, Melbourne

1997     Smyrnios Gallery Australia, Melbourne

1996     Agricultural, Temple Studio, Melbourne