William ROBINSON, ‘Out of the dawn’ 1987, oil on linen. Collection of Martin and Jan Jorgensen, Brisbane.

William Robinson: Nocturne

The passage of time is a major theme in William Robinson’s practice and many of his paintings from the late 1970s onwards incorporate both day and night simultaneously. In several of these works, the night sky is depicted as a reflection: in rivers of stars or pools mirroring the moon. This exhibition of nocturnal works illuminates the artist’s fascination with the shimmering night sky and the sparkling landscape sprawling below, highlighting his signature multi-point perspective from the vantage point of the twilight hours.

The Social Story illustrates a visit to the exhibition Nocturne at the William Robinson Gallery with information about what to expect. This tool is designed for use by individuals requiring support to navigate through the Gallery and enjoy the experience.

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William Robinson Gallery floorplan (PDF, 203KB)

Education resource

William Robinson: Nocturne cover

William Robinson: Nocturne
Education resource and activity kit (ages 6-12)

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Texta book club: Nocturnes: Five stories of Music and Nightfall

Past event

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 6:15pm

Curated by

Vanessa Van Ooyen


17 September 2021 - 11 September 2022




Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm
Closed Mondays, Saturdays and public holidays


See the Your Visit page for details