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Darren Knight Gallery
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Waterloo NSW 2017
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Rob MCHAFFIE biography | artworks | events

Born Melbourne, Australia

Studio Artist, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Visual Art) Melbourne University

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing), Victorian College of the Arts

Brighton Bay Art, Design and Photography Programme

Lives Melbourne, Australia


Slow me down, USQ Arts Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Small triumph, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Painting, Gardening and Hiding, Darren Knight Gallery at silvershot, Melbourne

All the trappings, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Still lives, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Crumpled Date Paintings, MOP Project Space, Sydney, Australia

A date with half beautiful, TCB Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Calendar Girls, Kings Artist Run Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

22A, by the way, Bus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Yakadee Yak Yah Yah Yah, with Michell Ussher, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Sarah with a beard, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Slide, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia


Visage, curated by Felix Ratcliff, First Draft Gallery, Sydney

texticles - therapeutic text-pieces by men in the community: Simon Zoric, Masato Takasaka, Geoff Newton, Jacob Walker, Alex Vivian, Rob Mchaffie, Ron Adams,

Blair Trethowan, Matt Griffin, Lane Cormick, Jensen Tjung, Sean Bailey etc. TCB art inc. Melbourne

Darren Knight Gallery at Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand

MCA Bella Dinner Art Draw, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Little Deaths, Apartment, Melbourne, Australia

Drawing a Conclusion, Peloton, Sydney, Australia

Darren Knight Gallery at NEXT - The Invitational Fair of Emerging Art, Chicago USA

All Killer Joint Hassles, Melbourne Australia

Going under, Joint Hassles, Melbourne Australia

Cut ‘n’ paste, Peloton, Sydney, Australia

Relentless Optimism The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

This Crazy Love, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Gertrude Studios 2006, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne Australia

Primavera 06 - Exhibition of Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Somebody tells someone…, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra, Australia

The Armory Show Art Fair, New York, USA

Stress less, Rob McHaffie & Lane Cormick, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

Paperchase Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne Australia

The air between us Gertrude Studios 2005 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne Australia

I’m travellin’ light’… ‘No, no you don’t travel light, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne Australia

Double Take, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

Contemporary CCB Auction, Art Gallery of NSW

translation, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia

Salon de Freehands, PLAN B @ Seventh, Melbourne, Australia

Jammin’, with Geoff Newton, TCB Art INC, Melbourne, Australia

A portable model of …, Plimsoll Gallery, School of Art, Tasmania, Australia           

Address Book, Bus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Playing Time Clubs Project Space, October Melbourne

thankyou, thankyou…., Dudespace, Melbourne, Australia

Royale, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Next Wave Container Project, Federation Square Car Park, Melbourne

Sticks and Stones, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Australia

Getting to Know You, Francis Baker-Smith, Sydney, Australia

Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Posted by Bus, MOP Project Space, Redfern, Sydney, Australia

Yakkadee Yak Yah Yah Yah, Linden Gallery, Melbourne Australia

Second, Spencer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Keith and Elizabeth Traveling Fellowship, VCA Gallery, Melbourne

Explorations, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Graduate Exhibition, VCA, Melbourne, Australia

First, Spencer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Woollahra Traveling Scholarship Exhibition, VCA Gallery, Melbourne

Blackhole, May, VCA Drawing Department

Slide 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne Australia.

Line Up Mansour-Hill Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Proud, VCA, Melbourne, Australia

Campus Art Prize Exhibition, Melbourne University, Australia

‘Rubic 14 Artist’s Book’ Printed by Uplands Gallery 2003


2007 - Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2003 - Linden Postcard Award

2002 - VCA Contemporary Drawing Prize

1999 - VCA Proud Exhibit Framing Prize



Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane



Backhouse, M. More to boot The Age Review, 2 July 2005

Clement, T. Suburban Mayhem The Sydney Morning Herald Metro 20-26 October 2006, p 23

Cormick, L. A Date with Half Beautiful, exhibition catalogue, TCB Gallery, Melbourne

Crawford, A. Smart art: Rob McHaffie Australia Art Collector Magazine, Issue 37 – July-September 2006 p.167

Crawford, A. 50 Most Collectable Artists in Australian Art Collector Issue 43, Jan – March 2008, p. 162 – 165

Cresswell, E. Zipper in Relentless optimism catalogue, The Carlton Hotel and Studios, 2007 p. 44

Creagh, S. Spring loaded: Primavera celebrates young art guns Sydney Morning Herald 28 July 2006

Day, C. A short ride in a fast machine cover image, printed by Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces

Day, C. Critical Mass Art and Australia, 2006

Gibson, P. Busy benefactors Australian Art Collector Oct-Dec 2005

Ed. Profiles Art Almanac, September 2004

Kiely, A. Draw on inspiration, Vogue Living, January/February 2009, p. 54

Koenig, T. A portable model of…., Plimsoll Galley, Tasmania

Malor, D. Sticks and Stones, exhibition catalogue, University of Tasmania

Low, L.A. Crumpled Date Paintings, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 11-12, September, 2004

Malor, D. Sticks and stones exhibition catalogue, University of Tasmania, 2004

Power, L. Still lives The Age Metro, Tuesday 21 June 2005

Radford, L. Dress Sexy in Relentless optimism catalogue, The Carlton Hotel and Studios, 2007 p. 45

Radford, L. Still lives, exhibition catalogue, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne

Seeto, A. Rob McHaffie, interview, exhibition catalogue, Primavera 06, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 2006

Strickland, K. Being contemporary starts to pay off The Weekend Australian Financial Review 22-26 December 2006, pp 40-41

Taylor, R. Sydney artists look  to the east The Sydney Morning Herald Arts Guide pp. 22-23

Vasiliou, L. Review: Rob McHaffie, ACCA MAG 5, www.accaonline,org.au/accamag

Rubik 14, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne


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