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Robyn Collier

Born in Chatswood New South Wales Robyn moved to British Columbia Canada in 1974. She gained a Bachelor of Education Degree majoring in graphic arts from the University of British Columbia in 1979. Following a year studying Renaissance Art in Europe Robyn moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands Canada where she taught Haida (native indians) in grades 6-12. She also taught adult education courses in techniques of printmaking which included etching woodblocks silk screening and lithography.

In 1983 Robyn returned to Vancouver to commence the theory portion of a masters degree with an art major. Robyn completed research on her thesis in Australia in 1984 and in 1985 she returned to Canada for thesis dissertation. She was awarded a Masters Degree from the University of British Columbia arid returned to Australia. Since 1985 Robyn has been performing relief teaching for the ACT Schools Authority. Robyn has also-taught adult art evening classes and various art classes-on a casual basis. In 1987 Robyn was a tutor for the Collage Crafts Mothers and Others Program run by the Tuggeranong Community Arts Council.

Robyn has been a member of the Studio One Printmaking workshop since 1987. She was also a member of the Visual Arts Co-ordinating Committee in that year. Robyns etchings are in various collections throughout the USA Canada England Japan and Australia. Her Brindabella Series hangs in the foyer of the Royal Canberra Golf Club and in the Conference Room of Graduate House Australian National University as part of the Drill Hall Gallery Collection.

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