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